Fashion Mingle was excited to have booths at 2 trade shows this July. It was wonderful to be back in person, meeting our members, networking, and participating in events. We are grateful to Texworld and The Fabrics Show for inviting us this season to promote Fashion Mingle and our global platform for fashion industry professionals. As attendees and vendors came by our booths, we learned about their challenges and plans for growth, which allowed us to recommend Fashion Mingle members they should connect with and also give them advice from our years of experience in the industry.
Fashion Mingle Hosts Texworld’s Explore The Floor Tour
Fashion Mingle invited 4 members to be Designer Mentors and lead fashion apparel designers on a personalized tour of the sourcing floor. These fashion industry experts helped designers find the textiles they were looking for, answering all their questions about sourcing, production, and building a fashion business.
Meet our Fashion Mingle Designer Mentors:
Maria Barraza has over 26 years of experience as an evening wear designer and is the founder of Brooklyn Fashion Incubator.
Christine Daal is the owner of Fashion Angel Warrior, a fashion consulting agency helping start-up and established designers grow profitable businesses.
Christy Hutchins is the owner of CZH Consulting. She is a fashion designer and consultant with extensive expertise in merchandising, research and development, product management, and sourcing products in all categories of performance active sport and outdoor apparel.
Regina Kravitz is a fashion designer who grew her own brand into a multi-million-dollar company with national distribution and is a CFDA member. You can learn more about Regina here.
Texworld opens new frontiers for international sourcing:
The winter 2023 edition of Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City will be held at the Javits Center with new dates: January 31 – February 2, 2023.
The Fabrics Show features suppliers with USA domestic production
The New York Fabric Show was back on July 20 & 21. After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, the trade show was full of USA, Canadian, and European exhibitors offering low minimums, unique textile designs, in-stock programs, and more. The New York Fabric Show is known for having a sourcing trade show with one of the largest collections of American suppliers with Made In USA production.
Fashion Mingle attended as an exhibitor to introduce fashion professionals to the Fashion Mingle platform. We met with many designers and manufacturers who were eager to learn how we could help them find the resources they need to grow their business. It was an excellent opportunity to network and add new Fashion Mingle members to the platform with expertise in manufacturing and textile sourcing.
The Fabrics Show is a must-attend trade show for designers, manufacturers producing apparel, accessories, home furnishings, and other sewn products, plus private label retailers, fabric stores, and event and party planners will find a wide range of high quality fabrics, buttons, and trims.
Trade show exhibitors included some of the best wholesale suppliers, including mills, converters, importers, and distributors who have low minimums, many who have in-stock fabric and trims, and offer domestic small batch production.
The Fabrics Show is one of the best opportunities for brands and designers to lower their carbon footprint by keeping their sourcing and manufacturing in the USA. You can sign up on their website to keep up-to-date on the next show locations.
Fabric Show Upcoming Dates:
Atlanta Fabric Show
October 12 & 13, 2022
San Francisco Fabric Show
November 20 & 21, 2022
New York Fabric Show
Dates & Location to be Announced
Sign up at www.thefabricsshow.com to get the dates as soon as they are released.
You can also join Fashion Mingle for free and get our list of upcoming trade shows in our weekly newsletter. Our platform is the fastest growing network of fashion professionals, connecting you with the resources you need to grow your business anywhere in the world.