Who We Are

SPESA is the industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry, which includes apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, industrial textiles, and more.

These suppliers are manufacturers and distributors of machinery, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, equipment, and related parts and supplies, along with other products and services used for the development, manufacture, or distribution of sewn products.

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Texprocess Americas

Co-produced by SPESA and Messe Frankfurt, the Texprocess Americas trade show creates an opportunity for retail, brand, manufacturing executives, and professionals involved in the sewn products industry to meet with leading international manufacturers and distributors of machinery, equipment, parts, supplies, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, and other products and services used for the development of sewn products.

Update: The 2020 Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas Symposiums have gone virtual! Like the in-person events, this monthly series will provide attendees the opportunity to learn from the brightest minds in both industry and academia.

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SPESA Member Spotlight

Shimmy Technologies

Shimmy is a women-owned Industry 4.0 company preparing the apparel industry for the future of work by developing upskilling and reskilling applications. Working in three countries, Shimmy helps the world's leading companies optimize work between humans and machines with innovative, thoughtfully designed technology. The company recently launched an app called Herald, which uses mobile games to get North American workers excited about sewn product manufacturing and circularity jobs.

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