The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will stage a three-day showcase of apparel made from organically grown fibre at its annual All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show later this year.

The Wear Organic! Event, to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from May 2-4, is being co-sponsored by sportswear giant Nike and will be produced in partnership with Diversified Business Communications.

It will feature both runway and trade show displays of the latest organic apparel and textile designs, as well as conference sessions offering information about the organic fibre market.

"Apparel and home textile products made with organic fibre demonstrate a growing commitment by manufacturers to the environment and acknowledge the growing sector of environmentally conscious consumers," OTA executive director Katherine DiMatteo said.

Exhibitors at the event will include Nike, Earth Creations, Ecoganik, Global Citizen, Lauren Celeste, Nature USA, Round Belly Clothing, Sense-Organics, Under the Canopy, Wildlife Works and World Peace.