Canada is getting its first trade show for apparel and textile sourcing this year. The Apparel Textile Sourcing Expo will run from August 22nd to August 24th, at the International Centre in Toronto. It will be produced by J.P. Communications, Inc., responsible for such companies as Manufacturer.com and TopTenWholesale.com.
The expo will be working with CCCT, or China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel. Canada’s retailers will be able to connect with major manufacturers of apparel and textile around the world, without leaving the country. Many countries will be represented, including, of course, China, as well as Bangladesh, Mexico, the United States, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia, Mauritius, Guatemala, Colombia, Jordan, Honduras, Myanmar, Burma, and Peru.
Toronto is the obvious choice for the expo as it is Canada’s hub for fashion as well as its largest city with a population of more than 6 million (GTA). It is the fifth largest city in North America as well. This will be a good opportunity for Canada to learn more about the best sourcing as well as meet with international manufacturers.
This expo will not only feature international textile producers, but also offer a series of seminars on trade and textiles, from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to how to choose the best overseas producers to work with.
CCCT is interested in this event in the interests of promoting a global trade of apparel and textiles. It is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the industry, with more than 12,000 companies belonging to it. CCCT represents more than 70% of the exports of garments and textiles each year. They sponsor all sorts of global apparel and textile shows in many different countries.
J.P. Communications, Inc. is in charge of a network of B2B, or business to business, sourcing platforms, the most expansive in the United States. They help the members of their networks find manufacturers and wholesalers worldwide.
This show will allow Canada to have a better trade platform for the apparel industry and find more and better ways to source their products.