"The products offered at Apparel Sourcing Paris suited every budget. This allowed buyers to keep in mind future collections while looking for suppliers. The return of Ethiopia generated a positive response. Desta Garment, Eltex Textile and Velocity Apparel, manufacturers of casual clothing, reflected the range of specialisation in different clothing: from sportswear to denim."
The 16th edition of the Apparel Sourcing and Shawls & Scarves Paris shows, part of The Fairyland for Fashion, Paris, attracted 366 and 26 exhibitors respectively. The success of the show demonstrated their immense importance for clothing production and textile accessories.
Ethiopia emerges a growth centre
The products offered at Apparel Sourcing Paris suited every budget. This allowed buyers to keep in mind future collections while looking for suppliers. The return of Ethiopia generated a positive response. Desta Garment, Eltex Textile and Velocity Apparel, manufacturers of casual clothing, reflected the range of specialisation in different clothing: from sportswear to denim.
Warm reception for Cambodian products
Cambodian products selected from the weavers’ associations especially handwoven silk was very well received. They primarily showcased scarves and shawls and fabrics with ikat patterns. Other regular exhibitors, in Bangladesh, Pakistan and other pavilions, were not overshadowed either. Jordanian exhibitor, Al Samah caused quite a stir with their collection of sophisticated stockings.
The accessories section featured bags, belts, hats and gloves etc. Men’s clothing as well as products with a strong vintage feel were in demand.
The new “Artisan” circuit showcased traditional silks from Cambodian Khmer Artisanry, which lend added value to outfits with their handcrafted quality. Another circuit that was well attended this session was sustainable development. The services powered by Mouvtex, focussing on the services necessary for the smooth running of businesses was organised in all shows.
Logistic services providers, design specialist attend show
Alongside major logistics services providers such as Bolloré Logistics, sourcing and networking such as Mouvtex or textileaddicts.com or QIMA’s certifications, there were further specialist organisations in design and styling with fashion schools (ESMOD et AICP), companies providing training and consulting such as OsmoZ Group or P&C Partners, which concentrates on design consulting and PR.
The catwalk shows and lectures dedicated to new developments in fashion industries, highlighted the talent from Montfermeil. The lecture on the advantages offered by Ethiopia was well attended. The presentation on skills and world heritage left a lasting impression on the audience.
The Fairyland for Fashion, Paris
Organised from February 11 to 14, 2019 at Le Bourget, Paris The Fairyland for Fashion recorded a new high in number of visitors, with a 2.35 per cent increase over February 2018. A total of 13,929 visitors attended this event.
The rise in visitor numbers was seen from top five countries of the American continent -- Brazil, USA, Colombia and Mexico. Asia too demonstrated an overall 14 per cent growth in attendance with India constituting 13 per cent of visitors, South Korea 6 per cent and Israel 4 per cent. The number of Japanese visitors grew by 30 per cent after a decline in visitors after the tragic events of 2016. There was a growth in the number of Chinese buyers as well.