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Innovation for an advanced and sustainable fashion

What is Avantex Paris?

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Avantex Paris, a trade show providing solutions for a more advanced and sustainable fashion industry, is held once a year in July during the Texworld Evolution Paris edition.

Since 2015, Avantex brings together the international fashion-tech offer by integrating all the innovations that, from upstream to downstream of the industry, allow to accompany the ecological and digital transformation of the fashion actors.

3D design, artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies, big data, miniaturization of complex electronic components, 3D printers, biofabrication, have generated new services and materials. Avantex, which brings together startups and innovative service companies that are committed around key themes such as recycling, transparency or virtualization, offers a window on the fashion of tomorrow.

Avantex exhibitors are selected for their ability to provide brands and suppliers with new processes, technologies or materials. 

Innovative offers to address specific goals such as: making the fashion industry less polluting and more circular, making the textile and clothing industry more resilient, enhancing transparency, improving product traceability, investing in new virtual spaces in accordance with the evolution of practices and bringing fashion into the metaverse.

Sectors

Avantex is the best place for you if you want to present or discover innovative offers in the following sectors:

Software, platforms and processes editors, agencies, studios and innovative design offices, speakers in areas such as: 

  • supply chain transparency and management, 
  • reduction, recycling and reuse of unsold or used textiles and clothing,
  • digitalisation, virtualisation, tokenisation, 3D creation or prototyping 
  • optimisation and pooling of resources,
  • process optimisation (prototyping, sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, inventory management)

will find their perfect place at Avantex Paris.

Suppliers of innovative soft materials and supplies addressing the fashion sector and marketing products such as leather alternatives, textiles, supplies and finished products which: 

  • involve research or inventiveness in relation to what already exists,
  • incorporate innovative processes (biofabrication, multi-material recycling, 3D printing or knitting),
  • integrate new materials that are not yet widely used in the manufacture of fashion products (electronics, various food waste, mycelium),
  • are vectors of new functionalities (accelerated biodegradability, thermoregulation, cosmetics and various treatments), 

are welcome at Avantex Paris.

Networking

Networking evenings, participative round tables, VIP club, Avantex Paris implements different formats to allow you to meet innovation leaders renowned for their active contribution to the evolution of fashion.

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Who is Avantex Paris for?

All fashion industry professionals!

Exhibitors

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  • SHOWCASE your latest innovations and technologies to maximize and develop your brand exposure.
  • CONNECT in person with buyers and decision makers from ready to wear brands, distributors and fashion houses.
  • POSITION your company as a key player to launch innovative initiatives for the future of fashion.
  • ENRICH your professional network thanks to the dynamic created by the Messe Frankfurt Shows.
  • TAKE PART in prospective conferences to build the fashion of tomorrow.
  • ACT for an advanced and more sustainable fashion industry.

Avantex Paris is the right place for you if you showcase…

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Seize the opportunity to meet buyers from major brands!

They visit Avantex Paris:

Amazon, American Eagle, Armand Thiery, Asos, BooHoo, Cache Cache, Chloé, Coach, Damart, Etam, Gerard Darel, Groupe Beaumanoir, IKKS, Inditex, Kering, La Redoute, Loewe, Mango, Marc Jacobs, Naf Naf, NewYorker, Next Sourcing, Primark, Printemps, Promod, Redskins, Stradivarius, Tally Weijl, Zara, etc.

 

85 % of buyers are European - Top 10 countries: France, Türkiye, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Colombia, Poland

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94% of buyers are decision-makers in R&D, Design, Production / Quality, Purchasing, Marketing / Communication, Sales / Export, Retailers

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91% of buyers visit the show to meet new suppliers.

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Exhibitors’ words

01 - Pierre Rabotin

FINGERTIP (Singapore) - February 2022

Pierre RABOTIN, Marketing Manager
« Great opportunity for us to introduce our solution Fingertip to whole new audience. We also got the chance to speak at an interesting roundtable with some of our industry's key players: AI, blockchain and how new technologies support a more virtuous and transparent fashion. During the fair we discussed with our visitors how cloud technologies can help make our supply chain more resilient and increase transparency and collaboration. »
02 - Coloreel

COLOREEL (Sweeden) - September 2018

Magnus HELLSTRÖM, Marketing and Sales Director
« We had a lot of very high quality visitors. We are very happy, we reached our target, the distributors. Some of them came from China, Japan, Taiwan and India, but also from Eastern Europe, which is the current trend. »
03 - Induo

INDUO (France) - February 2018

Chloé VANESSE, Business Strategist
« Anything to do with new technology is a big hit. Visitors are curious and want to know how it works. ».
04 - Euveka

EUVEKA (France) - February 2017

Audrey-Laure BERGENTHAL, Founder and CEO
« The high quality of the visitors and the very high traffic connected us to the international market earlier than expected. The reception of the product in the export market (especially India, China and Bangladesh) was very positive, with a high chance of conversion to purchase. »
05 - Wolford

WORLFORD (Austria) - February 2017

Clara Mattioli, Global Communication
« We are surprised and delighted to see that the circular economy is a known topic, recognised as a real innovation lever for fashion, because consumption is changing and the desire to change things is great. This is very encouraging for our approach. »
06 - Clara Davis

CLARA DAVIS DESIGN (Spain) - February 2020

Clara DAVIS, Founder & Sustainable design Specialist
« There is a real interest from visitors in the innovations presented at Avantex, and many good contacts with decision-makers that could potentially lead to interesting developments. »
07 - Anne Reboux

