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Home Textiles Sourcing Expo July 2014 celebrates largest attendance to date

Aug 7, 2014

Complimentary seminars boast record attendance

The fifth edition of Home Textiles Sourcing Expo held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, July 22-24, 2014 celebrated its highest attendance rate to date with 5,895 verified visitors from 22 countries to the triple show co-located event. This year's attendance represents an 11% increase over July 2013. The show featured 135 exhibitors from 8 countries around the world showcasing fabrics and finished soft goods for the home. Once again, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo was co-located with Texworld USA and the International Apparel Sourcing Show featuring 759 exhibitors providing buyers access to the full spectrum of sourcing options for apparel fabrics, garment manufacturing and finished soft goods for the home.

"This year's strong participation confirms the predictions of industry experts regarding a moderate rebound in the U.S. home textile market to be realized over the next few years," stated Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America. "Our diverse participation from many sourcing countries confirmed the demand for home fabrics and soft goods that can be sourced at the only home textile sourcing show on the East Coast."

Messe Frankfurt organizes the show in partnership with the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT-TEX). Lin Yungfeng, Vice Chaiman of CCPIT TEX commented, "We are happy to see that Home Textiles Sourcing Expo has established itself as a vital sourcing venue for the American home textiles market. With the continued improvement of the U.S. economy and housing market, we are confident that the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo will continue to grow and become the resource of choice for home textiles buyers."

Complimentary seminars remain popular with attendees

The complimentary seminar series featuring a wide range of topics achieved its highest attendance to date. This year's series featured 19 seminars over the 3 day event, attended by 1,685 total participants of which 912 were unique. The July 2014 series benefited from a 17% increase in total participants in comparison to July 2013. The sessions included a diverse offering of topics including: color trends for home, innovations in bedding and sustainable textiles.

A sampling of the more popular seminars include:

Engaging with Color in Autumn/Winter 2015/2016, presented by Laurie Pressman, Vice President, Pantone Color Institute.

Innovation in Bedding for 2015, presented by Brian Ashley, Brand Manager, Ellison First Asia.

Creating a More Sustainable Line, presented by Eileen Mockus, CEO, Coyuchi.

Marci Zaroff, President, Potico Brands commented, "I was thrilled to be a speaker and attend the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo. I discovered an increased level of engagement around sustainabilty and innovation. Our session was well attended and the follow up from an array of manufacturers, brands and trend forecasters has been very positive."

Home Textiles Sourcing Expo July 2015

The Home Textiles Sourcing Expo will once again co-located with Texworld USA, the largest apparel fabrics show in North America, and the International Apparel Sourcing Show. All three shows will be held July 21-23, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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About Messe Frankfurt North America

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading trade show organisers with around 543* million euros in sales and 2,026* employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events "made by Messe Frankfurt" take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2013, Messe Frankfurt organised 114* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Messe Frankfurt North America produces nine shows within the United States, Canada and Mexico. The portfolio of events include Canadian Waste & Recycling, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, International Apparel Sourcing Show (January & July), PAACE Automechanika Mexico City, Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and Texworld USA (January & July).

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The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of international Trade (CCPIT TEX) was founded in 1988, also concurrently using the name 'Textile Industry Chamber of Commerce, China Chamber of International Commerce' and 'International Trade Promotion Center of Textile and Garment Industry'. CCPIT TEX is under the leadership of China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). CCPIT TEX is dedicated to the promotion of trade contact and economic cooperation in textile and garment industry and enterprises. The mission of CCPIT TEX is to support the development of the textile industry. Exhibitions are one of the key business platforms for CCPIT TEX to serve the industry community worldwide. CCPIT TEX is the leading exhibition organizer for the textile and apparel industry in China.

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