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Fabric Link and Textile Intelligence Magazine Join in a Collaborative

Fabric Link, premiere web site for fabric, apparel, and textile products and Textile Intelligence Magazine have combined the best of what they both offer: thorough investigative knowledge on all things textile.
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Fabric Link and Textile Intelligence Magazine Join in a CollaborativeEffort Providing Insight and Analysis for Supply Chain Resources

Winter Panel: ECO THINK!
What it Means to be Green for Consumers Today

Tarzana, CA, (December 1, 2007) Fabric Link (www.fabriclink.com) the premiere web site for fabric, apparel, and textile products and the leading publication for textile manufacturing and sourcing-Textile Intelligence Magazine have combined the best of what they both offer: thorough investigative knowledge on all things textile.

Fabric Link and Textile Intelligence Magazine have established a relationship that combines the strength of print and Internet media to bring the designer, manufacturer and supplier resources that provide innovation and networking opportunities for the supply chain.

Jeff Nott, CEO and Publisher, Textile Intelligence explains the value of this news partnership, “We've been impressed with what FabricLink have developed over the years including its extensive resource database and seminar series at Outdoor Retailer. Fabriclink.com and The TechnicalCenter.com websites and the resource center combined with Textile Intelligence Magazine's in-depth coverage and analysis is a perfect compliment to each other. We view our seminar series as the first of many programs that we can put in place to serve the world of textile design, innovation, and its exciting product applications.”

For starters, Fabric Link and Textile Intelligence Magazine will also co-sponsor Industry Panel events to be held at various U.S. trade shows, starting with ORWM ‘08. The first event is Eco Think! At ORWM ‘08, which will look at what it means to be green for consumers today. Other events currently planned include Material World in Miami.

President of FabricLink.com/TheTechnicalCenter.com, Kathy Swantko comments, “Together, we will use a coordinated combination of print media, the Internet and live panel discussions to provide a source for innovative ideas and creative networking opportunities within the supply chain, as well as address education issues for consumers,” Swantko adds, “We intend to take full advantage of this 3-dimensional approach to serve the needs of the global textile market.”

As part of the collaboration, Kathy Swantko will write a continuing series of articles in Textile Intelligence Magazine, focusing on outreach and other educational programs available at various schools for textile designers, product development and executives; and, current textile research programs at major textile colleges/universities.

About Eco Think
This winter's Panel Discussion is ECO THINK! What it means to be Green for Consumers Today- Supply Chain Panel.

Wednesday, January 24th, 2008, 7:30 to 9:00 AM
Downtown Marriott, Salon D, Salt Lake City, UT
(across the street from the entrance to the show)

Are customers interested in t-shirts made from corn? Do consumers understand new recycled fleeced garments? Are shoppers willing to invest in eco-smart textile technologies? Whether they want goods that are hard-core eco, or prefer going green-lite, today's consumers are interested in pursuing a sustainable lifestyle. FabricLink and Textile Intelligence Magazine present a Supply Chain Panel that focuses on efforts in education, accessibility and price sensitivity in the eco-friendly fabric marketplace. Join the conversation and learn the latest consumer research on purchasing habits and customer eco-awareness.

Fabric Link and the Technical Center are the original and formidable “go to” sites for networking and all related fabric sourcing, care, manufacturing and new trends.


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