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US to host Sourcing at Magic textile fair in February

Magic textile fair :: Sourcing at Magic, a global supply chain event for fashion, will be held from February 11 to 14, 2018, in Las Vegas, US. The event will focus on the most important topic for 2018, the digitalisation of manufacturing. With over 40 countries, the show attracts designers, brands, and retailers to discover what they need to move their business forward.

Sourcing at Magic will let the visitors experience the technology that will move their business into the future. Sourcing will host a micro-factory on the show floor, featuring live demonstrations of apparel production (the micro factory will produce tee-shirts onsite). The micro-factory will consist of machinery from EFI, Optitex, EFI Reggiani, Klieverik, Zund, Eton System, along with robots and sewing from Henderson. Several specialists will lead panels informing audiences on functionalities and the benefits behind automated technology.

Sourcing at Magic will host show wide installations, seminars, and events. The event will show automated technology that include pattern marking software, sew bit machines, auto-drape machines, hot press printer, and new digital printer for cotton.

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On-site seminars include various topics likes ‘Smart Factories: The Future is Here’, where speakers like Katherine Stein, Softlines SGS North America Inc. and Joachim Hensch, HUGO BOSS/ SGS will discuss digitalisation of manufacturing.

Speakers that include Will Duncan, executive director, S.E.A.M.S., Frank Henderson, CEO, Henderson Sewing, Alex Vega, president Eton Systems Inc., John Cote, North American sales manager, Zund America Inc., will discuss on the topic ‘Moving into the future of manufacturing fashion: Micro factories, Finishing, Robots, and Customisation.’

Althea Peng, partner at McKinsey & Company and advisor to Apparel Retail and Consumer Goods Companies and Chris Callileri, chief supply chain officer, Tory Burch will speak on the topic ‘Digitisation of Sourcing and Agility in a Volatile World.’

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