Digital Textile Printing and the New Supply Chain: Innovations in U.S. Manufacturing

The Walmart Initiative to Rebuild the US Textile Base: Onshoring/Reshoring of Manufacturing

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
Time: 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
Location: North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Raleigh
Cost: $50
Space is limited so REGISTER NOW.

Speakers and break-out sessions will give you a competitive edge

If you are a textile product supplier or textile product producer with an interest in digital textile printing, you won’t want to miss this exciting one-day conference at NC State’s College of Textiles. You will learn:

  • The advantages of using digital textile printing for U.S. textile manufacturing and sampling
  • How to reinvigorate and rebuild a strong domestic fabric and textile products complex using direct digital textile printing as a way to produce textiles to meet market demand
  • How value chain suppliers and stakeholders can shorten the supply chain, bring product to shelf in less time, and transition from inventory to demand driving the sale
  • Environmental and competitive advantages
  • The business case for onshoring / reshoring

Walmart’s Joe Quinn will discuss U.S. manufacturing

Keynote speaker Joe Quinn is Senior Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart. Quinn helps build Walmart relationships with third parties and outside coalitions, and is involved in the communication of grassroots messaging to both internal and external audiences. Quinn is currently focused on the major Walmart effort to bring manufacturing and jobs back to the United States. The company has committed to buying an additional $250 billion in American products during the next ten years.

Ribbon cutting will mark the official opening of the College’s Digital Textile Printing Lab

Join us Sept. 30 to celebrate the official opening of the Digital Textile Printing Lab at the College of Textiles.

This 2,600-square-foot, on-campus, digital print, cut and sew facility was able to be completed thanks to a 2014 grant from the U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, created by Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Fund focuses on the development of domestic manufacturing with a specific goal of advancing the production or assembly of consumer products in the U.S.

Experts at the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University have been collaborating for years with print and color science professionals including Expand Systems, a textile solutions provider, to advance digital textile printing technology and find ways to effectively integrate digital printing with cut and sew. The new lab space significantly improves their ability to pursue these goals.

Read more about NC State’s Innovation Fund project.

Enjoy professional networking opportunities and a mini digital textile printing trade show

There will be ample time for attendees to network and make valuable businesses connections. You’ll also want to visit our mini digital textile trade show.

Representatives from various textile product suppliers and producers will be on hand to discuss their services and products. Confirmed exhibitors include:

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