So that’s a wrap on another Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show. This year’s unprecedented growth and evolution would not have been possible without the support from the attendees, speakers, partners, and exhibitors.
This year ATSM 2019 tripled in size, welcoming 4,000 industry professionals through its doors at the Mana Wynwood. The global representation came from The Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and even Australia. Above all, Miami has visions of becoming a global city that connects the world through fashion, textiles, technology, and much more. Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami aims to be a purveyor in just that.
The new country representation from Ghana, Colombia, and Guatemala was evidence of this effort. The show’s signature matchmaking services were able to make many connections to exhibitors from these exhibitors and other international and domestic suppliers. In this delicate trade climate, the matchmaking services were an invaluable resource in finding manufacturers and exporters who could provide products and services duty-free.
The future of fashion at ATSM
Speaking of trade, the main stage continued to have a packed audience of those seeking answers to tariffs, duties, and the future of apparel. Incredible ATSM veterans such as Julie Hughes and Jeff Streader continued to spread the knowledge that will help industry professionals navigate this rapidly changing industry.
We took another glimpse into the future with the first-ever Pantone color forecast. Laurie Pressman, Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute, led the “Color as Oasis for Autumn/Winter 20/21” seminar. Technology also is evolving as a vital part of the apparel production process. The new stage Fashion Lab hosted AIMS 360, World Emblem, and Crystal Cut, all leaders of fashion tech and innovation.
From trade to technology, to sourcing and fashion, this industry is always in flux. Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami aims to be the go-to source for all things apparel and textiles. Thank you to everyone who took part in this three-day event! We look forward to doing this again in 2020.