Running September 17-20, 2018, Paris-LeBourget trade-show pole will host Messe Frankfurt France’s cluster of shows for fashion and textiles: Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls & Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim. The group of shows will now come under the new “The Fairyland for Fashion” banner and will host 1,850 exhibitors (including about 1,000 international ones) over an area of 66,800 sq. meters, 10% larger than last year’s edition.
The edition will see the debut of the section Leatherworld Paris dedicated to the production of leather goods, therefore bringing a redesign and reorganization of the show, especially for the knitwear and cotton segments’ exhibitors.
Another feature of this year will be a showcase for one material–silk–that will be presented in a central space in Hall 2, focused on showcasing both longtime traditionally skilled and highly innovative silk fabric global manufacturers.
Special spotlights will be devoted to Taiwan as, for the first time, a pavilion of the Taiwan Textile Federation will present a selection of its most innovative textile manufacturers.
A particularly rich and interesting cycle of side events will complete this edition including more than 43 speeches, conferences and roundtables, and 19 catwalks shows.
Texworld Denim, the trade show for sourcing denim textiles and manufacturers of denim clothing, will host about 80 exhibitors, marking a slight increase when compared to those that participated the September 2017 edition, when the section debuted.
Among Texworld Denim’s exhibitors there will be Atlas Denim from Turkey, Nice Denim Mills Lt. from Bangladesh, a subsidiary of Zaber & Zubair, and Foison Denim, the Guangzhou vertical business company. Also participating will be the Chinese-Canadian joint venture from Dizaro Collection and its label Makers of True Originals, Rajwani Denim Mills and SM Denim–both from Bangladesh–and Indian firm Bhaskar Industries.
“We have certainly observed that this pooling of the denim ranges offered at Texworld Denim is a strong drawing point, to the extent that it is now impossible to imagine a show without it, and this is not just in the view of Messe Frankfurt France staff but also that of the exhibitors and visitors,” commented Michael Scherpe, president of Messe Frankfurt France.