Past Events

NEXT TEXTILE Opening Conference

October 22nd 2020
Opening the Digital Show is the NEXT TEXTILE Conference; a one-day
interactive live event featuring some of the industry’s most respected experts
and thought-leaders. Join in the live panel discussions, interactive workshops
and must-watch keynotes to find out more about the textile industry and how
things may change in the future!

Sourcing & Inspiration Material Showcase

October 22nd – November 6th 2020
Hosted by Material Exchange, this two-week long exclusive material showcase
supports brands in finding the right materials from the right suppliers.
The showcase will feature the newest and most innovative digital material
samples from over 300 suppliers around the world. View materials, enquire for
more information and communicate with suppliers within their Virtual Show
Access by clicking the showcase from the lobby.

Digital Fashion Week

November 2nd – November 6th 2020
An industry first; a virtual fashion show featuring 3D designs inspired by materials from the Material Exchange Digital Material Library. A collection of the best
designs will be available to view within the showcase

To register, click here 

The main event consists of hundreds of material suppliers displaying the most innovative samples including: leathers, accessories and components, fabrics.

Material Exchange will be attending to highlight the benefit of our revolutionary Digital Profile and Digital Library and how they can help change the way the industry views materials.

Click here to find out more about Lineapelle.

The FDRA summit is dedicated to help professionals better understand current and emerging materials and material developments at a technical level.

Material Exchange will be involved in discussions on evolving innovate materials inside the Material Exchange database and educate professionals on how the use of digital materials can drive sustainability.

Click here to find out more about the FDRA Shoe Sustainability & Materials Innovation Summit.


Official Update: FDRA is postponing upcoming spring events until further notice (likely early fall) due to the growing impact of coronavirus. We are doing so for the health and safety of our workers, as well as to be respectful of new heavy strains on brands’ and retails’ workloads. We want them to be 100% focused on their business at this time. We will let you know the rescheduled dates for each event as soon as possible.

FDRA will be holding a series of online seminars — Digital (3D) FLOW – focused on helping every footwear brand successfully execute digital (3D) transformations through in-depth case studies, best practices, and specialized training.

Material Exchange is excited to be actively involved in the events to show brands how Digital Transformation can help them and the future of the industry.

Seminars will be held in May, June, July and August.

Click here to find out more about the FDRA Digital Transformation Event.

Join Material Exchange CEO, Darren Glenister and CPO, Dejan Zvekic for a Webinar hosted by our partners; USFIA.

April 14, 2pm ET (8pm CEST)

Material Exchange are members of the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative and assisted in the development of the Best Practices Guideline for Exchanging Raw Material Attributes. These standards help brands and vendors work together through the Material Exchange platform, to find and source the right materials. We will explain how our data ecosystem provides brands with the key material attribute data required for digital product creation and development, and provides a source of testing and compliance reports.

We are currently helping brands and vendors to virtually and remotely, connect and collaborate. Our platform provides an end-to-end solution for material sourcing teams to search, select and download digital materials. The built-in communication tool helps brands and vendors to develop relationships and discuss materials, reducing the need for face-to-face meetings.

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