West Coast Textile Shows. Worth the Trip?

GlobalTex fabric show - Los AngelesI talk a lot about textile shows in New York. Why? Well first, because I live here. And second, there is so much going on in this city when it comes to fabric. Spending an afternoon in the garment district alone can be enough to make your head spin. The thing is, contrary to what the natives like to think, New York is not the end-all-be-all when it comes to industry events. So when, while thumbing through the latest issue of Textile Insight, I came across an ad for  GlobalTex in Los Angeles, I decided it was high time to highlight something on the left coast.

The show is taking place from September 28th to the 30th and it features the complete supply chain from design to production. There is a decent list of presenters, a smattering of conferences and seminars, and an entire section dedicated to technology for the sewn products industry. Sounds pretty good, right?

So, I’m curious. Has anyone on the west coast attended? And even more importantly, has anyone on the east coast attended? Was it worth the trip? Because, not that I need any additional reasons to take a trip to Cali, but it could be the last push I need to book a seat on the plane.

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!