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11:00AM FASHION 101: HOW TO START A FASHION LINE Mercedes Gonzalez, Founder and Director - Global Purchasing Companies Back by popular demand, learn from this practical and insightful crash course on how business is really done. This workshop is geared towards helping the new fashion designer, production person, and even retailer who wants to start their own private label line. Find out how to learn your market, analyze your product, and start your brand the right way.

12:00PM HOW TO DESIGN YOUR INCREDIBLY DETAILED CUSTOMER PROFILE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS + MAKE MORE SALES Nicole Giordano, Founder - StartUp FASHION Join StartUp FASHION for a discussion on how to do market research and get specific about the lifestyle of your customer, discuss what a customer profile looks like, and how to use your customer profile to build customer relationships and how that converts to sales.

1:30PM MINTMODA TREND TALES & STREET TRIBES SS19 Sharon Graubard, Founder and Creative Director - MintModa Join MintModa as they dig deep to uncover the drivers — emotional, aesthetic, cultural, and historic — behind the trends. Each trend tale is complete with actionable key items, must-have fabrics/prints and color palettes that will inspire relevant and desirable apparel and accessories for Spring-Summer 19 and beyond. MintModa is an online forecasting and consulting service. Their visually rich content, curated approach and inspiring storytelling enable trendright product for all fashion and design-related industries. 3:00PM SUPPLY CHAIN TRACEABILITY & TRANSPARENCY + EXPLORE THE FLOOR* Moderator: Jeff Wilson, Sr. Business Development Manager – Sustainability - NSF International Edward Hertzman, Founder & CEO - Sourcing Journal Dr. Leonardo Bonanni, Founder & CEO - Sourcemap Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager - Eileen Fisher, Inc. Join Sourcing Journal, Sourcemap, Eileen Fisher, Inc. and NSF International for an introduction on the process of chain of custody. Learn how this process works today, why there are challenges, and the cost. What solutions lie ahead for improvements in credibility, integrity and efficiencies?

TUESDAY JANUARY 23 11:00AM SPRING/SUMMER 19 TRENDS FOR WOMEN’S & JUNIOR MARKETS PRESENTED BY TREND COUNCIL Nicole Rodill, Trend Consultant - Trend Council Join Trend Consultant, Nicole Rodill, for a discussion on the most important colors, patterns and materials of the season for women’s and junior markets. 1:30PM SOCIAL MEDIA & GLOBALIZATION Bogdan Enica, ESQ., Canadian-American Attorney - Fashion Law Boutique Bogdan Enica of Fashion Law Boutique walks us through on working with influencers and celebrities; internet etiquette and how to protect your brand online in the Social Media era. 3:00PM THE IMPORTANCE OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE FUTURE OF FASHION + EXPLORE THE FLOOR* Moderator: Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor - Sourcing Journal Tricia Carey, Director of Global Business Development, Denim - Lenzing Fibers, Inc. Celeste Lilore, Director of Industry Engagement - Textile Exchange Jessica Schreiber, Founder - FabScrap Noor Zakka, Founder - Noorism 80% of the clothing we throw away ends up in landfills. An estimated 50 million tons of apparel are thrown away every year. What are the ways your company can bring value making the transition to circular economy? What are the economic opportunities with less material and energy consumption?

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24 11:00AM THE KEY TO CONFIDENCE: CONSUMERS AND TEXTILE SUSTAINABILITY Anna Czerwinska, Head of Marketing & Communication - International OEKO-TEX® Association Consumer awareness of and interest in textile sustainability may be on the verge of a tipping point. Consumers are starting to think more about harmful substances, environmental impact, and social responsibility with regard to the clothes and home textiles they buy. OEKO-TEX will review key findings of their recent, leading-edge consumer research study with more than 11,000 consumers around the world. Learn about these growing concerns and proven ways to build trust with consumers. 1:30PM MICROPLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT - QUANTIFYING THE IMPACT Ben Mead, Managing Director for Hohenstein Institute Americas - Hohenstein Institute Dr. Jan Beringer, Head of R&D Department of Function and Care - Hohenstein Institute As a highly regarded applied research laboratory, Hohenstein engages in many projects to quantify the performance and environmental impact of fabrics. One such project currently underway, evaluates the effect of laundering on the quantity and types of microplastics potentially present in waste streams. Hohenstein is applying proprietary state-of-the-art technology and testing methods to thoroughly analyze microplastics in industrial laundry effluents. In addition to defining the real situation, the test will also explore the washing process for opportunities to minimize microplastics emissions. 3:00PM POSITION SOURCING FOR THE NEXT SUSTAINABILITY SHIFT: THE IMPACT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) ON SOURCING COUNTRIES AND GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS Caterina Conti, Ambassador - Textile Exchange Leading brands and retailers are adopting the SDGs as a new framework for sustainability and risk management along with the top sourcing countries around the world. Learn about the opportunities and impacts for brands and their suppliers and how this new framework redefines sustainability for the industry.

REGISTER NOW Thank you to Lenzing Fibers, Inc. for organizing our WINTER 2018 Seminar Series

JANUARY 22-24, 2018

1:00PM NAVIGATING TO A MORE ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE FASHION INDUSTRY Jessica Kelly, Founder/CEO, THR3EFOLD, Kara Gerson, VP of Special Projects, Accompany, Caitrin Watson, Fabric & Sustainability Coordinator, Lafayette 148, Whitney Bauck, Assistant Editor, Learn from a well-rounded panel of press, retailers, and brands on where they see the industry moving and how they’ve seen success in pushing the industry to be more ethical and sustainable. 1:30PM THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY IN UZBEKISTAN Representative of the Textile Industry in Uzbekistan Join our newest country pavilion, Uzbekistan for a short discussion on the current state of the textile industry in Uzbekistan. 2:00PM SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN APPAREL WITH MEGAN MEIKLEJOHN OF EILEEN FISHER Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager - Eileen Fisher Meet Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials and Transparency Manager for Eileen Fisher, and learn more about their goals, steps towards transparency, and important tips for sourcing sustainably.

