Reminder: Fabric Link Network with Outdoor Retailer Host Bi- Annual De

FabricLink Network and Outdoor Retailer invite you to mix, meet and make new connections. At the same time come see the talented contestants of Project OR, get inspired, and make new contacts in the Design Center during Winter Outdoor Retailer.
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Reminder: Fabric Link Network with Outdoor Retailer Host Bi- Annual Design Center Textile Mixer
Save the Time - Day 2, 4-6 pm

Tarzana, CA. January 10th 2012-FabricLink Network and Outdoor Retailer invite you to mix, meet and make new connections. At the same time come see the talented contestants of Project OR, get inspired, and make new contacts in the Design Center during Winter Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, January 20th from 4-6 pm.


This popular networking event provides manufacturers, designers, and suppliers the opportunity to make new contacts and explore new business opportunities, all the while generating innovative ideas for product developments that drive the outdoor market.

“The OR show is a fast, intense time for buyers and sellers alike, with minimal time available to network.” explains Kathy Swantko, founder of FabricLink.com Network. “This is why, the Networking Mixer has been so popular.It’s held at the end of Day 2 when everyone can find time to drop by for a beer and a chat.”

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

YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR TEXTILE NETWORKING

HAPPY HOUR IN OR’s DESIGN CENTER!!

Make New Contacts, Exchange Ideas, Discuss Product Development Concepts



When: Friday, January 20th

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Where: Design Center

Salt Palace Convention Center


FREE RAFFLE DRAWING! COME & GET OUTFITTED

Every season there is more gear than ever at the Textile Community Mixer—the “Come and Get Outfitted” contest and drawing is bigger than ever. This season’s Mixer is supported by several companies, who have generously donated items for the “Come and Get Outfitted” raffle. Products Provided by: Concept III, FITS Socks, Gramicci, Kingwhale, Hyperbola®, CORDURA® Brand Fabrics, Rogers Corporation, PORON® Performance Cushioning,Teflon® Fabric Protector, and Outlast®.



Adjacent to the Design Center is Project OR, which offers endless sources of encouragement for young designers.Swantko is a textile aficionado, writer, teacher, and college liaison with connections to the country’s top design schools.As a member of Project OR’s Organizing Committee, Swantko unites Outdoor Retailer with five promising design colleges that select their top students to represent their schools in the competition.These finalists are now ready to deliver their creative, innovative designs at ORWM’12.Join FabricLink and Outdoor Retailer as we watch these young designer at work, right on the trade show floor, and see their cutting edge designs first hand.

The student competitors come from around the country and have been chosen to compete in Cycle 8 of Project OR, the industry's original 48-hour concept-to-prototype design competition held during Outdoor Retailer Winter MarketJanuary 19-22, 2012.

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.

Come and join in on all the fun! Mix, Meet, and Network!Enjoy a FREE Beer and the “Come & Get Outfitted” raffle!


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 <kgswantko@fabriclink.com.

For more information on all these Outdoor Retailer events please log onto www.OutdoorRetailer.com.
Communications Contact: Beth Cochran
cochran@whatsuppr.com 406.579.7909

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