For its return to the Parc des Expositions of Paris – Le Bourget, Texworld Evolution Paris is planning a new edition of its trade shows in a physical format from 7 to 9 February 2022. A major challenge in a business climate impacted by the health crisis. Nevertheless, several hundred companies in the fabric and clothing sector will represent the major textile countries. From 7 to 9 February, textile, clothing and fashion professionals will be able to attend the international Texworld Evolution Paris event. Adapted to sanitary restrictions, the format of this relaunch edition will enable exhibitors from the major sourcing countries to be welcomed at the Parc des Expositions. During three days, Apparel Sourcing Paris for the sourcing of finished garments, Avantex Paris for new materials and innovative processes, Leatherworld Paris dedicated to leather and related materials, and finally Texworld Paris for fabric sourcing, will concentrate in one place the main global offer for fashion brands, from ready-to-wear to luxury.
An international offer still present
Leatherworld Paris will welcome producers of leather products and related materials from Thailand, India, China and Pakistan. Apparel Sourcing Paris will feature around 100 exhibitors, including several Chinese manufacturers. In total, finished products from around ten countries will be represented at Le
Bourget, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Rwanda, which will be participating for the second time. The International Trade Center, which supports and advises a selection of companies from emerging countries, will be back with a Madagascan pull-over manufacturer. The Export Support Bureau of Bangladesh (EPB) will also accompany several companies, as will the Chinese CCPIT TEX, a long-standing partner of Texworld Evolution Paris.
The comeback of international textile sourcing
Just like Apparel Sourcing, Texworld Paris is renewing its international mission, giving buyers a forward-looking vision of the Spring-Summer 2023 season’s creative trends combined with an expanded global sourcing offer. More than 200 exhibitors from 16 countries will be present. Turkey, India, China, but also Taiwan and Korea will be represented, giving back to Asian sourcing a genuine part in the textile supply of European fashion brands. The Turkish Pavilion, under the impulse of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, brings together a selection of some forty high-level companies. Korea will also have its own dedicated space, with some thirty companies led by the Korea Federation of Textile Industrie (Kofoti), a growth compared to the Spring edition in 2020. Spain will be present for the first time, as well as Japan.
Texworld Denim’s jeans offer is also expected to be on display alongside fabrics, with, once again, a strong comeback by Turkish manufacturers such as Atlas Denim.
Sustainable development and thematic itineraries
Avantex Paris, the first trade fair for technology and sustainable development in fashion, will bring together a selection of the most innovative proposals in terms of fabrics, materials, components and services, including that of the French company Komet Story, which proposes connected and automated Pop-Up stores for brands.
Thematic itineraries to make it easier for visitors to find their way around and optimise their research will also be part of the show. The signage will be set up to identify exhibitors offering eco-responsible products, as well as manufacturers who can deliver small quantities of fabrics (between 50m and 100m) or finished products in small volumes (orders of less than 100 pieces).
A unique sourcing for a diversified offer
The February 2022 edition presents a very qualitative offer, notably through the Elite sector, which brings together a selection of companies chosen for their performance in terms of quality, competitiveness, responsiveness and services for the world’s leading fashion brands. This area, designed by Louis Gérin and Grégory Lamaud, the art directors of Texworld Evolution Paris, will this year include a panel of some twenty high-level Turkish, Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi exhibitors who are regulars at Texworld Paris. Among these exhibitors, we can count on the presence of the giant Zaber & Zubair and the very nice eco-responsible offer of Northern Linen and Kohinoor Mills, both GOTS certified for many years, or the Turkish companies Acar Tekstil, Er-Ez Tekstil or Herboy.
Beyond the Elite area, Japanese company Stylem Takisada Osaka, a newcomer to the show, will be presenting high-quality and mostly eco-friendly cotton fabrics. The handmade embroideries with a very modern and creative design from the two new Indian embroiderers ECO Royal and August Craft are also worth a closer look.
Exchanges, sharing and discoveries
Meetings, conferences and round tables will complete the product offer, opening up debates on current themes, creative trends (with the tradeshow’s art directors), and textile innovations. The Agora will be animated by a conferences programme resolutely oriented towards sustainable development matters, such as the reduction of unsold goods, the available solutions for fashion in short cycles, the contribution of technical textiles, but also transparency, or even the industrialization of smart textiles.