Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Leatherworld Paris and Texworld Paris trade fairs will concentrate for 3 days on the essential global offer for fashion brands1 July 2022
A growing recovery in the textile and clothing market
This summer edition - a first in July for the trade fairs of Messe Frankfurt France, whose flagship fair Texworld Paris is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year - will mark the return of the major sourcing countries to Paris, the capital of fashion. The first signs of recovery are very encouraging. Some countries, such as Turkey, are expected to participate at near pre-crisis levels: with more than fifty exhibitors, the Turkish pavilion at Texworld Paris has doubled in size compared to last February's edition. Korea and Pakistan return in number, as is Indonesia, which will present a particularly high-quality textile offer, especially in the field of silk and silk-like fabrics. After an absence of two years, Taiwanese cotton manufacturers are making a comeback in the Elite area. Ethiopia will also be present, with some twenty companies led by two international organisations, Solidaridad and GIZ, which are particularly active in promoting new CSR-oriented development models.
The Indian manufacturers are back
There will also be a strong presence of Indian exhibitors, who were heavily impacted by the Omicron wave this winter. Nearly 80 manufacturers, including some newcomers, will unveil a wide range of textiles, finished garments and fashion accessories. Denim will be particularly visible this year, with major producing countries such as Turkey, China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. As for leather and related materials, the offer gathered by Leatherworld Paris should satisfy the demand.
A unique Chinese participation
China will also be present in Paris in July with more than 100 companies, despite the health constraints that still weigh on the country. The Source In China area will bring together the know-how of about 50 companies (compared to 25 in February). Led by agents and experts from Foursource, the digital partner of Messe Frankfurt France, this area will allow visitors to discover the products of manufacturers who were unable to make the trip. Information and quotations can be transmitted through a QR code system. Already in February, this space allowed buyers to express some 800 requests for information on the same principle. More than 60 Chinese manufacturers of fabrics and finished garments will be there to meet visitors' expectations directly. The Asian offer displayed at the Parc des Expositions, Le Bourget will have no equivalent at this time in Paris.
Vision, trends and perspectives
True to its mission of openness, the Texworld Evolution Paris platform will present visitors with perspectives on market developments and the direction of demand. The art directors of the fairs, Louis Gérin and Grégory Lamaud, will reveal the Trend Book for the Autumn-Winter 2023-2024 season, called 24H01, and will present the creative directions that will shape the fashion of tomorrow. These major themes will be illustrated in concrete terms during conferences and trend forums on-site.
With an eye always turned towards the future of textiles, Avantex Paris is designed around an offer of innovative Asian fibres, yarns and fabrics represented by China of course, but also by the notable Taiwan Textile Federation. France will be represented by companies offering innovative services such as production chain optimisation for fashion companies.
The Avantex Fashion Pitch, to discover and reward the talents of tomorrow
Organised as part of the Avantex Paris trade fair, which promotes suppliers of innovative solutions for an advanced and sustainable fashion, the Avantex Fashion Pitch rewards the best innovative fashion and textile projects each year. The selected candidates will present their work in a 5-minute pitch at the fair. The award, which offers start-ups international visibility among industry professionals, enables the winner to win a stand at the next edition of Avantex. 3 categories of projects are covered: services, textiles and soft materials, and fashion design. Start-ups wishing to participate in this 5th edition must apply online before 15 June. The finale will take place on 5 July at the fair.