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Trade Show: Source Africa & ATF Expo

Better together

United under one roof: the premium sourcing event for textiles, apparel and footwear Source Africa will run concurrently with the international trade show for apparel, textiles and footwear ATF Expo from 12 to 14 June 2019 in the International Convention Center in Cape Town, creating new synergies in the process.

April 2019

Profitable partnership: “The collocation of Source Africa and ATF Expo firmly solidifies these shows as the largest textile event on the African continent. There are no other events which showcase as many local and international exhibitors to interested buyers." says Kathryn Frew, Show Director of Source Africa and ATF Expo about the two shows taking place simultaneously from 12 to 14 June 2019 in Cape Town’s International Convention Center. In order to offer visitors a programme to precisely meet their requirements, the Source Africa team has joined forces with industry-relevant buyers, sourcing managers and product development managers from some of South Africa’s leading retailers, who know the demands of the industry.

The result is an attractive programme: at the upcoming edition of the trade shows visitors can meet trend specialists, learn from industry experts, contact the right exhibitors, be inspired by more than 15 fashion shows and discover the latest machines and apparel. From colours and fabrics to patterns – the trend agency WGSN will showcase the major trends for 2020 in womenswear and menswear. In business-to-business matchmaking meetings visitors will be introduced to the right exhibitors, brought together on the basis of industry types and product categories.

South Africa has been an assertive fashion presence for some years now, as its ambitious up-and-coming designers especially show. To promote precisely these new talents Source Africa hosts the Source Africa Young Designer competition, which it launched last year with great success. This year the competition is divided into two categories: apparel, and accessories and footwear. The winner will subsequently be invited to present their designs on a global stage at Texworld Paris.

Running parallel to the ATF Expo is the trade show China Premium Tex, showcasing an extensive range of products exclusively to Southern African buyers.

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