Textile Seminars; An Important Discovery

Textile Seminar - TexWorldI will be attending TexWorld in New York next month, as I am sure many of you will.  I’m really looking forward to walking up and down the aisles taking in new innovations and trends in textiles, being introduced to mills and manufacturers I didn’t even know existed (as well as some old favorites) , and networking with fellow industry professionals.  Textile shows always seem inspire and motivate me to start my next project; fabric excites me, what can I say?  But this year, when registering for TexWorld, I realized that, based purely on my own obliviousness, I have never taken advantage of one of the major resources this show has to offer: Seminars!  Have you all seen this list?  It’s quite impressive.  It covers everything from Sourcing Solutions to Eco Marketing Trends.  So take a look at what they’re offering, register, and make a day(or two) of it.

  • Fabric Tends Fall/Winter 2011 by Stylesight
  • Sourcing Strategies: The Washington Update by MHaney Associates
  • Fashion’s Future Now! by The Doneger Group
  • Eco Marketing Trends: Green Marketing Done Right by J. Ottman Consulting
  • Fiber Innovations by Buhler Quality Yarns, Hyosung, AWI, Lenzing,Optimer, Fabrikology
  • Eco Trends: The Art & Science of Sourcing Sustainably by Source4Style
  • Color Trends: Heritage-Reaching Into the Past and Continuing with the New by Color Portfolio
  • Substantiating Environmental Marketing Claims by Scientific Certification Systems
  • Home + Interiors 2011: PANTONEVIEW byPantone
  • Color Trends: Fall/Winter 2011/2012 – The “Wonder” of Color by Pantone
  • Home Color and Lifestyle Trends for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 by Design Options
  • The Left Coast Approach to Color and Lifestyle Trends for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 by Design Options
  • Sourcing Solutions: Finding What You Want, When You Need it by AboutSources

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!