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ETC Attends Top Trade Shows

This week, the Top Billion Finance team will attend several trade shows across the country. Here’s where you can find us:

International Home and Housewares Show (Chicago) – Established in 1927, the International Home and Housewares Show hosts over 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries, as well as over 62,000 attendees from over 125 countries. The show displays a wide variety of home goods, including furniture, lighting, appliances, and accessories.

ASD MarketWeek (Las Vegas) – Marketweek hosts nine trade shows, making it the largest selection in the country. It is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and hosts more than 45,000 buyers from over 88 countries. The show includes beauty products, apparel, housewares, outdoor equipment, smoking accessories, and much more.

Global Pet Expo (Orlando) – The Global Pet Expo is hosted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association. The expo hosts over a thousand exhibitors and buyers from 76 countries.


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Top Billion Finance to Attend Natural Products Expo West!

Top Billion Finance is thrilled to announce that we will be attending the Natural Products Expo West in California this week!

The semiannual (bi-coastal) trade show features eco-friendly alternatives to standard products as well as home goods to help you reduce waste in your every day life.

The event will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend!.

 

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Texworld USA Celebrates First Decade

Sadie Keljikian, Top Billion Finance

This month, Texworld USA celebrated its tenth anniversary at this year’s installment of the fabric sourcing trade show. The event was held July 12th-14th at the Javits Center. “We’ve been working really hard on diversity and feel we’ve made headway,” said Jennifer Bacon, Show Director. Indeed, this year’s Texworld show featured over 485 exhibitors from 15 countries, including Japan, Lebanon, Indonesia and Colombia, as well as a new pavilion from the Korean Textile Trade Association. The Lenzing Innovations pavilion returned to the show, featuring 25 exhibitors.

Ms. Bacon’s mention of diversity goes beyond cultural variation, as the show has expanded its repertoire to include styles Among the new additions to the show were categories like faux fur, jacquard, and shirting resources. The show still, however, maintains concentration on denim, activewear and a growing functional-apparel section.

Design Knit exhibited at the show for the tenth time, according to marketing and product-development manager Pat Tabassi. “We come here because we want to reach our client base and keep that connection,” said Tabassi on involvement in the trade show. She also mentioned exciting new trends in knitwear, including unusual patterns and textures for the fall.

The show most notably emphasized sustainability, with exhibitions from companies like California-based SG Knits and Texollini. The eco-friendly brands presented new yarns that limit waste, garments made from recycled materials, and dyes that don’t waste water. Said Texollini Director of Merchandising, Sherry Wood: “We’re one of the two vertical mills left on the West Coast…sustainability is very important to us. People are looking for more organic and recycled fabrics. Activewear and swimwear brands are using recycled nylon and polyester, and we use Repreve [recycled-fiber yarns].” Texollini was awarded with “Best in Sustainability Practices” by show organizers Messe Frankfurt.

Sales manager for Laguna Fabrics Matin Roshan agreed that eco-friendly practices and transparency in manufacturing have become extremely important to consumers. “We have a niche of customers only buying eco-friendly, sustainable fabrics from us. I get one email per week asking ‘Is your dye toxic?’ ‘Is it eco-friendly?’ They want total transparency.”

Texworld USA will return, along with its partner show, Apparel Sourcing USA, will return to the Javits Center in January for the Winter 2017 edition.

 


Visit Express at Small Business Expo

Visit Top Billion Finance as it hosts a booth at the Small Business Expo, June 9th at the Javits Center from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.   The nation’s largest business-to-business expo offers invaluable insights and exclusive networking opportunities to help entrepreneurs and small business owners. Throughout the day it will host a number of business workshops, seminars and presentations from top industry experts.

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Sri Lanka to Host South Asian Textile Trade Fair

Sadie Keljikian, Top Billion Finance

South Asia’s one and only International Textiles Trade Fair, Intex South Asia, will be held at Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Center (SLECC) in Colombo this November.

In recent years, the garment industry has begun to shift its focus from China to South Asia. Sri Lanka is known as the producer of “Garments without Guilt,” for its reputation of producing high quality and eco-friendly products. As a result, Sri Lanka has become one of the premier garment and apparel outsourcing hubs and continues to grow, with increasing imports of fabric, clothing accessories and yarn from around the world.

Sri Lankan exhibitors will have the opportunity to strengthen relationships with local buyers in Sri Lanka, as well as interact with and access buyers from India, Bangladesh and the rest of the world.

Sri Lanka was chosen to host the fair not only due to its recent success in the garment industry, but because of its politically neutral status in the region.