Material World program set

ATLANTA -- Material World New York -- an American Apparel & Footwear Association event taking place at the Javits Center in New York from Sept. 28 to 30 -- will feature a roster of educational programs, exhibits and networking events.

Kicking off the program on Sept. 28 from8:30to10 “The Next Frontier in Fabric, Fiber and Thread.” This session will bring together a panel of industry leaders from fabric, fiber and thread companies with global operations.Seminars on the program for Sept. 29 include: “New & Different Ways to Finance International Transactions” from8:30to10 a.m., which focuses on such topics as how to release trapped days in inventory related to importing. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Cotton Incorporated is presenting “A Collection of Colors and Fabrics for the Home in 2007” with trend forecaster Dana Poor, head of Cotton Incorporated’s home trend forecasting team in New York. From2to3 p.m., Pantone is offering its free: “Pantone View Winter 2006/2007-Art and Science” with Tod Schulman, vice president, fashion and home.On Sept. 30, AAFA is presenting “Do’s and Don’ts in the New Trade Era” from8:30to10 a.m.with Stephen Lamar, vice president of AAFA; and Thomas Travis, managing director of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.

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