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Trends & Events

Stay in the know of what is trending for Home Textiles Sourcing Expo by participating in our seminar sessions, textile talks, trend previews, and networking.

Summer 2017 Seminar Topics

Laurie Pressman, Vice President - Pantone Color Institute

For autumn/winter 2018/19 our color palettes capture the many facets of time; the fast and furious, the slow and simple, the past and future. Crossing the now towards more futuristic expression, colors range from classic arrangements through to fully saturated, punchy narratives all the while leading to newer and more unique color expressions.

Tim Hallet, Direct-to-Fabric Product Marketing Manager - Kornit Digital

From entry-level to mass-productions, Kornit Digital offers a variety of garment printing solutions for garment, apparel and textiles Industries. From screen printing to digital textile printing to web to print enabled, this session will cover Kornits innovative technology done in an environmentally sustainable way.

Louis Gerin, Gregory Lamaud - Texworld USA Art Directors

Learn and be inspired by fabric trends for the upcoming season. Join Texworld USA Art Directors Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud for an introduction to the leading trend themes of the season, including moods, color alliances and palettes, textures and specific aspects.

Laurie Pressman, Vice President - Pantone Color Institute

Color palettes for 2018 break free from traditional thinking. Colors are revitalized, hues are mixed in novel combinations and new color directions instantly and effectively express a fresh approach. While commerciality is still critical, taking a more unique approach to color will help you stand out from the mainstream. Colors range from classic arrangements through to fully saturated, punchy narratives all the while leading to newer and more unique color expressions.

Isaac Nichelson, Founder of Sustainable Source - Representing Recover & Circular Systems
Moderator - Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor - Sourcing Journal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 26 billion pounds of apparel and textiles end up in landfills each year, even though the Council for Textile Recycling says 95 percent of used clothing can be recycled. Several companies have turned to recycling or upcycling of fabrics and finished goods, from denim to wool. Hear from our panel about the importance of this trend and the latest developments in the area.

Dr. John McKeon, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Allergy Standards

Asthma and allergies strike one-in-four Americans, that’s 60 million people who spend an estimated $10 billion a year on products marketed to this group! But claims made by companies today can’t be verified because there is little or no governing regulation. What can companies do to capture a piece of this growing market?

Jennifer Marks, Editor-In-Chief - Home & Textiles Today Magazine
Moderator - Nina Nadash, Home Textile Manager (Americas) - Lenzing Fibers, Inc.

Despite the fact that Millennials are coming of age in one of the most frenetic economic climates in the past century, research shows almost 3 out of 4 are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings. Marketers of products and services committed to positive social and environmental impact need to ensure they are communicating their brand message in a way that builds confidence with this critical consumer demographic. Jennifer Marks, Editor-in-Chief of Home & Textiles Today will be on hand to give her perspective on the Millennial market, highlighting the importance of matching your brand message to the personal values of this important consumer group.

David Adkins, Commercial Manager - Nonwovens Americas/Textiles North & Central America - Lenzing Fibers, Inc.
Lucia Palacios, Marketing & Promotion - Vestex
Diego Cuenca - Sales Agent - Mercados Internacionales, S.A. de C.V.
Moderator - Edward Hertzman, CEO & Founder - Sourcing Journal

How Central America is measuring up to other garment sourcing regions. Learn more about the opportunities and strategies for affordable sourcing and production in Latin America.

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