From July 3 to 5, 2023, the Texworld Evolution Paris trade shows will welcome 1,350 exhibitors from over 20 countries to the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center. Marking their 25 years anniversary, Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, and Texworld Paris will focus for 3 days on the centerpiece of the global offer for fashion brands, from ready-to-wear to luxury.
1,350 exhibitors are expected in Paris for 3 days
The next summer edition of Texworld Evolution Paris, organized for the first time in Paris city center, will be the largest event since the end of the Covid-19. Attendance is expected to be 40% higher than the previous edition in February, with over 1,350 manufacturers expected in Hall 1 of the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. « This edition opens with a lot of energy and enthusiasm from both exhibitors and visitors, remarked Frédéric Bougeard, President of Messe Frankfurt France. We have just completed the first half of the year since 2019 when production has not been affected by sanitary restrictions. This revived dynamism within the main textile producing regions has positive impacts on our textile and apparel shows: the July session is full and we already have a long waiting list for the February 2024 session ».
Reflection of a diversified global offer
In a setting where textile and clothing suppliers are returning to their pre-crisis levels of participation, Texworld Evolution Paris is fully performing its role as a global sourcing platform for the fashion industry, offering buyers a much wider range of products on a more accessible venue. Reflecting this diversity, Texworld Paris will welcome nearly 750 exhibitors with a strong presence of Chinese, Turkish, Indian, Korean, Pakistani, but also Indonesian, Thai and Uzbek exhibitors. As at the last sessions, we will find a strong Turkish presence under the pavilion of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), with companies enabling a proximity sourcing, that will exhibit their know-how in knitting, drapery and jacquard. Indian manufacturers will have a very qualitative offer of embroidery, especially for handmade products. Denim specialists will also be very prominent, with nearly 70 exhibitors from China, Bangladesh, India, and Türkiye grouped in the Denim Village.
Like every year, the Elite sector will feature strong added-value companies offering complementary services essential to brands and fashion designers (performance, logistics, quality-price ratio, responsiveness…). We will discover the Pakistani manufacturers Liberty Mills or Kamal, the Turkish Segovin Tekstil or Migiboy Tekstil, or the Indian GBTL, Orbit Exports and D.C. Exports.
Apparel Sourcing Paris welcomes 500 manufacturers of finished products and accessories from a dozen countries, including several emerging sourcing countries for finished products, such as Cambodia, Egypt or Myanmar, which had not participated since 2019 and will be present with 5 companies led by the MGMA (Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association). For the first time, a dozen Turkish manufacturers, gathered under the pavilion of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), will exhibit their expertise in clothing and contract production.
The « Chinese Brands » area will highlight manufacturers who are targeting the European fashion market by offering their own brand, or white labels, to European distributors. Buyers will also be able to include leather in their sourcing requests, as this summer session will host approximately 20 exhibitors of raw materials and finished and semi-finished products at Leatherworld Paris, including a South African pavilion featuring a dozen companies whose products reveal a sharp and highly creative approach.
The outstanding sustainable production
Avantex Paris, which will now be held every summer, is also expanding its offer with two spaces dedicated to solutions and companies oriented towards a more sustainable fashion. The first, named ReSources, will be offered in the Phygital trend area near the Agora and will bring together a selection of innovative materials and performance raw materials. The samples presented will be linked by QR code to the digital platform FourSource, a partner of Messe Frankfurt France, to provide visitors with detailed information. The second, named Le Hub, will be entirely dedicated to start-ups and companies presenting original solutions and innovations for the fashion industry (conception, design, production, traceability, Web3, AI…). A number of conferences will also be held on sustainable fashion (environmental labelling, alternatives to synthetic fibers, etc.).
Pakistan and Taiwan highlight sustainable supply
Pakistan and Taiwan have taken original initiatives this year to highlight companies that stand out for their approach to more responsible fashion. Revealed by the sustainable development actions led by the German Governmental International Co-operation Institution GIZ, 14 companies from Pakistan will show their finished products under the Sustainable Pakistan Pavilion at Avantex Paris. On the textile side, the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) has selected six high quality companies for their sustainable profile: they will be part of the Taiwan Eco Textile Collective pavilion located in a 48m2 booth at Texworld Paris. « Our objective has always been to integrate sustainable development objectives into our textile trade shows, explains Frédéric Bougeard. These proposals show that these issues are essential and that they are being integrated by all major sourcing countries. »
25th anniversary: special events and activities
The celebration of Texworld Paris’ 25th anniversary will also be an opportunity to offer visitors events and specific activities, as well as innovative services and networking. The T-Club area will strengthen its business-oriented services for exhibitors and visitors. Two joint days will be organized for visitors in conjunction with Curve and Interfilière Paris, the lingerie, loungewear, swimwear and activewear community’s professional events, which will be held from July 2 to 4 in Hall 5. This alliance will create an expanded fashion platform and is expected to generate shared updates and promotions.