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Textile Industry News Article Posted March 29
, 2012
 

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The Spring/Summer 2013 Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA TEXTILE) took place March 26-28, 2012 at the California Market Center (CMC) with reports of quality, heavy traffic and an increased international presence. The Show featured hundreds of textile, trim, design & production resources, as well as the return of the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion, European Collections Pavilion, and the Korean Pavilion by The Korea Textile Trade Association (KTTA).

"This has been a great Show. We have been very busy the entire time and have definitely seen quite an increase in quality traffic this Show," noted Amy Gillett, Executive Account Manager at Cotton, Inc.

"We have seen many apparel makers and brands from the Western United States, Texas, and Florida. We've had great exposure at this Show and are very happy with the turn out," said Jim Wallis, President of Montgomery Fashion Group from Australia.

The impressive list of designers and brands spotted at the show included St. John Knits, Monique Lhuillier, BCBG Max Azria, David Meister, Lacoste, Pendleton, Tarina Tarantino, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Seven For All Mankind, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Adriano Goldschmied, Vena Cava, Cache Inc, Bailey 44, Ella Moss, Splendid, American Apparel, Karen Kane, ABS by Allen Schwartz, True Religion, Converse, Perry Ellis, Michael Stars, Wildfox Couture, Vera Bradley, Bella Dahl, Velvet Heart, LA Made, Lucky Brand, Heidi Merrick, Juicy Couture, C&C California, Rory Beca, Arden B, Hale Bob, Akiko, Bebe, Citizens of Humanity, Leyendecker, Forever 21, Tag Jeans, Funktional, Three Dots, Honeydew Intimates, Hanky Panky, Seneca Clothing, Raven Denim, Fabrizio Gianni, Rozae Nichols, Lucy Love, Elaine Kim, Paper Crown, Habitat, Seychelles, Corey Lynn Calter, Groupie Couture by Pamela Des Barres, Satine, Plume & Ledger, Sub Urban Riot, and Hard Tail, to name a few.

There was also a strong presence of swim and activewear companies that included Rip Curl, Hurley International, Speedo, Harajuku Swimwear, Pacific Sunwear- Pac Sun, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Latitude Outerwear, Toes On The Nose, Nondi Luxe Swimwear, Marine Layer Clothing, Performance Apparel, Sport Loop, A&M Sportswear, Davina Dancewear, Manhattan Beachwear LLC, Aqua Capri Swimwear, Body Waves Inc, Belissima Swimwear, Nondi Luxe Swim, Cruz Swimwear, Beach Music Clothing, TS Swim, Fede Swimwear, Voda Swim, Salt Swimwear, Azul Swimwear, Lolli Beach Candy, Fe Yogawear, Sultry Swimwear, Yoga Ninja, Authentic Sportcap, Body Language Sportswear, and many more.

"This is our first time showing at LA TEXTILE and it has been extremely successful," said Renata Tolentino of Rosset Textil, who is the largest swimwear, lingerie, and fitness lycra textile company in Latin America, and the fifth largest in the world. "We chose to exhibit at this Show because we were looking for ways to exhibit our product in California and one of our clients suggested we participate in this show. We are very happy we did. We definitely plan to return."

Lenzing continued its partnership with LA TEXTILE to present the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion, showcasing their network of Lenzing affiliated companies & products. Exhibitors included Lenzing Fibers, Inc., Ecotex, Miroglio Textiles, Design Knit, Inc., Enviro Fabrics, Britannia Mills Ltd, Sextet Fabrics, Inc., Asher Fabric Concepts, Texollini, Inc., Epic Textiles, Pacific Coast Knitting, Inc., Unitex International, Zentex & ICI, Impex Textiles, American Fabrics International, Buhler Quality Yarns, Fessler USA, Laguna Fabrics, and Shara-Tex, Inc.

"We have had wonderful traffic this Show," said Tricia Carey, Merchandising Manger of Lenzing Fibers Inc. "We love this Show because it provides the opportunity to reach out to the Market here on the West Coast."

Another strong feature of the Show was the European Collections Pavilion, spotlighting mills and resources from Europe. Among the new and returning resources lauded at the Show were JM International, Deveaux SA, Elliot Berman Textiles, Friday Fabrics LTD, Lanicifio Nencini, Frantissor Creations, Solstiss, JCR Fabrics, KBC, Liberty Art Fabrics, Tessile Group Inc, Le Loup Blanc, Pizval Italy, Karz Textiles, Gallus, BCN, AB Creations, Darquer, Juan Boluda, Bel Maile, Malhia Kent, Pasari Textiles, and many more.

"The turnout this Show has been incredible. We love showing at LA TEXTILE for the international clientele and range of contemporary designers we meet," said John Marshall, President of JM International, US agent for Darquer, AB Creations, and Bel Maille, among others. "This Show is a must on the West Coast. We have connected with many people from North and South America at this edition."

Additional key exhibitors at this edition of the Show included Alexander Henry Fabrics, Inc., D & N Textiles, Malibu Textiles, Satab Ribbon, Rosset Textil, Mokuba, Ulisse Fashion Accessories, Robert Kaufman Co, Inc., Vestex, Sportek International Inc., Textile Secrets International, Junior Hagen Ltd, Kosha Collections, Indigo Handloom, Universal Textile Mills, Zinman Textiles, Stylesight, Design Options, WGSN, Fashion Snoops, AIMS 360, Josi Severson, Periscope, plus many more.

"We've seen an increase in traffic and sales this Show. We have been opening new accounts from all over the United States, and even some from South America," said Brad Bush of high-end ribbon company Mokuba, a key exhibitor in the Trims section.

Also returning this Show was the Korean Pavilion presented by Korean Textile Trade Assocation (KTTA), (always use the complete brand/org names) which showcased some of Korea's best mills and distributors in the Fashion Theater.

"Our exhibitors were extremely satisfied with this Show," said Soo Hoon Chae, Director of The Korea Textile Trade Association (KTTA). (always break up a quote & introduce the speaker in the beginning so the reader knows who is speaking) "We had more companies participate this time, and we expect an increase for future shows because this Show been so successful. LA TEXTILE is the number one Show in the Western United States and our participation is extremely important to make and keep relations with this region of the world."

In addition to the vast selection of textile and design resources, the Show offered attendees a packed schedule of complimentary seminars presented by Afingo, WGSN, Stylesight, Lenzing, Fashion Snoops, California Fashion Association (CFA), Design Options, Global Purchasing Companies, Fashion Business Inc. (FBI), and Cotton, Inc.

"This Show surpassed our expectations and had an overall positive energy among exhibitors and attendees alike," said Oscar Rodriguez, LA TEXTILE Show Manager. "Traffic was solid and steady each day, and we saw an increase in the quality of resources exhibiting this season, as well as in attendees."

The Fall/Winter 13/14 edition of the LA TEXTILE Show is scheduled for Monday-Wednesday, October 8-10, 2012 at the California Market Center.

About the Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA TEXTILE) – LA Textile is the fashion industry's destination for premier textile, design and production resources. Offering hundreds of fabric selections and design services from around the world, the caliber of resources and fashion direction is presented with our Contemporary designer audience in mind. Our trend forum, curated by trend partner WGSN, and complimentary seminar program are designed to inform and inspire. For more information, please visit www.californiamarketcenter.com/latextile

 

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