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If theres anything worthwhile that catches up the interest of (apart from the industry from which it belongs) fashion designers and a lot of women its textile trade shows. Fashion trends and stylists could not flourish without the latest designs in the textile industry. An elegant outfit is dependent on a great fabric. No need to argue with that, actually.

Well, upcoming textile trade shows for this last quarter should stir your voracious textile appetites and will have you lining up to the nearest reservation spot. Expect to have a split decision on what fair to go as two textile trade shows are all happening in Atlanta Georgia on about the same dates.

The textile industry will converge at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia this coming Oct. 31-Nov. 3 for the annual American Textile Machinery Exhibition International. As a continuation to its long-established tradition (since 1915) organizers of ATME-I 2006 promises the largest show of its kind in all of America. A total of 1.4 million square feet of GWCCs prime exhibit space will be filled with the newest in textile machinery, accessories, equipment, yarn and fiber supplies and services, dyeing, weaving, knitting, printing and finishing, including manufacturing industries of non-woven materials.

Also kicking off on the eve of Halloween for textile trade shows is the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI 2006) thia Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. A total of 450 suppliers will showcase their latest products and services, as well as the trends and technologies that would answer all your textile needs. Eight thousand (8,000) manufacturers/buyers can participate in educational programs, certification testing and networking. Also, two pre-conference symposiums will keep attendees informed of the Fabric Structures 2005 and Textile and Graphics 2005.

The Apparel Search Company will jumpstart your year with the Dallas Fabric Show on 8-10 January at the Dallas Market Center, Dallas, Texas. The Fabric Show is a semi-annual happening and in January, opportunities will be brought to the industrys professionals and consumers on their sundry needs on apparel, drapery, furniture, bedding, luggage, gift accessories, slip over, tabletop and other related manufacturers.

Another New Year explosion of international textile trade shows in the International Textile Design Show happening this Spring, Jan. 16-18 to be exact, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York City. A major international textile design event, the International Textile Design Show provides a bunch of inspiration for designers who are continuously on the look for the latest trend setting collections from around the world. Textile trade shows like this will showcase new and unique designs and concepts befitting lifestyles for any market out there including apparel, home, novelty, etc.

These textile trade shows, however, are classified as trade only which means only industry professionals and company representatives can be allowed in. For consumers, begin keeping your months-old trends in your closet and expect the future designs coming out soon.

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