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A family-owned company with approximately 1,000 employees and headquarters in Bönnigheim, Germany, Hohenstein Institute customizes testing and research around the world to advance the industry.  As an internationally recognized and reliable partner, Hohenstein supports companies along the supply chain in successfully bringing their products to the market - from quality and functionality testing to knowledge transfer to product launch and marketing support.

Outdoor Insight Magazine, a Formula4Media publication, covers the specialty outdoor market delivering cutting edge reporting to all readers. From new products shaking up the retail climate to outdoor market trends moving into each season, Outdoor Insight provides perspective and analysis for consumer insight. 

PERFORMANCE DAYS® founded the functional fabric fair in Munich for the sourcing of high performance functional fabrics and accessories. With 297 exhibitors from 29 nations, PERFORMANCE DAYS shows the latest trends in fabric development for the functional textile industry. The fair attracts the major international manufacturers and nearly all of the well-known sportswear and active clothing brands as well as the sportive fashion collection industry with its complete selection of high quality materials. A core piece of the functional fabric fair in Munich (and those in the US) is the PERFORMANCE FORUM which highlights the newest innovations and developments – with the PERFORMANCE (ECO) AWARD handed to the most innovative/sustainable product of the fair.

Sourcing Journal Media, LLC, a leader in B2B trade media, produces publications and events under the Sourcing Journal, Vamp and Rivet brands. It is a resource for specific industries including apparel and footwear, offering essential news, expert commentary and in-depth analysis. Sourcing Journal’s parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media company, publishing, and information Services Company founded in 2003.

Sports Insight Magazine, a Formula4Media publication, provides information on the sports market delivering cutting edge perspective and analysis on everything including apparel, equipment, new technologies and products, consumer retailers, strategies and more. 

Sportstextiles.com went live in 2001 as the news portal to complement World Sports Activewear (WSA) magazine. More than 100 stories from all over the world, covering developments in textiles and finished products, go live on the site every month, allowing users to access the latest industry news and product launches on a daily basis. 

Textile Insight Magazine, a Formula4Media publication provides insight and perspective into the specialty textile market highlighting trends and product innovation in apparel and footwear technology, sustainability, performance, strategy and more. 

Founded as the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the Association continues to evolve to meet the needs of those in the ever-changing textile and materials industries. AATCC has served textile professionals since 1921. Today, the Association provides test method development, quality control materials, education, and professional networking for a global audience.

The Apparel News Group, owned by TLM Publishing Inc., has been in business since 1945. The omni-channel media group covers the largest apparel center in the country and its influence worldwide. It produces a weekly print and digital publication in addition to several specialized supplements throughout the year; e-newsletters/e-blasts; a daily updated website; plus native advertising, video, and classifieds opportunities. 

Circulation consists of department, chain, and specialty-store buyers; manufacturers of apparel, textiles, and accessories; as well as the suppliers of services and products, including finance, technology, real estate, sourcing, freight and logistics, legal, findings and trimmings, branding, and more. The print paper is distributed at more than 100 trade shows a year and at Los Angeles Fashion District buildings every week.

FB International, Inc. assists with the entire development of booth creation for trade fair organizations from idea coordination to production, supplying all materials from planning to installation. FB offers sustainable fabrics and exhibition materials, such as veloce fabric, and all shells are manufactured entirely in-house allowing for customization. 

Utah State University offers a program called Outdoor Product Design & Development in the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education that provides students passionate about creating products with the knowledge of design principles and aesthetics and technical skills in order to make them come to life.

Trees for the Future is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, recognized by 1% for the Planet, that operates an agroforestry program to restore trees to degraded lands by working with smallholder farmers. This program is the forest garden approach and through it, TREES achieves a triple bottom line impact of people, profit, and planet. TREES aims to alleviate poverty and eradicate hunger while maximizing the environmental benefits provided by each of the millions of trees we plant each year. This is an innovative approach that is not only revitalizing the environment but is also planting thousands of families out of poverty in a sustainable way.