Trending Apparels and TextilesfromMore than 20 Countries to be Unveiled in Canada, as Local Industry Continues to Thrive

Showcase at Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada eventto includefirst-in-Canada Artisanal displayof unique offerings from developing countries

With the steady growth of Canada’s apparel and textile industry, organizers of the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada(ATSC) show have announced that representatives from more than 20 countries willbein Toronto August 21-23 to unveil under one roof all that’s trending in the worldwide industry.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity for Canadian importers, manufacturers, retailers, designers and small businesses to get a first-hand look,without leaving their home turf,at the global fashions, fabrics and textures that consumers will be after in the coming year,” said Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, North America’s leading publisher of B2B trade platforms and and organizer of ATSC, which debuted last year.

From August 21-23, 2017 at Toronto’s International Centre, top apparel and textile manufacturers from more than 20 countries and areas including China, Bangladesh,India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Pakistan, the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Turkey, Jordan, Switzerland,Vietnam, Nepal and more will share with Canadians their latest products and production processes in an effort to forge new business relationships.

For the first time, thanks to a newly-minted partnership between ATSC and TFO Canada, Canadians will also get a sneak peek – and first grabs at import opportunities – of unique artisanal apparels, textiles and related goods form eight Least Developed Countries (LDCs): Madagascar, Uganda, Lesotho, Ethiopia, Haiti, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal.

TFO Canada – which creates sustainable trade partnerships for exporters from developing countries to promote small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the specialty textile and garment sector – has announced that it will bring 30 SMEs to this year’s event to showcase the organization’s Artisan Hub initiative.

“This Canadian-based sourcing show is the opportunity we have been waiting for,” said Steve Tipman, Executive Director of TFO Canada. “This is a ‘can’t miss’ opportunity for buyers who are looking for unique products. We are excited to be working in partnership with ATSC.”

As the Canadian demand for apparel increases, the apparel available is coming more and more from abroad. Apparel imports are up by $3.4 billion or 8.3% annually (average) to total $12.5 billion in 2015, according to the Government of Canada Apparel Industry Profile.  Domestic demand for apparel has increased annually since 2011.  The total value of apparel imports into Canada continue to rise as Canadian apparel exports continues to decrease.

A comprehensive trade show and conference, ATSC is supported by many international governmental associations headed by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT) and the Bangladesh High Commission, led by Dewan Mahmud, First Secretary (Commercial) at Bangladesh High Commission. The 2017 show will see a larger delegation of exhibitors and speakers from both China and Bangladesh after the show’s successful debutlast August.

For more information or to register for Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada, visit Registration – which includes entrance to both the exhibits and conference sessions – is free of charge.