Owned and operated by Messe Frankfurt, the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo is one of the largest sourcing events in North America for fabrics used to manufacture home textiles. It was the perfect opportunity for Allergy Standards’ CEO, Dr John McKeon, to meet with several key opinion leaders and members of the trade media attending the event such as Editor-in-Chief of EcoTextile News.
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo
The Home Textiles Sourcing Expo was held from July 17-19 at its usual locale, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Also as usual, it took place along side two other Messe Frankfurt textiles sourcing shows—Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA. As part of the Seminar series, Dr John McKeon was invited as a guest speaker on textiles and allergens, and gave a Texworld Talk called Asthma and Allergy-Friendly Textiles and Breathe Easier on Tuesday morning. The Summer 2017 Seminar Series organised by Messe Frankfurt is a must-attend event for professionals in every facet of the textile industry.
Meeting with John Mowbray, EcoTextile News Editor-in-chief
Ahead of the talk, Dr John McKeon had the opportunity to meet with John Mowbray, Founder and Editor-in-chief of EcoTextile News. Ecotextile News magazine is described as the environmental magazine for the global textile and clothing supply chain and is published six times per year as a magazine delivered direct or available in electronic format. It is published by MCL News & Media and is read by the world’s leading clothing brands and retailers and the most forward-thinking textile manufacturers and industry innovators. MCL’s products include the market leading print and on-line magazines: Ecotextile News, Knitting Trade Journal, Sustainable Nonwovens, and new publications for technical textiles: T.EVO, The Green Guide to ITMA and Textile Standards & Legislation. They also publish market leading reports on environmental issues that impact the textile industry such as Detox Deconstructed which analyses the Greenpeace campaign, the Sustainable Sourcing Map, and more recently Closing the Loop – the first publication to examine how the global textile sector can transform from a liner to a circular business model. John Mobray describes MCL as the leading media and information platform for the global textile supply chain. They operate with integrity and intelligence to provide market-leading content that motivates key industry stakeholders to make a positive difference to their global supply chains, through new sustainable, innovative and responsible sourcing policies and practices. John Mowbray is the editor and publisher of Ecotextile News but he also publishes The Apparel Analyst financial newsletter. Previously he was the editor of Knitting International magazine. Previously with Marks & Spencer and the University of Leeds, John was also a co-founder of the RITE Group, which aims to reduce the impact of textiles on the environment ASL’s CEO, Dr John McKeon, very much enjoyed his conversation with John Mowbray and in particular how his area of expertise is relevant to the asthma and allergy friendly Certification Program.
John Mowbray; John McKeon; Asthma Allergy-Friendly Textiles; Ecotextile