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The trade show for fabrics for the global fashion industry has set a new record

Sep 3, 2018

Texworld Paris is the go-to trade fair for all fashion manufacturers searching for fabrics, components and trimmings for clothing. With around 1100 exhibitors, to include Texworld Denim, Messe Frankfurt France’s trade fair has expanded to offer greater and richer variety than ever for this 44th session.

“With a thousand companies exhibiting in Paris, we are setting a record for representation of offers for fabrics, trimmings and components for clothing. At the time of marketing, we had to plan for fairly rapid expansion with the opening of the new hall 3. Texworld Paris and its cluster of other shows will now cover an overall floorspace of 72,000 m2.. We took full advantage of this to reorganise the offer for knitwear and cotton by merging the distinct categories of casual and sophisticated, which ultimately complemented each other so well that there was no need to keep them separate. In addition, it was a chance to make it easier to unearth surprises and new finds, the more so given that the trends forums also take up more space than they used to. I've observed that the task of tracking down what’s in vogue, details of which we provide to our exhibitors three months before the show, results in a gain in reputation and popularity each year"

A long-standing international platform for fabrics

On the occasion of its 43rd session, Texworld Paris attests to its power of attraction. The trade show for materials and trimmings for clothing was fully booked from the month of June on and has gone beyond 1000 exhibitors. The overall structure and nationalities of exhibitors are consistent with a September session but mark a record for attendance, which is accompanied by a few new features.  The change to the show is first and foremost an organisational one, with the integration of the new hall 3, which will house the revamped segments for knitwear and cotton, combining disciplines (casual and sophisticated) that were previously kept distinct: this makes it easier to explore products. 

This reorganisation, incidentally, has exerted a great appeal for Turkish clothing manufacturers and there will be over a hundred of them attending the show. There is also a healthy increase in the number of Indian firms, which are always a regular presence in the cotton segment, and above all in the ever-burgeoning area of embroidery and lace. 

ELITE, the segment for services with added value, covers the entire offer at Texworld Paris. It assembles firms that have been specifically selected for fashion brands, which are on the lookout for turnkey solutions. The Bangladeshi firm of Zaber & Zubair (Stand A212) is showing its very varied range for the second time. The Turkish firm Joyteks Tekstil (stand D200) will be presenting its collections of silky viscose, developed in-house, while their compatriots from Kotonteks Textile Industry (Stand C227), experts for jacquard, will be showcasing their creative hub, with more than 100 new products each month. The Pakistani weavers Shafi Texcel Limited (Stand A204), specialists in yarn dyeing, will be giving the public a first look at their stretch materials for ready-made garments. Not forgetting the embroidery and lace from the Lebanese firm of Kaskas ((tand D230), which hold great appeal for the major Paris couture houses. 

Texworld Paris trends – a state-of-the-art resource increasingly appreciated by visitors 

Texworld Paris remains committed to its role as a trends scout and the September 2018 session will present the trends for autumn/winter 19/20, where the main, tumultuous theme of vertigo has been expanded on in four areas: Radiant revelation, Subdued revolution, Enlightened ascent and Astral flight. 

“An ascent that will turn heads. But we have now embarked on the transition. In all serenity. Without being aware of it. An intoxicating dizziness. Standing still marked the end for us. We must change. All we need to do is allow ourselves to be carried by the luminous tide. Put our certainties, our prejudices, our struggles, our own reality, behind us. Unburden ourselves so the light passes through us, so we are borne by the light. Once at the firmament, we will be at the entrance to the future: Into the unknown. We cannot yet guess what tomorrow will bring, we are dazzled by clarity. But we have left the night behind us. Our eyes must accustom themselves to our new condition. Our footsteps follow the trail of the stars. At the beginning was yesterday” in the words of the show’s two artistic directors  to give you a taste of the trends that you will find expressed at all the trends forums at the show. 

New: the general Trends Forum, which illustrates these trends, can be found, after the general entrance, by the entrance to hall 4, while a second forum dedicated to ethical and sustainable materials will be situated by the entrance to hall 3. The relevant brochure issued especially for the occasion will be available free. An indispensable service for fashion brands. 

All details about textile trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt throughout the world can be found at the new platform:

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,400 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €669 million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). 

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Press officers: RE ACTIVE – Frédéric Pellerin – & Dimitry Helman –  –  +33 1 40 22 63 19 
Messe Frankfurt France – Cassandra Galli – - +33 1 55 26 61 39


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