North America’s Largest Apparel Sourcing Show to Feature Seminar and Booth Focusing on Rapidly Expanding Organic Fiber Market

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The Organic Exchange and the Organic Trade Association will co-host a seminar and information booth at the August 28-31 “Sourcing at Magic” event in Las Vegas. "Sourcing at MAGIC is the largest apparel sourcing and fabric event in North America. The seminar and booth will introduce brands, retailers and sourcing agents to the rapidly expanding market for apparel, personal care and house wares made from organically grown fibers (primarily organic cotton and organic wool).

The Natural Next Step: Why and How to Integrate Organic Fiber into Your Apparel Lines.

What:    

The Organic Exchange (OE)(http://www.organicexchange.org) and Organic Trade Association (OTA) (http://www.ota.com) will co-host a booth at “Sourcing at Magic” (http://www.sourcingatmagic.com), the largest apparel sourcing and fabric event in North America. The booth will introduce brands, retailers and sourcing agents to the rapidly expanding market for apparel, personal care and house wares made from organically grown fibers (primarily organic cotton and organic wool) and facilitate networking.

OE and OTA are also co-hosting a seminar on the rapidly expanding organic fiber market, “The Natural Next Step: Why and How to Integrate Organic Fiber into Your Apparel Lines.” Attendees will learn about market trends, the wide selection of organic apparel, challenges and opportunities in sourcing, and establishing wholesale and retail lines.

Who:    Seminar speakers are:

Beaver Theodosakis - President, Prana, a division of Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Marci Zaroff - Founder/President, Under the Canopy

Sandra Marquardt, President, On the Mark Public Relations

Where:    

Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV

Booth: Number 22648 - Pod #4 , Sourcing InfoHub area, South Hall

“Natural Next Step” seminar: Room MS116, South Hall

When:    

Organic Exchange/Organic Trade Association booth: Aug. 28-31 (Mon.-Thurs.)

“Natural Next Step” Seminar: August 30 (Wednesday.), 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Contact:        

Sandra Marquardt, On the Mark Public Relations, 301-592-0077 (d) or 301-512-4781 (c).

Background:

According to the Organic Trade Association, sales of U.S. and Canadian organic fiber sales jumped 40 percent in 2005, amounting to a $160 million U.S. organic product market. In addition, Organic Exchange data shows that global organic cotton product sales increased an estimated 35 percent annually, from $245 million in 2001 to $583 million in 2005 and are projected to skyrocket to $2.6 billion by the end of 2008.

Organic production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers.

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Sandra Marquardt
ON THE MARK PUBLIC RELATIONS
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