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Texworld Paris and Texworld Denim

18. September 2017 - 21. September 2017

Texworld Paris and Texworld Denim (September 18-21, 2017 Le Bourget, Paris, France) is preparing to welcome about 1000 exhibitors in September 2017, proof that the industry is still flourishing

As usual, the Fashion market will be animated by an offer originating from Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hong-Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam.

Moreover, there will also be companies from Belarus and Canada who had recently made their entry at Texworld and a new country will be welcomed, Latvia, for a proximity offer.

Of course, the Elite sector will again gather a refined selection of manufacturers.

The event will be punctuated by conferences and catwalks in the specific areas.

Texworld Denim

It was expected, here it is!

A new Denim sector regrouping the fabrics from Texworld and the ready-to-wear from Apparel Sourcing!

80 exhibitors will be gathered between the two tradeshows to allow more synergies. Discover a new booth concept and a revamped Denim forum.

Moreover, Texworld Denim will welcome an agora for the first time to allow animation and conferences at the heart of the shows.

China, an inexhaustible source for textile solutions

Chinese exhibitors will make up around 60 % of the offer at TEXWORLD Paris this September. Chinese companies are represented in all segments of the show’s catalogue, which means that this huge industrial country is capable of supplying a very extensive array of solutions for trimmings, fabrics, embroidery, printing etc., making China the top supplier of textiles to France and Europe (IFM

–              Imports from January – April 2017).

Needless to say, this range of products has developed over the years, driven by exports but also by domestic consumption in China, which has been revolutionised and which is now certainly the equal of Western markets. It is likely to surpass them since it will sell more clothing in China than in Europe between 2020 and 2025. A shift that will drive all producers to deliver top quality and greater innovation and to promote creativity nationwide.

A change that certainly reflects the Made in China 2025 policy launched by the Chinese Ministry for Industry and Information Technology. China intends to speed up automation of factories by way of a series of loans or tax incentives and to reduce dependence on foreign technology by 70% by 2020. With this in mind, 40 centres for industrial innovation will be set up by 2025. This plan is part of a long-term strategy as China is striving to become one of the three leading countries in the industry by 2049. A date which will mark the 100th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

Made in China 2025 represents the transition from manufacturing plant of the world to that of major industrial power: “From ‘manufactured in China’ to ‘designed in China’, from speed to quality, from products to brands” according to the wording of the French Council of State. The textile sector is obviously affected by the increase in robotisation of production processes in factories.

China (21 of whose exhibitors come from Hong Kong) is not alone however. South Korea and Turkey both occupy the second place, followed by India.

A supply of materials and trimmings that is developing in a number of areas:


  • Anything related to sourcing of denim can be found in a single area dedicated t this very vigorous segment: TEXWORLDDENIM. Visiting has been made more efficient for contractors, who are on the lookout for denim solutions, by grouping both offers for denim (so 70% fabrics and 30% clothing production). With over 80 exhibitors who are specialists for denim and associated textiles and clothing. TEXWORLDDENIM revolves around a novel modular concept for stands using 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 conducive to making contacts, the “social village”, made even more interesting through numerous meetings and presentations.
  • Certain segments at the trade show have been particularly sought-after this season. Strong demand from exhibitors in the category for “Sophisticated knit”: some 130 firms have registered, from China, Korea, Taiwan and Turkey with sophisticated knitwear demonstrating intricate and more technical details. The “Lace embroidery” segment continues to garner attention having attracted six more specialists and lastly, the area dedicated to jacquard, introduced three years ago, has seen a marked growth for winter 18/19.
  • The positive reputation of the show adds to its appeal; this season we have noticed an increase in regular attendance by companies that come on their own, without the support of associations or international export organisations. Exhibitors at this next show come from a variety of countries: South Korea (5 firms), India (4), Portugal (1), Indonesia (1) and Czech Republic (1).
  • A marked improvement in the design and development of exhibitors’ collections, both from the technical aspect and in terms of style. We have received information about the following firms that will be attending this September: prints from E-Three (Stand D406) and imaginative knits from SJ Fabrics International (S420); classic chic for cotton prints from Ero Dyeing (M191), silk, cashmere and linen knits verging on the artisanal from SAS International (P434); extravagant braids from Megha Exim (O431), shirting in lovely, deep shades from La Linea (F223); Arseteks Tekstil and their skilful blends, especially linen; expertise in stretch fabrics from Furteks Dokuma San (C155), Ivlui (M143) offers very technical, delicate knits; woollen blends from Hebei Soyou Woolen Textile (F149), also a speciality from the Jiangsu region, including Jiangyin City Yiheng Textile (D169), use of recycled yarns under the ECOTEX and ECOCERT labels from PT Millenium, and yet many more for you to discover…. for instance, the Sustainable circuit, which has seen a strong increase with over 20% more exhibitors!


