Reed Exhibitions and PERFORMANCE DAYS® Announce Launch of Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS®- October 22-23, 2019 at Oregon Convention Center, Portland. 

MUNICH, (January 24, 2019) – In partnership with Reed Exhibitions, PERFORMANCE DAYS® announces the launch of the West Coast U.S. Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS®. The new sourcing event featuring products and technologies to kick off the winter 2021 season is scheduled for October 22-23, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Concept III, the leading U.S. textile agency, will collaborate with Reed Exhibitions and Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult on the launch event. 

“Following the successful launch of the U.S. Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS® this past July, we are pleased to address a market void for a curated sourcing platform for outdoor and activewear functional fabric and accessories in the fall on the West Coast,” said Steve McCullough of Reed Exhibitions. “The biannual PERFORMANCE DAYS® Functional Fabric Fair in Germany is the gold standard of the industry and we are especially pleased to organize this second U.S. event in cooperation, maximizing their breadth of proven expertise to deliver a fair where tomorrow’s outdoor textile trends are on display today.”

“Having just celebrated our 10th anniversary in Munich this past year and experiencing tremendous industry response with a 50% growth in visitors and exhibitors, we are pleased to bring this same standard of business in our commitment to the U.S.-based events,” commented Marco Weichert, General Manager of Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult. “The timing, the caliber of programming and exhibits, and the collaboration with Reed Exhibitions and Concept III, promises to deliver a remarkable sourcing event for the outdoor and activewear market.” 

The Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS® on the West Coast will include curated exhibits, workshops, industry presentations, professional networking and matchmaking programs. Textile manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will present their performance materials and technical textiles for the winter 2021 season. Industry guests to attend the fair include designers, product managers, purchasing agents and textile decision makers representing sports and outdoor activewear and functional wear manufacturers. 

For more information on the U.S. Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS®, contact Steve McCullough, Reed Exhibitions/Performance Textile Fair at the PGA Merchandise Show, 203-840-5953 or smccullough@reedexpo.com. For more information on the European Functional Fabric Fair “PERFORMANCE DAYS®”- contact  info@performancedays.com.