SOURCING at MAGIC Set for Aug. 16-19 in Las Vegas

SOURCING at MAGIC returns to Las Vegas Aug. 16 to 19, featuring global resources from more than 43 countries, and representing more than 1,000 apparel, accessories, footwear and home textile resources, plus some 200 fabric, trim and component resources.

Apparel Magazine will be taking part in the show's seminar series, with its Sourcing Summit at MAGIC on Monday Aug. 17. With a theme of "Sourcing's Emerging Role — Achieving Breakthroughs From Concept to Delivery," Apparel's session will feature an executive research summary from its 9th Annual Apparel and Kurt Salmon Sourcing Survey, including a special focus on speed to market; an interactive panel discussion featuring Cabela's, HomTex, Alvanon, Levi Strauss and Kurt Salmon; and a networking reception.

Among the highlights:
  • A focus on wearable technology including an interactive exhibit area with a treadmill and prototype garments contributed by North Carolina State College of Textiles. Attendees will be able to see samples of stretchable electronics screen printed onto textiles, compression shirts with integrated dry electrodes for electrocardiogram monitoring and electrode materials for integration into a variety of textile applications. A series of panel discussions also will be held, dedicated to such topics as "Where to Start with Wearable Tech" and "Understanding Wearables & Sourcing."
  • HOME SOURCING at MAGIC, designed to unite the fashion and home communities. More than 50 factories from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey and more will participate.
  • BUZZ BOUTIQUE will showcase new apps, marketing solutions and social media trends relevant to the business of fashion today.  Impromptu workshops will be held daily for exhibitors and attendees to learn how these innovative products can help advance their business.
  • Global Artisans will feature unique, culture-based brands and products. Featured items are made in the Philippines, Indonesia and other countries.
  • A complete seminar series on a host of sourcing subjects.
SOURCING at MAGIC will be held in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, while Footwear SOURCING will be in the South Hall, Level 2. Register at SOURCING AT MAGIC and register for Apparel's Summit online.

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