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September 18 - September 21
Apparel Sourcing, the number one European Trade Fair for Worldwide Apparel Sourcing is scheduled – concurrent with Texworld and Texworld Denim, from September 18-21, 2017 in Paris, Le Bourget, France
With around 600 exhibitors, the Apparel Sourcing offer with its accessories counterpart, Shawls & Scarves, is expanding further!
A record for the 13th edition of the tradeshow which has established itself as the leading European platform for clothing and accessories sourcing.
There will be found manufacturers from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong-Kong, India, Pakistan, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey and United Kingdom.
To be noted, the solid participation of Myanmar and the new arrival of Peru.
To complement your visit, “The Dressing” animation will display a hand-picked selection of garments from the Art Directors.
Also, a specific agora will be created within Apparel Sourcing to greet interventions from experts and professionals from the industry
Catwalks will, as always, please the Fashionistas in the designated area.
The consultants Deloitte, managers of the USAID BGI (Business Growth Initiative) project, are presenting the skills of this country, which is still not well- known. This project, funded with a budget of 20 million dollars, aims to increase the competitiveness of Kyrgyz businesses between 2014 and 2018 by accessing international markets, diversifying the range of products and improving productivity, quality control and financial management. Deloitte is introducing 12 manufacturers at APPAREL SOURCING Paris: seven firms and five individual business owners. Mainly featuring production of women’s ready-to-wear, the Kyrgyz are also offering outerwear, bespoke tailoring for men and speciality knitwear.
Two firms are exhibiting independently: Lila Style with its blouses and dresses for young girls and R&I with children’s knitwear. Minimum order quantities range from 50 to 1500 items.
The GMAC, the association representing Cambodian clothing producers, is showcasing the skills of eight manufacturers and putting the spotlight on designers’ creativity with a special catwalk show. You will discover a very varied offer not only for sportswear but also for shirting, underwear, suits, bespoke tailoring, coats and knitwear. We note a predominance of men’s ready-to-wear.
Giga Fitness, a specialist for men’s and women’s sportswear and swimwear, shows off its capabilities with a high standard of quality in terms of materials, design and finishes. The company has its own integrated design studio and also makes white-label clothing. It is based in Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco state, the real economic and cultural hub of Western Mexico.
Covatex has also been a dedicated producer of men’s and women’s sportswear for the last 40 years and is located in the town of Santa Ana Chiautempan, in the small state of Tlaxcala. The company produces white- label clothing and exports textile products making use of the heritage of Mexican tradition under its own label, in particular the Copo label.
Since 2011, textile production in Myanmar has demonstrated its potential for becoming a key country for sourcing in south-east Asia. AVE, the German retailers’ foreign trade association, has partnered with MGMA, the Myanmar association for clothing manufacturers, in order to present this country’s products in Paris for the first time. The two organisations AVE and MGMA are joining forces to support modernisation and development of logistics structures and to improve competitiveness and sustainability of production in Myanmar. Not to be missed: focus on knits.
A methodical approach to sourcing thanks to four pavilions
- The Sri Lanka pavilion, with eight exhibitors, provides a comprehensive range in sportswear, dresses and blouses, uniforms, knitwear, shirting and even socks! For men, women and children.
- A record 21 exhibitors at the Bengali Pavilion (18 with the Export Promotion Bureau and 3 on their own). Bangladesh will mainly supply lines of casual wear but also underwear, knits and woollens, in addition to two companies that supply private- label.
- The Vietnam pavilion, which attends each September show with the VITAS association, is presenting ranges from 10 exhibitors.
- Nepal is a new arrival, whose pavilion hosts some 10 companies, most of whom are knitwear producers, specialising in pashminas and cashmere.
More effective sourcing for denim with TEXWORLDDENIM APPAREL SOURCING and TEXWORLD Paris have decided to make things more convenient for visitors to the trade show who are looking for denim solutions, by combining both segments for denim (so 70% fabrics and 30% clothing production) in a totally new dedicated area: TEXWORLDDENIM. It will host over 80 exhibitors who are specialists in denim and associated textiles and clothing. TEXWORLDDENIM revolves around a novel modular concept for stands, which makes it easier to find products and uses special metal furnishings and a vibrant backdrop that is instantly recognisable. The show, with its very vivid colours, will have its own trends forum and a space that is conducive to making contacts, the “social village”, promising to be even more interesting thanks to a series of meetings and presentations.
