Industry Influencers Plan to Attend Inaugural Functional Fabric Fair Powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS, July 23-24, at Javits Center, NYC

The first U.S. Functional
Fabric Fair Powered by PERFORMANCE
DAYS® has attracted more than 800 industry influencers from 19
countries to preview the latest trends and source high performance
functional fabrics and accessories, July 23-24, at the Javits Center in
New York. The inaugural event, held in the River Pavilion and co-located
with multiple
fashion market events at Javits, includes some 70 exhibitors,
complimentary workshops and professional networking programs.

“New York is a white space for an event like this that offers something
new and different,” said Steve McCullough of Reed Exhibitions. “The U.S.
Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS® fills a need in the
U.S. for an exclusive sourcing platform of performance materials and
technical textiles.”

than 800 registered attendees represent market leaders,
up-and-coming designers, apparel manufacturing veterans and mass
merchandisers such as American Eagle-Aerie, Calvin Klein, Dillard’s,
J.Crew, Mizzen+Main, Ralph Lauren, Timberland, Victoria’s Secret – PINK
and more.

Some 70
textile manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will
present their latest developments in functional fabrics, membranes plus
treatments, laminates, paddings, finishes, and accessories such as
yarns, tapes, prints, buttons and zippers. The show
floor also will feature the Performance Forum, an interactive,
centralized showcase of advanced-technology fabric swatches.

Respected industry leaders will present 12
keynote sessions on the latest trends, sustainability and
technological advances at the presentation
stage. Among the presenters are leading color forecaster Nora
Kühner, who will provide insights into emerging color palettes for
2020, and World Sports Activewear’s Sophie
Bramel, who will moderate a panel
discussion of textiles and technology and the need to invent new
business models for tomorrow’s smart clothing.

Show organizers are providing “white glove” treatment for attendees
with a concierge service that will provide a personalized tour of
exhibitors and supplier suggestions/matchmaking. Active Sports Design’s Alexa
Dehmel, will provide attendees with a daily complimentary tour of
the Performance Forum to spotlight the latest fabric developments. And,
on Monday, July 23, at 4 p.m., “The
Pour At 4 Networking Party,” sponsored by Textile Insights, will
feature music, refreshments and light fare for all attendees and

for complimentary industry registration. Contact
organizers at

Engage at #FunctionalFabricFair2018 on Facebook,
and LinkedIn.

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