TUESDAY JANUARY 23 12:00PM HOW TO SHAPE YOUR FASHION BRAND PERSONALITY TO CONNECT WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS + BUILD YOUR BUSINESS Nicole Giordano, Founder - StartUp FASHION Join StartUp FASHION for a discussion on what brand personality really means, how to evaluate and create your brand personality, and how to use it as a tool for creating relationships with customers that eventually translates to sales. 1:00PM PRATT BROOKLYN FASHION + DESIGN ACCELERATOR’S TEK TILES PROJECT + EXPLORE THE FLOOR* Debera Johnson, Executive Director - Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator The TEK-TILES® project is a two year investigation in advanced apparel manufacturing. Its purpose is to create a taxonomy of manufacturing methods that will speed the cycle of innovation and the development of garments that support health and well being, improve worker safety and performance and examine culture through fashion. Imagine an exercise glove for a stroke survivor that “talks” virtually to his physical therapist, and a shoe insert that predicts a foot ulcer well ahead of time for a woman with diabetes, or a hotel housekeeping uniform that ensures proper rest over the course of a work-shift and prevents back injuries. The BF+DA has begun to explore these potentials for human application and established new production processes to accommodate the constraints of each material. In collaboration with the BF+DA’s s.LAB, the TEK-TILES® project will continue to explore the opportunities for social impact as well as the sustainability in the supply chain and design of smart garments and wearable technology. 2:00PM “INFINITE” - SPRING / SUMMER 2019 TREND INSPIRATION PRESENTATION FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON + EXPLORE THE FLOOR* Louis Gerin, Art Director - Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing USA This unmissable & ultra popular of the show inspirational presentation Seminar will Introduce Creative minds to the Leading trend themes of the season; as well to the upcoming rising Aesthetics. Decrypted by Texworld Trend Team: Moods, Color Alliance, Color Palette, Texture & Specific Aspects of the season, will be decoding for the well-informed audience. Texworld Inspiration book is today one of the leading industry world reference for trend forecasting. Texworld trend table Incept the fashion world with their advanced decryptions of our world. An unmissable of the show.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24 11:00AM SURVEYING TODAY’S FASHION PROFESSIONALS: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT, SAMPLE FITTINGS AND FIT ISSUES IN RETAIL Andrea Kennedy - Fashiondex A presentation and discussion with Andrea Kennedy of Fashiondex on how sample garments are fit before they are cut and sewn for production and how that affects returns and markdowns in retail. Andrea will also discuss the results of an industry survey that was recorded from October 2016, through August 2017, which over 300 designers and fashion professionals took regarding their views on fit. They will display charts of the responses to each survey question and examine the results through the lens of sustainability, as well as discuss how we can use the information gained in the survey to respond and innovate in order to create better-fitting and more responsible garments. 12:00PM HOW TO CREATE YOUR WHOLESALE STRATEGY TO LAND NEW ACCOUNTS AND SURPASS YOUR SALES GOALS Nicole Giordano, Founder – StartUp FASHION Join StartUp FASHION for a discussion on what a wholesale strategy looks like, as well as how to plan outreach accordingly, and the best practices for following up. Lastly, Nicole will discuss how to build relationships with buyers to successfully get designers collections into new stores and foster repeat orders. 1:30PM THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS THAT DRIVE MILLENNIALS TO PURCHASE FAST FASHION LIM College Students: Francesca Crognale, Kristin Gillman, Caroline Giraldo, Aoife Guiteras, Nina Ibarria, Carly Kenney, Mariel Lemair, Pamela Minickene, Jarred Shango A look at the psychological factors that have driven the success of fast fashion and a class-created survey of Millennial students, their shopping habits, and their knowledge of the impacts of fast fashion. The survey results will be presented with proposals for change by students of LIM College and Fashion Merchandising Chair, Terry Burstein, Ph.D.

*NEW! EXPLORE THE FLOOR - GUIDED TOURS Introducing for Winter 2018, our new Explore the Floor series. Join industry experts on an exclusive, guided tour where attendees will have the opportunity to meet new exhibitors and learn about different companies and what they offer – all on the show floor. MONDAY JANUARY 22 - 4:00PM SUPPLY CHAIN TRACEABILITY & TRANSPARENCY Explore the Floor with Jeff Wilson, Sr. Business Development Manager of NSF International, as he highlights exhibitors focusing on sustainability. This tour will occur after the seminar session. TUESDAY JANUARY 23 - 1:00PM TEK- TILES PRESENTATION Join TEK-Tiles for an exclusive guided tour with Debera Johnson, Executive Director of BF+DA, where attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Tek-Tiles exhibit on the show floor. TUESDAY JANUARY 23 - 4:00PM THE IMPORTANCE OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE FUTURE OF FASHION After this seminar take a guided tour highlighting Elite Exhibitors who have sustainable business practices and products - all on the Texworld USA show floor. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24 - 11:00AM “INFINITE” - SPRING / SUMMER 2019 TREND INSPIRATION PRESENTATION FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON Join Texworld Art Director, Louis Gerin for an intimate guided tour in the Texworld USA Showcase area in Hall C to learn and discuss the vision for spring/summer 2019 trends.