UBM Launching Sourcing@Coterie in September

UBM—producer of the MAGIC, Project and FN Platform trade shows—is adding a sourcing component to its contemporary Coterie trade show in New York.

The first edition of Sourcing@Coterie is slated for Sept. 18–20 at the Javits Center and will feature about 100 booths showcasing a VIP selection of apparel, accessories and footwear factories as well as fabric mills from the U.S., Japan, Europe and South America.

Organizers are looking at resources that specialize in high quality and low minimums. Participating factories will be admitted based on an evaluation process that will consider certifications, current customers and industry awards.

“We are thrilled to be launching a sourcing event in New York during Coterie. Our brands there have been asking for this, and now they will be able to walk over and meet with some of the best factories in the world, all under one roof at Javits,” said Christopher Griffin, president of Sourcing@Coterie.

Manufacture New York and DG Expo have partnered with the new show.

“Manufacture New York is excited to represent the cutting edge of made-in-NYC design and manufacturing bridging women’s apparel and accessories at Sourcing@Coterie this September,” said Bob Bland, chief executive officer and founder of Manufacture NY.

Susan Power, founder and director of DG Expo, the small-minimums sourcing show, was equally enthusiastic about the launch.

“It is a natural collaboration for us at DG Expo—many of our fabric suppliers already work with Coterie brands,” she said.

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