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Texworld Paris: Global fashion hub


Texworld Paris Global fashion hub


From July 1 to 3, 2024, the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles will host the highly anticipated Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris, Europe's leading platform for textile and apparel sourcing. This three-day event is set to attract over a thousand exhibitors, offering a rich global selection for fashion brands ranging from ready-to-wear to luxury.

A new summer edition in Paris

This summer edition of Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris consolidates Messe Frankfurt France's entire textile and apparel offerings under one roof. The event includes Texworld for fabrics and trims, Apparel Sourcing for finished apparel and fashion accessories, Avantex for innovative and sustainable fashion solutions, and Leatherworld for the leather industry, covering everything from raw materials to finished products.

Global representation

This year, exhibitors from 26 countries will converge in Paris, showcasing the diversity of the global market. Key sourcing nations such as China, India, Turkey, Korea, Taiwan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh will be represented, alongside other countries like Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Rwanda, South Africa, Ethiopia, and the Netherlands. National pavilions will highlight the unique offerings from countries like Turkey, supported by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), and Korea, represented by the National Union of Textile Manufacturers (KOFOTI). Indian manufacturers will also showcase their expertise under Texprocil, reflecting the country's strategic importance in the textile industry.

Highlights and innovations

Taiwanese companies, supported by the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF), will present sustainable fabrics ideal for activewear. These manufacturers will be featured in the Econogy Finder, Messe Frankfurt's sustainability initiative. The Denim Village, will span nearly 1,000 meter square, featuring 30 international exhibitors. Highlight Denim, curated by artistic directors Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, will showcase standout products.

Leatherworld will feature approximately 20 exhibitors hailing from South Africa, Pakistan, China, Taiwan, and Italy. The new Leather Trend feature will present current leather market trends in partnership with Edizioni AF and the Arsutoria School design center. This area will include mini-conferences on diverse materials used in shoe and bag manufacturing, offering a technical and comprehensive view of the leather industry.

Expanded offerings for Apparel Sourcing

Apparel Sourcing will welcome over 500 manufacturers from traditional sourcing countries and emerging markets like Rwanda, Myanmar, and Ethiopia. India, making a significant return with over 50 garment manufacturers, underscores its crucial role in global textile sourcing. The Near Sourcing Hub will feature around 50 companies from Portugal, Turkey, Serbia, and Morocco, linking physical samples to detailed digital information via QR codes and the B2B platform Foursource.

Concept store products and the designer hub

This year, Apparel Sourcing is expanding to include new categories like jewelry and bags, reflecting the trend of retailers broadening their brand territories. A 300 meter square "Chinese Brands Gallery" will showcase 30 manufacturers aiming to penetrate the European market directly.

The Avantex sector will feature over 20 suppliers offering innovative solutions for sustainable fashion, with a new Designer Hub to foster creativity and collaboration. This hub will support initiatives by stylists like Jean-Luc François, Maeva Elfassi, and Rozz Connor, aiming to bridge the gap between designers and buyers.

Yarn expo and the Avantex Fashion pitch

A new pavilion dedicated to yarns, organized in partnership with Yarn Expo from Shanghai, will showcase cutting-edge products from China, India, Pakistan, and Taiwan. Visitors can explore innovations like the Greencell yarn range from AceGreen and recycled polyester yarns from Suzhou Make It Fiber.

The Avantex Fashion Pitch competition will highlight innovative fashion and textile projects, with the winner receiving a "Start-Up" booth for the next edition, a €2,000 prize, and a one-year incubation period at the IFA school's Foundry. Last year’s winner, AwareTM, will return to exhibit its blockchain-based traceability solution.


Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris promises a comprehensive and dynamic experience for industry professionals, with a focus on sustainability, innovation, and global collaboration. From exploring the latest trends in fabrics, leather, and yarns to engaging with new concept store products and sustainable solutions, attendees will have the opportunity to discover and connect with key players shaping the future of the fashion industry.


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