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Texworld, Apparel Sourcing New York City physical events cancelled

By
Fibre2Fashion
Published
Dec 29, 2021

After increased concerns surrounding Covid-19 as well as New York State regulations, Messe Frankfurt has decided to cancel the Winter 2022 edition in-person segment of Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City.. Both shows will continue virtually and can be accessed live from January 25-27.


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"Our high level of international participation, increasing travel restrictions, and rising number of Covid-19 variant cases has led to a significant deterioration in the general conditions for holding the in-person shows. Our primary concern is always the responsibility we feel towards our exhibitors, partners, attendees, and staff. While this is disappointing for all involved, we hope there is a level of understanding that this was a necessary step to help keep each other safe in these unprecedented times,” said Jennifer Bacon, show director, fashion and apparel.

The virtual platform will open with similar features found on the trade show floor. Attendees will be able to take advantage of the AI-powered matchmaking capabilities of recommended textile suppliers, video meetings, and more. In addition, the educational programme scheduled for January’s in-person show will also continue virtually. Dates and times remain unchanged.

The Texworld and Apparel Sourcing NYC team remains hopeful and focused on delivering a successful Summer 2022 edition with plans for it to take place in-person on July 19-21 in New York.

“Despite this unfortunate obstacle, we want the industry to know that we are fully committed to serving and supporting the community that we love. We intend to continue to create abundant opportunities to support the textile and apparel community as well as serve as a place for inspiration for designers, buyers, and industry professionals,” organiser Messe Frankfurt said in a media release.

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