TextilEdge, Inc the e-commerce marketplace for sourcing and procurement in the global apparel and textile industries, today announced the appointment of Ambassador Ron Sorini to its board.

Ambassador Sorini has been active in international trade for almost 20 years. In 1989, he was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the US Senate as Ambassador and Chief Textile Negotiator.

Serving in this capacity until 1993, he was the principal negotiator on textile and apparel matters for NAFTA, the GATT/WTO agreement and bilateral agreements with over forty nations. Ambassador Sorini has previously served as senior vice president for international development and government relations at Fruit of the Loom, Inc. He currently serves as senior vice president of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg LLC, a law firm specializing in global trade issues, particularly in the textile and apparel industry.

"Ron's wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts within the textile and apparel industry make him an invaluable addition to the TextilEdge board of directors," said William Harris, CEO of TextilEdge. "Ron's thorough understanding of the domestic and global issues for apparel and textiles will be a tremendous benefit to TextilEdge and the industry as a whole as we continue to drive its shift to e-commerce."

"I see this as a great opportunity to help the apparel and textile industries make some dramatic changes and improvements," said Ambassador Sorini.

About Textiledge, Inc
With headquarters in the United States and Mexico, TextilEdge is an e-commerce marketplace serving the $200bn global apparel and textile industry. Using the Internet, TextilEdge facilitates the procurement of finished garments and materials domestically and internationally.

The TextilEdge marketplace now includes more than 5,500 textile and apparel companies worldwide. Through its exclusive partnership with the Mexican National Textile Industry Chamber (CANAINTEX) and other efforts, TextilEdge also has the vast majority of Mexican textile industry companies as marketplace members. For more information, visit www.textiledge.com or email info@textiledge.com.