Asia is coming to Paris in February! Signs are good! The February edition of Texworld Evolution Paris is expected to approach the pre-crisis levels. With nearly 750 companies from some twenty countries, these three days will be an opportunity for visitors to renew their acquaintance, after three years of instability, with the offer of the great Asian weavers, embroiderers, and garment makers in particular.
Pre-crisis levels confirmed
Texworld Paris, which brings together fabric manufacturers (knits embroidery, jacquard, cotton etc.), is expected to welcome around 450 exhibitors from 14 countries at the beginning of the year, including nearly 250 Chinese companies. Indian embroiderers and weavers - whose proposals are particularly qualitative - will also have a strong presence with more than 50 companies. Long kept away by the Covid crisis, their participation in this edition is comparable to that recorded in the 2019 edition.
Turkish, Korean and Taiwanese manufacturers with a strong presence
Always a regular participant, Türkiye expands its presence. With nearly 110 companies, Turkish manufacturers are demonstrating to buyers the alternative they represent to Asian sourcing. 88 of them are gathered under the national pavilion supported by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO). Also noteworthy is the loyalty of the 50 Korean companies that come to meet the buyers, as well as very good participation from Taiwan, which will present nearly 15 companies.
China is back at Apparel Sourcing Paris
Apparel Sourcing Paris, the platform for sourcing finished apparel and fashion accessories in Europe, is back in touch with the reality of the international market. Almost 200 exhibitors will come from China with proposals of textile articles for fashion brands. They will be present alongside other major sourcing countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong (China), Türkiye, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Mongolia.
A Denim Village
From raw material to finished product, the Denim offer continues to expand to meet buyers' expectations: 25 international exhibitors (China, India, Türkiye, Pakistan and Bangladesh) are expected in February. They will be grouped in the Denim Village, a 400 m2 space that will be entirely dedicated to them. Several key exhibitors in this market, such as Atlas Denim (Türkiye), Mekotex (Pakistan), and NZ Denim (Bangladesh), will be present. There will also be a Trend Forum especially dedicated to this industry.
A Red Thread to connect the highlights of the fairs
The Denim Village will be located on the Red Thread, the new pathway designed by the Texworld Evolution Paris teams to connect the main attractions of the shows: the Elite area - which brings together some twenty companies that combine production capacity, quality, and responsiveness – the major national pavilions, the Trend Forum and the Agora, where all the activities and content offered during the event will be located.
Hand embroidery, knitting, organic silk... exhibitors to discover!
Among the exhibitors who will be present in February, many illustrate the regular progression of the Asian offer, both in quality and in creativity. At Texworld Paris, embroiderers such as Maasana (India), Nastex (Thailand) or Nonica Textile (Taiwan) will be presenting handmade products with inventive designs of the highest quality. At Apparel Sourcing Paris, visitors will be able to admire the magnificent cashmere and wool knitwear of Mongolian manufacturer Munkh Cashmere and the products of Hong Kong-based clothing manufacturer Emerald Clothing. With a production in Indonesia, this manufacturer offers a very competitive range of organic cotton and linen clothing, even in small quantities.
Providing maximum convenience for visitors, Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld and Texworld Paris belong to the cluster of related trade fairs organised by Messe Frankfurt France, held in one and the same location, on the same dates and where entry is free upon presentation of professional credentials.
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