A successful debut year in 2016 results in a comeback. The Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) trade show and conference featuring apparel and textile manufacturers from around the world is taking place this week from August 21 to August 23.  The conference and show features hundreds of apparel and textile manufacturers from around the world in an aim to help local businesses, retailers, manufacturers and designers make global connections as well as make the sourcing process easier. The international manufacturers come from a number of countries including China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the U.S, the U.K., Mexico, Columbia, Peru and many more. After a successful first year in 2016, the event grew by a 50% increase in exhibit space this year. According to a press release, this year the ATSC has announced that they will have an unprecedented participation of a larger South Asian delegation. What is more, they will also introduce the first-in-Canada artisanal display of unique offerings from developing countries. The events will be taking place at the International Centre - Hall 5 in Toronto. It runs each day from 9:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Registration is free and can be done at the events website. Attendance is also free.   By Sidra Sheikh