Source-it! Platform For Contract Manufacturing Offers Double Benefits At Texprocess

FRANKFURT, Germany — August 8, 2010 — Manufacturing facilities and business-promotion schemes
from all over the world are invited to register for Source-it!, the sourcing platform at
Texprocess. Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt, explains, “Thanks
to Source-it!, contract manufacturers benefit twice over from Texprocess. As exhibitors in the
Source-it! area, they can present their services to decision makers from international fashion
brands who will attend Texprocess at all events. As visitors, the fair gives them an outstanding
opportunity to find out about the latest machines for their factories”. Texprocess, Leading
International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, will be held parallel to
Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 May 2011.

Taking part in Source-it! gives contract manufacturers the opportunity to present their
facilities or regions and show how their company is equipped and the services offered. This also
includes logistics, infrastructure and certificates that substantiate the company’s standards of
quality and commitment to sustainability. Continuing, Braun says, “We attach great importance to
the quality of the new sourcing platform and, therefore, expect exhibitors to comply with the
relevant international production standards.” Source-it! is aimed at contract manufacturers from
all over the world no matter whether they work in accordance with specifications supplied by
garment manufacturers, offer their own prêt-à-porter or licence products or have supplementary
supply-chain services in their portfolio.

The new platform is also aimed at business-promotion schemes, which present their country or
region and its significance for textile processing. As Elgar Straub, General Manager of VDMA
Garment and Leather Technology, explains, “Texprocess offer the ideal setting for a sourcing
platform because both international garment labels and production facilities will be there to find
out about the latest machines and equipment. Source-it! is a really international forum where
contract manufacturers from all over the world – from Asia via East Europe and the Maghreb to Latin
and South America – can show what they are capable of.”

Contract manufacturers interested in taking part in Texprocess can book an information stand
in Hall 6.1 or make their presentation as part of a national pavilion. Additionally, it is possible
for companies to attend as visitors and hold talks with manufacturers of ready-to-wear clothing at
the Source-it! Market Place on certain days only. Thanks to an online platform, they can gather
information about the contract manufacturers taking part during the run-up to the fair.
Registration forms for Source-it! can be found on the internet at

Around 500 companies will present the latest machines, plant, processes and services for the
garment and textile processing industry on 50,000 square metres of exhibition space at Texprocess
from 24 to 27 May 2011. The conceptual partner of Texprocess is VDMA Garment and Leather
Technology. Around 25,000 trade visitors are expected to attend. The leading international trade
fair is aimed at an audience from the fields of garment manufacturing, textile processing,
technical-textile processing, the trade, handicrafts, services and science and training. Companies
that process technical textiles come from the automobile, aerospace, upholstery, mattress,
packaging and occupational safety sectors.

Another highlight: Messe Frankfurt is setting-up a market place for IT service providers
called Network@Texprocess at Texprocess. Further information about Texprocess can be found at

Posted on August 31, 2010

Press Release Courtesy of Messe Frankfurt