Parisian tex­tile fairs wit­ness in­creased global vis­i­ta­tion at Fe­bru­ary '18 edi­tion

Apparel Online - - Beyond India -

The four-day Paris edi­tion of Ap­parel Sourc­ing, Shawls and Scarves, Tex­world, Avan­tex

Paris and Avan­tex Denim that took place in Fe­bru­ary this year re­mained an ‘in­ter­na­tional’ event as al­ways, as it re­ported a ma­jor foot­fall from abroad. Around

80% of the to­tal visi­tors came in from France, UK, Tur­key, Spain and Italy. The shows, or­gan­ised by Messe Frank­furt France, wel­comed a to­tal of 13,606 visi­tors which is steady as com­pared to Fe­bru­ary 2017 edi­tion of the events when 13,557 pro­fes­sion­als came in. These tex­tile fairs were or­gan­ised at Le Bour­get, a com­mune in the north-eastern sub­urbs of Paris, lo­cated 10.6 km from the cen­tre of Paris. In­dian man­u­fac­tur­ers too had busy ses­sions at the Shawls and Ac­ces­sories – The Ac­ces­sories Show­case, an event for neck and shoul­der ac­ces­sories as they dis­played a va­ri­ety of prod­ucts in this seg­ment. The events noted a de­cline in vis­i­ta­tion from the Asian coun­tries ma­jorly be­cause they co­in­cide with the Chi­nese New Year date. Dur­ing this edi­tion of Ap­parel Sourc­ing Paris, the or­gan­is­ers were pre­dom­i­nantly fo­cused on of­fer­ing a wider choice of coun­tries/ex­hibitors for ap­parel sourc­ing. No­tably, ca­su­al­wear, as a seg­ment, ac­counted for 80% of the shows’ dis­played prod­ucts. Visi­tors were mainly in­ter­ested in re­laxed ur­ban looks and a sub­stan­tial range of chil­dren’s wear was also ob­served at the 2018 win­ter edi­tion.

Fur­ther­more, the Jor­da­nian com­pa­nies stressed on meet­ing not only the fash­ion la­bels but also the in­de­pen­dent de­sign­ers, es­pe­cially from Europe, to in­crease their ap­parel trade. Eight firms from Myan­mar also at­tended the event and were promi­nently vis­ited by the Euro­pean as well as the Amer­i­cans at the fairs. Ethiopia, which is strongly emerg­ing as a gar­ment man­u­fac­tur­ing hub, took part in the event as a guest coun­try. Ad­di­tion­ally, 27 tex­tile com­pa­nies from Pak­istan also show­cased their strength in fab­ric at Tex­world 2018.

Mean­while, at Avan­tex Paris

– the event which had a ma­jor fo­cus on high-tech fash­ion busi­nesses – networking turned out to be the buzz­word while in­no­va­tions re­mained the key as­pect of the show. Visi­tors at the event were also found equally in­ter­ested in the mat­ter of ‘en­vi­ron­men­tal re­spon­si­bil­ity’. The open­ing of the tex­tile event al­lowed the or­gan­is­ers to note a de­cent start and gave the ex­hibitors am­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties to dis­cuss their ideas with the visi­tors due to which fab­ric sup­pli­ers also reg­is­tered good busi­ness en­quiries. Tex­world Paris, in par­tic­u­lar, re­ported a no­tice­able re­turn of Amer­i­cans and var­i­ous groups from global fash­ion en­ter­prises; while Tex­world Denim emerged to be an in­ter­est­ing con­cept and of­fered a global plat­form to the sup­pli­ers of jeans, denim fab­rics and cloth­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.