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Join Outdoor Retailer and the FabricLink Network for the Textile Community Mixer at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. This popular networking event provides manufacturers, designers and suppliers with the opportunity to make new contacts.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAVE THE DATE: Outdoor Retailer and the FabricLink Network
Announce: The Textile Community Mixer
Date: Friday Day 2, January 21th, 2011
Networking and Beer 4:00 to 6:00 pm, In the Design Center next to Project OR

Tarzana, CA. January 3, 2011. Join Outdoor Retailer and the FabricLink Network for the Textile Community Mixer at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. This popular networking event provides manufacturers, designers and suppliers with the opportunity to make new contacts and explore new business opportunities to create the innovative product developments needed to drive the outdoor market. The event will be held in the show's Design Center on Friday, January 21st.

The Design Center, also sponsored by Outdoor Retailer and the FabricLink Network, is where visiting attendees and exhibitors can see a broad display of fabrics, trim and zipper samples from supplier exhibitors. Designers and manufacturers can browse the Design Center for inspiration and find the latest product developments and component materials currently available in the market.

“The OR show is an intense and demanding time for buyers and sellers alike, with minimal time available to network.” explains Kathy Swantko, founder of FabricLink.com Network. “That's why, this Networking and Beer event is so popular. It's held at the end of the 2nd day, when everyone can find time to drop by for a beer and chat.”

There is also an added incentive to attend the Textile Community Mixer—the “Come and Get Outfitted” contest and drawing. This season the Textile Community Mixer is supported by several companies, who have generously donated items for the “Come and Get Outfitted” raffle. These businesses include: Chaos, Concept III, Cordura® Fabric, DuPont, Gramicci, Hyperbola®, Kingwhale, The North Face®, PORON®, Rogers Corporation, and Teflon®.

The Textile Community Mixer also provides an opportunity to see top student designers from major design schools across the county preparing their original outerwear prototypes for the Project OR competition. The Project OR competition is located next to the Design Center.

Come and join in on all the fun! Networking, Beer and Getting Outfitted! It doesn't get much better than that!!

About the FabricLink Network:
Kathlyn Swantko, a textile advocate and educator, is president of FabricLink (www.fabriclink.com), and founder of FabricLink.com and TheTechnicalCenter.com (www.TheTechnicalCenter.com) on-line textile resources, which make up the FabricLink Network. FabricLink.com (trade to consumer) and TheTechnicalCenter.com (trade-to-trade) provide information about new products and marketing opportunities for specialty textiles, textile-based products and services. The two sites offer valuable content and technical information; new releases on innovations; fabric descriptions; usage and care; supplier history and contacts. Seven Searchable indexes makes the FabricLink Network web sites the “go to” resources for developers of textiles, fashion designers, and researchers. In addition, the Network offers effective platforms for all businesses, from small niche-based companies to large broad-based textile manufacturers, to reach other businesses within the supply chain and the consumer. Visit the FabricLink Network (www.fabiclink.com and thetechnicalcenter.com) on twitter at fabricLinkNet, and on facebook at FabricLink.com.

Kathy Swantko can be reached at (818) 345-7501, or at

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