What Will "Maker's Row" Bring to the SOURCING Show?

8/16/2013
This August at SOURCING, exhibitors such as American Apparel, Trend Chasers and Brooks Brothers, will be returning. SOURCING has inspired many American businesses to think domestically, and this year, this will feature Maker's Row. With brands constantly changing and more retailers supporting U.S. based manufacturers, Maker's Row, an online marketplace for manufacturing and a small business that is looking to produce in America, has a goal to make the manufacturing process simple to understand and easy to access. By showcasing their services at SOURCING this year, Maker's Row will be inspiring the next generation of American businesses to think domestically.

Innovations ZoneSOURCING at MAGIC Tech Pavilion, presented by SGIA
Check out this year's new interactive area – The Innovations Zone, which is co-sponsored by Specialty Graphic Image Association (SGIA). This area will highlight live demonstrations of new techniques developed in screen printing and digital printing on apparel, as well as new eco-friendly platforms that are safely using direct to garment inkjets. Top apparel technology companies include:
  • Vapor Apparel
  • Gans Ink
  • Motion Textile
  • GraphicElephants.com
  • GarmentPrinter.com
  • Practix
Fashion shows at SOURCING @ MAGIC
For the first time, SOURCING @ MAGIC  will have eight fashion shows that highlight the top manufacturing trends and must-haves from the SOURCING show floor. This year, TRADEGOOD will host the seminars that will showcase garments, accessories, and footwear from suppliers around the world.

SOURCING does sportswear
This year, SOURCING @ MAGIC  welcomes "The Cluster" from El Salvador, a state of the art factory that produces knits, woven's and sportswear with the highest quantity and quality. With performance fabric in high demand, they are not only popular in yoga wear, but are also used for the comfort in our everyday sportswear. With customers including, Patagonia, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy's and Nike, SOURCING attendees now have a chance to learn more about the industry of sportswear.

Leading eco-friendly manufacturers
This season, Hirdaramani, the most well-known and popular eco-friendly factory in the world, is attending SOURCING. With production facilities across Sri Lanka and Vietnam, Hirdaramani has developed the world's first custom built ‘green' factory and has made themselves the market leader in the industry.  With a fully integrated infrastructure encompassing manufacturing, product development, design, printing, embroidery, and packaging, Hirdaramani is a one-stop shop for the apparel industry with expertise to handle a range of internationally renowned clients from the world's leading designer labels.

Also, don't miss Apparel's 7th Annual Sourcing Summit.
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