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Event for fabrics and clothing buyers

Avantex 2020. Photo: Thomas Deron

Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19 Messe Frankfurt France has decided to cancel the February 2021 edition of its Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris shows.

In order not to interrupt the business flow and to provide visibility for manufacturers, they will be proposing an event for fabrics and clothing buyers. Organised over one week, at the beginning of February, in the heart of Paris, it will allow buyers to discover, with absolute safety, the offer from selected exhibitors whose products will be grouped together in specific areas.

This event will be open to visitors by exclusive invitation and reservation, in order to show buyers the textiles and clothing collections selected from the exhibition offer. Organised around the traditional trend forum, several dedicated areas will group together by category the samples of fabrics and finished products from hundreds of textile companies and clothing manufacturers gathered by our selection committee.

“This is not a trade fair in the strict sense of the word, because this event will not bring together our exhibitors, but the products of a selection of our exhibitors,” explains Frédéric Bougeard, President of Messe Frankfurt France. It is a solution that will enable us to best meet the needs and expectations of the customers during this unique period. It complements the digital sourcing platform, which we have developed with our partner Foursource, as a means of exchange between two physical editions of our shows. It is crucial to offer our visitors access, even if restricted, to the global offer”.