Canada is set to host its first-ever apparel and textile sourcing trade show later this year, which will highlight the all-important Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), industry best practices and tips on choosing who to work with. 

The Apparel & Textile Sourcing Expo, in coordination with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), will feature seminars on topics such as the TPP, best practices, the changing Canadian market, and tips on how to choose who to work with overseas.

Expected garment manufacturing countries to be represented include China, India, Bangladesh, Mexico, US, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mauritius, Colombia and Guatemala, Honduras, Jordan, Peru, Burma, and Myanmar.

By hosting it in Toronto, which organisers claim is Canada's fashion hub and mecca to emerging retail opportunities, retailers in the country will be able to connect with global major apparel and textile manufacturers without travelling outside the borders of Canada.

"Canada has needed a trade show where apparel and textile importers and retailers can learn about sourcing best practices while meeting international producers from around the world," says Bob Kirke, executive director at Canadian Apparel Federation, which is a partner of the event. "The event offers an important new resource for our domestic market and we are excited to support this endeavour."

CCCT chairman Jiang Hui added: "This event is a new project started for the promotion of global textile and apparel trade by CCCT. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the international textile and apparel market, we are convinced the Canadian Apparel & Textile Sourcing Expo will become an efficient and convenient trade platform for the global textile and apparel industry."

The event will take place in Toronto's International Centre from 22-24 August, and is being organised by JP Communications. 

Click here for more information.