Apparel Textile Sourcing 2018: Powered by TopTenWholesale

Apparel Textile Sourcing 2018: Powered by TopTenWholesale.com

Last week at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada kicked off its third annual show. This go-round brought over 500 exhibitors, 5,000 registered attendees and participation from 17 countries to the halls of the Centre. This was the most significant ATS event with record-breaking numbers that are further evidence of Canada’s changing role as a sought-after trade partner in the global textile and apparel sector.

ATS Canada 2018: Matchmaking Heaven
Another reason for the success of ATSC 2018 is that it was powered by TopTenWholesale.com. With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees, where is anyone supposed to start? Which manufacturer will be the one that will be perfect to create a small order of children’s clothing domestically? Which designer’s collection is the one for this boutique owner’s clientele? It’s intimidating in a sea of potential partners, knowing with whom you must connect. Everyone has unique sourcing needs, and that is why Apparel Textile Sourcing offered free signature matchmaking services.

TopTenWholesale.com is the all about connections, so they were able to lead the right buyers, manufacturers, suppliers, and more to each other. With over ten years of experience connecting buyers to suppliers and suppliers to manufacturers; Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada and TopTenWholesale.com were a B2B match made in heaven.

That’s a Wrap on Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada
ATS Canada has established itself as the premier textile and apparel sourcing show in the country. That being said, this year the show expanded both literally and figuratively. In fact, the showroom space expanded from 40,000 to 135,000 square feet. On top of textiles and apparel, new product categories were added. These included general merchandise, electronics, toys, sports, gift, craft, decor, bath, kitchen, bed, household, pet, outdoor, furniture, jewelry, and garden.

New showcases were added as well, such as the India Pavilion and the Canadian debut of the China Brand Show which included lightly manufactured products and electronics. Well-known Chinese apparel brands debuted through Avenue ATS. Through this, established brands from the regions were able to gain entrance to the North American Market.

Trade show season is over (for now). And, although the doors are closed at Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada, the doors are always open at TopTenWholesale.com We’re always here to help you connect.


Author:  Christine Duff

Christine wants to live in a world filled with cutting edge fashion, beautiful words and and an endless supply of leather jackets and boots. A product development grad of FIDM, she was the Editor-in-Chief of MODE Magazine where she reignited her love of storytelling. She has diverse experience within the industry with trend research, art direction and styling editorial spreads. She gained her most notable experience working in Los Angeles at the satellite operation for GQ and Vogue Thailand. Christine is passionate about social science and the role it plays in the consumer goods industry and apparel in particular.


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