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The FabricLink hosts the Trend+Design Center Welcome Reception for 2015


The FabricLink hosts the Trend+Design Center Welcome Reception for 2015

Join us January 21, 9 a.m., in the Trend + Design Center at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Tarzana, Calif. January 15th 2015 ­– The FabricLink Network (FLN), the leading website for textile networking, education, and sourcing for the textile industry and Outdoor Retailer, will host a welcome reception at the new Trend + Design Center presented by Bemis at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015. The Trend + Design Center presented by Bemis will also feature the new SOURCE AT OUTDOOR RETAILER, a printed directory.

Outdoor Retailer is where designers come to source and shop the fabrics and components from the nearly 200 raw materials suppliers that bring innovative technical and fashion-forward elements to the outdoor market. The all-new Trend + Design Center presented by Bemis anchors the supplier story at Winter Market and is home to education and events of interest to the design audience at Outdoor Retailer. Presenters include Promostyl, DuPoint, Industrial Designers Society of America and Bemis. Find the complete schedule at


Join Kathy Swanko, founder and director of FabricLink Network for an overview of the new Trend + Design Center presented by Bemis and the debut of the SOURCE AT OUTDOOR RETAILER handbook for industry designers at 9:00 am on Day 1, January 21, 2015, in booth 155-501. A limited number of these valuable directories will be available, so be sure to pick up your copy early.

The Trend+Design Center presented by Bemis is a must-see for all designers and product development team members attending OR in planning their appointments for the duration of Winter Market, and for anyone interested in learning more about designing and manufacturing product for the outdoor market.


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About Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Retailer (OR) brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor adventure and recreation through tradeshows, product demo events and web-based business solutions. Produced by Emerald Expositions and based in San Juan Capistrano, California, Outdoor Retailer also provides and promotes retailer education, advocacy, responsibility and critical face-to-face business initiatives within the outdoor industry.

Consistently named among Trade Show News Network’s 25 fastest-growing tradeshows by attendance, Outdoor Retailer ( connects approximately 50,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for its Summer and Winter Market shows, and thousands more through its year-round online resources and platforms.

About the FabricLink Network: and are on-line textile resources, which make up the FabricLink Network. (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, key contacts. Seven Searchable indexes make the FabricLink Network websites the “go to” resource for developers of textiles, fashion designers, and researchers. In addition, the Network offers effective platforms for all companies to reach other businesses within the supply chain and the consumer. “Like” FabricLink on Facebook or visit to learn more about all types of fabrics.

For media inquiries:

Kathy Swantko

(818) 345-7501

Communications Contact:
Beth Cochran

Kate Lowery
Outdoor Retailer: Director of Public Relations