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get informed. get inspired.

Our education program features top trend forecasters & industry experts, presenting business insights to help your company grow & trend overviews to help inspire your design directions.

Admission: All seminars are free, however, you must first register in the CMC's lobby as an attendee of the show & then present your show badge for entrance into the show area. Click HERE for show admissions policies & registration information.

Seminars are located in Suite 19 in the CMC's Penthouse show area, 13th floor, A-wing. Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.

Mon, Mar 2
11:00A-12:00P "Spring/Summer 16 Influences and Themes" by Promostyl
As the exclusive trend partner with the LA Textile Show, Promostyl is excited to present an all encompassing seminar, with an overview of the important influences and themes for the season along with color, fabric and shape direction for the women’s, men’s, casual and youth markets.

Presented by Janna Stark, Promostyl Trend Consultant, Promostyl

1:00P-2:00P “Spring Summer 2016 Colors & Influences” by PeclersParis
PeclersParis, a leading trend, style, and innovation consulting agency, deciphers the key influences for Spring/Summer 16 and translates them into creative scenarios facilitating new product development through the season's key color, textures, prints, surfaces, and innovation techniques inspiring all markets.

Presented by Jennifer Karuletwa, PeclersParis North America

2:30P-3:30P "Sourcing 101: The Basics of Sourcing Your Supply Chain" by Fashion Business Inc
Panel discussion moderated by Frances Harder. How do small businesses find production both in the US and abroad? What are the basics you need to know to keep yourself out of trouble? This panel of experts will take you on a journey of sourcing that could open new doors for you.

Presented by Frances Harder, Founder/Presdient, Fashion Business Inc and Author, Fashion for Profit

Tues, Mar 3  
9:30A-10:30A “Get Started Right!” by Global Purchasing Co
This seminar is designed to help new deisgners succcessfully set up and run a business, benefiting from pitfalls, mistakes and triumphs from other designers who are doing it themselves. Learn your market, analyze your product, be clear in your brand, perform to your best and reach for the sky!

Presented by Mercedes Gonzalez, Global Purchasing Co

11:00A-12:00P "S/S 16 West Coast Perspective" by Design Options
Design Options presents Spring/Summer 2016 The West Coast Perspective. Get educated on how to sell at retail in this new climate of inter-industry fused trends. The lines between trend in the apparel and home markets have blurred into one lifestyle vision.

Presented by Fran Sude, Founder, Design Options


"MADE IN USA- a reality?  Working together to advance innovation" by Lenzing
The Made in USA resurgence has gone from dream to reality. Many companies now include U.S. production as part of their sourcing strategy. Now, the industry ponders where it goes from here. Will Made in USA remain a niche sourcing option or does it hold greater potential?

Susan J Mocarski, Business Development Manager, Lenzing USA www.lenzing.com

Victor Almeida, Textile Engineer, Sales & Customer Support, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp;
Nori Hill, Owner, Design Consultants USA;
Pat Tabassi, Product Development and Marketing Manager, Design Knit, Inc; Tabea Soriano, Head of Product, Reformation 

2:30P-3:30P “Discover What Cotton Can Do” by Cotton Inc
A presentation on the most recent knit and woven developments created by the textile research and development division at Cotton Incorporated.

Presented by Kristie Rhodes, Cotton Inc.

4:00P-5:00P What is a ‘Knock - Off’? When is it Legal / Illegal?Textiles – Fashion Design – Trademarks” by California Fashion Association

Moderated by Ilse Metchek, President, California Fashion Association.

Sam Brooks - Attorney, Call & Jensen, Kaleigh Kemmerly  -  VP, HUB International Insurance, and Galina Sobolev - Owner, Single Dress

Wed, Mar 4  
9:30A-10:30A "Sourcing Domestically" by V Mora
Anna Livermore shares the secrets and step-by-step tactics you need to source fabrics, patternmakers, and factories for your collection. This seminar focuses mainly on domestic sourcing. In less than an hour, product development and manufacturing will be demystified. From working with fabric mills, to communcating with contractors and agents, this seminar will arm you with the information you need to go from samples to production successfully.

Presented by Anna Livermore, V Mora.

11:00A-12:00P "Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for Fashion: Tips, Tricks and Resources" by Adobe for Fashion
Learn how to be more efficient with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Whether you are a new user or a seasoned professional, you’ll find great tips, tricks and timesavers for drawing technical flats and line sheets.

Presented by Robin Schneider, Author/Illustrator, Adobe for Fashion.

1:00P-2:00P “Digital Printing on Textile - Simple just got Simpler ” by Kornit Digital
Applications variety has never been easier. Design-to-print process using fabric agnotics and an eco-friendly technology.

Presented by Erin Doty, Art Director, Kornit Digital North America



2:30P-3:30P “From Pattern Through Production ” by TEG International
Join industry leader Jennifer Evans of TEG International to learn the steps of taking your collection from patterning through production, as a new designer. With her experience launching over 500 lines, learn her tips & steps to ensure your line is launched cost-effectively, hassle-free, and responsibly.

Presented by Jennifer Evans, TEG International




>> September 28-30, 2015  |   Mon-Wed
>> Hours:  Mon-Tue, 9a-5p   |   Wed, 9a-4p



California Market Center (CMC)
Penthouse Event Space, 13th floor
110 E 9th St at Main St
Los Angeles CA 90079



Attendees | 213.630.3683
Press | 213.630.3616



Exhibitor Application: download PDF

Brittany Carr   |    213.630.3721



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