There are no longer regional blocks for each continent that predominate as there used to be. We observed a variation in visitor numbers according to country, to different degrees, however overall not very noteworthy except in the case of France, whose numbers continue to grow with a plus of 11%. Further good results were posted for Italy +5%, Russia +7%, Switzerland +16%, India +17%, South Korea +15%, the Lebanon +14%, Canada +7%, Argentina +8%, Colombia +5%, Tunisia +11%, Mauritius +8%.
TOP 5: 1 - France, 2 - United Kingdom, 3 – Spain, 4 – Italy, 5 - Turkey Spain and Italy each move up one place, relegating Turkey to the bottom of the table.
Texworld Denim Paris lively as ever
With 1058 exhibitors at Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris, the show dedicated to denim benefited from a steady stream of enthusiastic and attentive visitors. A successful outcome that is in line with the enduring demand for denim that is not tied to any particular season.
Against a backdrop in faded blue, Texworld Denim brought together weavers and denim manufacturers, from major countries such as China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Turkey and India, but also from Canada. Never out of fashion, denim was manifest in all its forms, with some suppliers making appreciable efforts in terms of materials, greener manufacturing processes, and all while observing sustainable social standards. The Pakistani exhibitor Master Textile Mills, for instance, prided itself on the environmental friendliness of its entire production chain, from the yarn to the trousers and jackets.
Texworld Denim remains firmly connected to its subject and the collections of fabrics or finished products on display were taken up by buyers, either as is, for replenishments or capsule collections, or as an excellent addition for the fashion collections that are in preparation. It is a characteristic running slightly against current practice but in the end one that pays off. Some major American denim labels were also spotted at the stands. Exhibitors fully understood this and the great majority of participants at this 3rd session had attended the show on previous occasions. The major Chinese operator Foison Apparel describes their attendance in September as "the best", as did the weavers Zhejiang Sansen Textile and their commercial director, Xiaodan Wu, who also added that the show was "excellent with serious, specialist visitors." Located at the intersection between Texworld and Apparel Sourcing, Texworld Denim Paris attracted a professional audience and thus benefited from visits by fabric buyers intrigued by this offer of complementary products. The trends forum and the corresponding catwalk show completed this sense of general satisfaction by presenting the very best in skills and manufacturing capabilities from exhibitors. Texworld Denim Paris is in the process of introducing a different way of looking at denim, a product that can be relied on anywhere, always and for many years.
Next Texworld Denim Paris 11 - 14 February 2019, Paris Le Bourget
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