Concept III Textiles Celebrates 30 Years with Snow Sports
First to Sign up for New ‘Sourcing Snow’ Show
Red Bank, NJ – October 4, 2012 “Rumors about a supplier venue at the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show have become reality,” says Concept III Textiles national sales manager, Chris Parkes, “and we have gladly signed on”. Parkes and about two dozen ski industry leaders make up the SIA Sourcing Snow Task Force shaping the new addition.
Concept III Will celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2013 and the company relishes the chance to exhibit within the snow sport market’s prestigious show – a market in which helped launch the textile-based product solutions company in 1983.
“Internationally, ski has always had a direct impact on performance fashion,” says Concept III founder and CEO David Parkes, “as well as countless new fibers, fabrics and silhouettes have been launched by the industry over the years.”
Next winter’s SIA Snow Show (January 31- February 3) in Denver will add Sourcing Snow, a separate floor with a supplier venue. Performance textiles, technologies, insulation, findings and other component vendors will now be able to show at SIA and work with apparel brands in one dedicated area there for the first time.
Concept III develops and sources performance textiles for the active sports and outdoor markets and works with ten textile technologies and mills worldwide. Parkes says all ten have also committed to participation in the Concept III booth.
“Ski and boardwear rely on snow, yet ski brands have many other opportunities within the extended categories of outdoor, active and lifestyle apparel. That’s what we bring to the table and that’s what our ski customers rely on us for,” says Chris Parkes. “Being able to work with all our snow sports brands in one place is a bonus.”
At Sourcing Snow, SIA is offering a well-priced, turnkey package including a complete workspace, display area, wi-fi and more. Since many suppliers will be coming to Denver just a few days after showing at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, the convenience of a pre-fab booth “makes logistics easy”, says Parkes.
Concept III Textiles International is an inclusive resource for the development, sourcing, and production of fabric-based finished products worldwide for the active sports and outdoor markets. Headquartered in Red Bank, NJ in the U.S., it also has offices in five cities worldwide. For more information go to http://www.conceptiii.com
SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the national not-for-profit, North American member-owned, trade association representing suppliers and service providers of snow sports products with constituents in the retailer, rep and resort communities. Established in 1954, SIA annually produces the SIA Snow Show, the largest snow sports industry trade show, on-snow demo and networking environment globally, while delivering invaluable data/research reports including the Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, SnowSports RetailTRAKTM and Executive Market Summary. SIA also produces a Supplier Show at the SIA Snow Show called Sourcing Snow; learn more at siasnowshow.com/sourcing. SIA helps grow the industry with consumer initiatives and websites, snowlink.com and wintertrails.org, marketing products, services and programs helping our Members operate more efficiently, bring their products to market and increase participation in snow sports. For more information, check out snowsports.org. SnowSports Industries America, 8377-B Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102-3587 (Washington, DC area). Phone: 703.556.9020, Fax: 703.821.8276, Email: SIAmail@snowsports.org.