Texworld Evolution Paris will open its doors from 4 to 6 July 2022 at the Paris-Le Bourget Exhibition Center. Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Leatherworld Paris and Texworld Paris trade fairs will concentrate for 3 days the essential global offer for fashion brands, from ready-to-wear to luxury.
A growing recovery in the textile and clothing market
This summer edition – a first in July for the trade fairs of Messe Frankfurt France, whose flagship fair Texworld Paris is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year – will mark the return of the major sourcing countries to Paris, the capital of fashion. The first signs of recovery are very encouraging. Some countries, such as Turkey, are expected to participate at near pre-crisis levels: with more than fifty exhibitors, the Turkish pavilion at Texworld Paris has doubled in size compared to last February’s edition. Korea and Pakistan return in number, as is Indonesia, which will present a particularly high-quality textile offer, especially in the field of silk and silk-like fabrics. After an absence of two years, Taiwanese cotton manufacturers are making a comeback in the Elite area. Ethiopia will also be present, with some twenty companies led by two international organisations, Solidaridad and GIZ, which are particularly active in promoting new CSR- oriented development models.
The Indian manufacturers are back
There will also be a strong presence of Indian exhibitors, who were heavily impacted by the Omicron wave this winter. Nearly 80 manufacturers, including some newcomers, will unveil a wide range of textiles, finished garments and fashion accessories. Denim will be particularly visible this year, with major producing countries such as Turkey, China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. As for leather and related materials, the offer gathered by Leatherworld Paris should satisfy the demand.
A unique Chinese participation
China will also be present in Paris in July with more than 100 companies, despite the health constraints that still weigh on the country. The Source In China area will bring together the know-how of about 50 companies (compared to 25 in February). Led by agents and experts from Foursource, the digital partner of Messe Frankfurt France, this area will allow visitors to discover the products of manufacturers who were unable to make the trip. Information and quotations can be transmitted through a QR code system. Already in February, this space allowed buyers to express some 800 requests for information on the same principle. More than 60 Chinese manufacturers of fabrics and finished