D-5 before the opening of the Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld and Texworld Paris trade shows, which will concentrate for 3 days the essential of the global offer for fashion brands, from ready-to-wear to luxury. As a sign of the recovery of the global textile and clothing market, more than 400 exhibitors from about twenty countries will be present at this essential event. The major sourcing countries such as China – with 140 companies across all shows – Turkey, Korea, India or Bangladesh, are back.

Turkey returns to its pre-Covid level

With around one hundred companies organised in pavilions at Texworld Paris, sixty of which are grouped together in the magnificent area supported by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), Turkey is back to its pre-crisis level of participation. Korean fabric manufacturers will also be there: 41 companies will be exhibiting under the pavilion of the National Union of Korean Textile Manufacturers (Kofoti), among which are regular exhibitors of the show, such as knitters People N'Nature, A Jin Corporation, or Youngwon Corporation (silky aspects).

A comeback from China and India

The presence in Paris of some forty textile manufacturers from China – out of the 140 Chinese companies taking part in the shows – constitutes an exceptional level of exposure in the current context. India, which has been hardly hit by the crisis, is also making a comeback, with some forty companies at Texworld Paris – out of a total of 60 – including embroiderers Tarom and Eco Royal Hantex, with exceptional hand-embroidered fabrics. Denim will be very visible, with some twenty Turkish, Chinese, Indian and Bangladeshi companies presenting their ranges. Like the leather and synthetic materials offer at Leatherworld Paris, with Chinese manufacturers such as Huaxia Synthetic Leather or Vcare Textile, capable of supplying small quantities, or the Pakistani company United Impex.

To facilitate the buyers' journey, the Elite area of Texworld Paris will bring together a selection of some fifteen Turkish, Japanese and Pakistani companies, chosen for their performance in terms of quality, competitiveness, responsiveness and services for the world's leading fashion brands.

Apparel Sourcing Paris' Source In China area: a unique offer

The finished garment and fashion accessories trade show will welcome more than a hundred Chinese exhibitors, including 45 in the Source In China area, a feature tested in February and deployed on a larger scale for this edition. Run by agents of Foursource – the digital partner of Messe Frankfurt France – and Chinese experts, this space will allow visitors to discover the products of manufacturers who were unable to make the trip to Paris. A QR code system will allow visitors to obtain information and quotations on the products presented, and to contact the company directly by message or video.

As a sign of the upmarket nature of Asian sourcing, some fifteen Chinese garment manufacturers participating in July will be offering a complete white-label range for European distributors. The know-how of these companies will also be on display during the China Fashion Walk, where models will wear these garments in real-life situations (Tuesday 5th July at 2pm in the Agora).

The other major sourcing countries will be back: India, Bangladesh, which will have a pavilion with a dozen or so very sportswear-oriented companies, and Ethiopia, which will be showcasing the know-how of local companies in knitwear. Statements will be made during round tables on Ethiopia's industrial potential in the fashion sector and on the CSR policies implemented locally.

Vision, trends and perspectives

True to its mission of openness, the Texworld Evolution Paris platform will present visitors with perspectives on market developments and orientation of demand. The shows' art directors, Louis Gérin and Grégory Lamaud, will comment on the Trendbook for the autumn-winter 2023/2024 season, called 24H01, and will present the creative directions that will shape tomorrow's fashion (Monday 4th July at 12.30 pm). Reflecting current trends, recycled textiles will be discussed during a round table on the assets, challenges and promises of this market (Monday 4th July at 2pm). The Bali Chair, which has been mobilising players in the sector since 2017, will report on its research into the new challenges of the fashion industry in terms of circularity, transparency and agility (Monday 4th July at 3.15pm). Also to be noted: round tables on the factory of the future and on the evolution of global standards in terms of CSR in the presence of committed actors (Global Fashion Agenda, Pour un réveil écologique, Fashion Révolution). The full programme is available here.

Performance textiles and innovative solutions at Avantex Paris

Focusing on innovative textiles, Avantex Paris will present an offer of technical fibres, yarns and fabrics from China and Taiwan, with companies supported by the TTF (Taiwan Textile Federation). The French editor e-SCM will unveil its supply chain management and tracing solution that complies with the new French (AGEC law) and European regulations. This year again, the Avantex Fashion Pitch will reward the best innovative fashion and textile projects. This prize, which offers start-ups international visibility among industry professionals, has 3 categories: services, textiles & flexible materials and fashion design. The jury for the 2022 edition is composed of Kristina Dimitrova (Interlaced), Franck Delpal (IFM Paris) and Maxime Coupez (Nelly Rodi). The final will take place on July 5th at the show.