PARIS — December 4, 2014 — Apparelsourcing Paris will open its doors to visitors from February 17-20, 2015, for the eighth time A year-on-year increase of 20 percent in the number of exhibitors is anticipated! More than 135 manufacturers are expected from the major manufacturing countries, including Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Turkey and the Mediterranean rim, represented by Tunisia.
India, which is increasing its representation with more than 30 companies, deserves special mention. Indian exhibitors registered quickly, following their positive results at the September event. They could experience a similar rate of success, as buyers build up more summer items in February. Indian manufacturers excel at the mid-range entry level with an offer which is becoming more and more varied, particularly in mixed casualwear, bottom pieces for men, women and children, sportswear and accessories such as scarves and bags in leather and re-embroidered fabrics, in which they are becoming real craftsmen, targeting the top of the range.
At this fair, the eighth such event, Apparelsourcing Paris will roll out a high-quality, multi-range offer, highlighting solutions for supporting the production of branded and designer collections.
This represents a unique offer in Europe, with the short cycle of the Mediterranean Rim available to put collections into the shops in record time, with the acknowledged specialisms of knits, unstructured garments, shirting, denim, sportswear, casualwear and outerwear, for long-term volume sourcing to break into the mid- and top of the range and for ready-to-wear for men, women and children, providing a solution for everything, from OBM to private label.
“Multi-sourcing remains indispensable to enable brands and designers to deliver their collections in time, at the lowest possible cost,” said Michael Scherpe, CEO, Messe Frankfurt France. “Apparelsourcing Paris is the only European trade fair where professionals can find all their sourcing solutions and a quality offer at the best possible price.”
Fashion On Display — A Showcase For Exhibitors’ Ranges And A Promotional Tool
Launched in September 2012, Fashion on Display is a showcase made up of mannequins dressed in exhibitors’ pieces, selected from all the product ranges by the fair’s artistic directors.
The exhibitors selected thus benefit from exposure to visitors who have made Fashion on Display part of their programme, as pieces are displayed with all the relevant information – the name of the company, stand number, description and price. The artistic directors will be picking out very sharp and timeless pieces for the February event.
Buyers are short of time and are always seeking to enrich their collections. They appreciate this showcase, where they can find unexpected pieces and new suppliers. The next Texworld will take place beginning Monday, February 9 to Thursday Feburary 12, 2015, at Paris Le Bourget.
Posted December 9, 2014
Source: Messe Frankfurt