Nine Sri Lankan garment manufacturers participated at the summer 2019 editions of Texworld/Apparel Sourcing USA and Home Textile Sourcing Expo this week in the USA.
Ashok Garments, Jumeirah Lanka, JK Garments, Kash Garments, Nor Lanka Manufacturing, Queens Workwear, RM Holding, Sarasavi Exports and Stylish Garments represented Sri Lanka at the exhibitions, held from 22 to 24 July at the Javits Centre, in New York City.
It is the second time that the Export Development Board (EDB) has organised a Sri Lankan Pavilion at this trade fair.
The US has been the leading buyer of Sri Lanka’s apparel exports over the years and it continued its lead even this year.
Over a span of three days, international suppliers from around the globe will showcase textiles, trims, accessories, manufacturing and private label development services and finished apparel for industry buyers, designers and experts.
Amongst the top in textiles and apparel sourcing shows, Texworld/Apparel Sourcing USA featured 17 product categories, ranging from knits and functional fabrics to cotton, denim, and more.
A total of 843 exhibitors from 20 countries with co-located events represented and over 5,000 visitors participated in July 2019 show.
The show was not only a must-attend industry event, but a business platform. Sri Lankan companies were seen busy during the show with trade inquiries from USA and other countries.
Brand new this year, the July 2019 edition welcomed the summer edition of Texworld/Apparel Sourcing USA received Fashionsustain with open arms, a one-day conference originated in Berlin, Germany that was dedicated to educate attendees on sustainable practices.
Looking ahead for a better future, Fashionsustain devoted to revolutionise the fashion and textile industries’ processes and production mechanisms, through collaborations, new technologies, and applied innovation.
The next Texworld/Apparel Sourcing USA will be held in June 2020. Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris and Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held in September, 2019, while African Sourcing and Fashion Week will be held in November 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Source at: Daily FT