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FabricLink’s Trend Watch: New Fabric Developments

The FabricLink Network, will launch “Trend Watch”, a Fashion Industry Panel, at GlobalTex next month. The Panel will consist of four categories on current and evolving fabric trends impacting today’s fashions.

“FabricLink’s Trend Watch: New Fabric Developments for Today’s Fashions”
Presented at GlobalTex

Sponsored by the FabricLink Network and GlobalTex:
Date: GlobalTex Show, Wednesday, March 3, 2010
from 1:30 to 2:30pm, Seminar Suite, West Hall, Hall A,
Los Angeles Convention Center

Tarzana, CA, February 24, 2009, The FabricLink Network, known for its provocative Industry Panel events, will launch “Trend Watch”, a Fashion Industry Panel, at GlobalTex next month. The Panel will consist of four leading categories in textiles; focusing on current and evolving fabric trends impacting today’s fashions. The represented industry segments will include: Fibers and Yarns, Knit Fabrics, Woven Fabrics, and Dyeing/Printing/Finishing.

Each panelist will discuss important trends and innovations in their respective areas, and offer pertinent forecasting information for the industry as a whole. They will discuss recent fiber and yarn developments, knit and woven fabric constructions, print and pattern trends, as well as finishes and treatments generating interest. The panelists will share insider information on their respective businesses, and will show how innovative fabric developments can stimulate new fashion trends in the marketplace.

This is an opportunity for the industry to hear from the experts, and use their expertise and creative insight to excite consumer interest at retail.
The Panel will include:

• Fibers/Yarns: David Sasso, VP International Sales, Buhler Yarns, Inc.
• Knit Fabrics: Pat Tabassi, Marketing Manager, Design Knit, Inc.
• Woven Fabrics: Mike Carr, Sales Manager Western US, Central & South America, Carr Textiles
• Dyeing/Printing/Finishing: Tom Lorber, VP Sales/Merchandising, Prima-Tex Industries, Inc.

Over the past six years, the FabricLink Network has presented a dozen similar Industry Panels for the specialty outdoor retail market. These events were a must-see highlight at the Outdoor Retailer Show, where show attendees often had standing room only space. Now, FabricLink brings its expertise in organizing these product development focused Panels into the fashion market at the GlobalTex Show.

Kathlyn Swantko, founder of the FabricLink Network, started the Industry Panels because she saw a real need to get the supply chain together to talk and network. Swantko stated, “The Industry Panels provide a unique opportunity for the entire textile/apparel supply chain to discuss trends, innovation and new product developments for the fashion market. These events give attendees the rare opportunity to hear from industry leaders, who share their vision and insight in a fast moving format. There’s also time to ask questions of the Panel. Everyone benefits from the experience!”

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Join GlobalTex and the FabricLink Network for this dynamic Industry Panel event that brings together leaders in the textile supply chain to discuss the latest fabric trends for today’s fashions. Let “FabricLink’s Trend Watch” event make a difference during your week at GlobalTex. Have your questions answered, and use what you learn to get inspired.

About the FabricLink Network:
Kathlyn Swantko, a textile advocate and educator, is president of FabricLink (, and founder of and ( on-line textile resources, which make up the FabricLink Network. With over 100,000 visits per month combined, the award-winning (trade to consumer) and (trade-to-trade) provide information about new products and marketing opportunities for specialty textiles, textile-based products and services. The two sites offer valuable content and technical information; new releases on innovations; fabric descriptions; usage and care; supplier history and contacts. Seven Searchable indexes makes the FabricLink Network web sites the “go to” resources for developers in textile, designers, in fashion, and research. In addition, the Network offers effective platforms for all businesses, from small niche-based companies to large broad-based textile manufacturers, to reach other businesses within the supply chain and the consumer.

Kathy Swantko can be reached at (818) 345-7501, or at

Communications Contact: Beth Cochran