In partnership with PERFORMANCE DAYS, the prominent functional fabrics fair produced by Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult (Germany), Reed Exhibitions announces the launch of a West Coast U.S. Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS. The new sourcing event, featuring products and technologies to kick off the winter 2021 season, is scheduled for Oct. 22-23, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
The success of this week’s PGA Show Performance Textile Fair at the PGA Merchandise Show resulted in the launch of the first Functional Fabric Fair in 2018. Subsequently, the industry responded so favorably to the New York Functional Fabric Fair that the West Coast U.S. Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS in Portland, Oregon, was announced. The West Coast Fair will focus on the outdoor activewear market.
Concept III Textiles, a prominent developer and marketer of better performance textiles, will collaborate with Reed Exhibitions and Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult on the launch event in Portland.
“Following the successful launch of the U.S Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS, we are pleased to address a market void for a curated sourcing platform for outdoor and activewear functional fabric and accessories in the fall on the West Coast,” said Steve McCullough of Reed Exhibitions. “The biannual PERFORMANCE DAYS Functional Fabric Fair in Germany is the gold standard of the industry and we are especially pleased to organize this second U.S. event in cooperation, maximizing their breadth of proven expertise to deliver a fair where tomorrow’s outdoor textile trends are on display today.”
“Having just celebrated our 10th anniversary in Munich this past year and experiencing tremendous industry response with a 50 percent growth in visitors and exhibitors, we are pleased to bring this same standard of business in our commitment to the U.S.-based events,” commented Marco Weichert, General Manager of Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult. “The timing, the caliber of programming and exhibits, and the collaboration with Reed Exhibitions and Concept III, promises to deliver a remarkable sourcing event for the outdoor and activewear market.”
The Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS on the West Coast will include curated exhibits, workshops, industry presentations, professional networking and matchmaking programs. Textile manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will present their performance materials and technical textiles for the winter 2021 season. Industry guests to attend the fair include designers, product managers, purchasing agents and textile decision makers representing sports and outdoor activewear and functional wear manufacturers.
The next Functional Fabric Fair will be held July 22-23, 2019, at the Javits Center in New York. More information at www.FunctionalFabricFair.com.