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Trade Show: Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Leatherworld Paris, Shawls & Scarves Paris, Texworld Paris, Texworld Denim Paris

Sustainability, innovation, craftsmanship

International exhibitors and fascinating key themes resulted in a record number of visitors to the February edition of The Fairyland for Fashion (11 to 14 February 2019).

February 2019

Sustainability, innovation and craftsmanship: the key themes of the Paris trade shows went hand in hand and attracted an international audience. From 11 to 14 February 13,929 visitors to the Parisian exhibition venue of Le Bourget gained insight into new trends, bespoke textiles and product innovations, and attended talks and discussion. As a result, The Fairyland for Fashion received a record number of visitors.

Avantex Paris placed a focus on sustainability with recycled polyester, 3D printing and zero waste design concepts. “Avantex Paris was one of the highlights of our shows, with sustainable development being an area of strong interest, as demonstrated by our visitors. [...]These excellent results were bolstered by this vehicle for new ideas coming from the lectures and presentations, which all touched on the environment in their discussions”, said Michael Scherpe, President of Messe Frankfurt France. Texworld Paris also highlighted sustainable solutions in the context of the Sustainable Development circuit.

At Texworld Denim, seven enterprises among the ca. 30 exhibitors from Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey subscribed to an environmentally-friendly production. Because the trade show takes place outside the usual schedule of the denim industry, it has one distinct advantage: due to the parallel events, the exhibitors can directly interact with ready-to-wear brands and clothing manufacturers.

The 16th edition of Apparel Sourcing and Shawls&Scarves Paris (366 and 26 exhibitors respectively) showcased the national expertise of international exhibitors. The national pavilion of Ethiopia attracted significant interest and offered an overview of the potentials the country in the Horn of Africa has to offer the textile and fashion industry. Businesses from Cambodia showcased handwoven silk fabrics and scarves with Ikat patterns as well as innovative and reflective upcycling products such as jewellery made using metal recovered from land mines from the Cambodian civil war.

Leatherworld Paris celebrated a successful first winter test run during the February trade show with 30 exhibitors from 6 countries. In addition to leather and fur products, Leatherworld Paris also showcased synthetic materials that look like natural animal products. In addition, The Fairyland for Fashion responded to the growing demand for skilful handicrafts by establishing the new Artisan circuit, which linked up Texworld Paris, Apparel Sourcing Paris and Leatherworld Paris and united businesses with a claim to creative craftsmanship.

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