The most recent news
The prize for the biggest stand ever booked at Apparel Sourcing Paris goes to the French fashion designer Yves Castaldi, with his women’s fashion label Le Quartier (lingerie and knitwear), based in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is indeed humming with activity thanks to 18 other exhibitors who are predominantly showing knitwear.
34 Indian exhibitors stand out with their offer that concentrates on accessories but also includes plenty of outerwear, knits, dresses and blouses.
Four Pakistani firms are showing knitwear and specialist denim articles.
As for the two Swedish exhibitors, they are able to create white-label articles: House of Saki with their outerwear and Outso with knits and denim.
Two Taiwanese firms are showing their sportswear ranges, one firm from Thailand will be showing their children’s line, an exhibitor from Singapore is dedicated to shirting and bespoke tailoring and four Turkish firms are showcasing their skills in knitwear.
The AICP – Académie Internationale de Coupe de Paris – is organising a competition to choose the best AICP 2017 design student. Visitors and exhibitors will choose the winner from among 15 looks, where the students from the academy have created the designs, made the patterns and assembled the outfits all themselves. The winner will be awarded a special prize by the trade show.
The Dressing, a space curating the most bang-on designs of the season, will be at its finest this season. Louis Gérin and Grégory Lamaud, the shows’ artistic directors, have truly enhanced this dressing room with screens inspired by the façades of Paris.
Business Beyond Borders, funded by the European Commission, is a matchmaking event which boosts commercial exchanges between professionals thanks to meetings set in advance. A real business accelerator for both exhibitors and purchasers!
Registrations are open : https://www.b2match.eu/texworld2017
Shawls & Scarves – The accessories showcase, targeted, essential sourcing for fashion
Shawls & Scarves was created for the market providing neck and shoulder accessories – this showcase remains the essential complement to APPAREL SOURCING Paris for fashion accessories and shawls, scarves and stoles in particular. September’s show assembles 50 exhibitors and is increasingly diversified, as much a result of the countries attending as of the products exhibited.
Peru is represented for the first time with the firm Incalpaca and its range of accessories made from one of the country’s finest natural resources: alpaca. The firm is able to produce very small quantities (under 50 items).
India remains ahead of the pack: it is interesting to note that the major manufacturer of shawls and stoles, India Linen, previously an exhibitor at Texworld, has chosen Shawls & Scarves to promote its new collections as this show is more targeted and better focussed.
Leather bags, shoes and accessories, and socks round off the original offer at this show. Everything in one place!
“From Workshop to Shop”: an exhibition that illustrates the vitality of Chinese ready-to-wear brands
The Chinese ready-to-wear market is changing rapidly and has undergone extensive developments over the course of the last ten years, in terms of composition, design and commercial opportunities. On the occasion of the 13th Apparel Sourcing Paris show, clothing manufacturers with their own brands were invited to promote them in the exhibition called “From workshop to shop” thanks to support from the CTAF (China Textiles Apparel Fair) and CCPITTEX (Chinese chamber of commerce dedicated to championing the textile industry internationally). 12 fashion brands, already established on the Chinese and/or European, American and Japanese markets, unveil their collections. A virtual reality experience will allow you to visit the workshops of these brands, which are already established in Asia and beyond.
The series of lectures about the latest developments in the sector, news from exhibitors, catwalk shows and the Trends Forum go to make up a varied and imaginative programme, providing visitors with food for thought as they work their way around APPAREL SOURCING Paris.
Learn all about APPAREL SOURCING Paris, its catwalk shows and its programme of lectures: www.apparelsourcing.messefrankfurt.com
Providing maximum convenience for visitors: APPAREL SOURCING PARIS belongs to the group of related trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt France, held in one and the same location, on the same dates and to which entry is free upon presentation of professional credentials: Avantex and Texworld Paris.