RBX CRÉATIONS (France) - March 2022

Anne REBOUX, Co-Founder
« The European calls for projects have really helped us to accelerate, in particular the ELIIT (*) call for projects which we were introduced to following a presentation at the Avantex exhibition, and which we benefited from following the submission of our partnership with the DITF, the largest textile research centre in Europe, to combine their HighPerCell® technology with our work on agriculture and the Iroony® hemp cellulose. » (*)Call for proposals ELIIT Project (European Light Industries Innovation and Technology)
08 - Pirjo Kääriäinen

AALTO University (Finland) - September 2018

Pirjo KÄÄRIÄINEN, Professor and CHEMARTS Programme Manager
« We have had many interesting exchanges with European and Asian companies for future collaboration. We do not sell finished products, but we can help in the creation of new materials. Overall, the contacts were numerous and focused on the future of recycling and respect for the environment in fashion. »
09 - Julian Holtzman

TORQ LABS (USA) - February 2018

Julian HOLTZMAN, Director
« I was invited to present my project and at the last minute, on the last day, a large sportswear group offered me some great opportunities. »
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MOROCCAN TECHNICAL TEXTILES CLUSTER – C2TM (Morocco) - September 2017

Omar CHERKAOUI, Member of the Cluster and of the ESITH School (Higher School of Textile and Clothing Industries)
« If Morocco is mainly seen as a country of subcontracting, the presence of the C2TM Moroccan Technical Textiles Cluster at a trade fair dedicated to innovation such as Avantex helps to change the perception of what the country has to offer. Around thirty professionals were very interested in our collaborative and innovative approach. »
10 - Chinastars

CHINASTARS REFLECTIVE MATERIAL (China) - September 2019

Helen CHEN, Marketing Manager
« We are satisfied with our first participation in Avantex Paris, especially as we have been able to organise a very good fashion show. »
11 - Claude Corbière

CORTEX (France) - February 2019

Claude CORBIÈRE, Director
« The participation is very international and it’s getting better from session to session. »
12 - Cléa Polar

COCO & RICO (France) - September 2018

Cléa POLAR, Founder
« I am very happy, there were only real professionals, no curious people, but a lot of potential customers. The synergy between the exhibitors is very good, they can be future partners. We have enriched our portfolio with real international customers, especially in Asia. Thanks to Avantex, we will be in London next month! »
13 - Sofila

SOFILA (France) - February 2018

Augustin BIDEAULT, Sales Director
« Our technical products and products from biological sources have been our greatest success. »
14 - Stuttgart

STUTTGART STATE ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN (Germany) - September 2017

Academy Representatives
« Several fashion stores have asked us to create marketing content for their spaces. We have been invited to Berlin for a hackathon and to Taiwan to design a clothing collection! »
15 - Liansheng

LIANSHENG TEXTILE (China) - February 2019

Joe HUANG, Liansheng Textile Team Member
« To me, it remains the reference event dedicated to technical textiles and fabrics. »

Contacts :

Allan Gimenez, Show Manager
allan.gimenez@france.messefrankfurt.com

Stéphanie Kidza, Project Manager
stephanie.kidza@france.messefrankfurt.com

Meet the exhibitors who are working for the future of fashion!

FINGERTIPS

Fingertip

(Solutions & Services)


Innovative digital supply chain management and tracking platform allowing all stakeholders to better collaborate, improve production quality through digital inspections, instant reports and access to unique business intelligence in real-time. 

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Belharra Numérique

(Solutions & Services)


Editor of the e-SCM collaborative platform that helps fashion and luxury brands in the digital transformation of their supply chain to improve production management and make delivery commitments more reliable.

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Coloreel

(Solutions & Services)


Innovative instant colouring technology that can be fitted to any modern single or multi-head embroidery machine, allowing high quality textile thread to be coloured on demand, unlocking a world of potential.

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Induo

(Products & Materials) 
 

Innovative textile company whose flagship product, INDUO® fabric, is stain and sweat resistant. 

Induo is also the originator of the GREENCOSE® process, which allows used textiles to be recycled into new clothes.

 

Euveka

Euveka

(Solutions & Services)


A unique robotic solution to manage morphological data: the first scalable robot dummies, driven by a data management software. A phygital solution allowing to produce and sell clothes in a more inclusive and responsible way, thus accompanying all textile industries in their ecological transition.

SMART-PIXELS

SmartPixels

(Solutions & Services)
 

3D product customisation solution for e-commerce that allows all products to be configured and visualised on demand, in real time and in photo-realistic quality.

All elements of a product can be customised: cut, colour, material, etc. thanks to 3D technology, thus enhancing the e-commerce customer experience.

Wisher Industrial

Wisher Industrial

(Products & Materials) 
 

For more than 50 years, this Taiwanese weaving champion has been innovating to provide state-of-the-art textured fabrics and yarns. Durability and innovation are at the heart of their thinking. 

ET-SYMBIOSE

E&T symbiose

(Solutions & Services)
 

Europe's first design agency to combine the power of electronics with the knowledge of textiles.

EFI-Optitex

EFI Optitex

(Solutions & Services)
 

Software solutions and services including 2D design and 3D visualisation platforms that cover the entire supply chain, enabling products to be brought to market faster and with higher quality.

94% of our visitors satisfied with the contacts made at the show. (Feb. 2022)
70%
 of our visitors achieved the purpose of their visit, such as finding new suppliers. (Feb. 2022)

Our partners

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Making research visible and sharing it 

Avantex Paris has, since its creation in 2015, implemented actions to promote research related to the textile and clothing industry. 

Schools (Amsterdam Fashion Institute - AMFI, Hochschule Niederrhein, Hong-Kong Institute of Technologies, etc.), designers and collectives (Bio-fabrication in Fashion, Zero Waste Fashion Design) are regularly invited to showcase their work.

Avantex Paris has signed a partnership with the BALI Chair which supports companies in their integration of industrial transformation issues that they will inevitably face in the coming years.

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