LA TEXTILE SEMINARS
OCTOBER 2019 SCHEDULE
Please check back for March 2020 Schedule.
WEDNESDAY, October 2
WELCOME TO LA TEXTILE: HOW TO SHOP THE SHOW
9:30 – 10am | Floor 13A
Whether you’re new to LA Textile or returning for another season of exploration and discovery, add this not-to-miss session to your schedule. The CMC Buying Team will share actionable tips with attendees on how to shop the show, how to best experience the amenities and activations and share insider insights on placing orders with brands.
Matthew Mathiasen, California Market Center
INDUSTRY EXPERT PANEL ON SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS:
WHY IT REQUIRES MORE THAN JUST RENEWABLE RESOURCES TO CREATE LONGEVITY IN TODAY’S EVER-CHANGING MARKET
11am – 12pm | Floor 13A
Join in on a candid conversation hosted by diverse industry leaders about the importance of having a sustainable business mindset to create longevity for tomorrow. In the evolving marketplace today, brands need to take a more holistic approach to the people, processes and products they develop in order to create longstanding prosperity. Leaders of both emerging and established corporations continue to seek more tools to develop “sustainable business” success into the future, so they can ensure staying power, no matter how the market shifts.
Kelly Howard, CEO/Founder, EightSixtySouth (Moderator)
Sarah Lassek, SVP of Merchandising, Omaze.com
Micah Heykoop, Managing Director, Another Consulting Agency
Corey Segal, COO, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Melissa Anderson, Founder, boxtheoutside Exec Business Coaching
PECLERS TREND REVIEW: FW 20/21 TREND PRESENTATION
1 – 2pm | Floor 13A
LA Textile partner and trend forecast agency, Peclers, reviews major trends for Fall Winter 2020/2021. Peclers will share key socio-cultural influences for the season and the creative transformation into colors, materials, silhouettes, prints and patterns.
Jennifer Karuletwa, Peclers Paris
PROPERLY PREPARE FOR THE LAUNCH: THE EXACT STEP BY STEP STRATEGY OF WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOU LAUNCH YOUR LINE
2:15 – 3:15pm | Floor 13A
One of the biggest pitfalls new designers make is not properly preparing for the launch of their line or launching too soon and then not getting any sales. Wouldn't it be awesome to know EXACTLY what to do so that Day 1 of your launch is a HUGE success?! In this seminar we will discuss the important factors to consider before you launch (depending on whether you are doing wholesale or e-commerce), the difference between a soft launch and a real launch, Christine’s secret on how she sold out of her first retail store in 2 weeks, and more! At the end you'll walk away with a step by step checklist so you can make sales Day 1!
Christine Daal, Fashion Angel Warrior
Thursday, October 3
SUSTAINABLE FASHION FORUM: DIGITAL & TECH BASED SOLUTIONS
9am – 5pm | Fashion Theater, Main Lobby
Presented by Fashiondex & LA Textile, this one-day conference focuses on processes, practices and tangible ways in which fashion businesses can implement to become leaders in climate change, environmental sustainability, and ethical responsibility.
Please join us for the third annual Los Angeles Sustainable Fashion Forum and meet fashion and sustainability professionals and change agents. Featuring speakers from DL1961, Outerknown, Allbirds, Loomstate and many more.
Full Day - $65
Half Day - $35
Registered LA Textile attendees, receive an exclusive 20% discount off your full-day pass admission purchase with code: CMC19
8:30-9am: Check-In & Coffee with Kendor Textiles
9-9:05am: Welcome to the Forum Opening Address
9:05-9:15am: Reducing Impacts @ the Sustainable Fashion Forum
9:15-9:50am: Sustainability @ Outerknown
9:55-10:45am: Domestic Production Panel
10:45-11:00am: Coffee & Networking Break
11:00-11:45am: A Conversation on Sustainability, Production & the Supply Chain @ Loomstate
12-12:10pm: Eco-Life Yarns
12:15-12:45pm: Ask the Experts: Q&A with the Morning Speakers
12:45-1:30pm: Lunch & Networking
1:30-2:15pm: Sustainability @ Allbirds
2:15-3pm: Standards & Certifications Panel
3-3:45pm: A Conversation on Transportation with Flexport
3:45-4:30pm: Responsible Brand Panel
4:30-5pm: Ask the Experts: Q&A with the Afternoon Speakers
Friday, October 4
TARIFFS, TRANSPORTATION & SOURCING: YOUR QUESTIONS ASKED & ANSWERED
92% of apparel sold in the U.S., as well as 68% of home textiles and 53% of footwear, were subjected to higher tariffs on September 1st. By year’s end, nearly everything imported from China will be taxed, $550 billion worth of goods. Get all of your questions asked & answered by our panel of industry experts.
Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association (Moderator)
Vince Locapella, Wheels Up
VP of FedEx
VP of Port of Los Angeles
Partner of Grunfeld Desideriou
SAVE THE RAIN INITIATIVES: WHY CLEAN PROJECTS?
Save the Rain began in 2005 in response to the devastating effects of the Global Water Crisis in northern Tanzania. Discussions around implementations of rainwater harvesting for school children, the Women’s Water Initiative “In Her Shoes” project, sustainable agriculture practices and the importance of reforestation. Make sure to stop by their booth in LA Textile for cash and carry and wholesale orders to get these beautiful products and hear the stories they carry out into the world!
Kelly Coleman, Save the Rain
SUSTAINABILITY PANEL: VIEWPOINTS FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS
Join sustainability industry leaders as they discuss key changes in the marketplace from supply chain verification to best practices and how to communicate these messages to your consumers.
Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association (Moderator)
Blythe Hill, Dressember
Elisha Chan, Fair Trade
Karri Ann Frerichs, CircularFashionLA.com
Kathryn Knox, Stone Sevyn