Discover new factories, manufacturers, and suppliers from countries in Africa as they join our lineup of 40+ countries. Plus, attend special seminars and get access to tips from industry experts as they discuss the continents position as the next sourcing destination. 

By: Tara Donaldson, Sourcing Journal 

China will shell out more of its cotton stocks in the coming year. Cotton production is down globally and ending stocks fell 14 percent to 19.1 million tons in the 2015/16 season, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), and they will fall a further 7 percent, reaching 17.8 million tons by the end of the 2016/17 season as China continues to cut down its stocks.

Check out new technology innovations enabling textile houses to process materials that use less water, less chemicals and less energy.

From smart textiles enhancing performance to new cutting-edge technology, we've rounded up the latest straight from the textile labs of the most innovative brands.

SOURCING at MAGIC is where brands, designers and sourcing executives gain access to resources across the entire supply chain. With over 40 countries, the show links you to the global supply chain under one roof. Take a look at what countries are represented at the show!

Fashion has reached an unfamiliar crossroads. Specialty and department stores are struggling, off-price retailers reign supreme and high-end brands that once previewed runway shows to a select audience six months out are now shifting to consumer-facing shows and a “see now, buy now” business model.

Wednesday, October 19 2016

Stay in the Know: We broke down the trends of the season in our SS17 trend report in June.  Now we're bringing you the confirmation of the trends we spotted on the SOURCING at MAGIC show floor in our interactive trend report.

Tuesday, October 18 2016

For the first time ever, UBM Fashion hosted a New York based sourcing event, SOURCING@Coterie, featuring a curated selection of world-class factories and fabric providers.

Since 2001, has been connecting recruiters and candidates. An individual’s successful journey in the fashion industry hinges on several factors, such as, but not limited to, the right training, forward-thinking style, strong business sense, knowledge of current fashion trends, creativity and good communication skills. 

Sustainability isn’t just en vogue anymore, it’s something brands and retailers increasingly know they must commit to, and many are making multifold efforts to do so.

Home of the industry’s largest complimentary seminar series, MAGIC’s hallmark educational program presents 50+ sessions led by 70+ executive-level speakers.

By Genevieve Scarano, Sourcing Journal

Shoes, as we know them, never stay the same. Footwear’s evolution hails from humanity’s cultural shifts and the creative minds that dominate future wardrobes. For Spring/Summer 2017, don’t plan on disregarding lace up sandals and Stan Smiths just yet. Below is a brief style forecast for next year’s most anticipated footwear season.

Last month, we introduced you to four conceptual trends within our Sourcing Spring/Summer 2017 Trend  Trend Report. Check out the forecasted trends in top collections presented during Fashion Week's around the globe.


Beginning September 2016, the Annual Sourcing Event will take place during Coterie New York
Jun 21, 2016, 07:00 ET from UBM

UBM Fashion Group, the pre-eminent trade event partner to the US fashion industry and organizer of key trade events such as MAGIC, Coterie, Project and Stitch – today announced the launch of SOURCING@Coterie, a juried collection of world-class factories. Coterie is the premier global marketplace that bridges women's apparel and accessories designers to the international 'Who's Who' of retailers. Its new addition, SOURCING@Coterie, will feature a VIP selection of factories with a maximum of 100 booths and will include apparel, accessory and footwear factories, along with fabric mills.

By Lyndsay McGregor, Sourcing Journal

If you were surprised to find an Irish lace wedding dress from the 1870s and hand-embroidered gowns from Dior as part of the Costume Institute’s spring exhibit, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” there’s a very good chance that fitness-tracking wristbands are all that comes to mind when you think about wearable technology. If that is the case and fiber is your game, for shame.