Texworld was held in France, February 6 to 9, 2017.
This is a specialized fabric show and this time the stress was on denim. Out of a total 760 exhibitors, about 60 companies specialized in the indigo blue cloth fabric. There were many customers from jeans brands and chain stores.
Three main trends dominate the market: stretch and bi-stretch qualities, vintage and second-hand looks, and sustainable products that employ less or zero water, less or no chemicals, but also alternative fibers.
Siddiqson developed its techno green selection of fabrics employing recycled polyester and recycled cotton. It also offers fabrics made with bamboo fibers, Crailar, a flax fiber. Also new is a fabric employing Jutacell, a fiber developed by Invista, obtained by employing leftovers from linen fiber manufacturing that would rather be thrown away.
Soorty has new sustainable products such as Zero Water Blue and Herbal Blue. Kassim considers stretch a big topic, together with greater demand for stretch qualities for men’s jeans. Foison concentrates on new products that feature second hand looks, though added with stretch for a comfortable fit.
Austrian lingerie specialist Wolford launched a few prototypes of a newly developed lingerie selection made with materials that can be 100 per cent recycled.