Winter 2022 Edition Moves Virtual Due to Rising Pandemic Concerns

Updated: Jan 19

Press Release


This press release was issued by Messe Frankfurt December 27, 2021. It announces that Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City will be moved to a virtual platform, given the rising Covid-19 cases, New York state regulations, and travel restrictions. Additional coverage can be found in a December 29 Sourcing Journal here.

After careful consideration regarding the increased concerns surrounding COVID-19 as well as New York State regulations we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Winter 2022 edition in-person segment of Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City. In lieu of the physical event, both shows will continue virtually and can be accessed live during the original show dates, January 25-27, 2022.


Our high level of international participation, increasing travel restrictions, and rising number of COVID-19 variant cases has led to a significant deterioration in the general conditions for holding the in-person shows. “Our primary concern is always the responsibility we feel towards our exhibitors, partners, attendees, and staff. While this is disappointing for all involved, we hope there is a level of understanding that this was a necessary step to help keep each other safe in these unprecedented times.” – Jennifer Bacon, Show Director, Fashion & Apparel.


The Virtual Platform will open with similar features found on the trade show floor. Attendees will be able to take advantage of the AI-powered matchmaking capabilities of recommended textile suppliers, video meetings, and more. In addition, the highly anticipated educational program scheduled for January’s in-person show will also continue virtually; dates and times remain unchanged. The full schedule for Textile Talks and the Lenzing Seminar Series can be found on our websites: www.TexworldNewYorkCity.com www.ApparelSourcingNewYorkCity.com


The Texworld and Apparel Sourcing New York City team remains hopeful and focused on delivering a successful Summer 2022 edition with plans to take place in-person on July 19-21 in New York City.


Despite this unfortunate obstacle, we want the industry to know that we are fully committed to serving and supporting the community that we love. We intend to continue to create abundant opportunities to support the textile and apparel community as well as serve as a place for inspiration for designers, buyers, and industry professionals. Until we meet again.

In lieu of the physical event, both shows will continue virtually and can be accessed live during the original show dates, Jan. 25-27. Organizers said their high level of international participation, increasing travel restrictions and rising Covid-19 cases driven by the omicron variant has led to a significant deterioration in the general conditions for holding the in-person shows.


“Our primary concern is always the responsibility we feel toward our exhibitors, partners, attendees and staff,” Jennifer Bacon, show director for fashion and apparel, Messe Frankfurt Inc., said. “While this is disappointing for all involved, we hope there is a level of understanding that this was a necessary step to help keep each other safe in these unprecedented times.”


The virtual platform will open with similar features found on the trade show floor. Attendees will be able to take advantage of such areas as AI-powered matchmaking capabilities of recommended textile suppliers and video meetings. In addition, the educational program both led by a group of speakers covering trend forecasts, industry insights, supply chain policy and transparency, circularity and market intelligence, scheduled for January’s in-person show will also continue virtually, with dates and times unchanged.


The full schedule for Textile Talks and the Lenzing Seminar Series can be found at TexworldNewYorkCity.com and ApparelSourcingNewYorkCity.com.


Members of the Texworld and Apparel Sourcing New York City team said they remain hopeful and focused on delivering a successful Summer 2022 edition with plans to take place in-person on July 19-21 in New York City.


Texworld NYC is produced by Messe Frankfurt North America, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Gmbh. Apparel Sourcing New York City is a joint venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-Tex.

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