Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada will take place from August 21 to 23, 2017. The show is an opportunity for Canadian importers, manufacturers, retailers, designers and small businesses to get a first-hand look at global fashions, fabrics and textures that are in trend.
Top apparel and textile manufacturers from more than 20 countries will be participating. China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the US, UK, Canada, Turkey, Jordan, Switzerland, Vietnam, Nepal and more will share with Canadians their latest products and production processes in an effort to forge new business relationships.
There will also be a display of unique artisanal apparel, textiles and related goods from Madagascar, Uganda, Lesotho, Ethiopia, Haiti, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal. The 2017 show will see a larger delegation of exhibitors and speakers from both China and Bangladesh after the show’s successful debut last August.
As Canadian demand for apparel increases, goods are increasingly coming from abroad. Canada’s apparel imports were up 8.3 per cent in 2015. Domestic demand for apparel has increased annually since 2011. More than 40 industry experts will provide insights and expertise on all aspects of the apparel and sourcing industry. The exposition features workshops and seminars from the world's top experts in fashion, sourcing, logistics, marketing, government and many other topics.