It’s time for the bi-annual LA Textile Show! The Los Angeles International Textile Show, also known as the LA Textile Show is the most prominent fabric and manufacturing resource on the West Coast! This event takes place every March and October at the California Market Center in Downtown L.A.’s Fashion District. While the event hosts a variety of industry professionals, it is extremely beneficial to small start-up designers as it provides worldwide textile, design, production, and educational resources. It’s essentially a one-stop shop for all your crucial fashion business needs. We are happy to be attending the show from October 2nd-4th so we invite you to come say “Hi!” to our founder, Christine Daal, while you’re there! Christine knows a ton of the vendors at the show; so she can point you in the right direction for your needs. Plus, Christine will be in town from Wednesday October 2nd until Saturday October 5th so if you’d like to schedule a 1 on 1 Strategy session with her, definitely book one now before she gets all booked up!
So, What Can the LA Textile Show Offer you Exactly??
A Broad Selection of Fabric Collections and Vendors to Source From
This show provides stellar textile resources- featuring market-specific fabric categories in everything from European and luxe design collections, tailored & performance fabrics, trims, and so much more!
Niche Manufacturing & Production Resources
Establish valuable connections with the factories, pattern-makers, sample-makers, specification companies, cutting, dyeing, and textile testing experts represented!
Crucial Connections with Industry’s Top Design Consultants
Collaborate with design specialists and choose from a wide array of textile & surface design studios, color services, trend forecasting & creative consulting services.
Handy Technical & Analytical Expertise
Get savvy tech assistance as you’ll have a chance to meet with exhibitors specializing in CAD (computer automated design), retail POS (point of sale), PLM (product lifecycle management), ERP, color management, retail merchandising, inventory control, data analytics (business intelligence), supply chain management, body scanning services and beyond!
FREE Educational Seminars!
The LA Textile Show provides a FREE seminar-based education program taught by top industry professionals. Seminar speakers relay current business insights and keen trend overviews to better facilitate your design ideas. A few hot topics from last year’s seminars include: How to Stand Out in Sales, The Importance of Brand Story-Telling, and How-To Prepare for a Small Business Loan.
Access to an Ultra-Savvy Trend-Forecasting Forum
The LA Textile Show also features a Trend Forum that’s curated by the world-renowned trend consulting agency, Peclers Paris. Known for their extensive color resource books, this agency helps to filter and utilize macro-trends most relevant for their clients’ individual creative development processes. Check them out and discover fresh new trends from one of the industry’s most trusted global agencies!
A Surplus of Information Resources
Last but not least, get specialized help from consultants, publication specialists, financial advisors, and other industry-related business and coaching services that will be a part of the exhibit. As we all know, “information overload” is real! While this show offers an abundance of resources and knowledge, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In this case, our Free Fabric Sourcing Guide can help you navigate the show more intentionally and productively. We compiled it just for you! Also, we’d love for you to share your photos and experiences on our Facebook Page! We want to know what your most valuable takeaways were!
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