The Fairyland for Fashion

Messe Frankfurt Paris
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Messe Frankfurt France is expecting you at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre in Paris from 10 to 13 February 2020 for The Fairyland For Fashion.

You can find here six major trade fairs dedicated to fabrics and materials, garment production, textile innovation, clothing and accessories. The Fairyland for Fashion includes Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Leatherworld Paris, Shawls & Scarves Paris, Texworld Paris and Texworld Denim.

The shows provide insights about what the future holds for the textile and clothing sectors. “By monitoring the market so closely over the years, Messe Frankfurt France is in a position to develop a highly effective ecosystem that is dedicated to the fashion industries, where prime contractors can meet up and where the expertise of manufacturers and artisan skills from all over the world is there to discover”. declares Michael Scherpe, President of Messe Frankfurt France.

He continues: “It has always been my goal to provide our visitors with much more than textile exhibitions. In other words, to do our utmost to promote business of course and to track down products seldom to be found elsewhere, but also to provide a space for inspiration and expression thanks to our ongoing work on trends and special events. These are what lend our events an extra creative dimension and increase the volume of business for our ever-growing number of visitors”.

The Fairyland for Fashion in a nutshell:

Messe Frankfurt Paris
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● Four days offering a wealth of opportunities and discoveries from among a thousand exhibitors from thirty countries, who have their rightful place at the six shows organised in Paris – Le Bourget by Messe Frankfurt France.
● Trade buyers come from all over the globe to see and touch the fabric collections, form an opinion of manufacturing skills, identify new potential for sourcing, discover the latest innovations and trends, absorb information and share experiences and strategies.
● Diverse range of lectures and round-able discussions relating to the latest industry news, alongside a series of catwalk shows and spotlights on Trends. This programme has been designed specially by Messe Frankfurt France and supplements the specific circuits for
materials and clothing production “Small Quantities”, “Sustainable Sourcing” and “Artisan”.
● You can make contact with the main international suppliers for fabrics (cotton, denim, silk, linen and hemp, wool, leather and related materials, synthetic fibres, suiting, embroidery and lace, jacquard, plain or printed fabrics, etc.), finished clothing products, trimmings, services and accessories. You can meet up and work on future projects involving the selection of materials, issues relating to clothing production or innovations for the buyers from ready-to-wear labels, high fashion design houses or accessory brands.

Apparel Sourcing Paris

The Apparel Sourcing show for sourcing of clothing will open its doors for the eighteenth edition this year. The show will include 400 exhibitors from some fifteen countries, signaling a slight increase.

Large numbers of Indian businesses will be exhibiting, with attendance by some twenty exhibitors supported by the main trade organisations for promoting Indian textile products. Also exhibitors from Egypt will be there, as well as exhibitors from Ethiopia. Vietnam exhibitors will demonstrate its myriad skills when it comes to clothing production. The Mongolia’s national pavilion will expand the offer for designs in wool.

The new segmentation of exhibition space introduced in September will be repeated for this winter’s show. This decision to clearly designate the ranges for fashion clothing into eight areas of expertise (All about her, Fashion Accessories, Intimate, Kids, Knitted, Service, Sport & Leisure and Tailored) has unquestionably simplified the task for visitors by making the exhibition even more visitor-friendly, when it comes to searching for products and services for fashion labels. We observe that the Knitted and Tailored ranges should be particularly well represented this season.

Avantex Paris

Avantex Paris is dedicated to innovative technologies and sustainable development for the benefit of the fashion industries. You can find here twenty of the most innovative projects for fabrics, materials and components, which provide a unique and practical view of what tomorrow’s fashion holds in store. Avantex Paris is pursuing its goal of deciphering the trends, shining a particular spotlight on the retail sector and focusing on the technologies and concepts that will be behind the shops of the future.

Along the same lines as the “phygital” experience, in a physical shop with the benefits of digital, there is Thunderstone, the start-up from Lyon. There are also the extensive possibilities offered by Smartpixel when it comes to merchandising display and personalisation. Special events and a series of lectures on this subject at the Avantex agora will allow this potential to be explored in greater depth.

Leatherworld Paris

At Leatherworld Paris you will thirty exhibitors from ten different countries that offer flexible materials, natural animal-based materials, artificial or synthetic materials. You will find leather goods, footwear, gloves, and articles made of skin or fur. Buyers will find a wide selection of fashion items and accessories in this sector consisting of related materials, alternatives and conventional animal-based raw materials.There will be new exhibitors from China, India and Turkey.

Shawls & Scarves Paris

At Shawls & Scarves Paris you can find ranges of scarves, wraps, shawls, headscarves, stoles, capes and ponchos offered by fifty exhibitors. You can find a broad
variety of forms and materials (cashmere, wool, silk, cotton, linen, bamboo etc.). Indian silk experts, supported by the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC), will represent one of the highlights at the exhibition. Also to be noted this year is the conspicuous development towards interdisciplinarity, with some adjustment of the balance between actual products for “heads and shoulders” and accessories like kaftans or sarongs and possibly some new uses for these textiles.

Texworld Paris

At Texworld Paris you can find 750 exhibitors from over 25 countries that offer fabrics, components, materials and trimmings for the fashion and clothing sector. On the occasion of its forty-sixth show, Texworld Paris has further increased its emphasis on issues of sustainability, offering special circuits in response to prevailing market trends.

This year, a Turkish pavilion will also present the full extent of this country’s offer for fabrics, occupying a floor space of about 500 sqm. This is a first, made possible by the involvement of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, and will again further underline the potential that the Turkish industry offers by way of products, 70% of which are from new professionals with cutting-edge skills. Taiwanese, Korean and Indian manufacturers are holding their own too with some real gems, in particular from Korea, India and China, made of materials like cotton, linen, wool or silk.

Texworld Denim Paris

Texworld Denim Paris offers a broad range of textiles and clothing manufacturers specifically for denim.This sixth session of the show will host 80 exhibitors in a clearly signed area which will simplify the task for visitors. The burgeoning interest in this trade fair has been demonstrated once again, with an increase in the number of exhibitors and renewed participation by certain key countries such as Turkey and Bangladesh. The show will showcase a range of materials that is gradually shifting away from blue.