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SPESA 2016 Tailgate Party at
Texprocess Americas & Techtextil North America

Opening Night Networking Event

SPESA Tailgate Party at Texprocess Americas


There’s no more innovative and inviting space to host the visitor-friendly SPESA 2016 Tailgate Party at the upcoming Texprocess Americas & Techtextil North America exhibitions than the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

The state-of-the-art facility features 50,000 square feet of unique event space, including an indoor Playing Field that can accommodate up to 1,450 people for the SPESA Tailgate Party on the Opening Night – May 3, 2016.

The College Football Hall of Fame is located adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center at 250 Marietta Street Northwest, next to Centennial Olympic Park, and near the Georgia Dome stadium in downtown Atlanta — in the heart of the city’s sports and entertainment district.

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Supporting the AAFA Education Foundation

Since its creation in 1968, the AAFA Education Foundation has awarded scholarships to the sharpest, brightest, and most creative students in the academic world to achieve new heights in the fashion industry.

Over 2,500 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students with the help of generous contributions. The Foundation’s goal is to significantly increase the funding of its investment portfolio to allow an increase in the number and amount of scholarships it provides to students.

SPESA provides support for the AAFA Education Foundation as it promotes the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the industry, specifically in the areas of finance, marketing, human resources, product development, production management, engineering, technology, and other subjects related to improved efficiency and development and acceleration of economic growth in the industry.

Scholar Sponsor

Gerber Technology

Corporate Sponsors

Methods Workshop

Messe Frankfurt

American & Efird

DAP America


Members in the News

Universal Sewing Machine Opens Attachments Department

Universal Sewing Machine Co., located in Miami, Florida, announced the opening of their new Attachments Department.  It operates in conjunction with Stitch ‘N Time, and Mr. Val Gorski, the master attachment maker.  Mr. Gorski enjoys a well-deserved reputation for making quality attachments since 1979, and for his expertise in the sewing industry for the last 37 years.  Universal now offers custom-made attachments produced on premises, as well as standard, off-the-shelf, mass-produced attachments. 

SPESA Welcomes New Members

  • Southeastern Sales
  • VDMA
  • Will Duncan & Associates
  • Bullmer GmbH
  • Universal Sewing Supplies
  • Taiwan Spreading Center Enterprises
  • Grabit
  • iEcho Science & Technology
  • Richpeace Group
  • CAMFive

Will Duncan & Associates, LLC Acquires [TC]2’s Industry Services

Will Duncan and Doug Adams announce the launch of their newly formed apparel consulting firm. As Executive Vice President of [TC]2, Will Duncan was instrumental in creating their Industry Services Division, developing the team to support it, and leading their training and consulting activities during his 25 years with [TC]2 . Doug Adams is an industry veteran with over 40 years’ experience from the production floor to the board room. For the past nine years he served as Director of Manufacturing Services for [TC]2.

Alvanon, a Global Apparel Business Expert, has entered into a  Fit Movement partnership with the Parsons School of Design

The partnership provides students enrolled in selected programs with advanced industry fit tools used in product development for the purpose of creating a state of the art learning environment for emerging designers. 

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