The third season of this segment for services with added value assembles exhibitors listed in the TEXWORLD Paris catalogue and who have been selected by a committee. They offer a variety of solutions, from integrated design studio to flexible, responsive manufacture for women’s and men’s ready-to-wear. They are capable of providing support for all fashion projects and seeing them through to completion. This showcase, ideally situated in Hall 2, where the two halls meet, has been designed by Oliver Lapidus, who has recently been promoted to become the artistic director at Lanvin.


In September 2017, ELITE’s focus will shift from that of previous shows by exploring traditional skills, with

  • a very fine, hand-made Chinese brocade formerly used for bedspreads and adapted today for use in clothing and accessories by Zhangjiajie Pretty Girl (D225)
  • an original initiative from Prasad Bidapa (C229) for craft weavers in Rajasthan in order to create a collection of certified natural fabrics.Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, Dutch, Pakistani, Taiwanese and Turkish weavers and producers all go to make up Elite’s very distinctive offer. Some of them have sent us reports of new developments:
  • Joteks Tekstil (D221), this jacquard specialist that supplies well-known European fashion labels, also uses digital printing machines to most closely approximate the designs from its research and development office and its design studio, both of which are integrated.
  • Liberty Mills (D197), with a capacity of three thousand million metres a month, is a cotton weaver specialising in stretch material and is set apart by its substantial range in continuous dyeing. 85% of its exports are destined for the USA.
  • New Heaven (D214) is a firm that supplies the giants in European ready- to-wear and knows everything there is to know when it comes to jacquards, tweed looks and fancy knits.
  • Reisoglu (C197), with five designers and 21 R&D staff, who are all in demand at this manufacturer, which offers a very broad range of lace for accessories and which even has its own label for beachwear and home accessories. Having formed a partnership with Thread in Motion in 2017, they can now supply smart textiles: fabrics suitable for digital applications.


“Ex-æquo” is the overall theme for the trends forum devised by the trade show’s artistic directors. A kind of reset for civilisation, where equality comes first: the legacy of tradition and the latest innovations, the beautiful and the ugly, us and me, the near and the far …. everything seems to converge at one sole point, our present. Where everything is possible!

A stylistic position that can be understood through the selection of fabrics from the firms exhibiting at the General Forum at the entrance to Hall 4.

Available free at the trade show: the 18/19 autumn/winter catalogue “Ex-æquo” sheds light on creations from the weavers at TEXWORLD Paris. Four months prior, a summary of the season’s trends is sent to exhibitors so they can take inspiration from it for the September 2017 show. A service for exhibitors from Messe Frankfurt France”

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

A series of lectures about new developments in the sector and the latest from exhibitors, the catwalk shows and the Trends Forum all go to make up a varied and imaginative programme, providing visitors with food for thought as they work their way around TEXWORLD Paris.

Learn all about TEXWORLD Paris, the catwalk shows and lectures: www.texworld.messefrankfurt.com

Providing  maximum  convenience  for  visitors:  TEXWORLD  Paris  belongs  to  the  group  of  related  trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt France, held at one and the same location, on the same dates and  to  which  entry  is  free  upon  presentation  of  professional  credentials:  Apparel  Sourcing  Paris,  Avantex Paris and Shawls &  Scarves – the accessories show  case.


18. September 2017
21. September 2017