NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Functional Fabric Fair New York powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS®, the United States’ only trade-exclusive sourcing event dedicated to functional textiles, has released its list of exhibitors, conference schedule and focus topic for the summer event, July 22-23, 2019, at the Javits Center in New York City. Verified apparel industry executives may register for free at FunctionalFabricFair.com.
The Functional Fabric Fair New York edition is an intimate sourcing event staged during New York Market Week where high-performance functional textiles, trim and accessories are on display alongside multiple fashion market events at the Javits Convention Center. Complimentary educational sessions, professional networking and matchmaking programs also will be offered.
Doubling in size from the 2018 launch, this year’s sold out exhibit hall will showcase more than 120 hand-selected textile manufacturers, suppliers and service providers presenting their functional fabrics, branded technologies, treatments, laminates, paddings, finishes, and accessories such as yarns, tapes, prints, buttons and zippers. The fair’s PERFORMANCE FORUM, a lighted exhibition wall at the show floor entrance, will feature the top 100 textile and accessory innovations for spring/summer 2021, as selected by an independent expert jury.
Created in partnership with internationally recognized textile research conglomerate, Hohenstein, the event’s education conference will feature expert-led education sessions on functional technologies, brand development, color trends and more. The conference “Focus Topic”, Water – Our Responsibility, will be weaved into the program, aligned with the organizer’s dedication to producing a zero-waste exhibition.
“We place a high priority on studying trends and offering relevant, forward-thinking suppliers so that we can bring the best of the best to the show floor and offer expert speakers who are on-trend for tomorrow’s products,” explained Steve McCullough, Functional Fabric Fair’s event director.
The U.S. Functional Fabric Fairs are organized by Reed Exhibitions in partnership with PERFORMANCE DAYS® – the prominent international functional fabrics fair, staged twice yearly in Munich and produced by Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult (Germany). In addition to the New York event, Functional Fabric Fair Portland is launching, Oct. 22-23, 2019, as a curated sourcing platform dedicated to outdoor and active functional textiles and accessories for the winter 2021 season.