Texworld Evolution Paris will celebrate its summer edition from July 3 to 5, 2023 with more than 1350 exhibitors. For the first time, it will be held in the center of Paris at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles. This dynamic edition will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Texworld Paris, which will open its doors for three days alongside Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris and Leatherworld Paris to present the global fashion offer, from ready-to-wear to luxury.
On this occasion, the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles will host the event, instead of the usual Parc des Expositions at Le Bourget; the latter to be released for the preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games. “The center of Paris is very pleasant, both for exhibitors and for visitors from all over the world, who will be able to enjoy the city more easily during their stay”, specifies the organizer Messe Frankfurt France.
Indeed, this year marks the 26th anniversary of Texworld, founded in 1997. “We should have celebrated our 25th anniversary last year, but with the worldwide recovery of activity and this change of location, we have decided to mark the coup and to celebrate our anniversary this year,” explains Julien Schmoll, Marketing and Communication Director of Messe Frankfurt France.
New synergies for a large sourcing platform
“With the WSN Development group, we have decided to create synergies to allow buyers to have a very broad sourcing platform. With the same badge, from one event to another, visitors will be able to freely visit all the living rooms,” he adds. Indeed, the Curve and Interfilière Paris shows of WSN, the meetings of the lingerie, loungewear, swimwear and activewear community, will be held in Hall 5, from July 2 to 4, at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles.
Since its creation, Texworld has gone from a show dedicated to textiles, raw materials and accessories to a ready-to-wear and sourcing offer. It is now the largest ready-to-wear and sourcing show in Europe, with an ecosystem that includes denim, leather and sustainable fashion products and solutions.
1350 exhibitors from around twenty countries
“This edition is opening with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, both from the exhibitors and from the visitors”, declares Frédéric Bougeard, President of Messe Frankfurt France. This is the first half since 2019 that production has not been hampered by health restrictions. This renewed dynamism within the Asia zone is having a positive impact on our textile and clothing shows: the July edition is sold out and we already have a long waiting list for the February 2024 edition.”
Among the exhibitors at Texworld Evolution Paris, China will be represented at 60%, followed by Turkey, which will have a pavilion run by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Industry with around a hundred Turkish exhibitors and will also host , for the first time, a small pavilion on Apparel Sourcing “to recognize that proximity sourcing invests in clothing.
Always strong, Asia and South-East Asia (India, South Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Taiwan) will be present as well as a delegation from South Africa for leather at Leatherworld Paris. The offer will be supplemented by other countries such as Myanmar, Indonesia, Ethiopia, the Netherlands and Italy.
As for Apparel Sourcing Paris, it will welcome 500 manufacturers of finished products and accessories from around ten countries, including several emerging countries supplying finished products, such as Cambodia, Egypt or Myanmar, which had no not participated since 2019 and will be present with five companies led by the MGMA (Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association).
Sustainable fashion: Pakistani and Taiwanese pavilions at Avantex Paris
Avantex changes format. “The Hub will be a different format from the classic show, more spaced out, with screens to present innovative products and solutions. In addition, the ESMOD School will offer a space dedicated to Metavers under the name of “Meta-Wear, dedicated to digital fashion design”, emphasizes Julien Schmoll.
Among these innovative solutions were initiatives in favor of more responsible fashion. Also at Avantex Paris, Pakistan and Taiwan will showcase their sustainable fashion initiatives. As a result, 14 Pakistani companies and six Taiwanese end-product companies will be exhibiting in their own sustainable pavilions.
For young designers and small businesses using a limited amount of fabrics and accessories, a special course is provided. For luxury brands looking for more qualitative products, a Hand Made course will be presented. “Even if we mainly supply fast-fashion brands, we cover the entire spectrum from entry-level to very high-end. For example, we will welcome very beautiful Indian embroiderers and magnificent Chinese silks”, specifies the marketing director. and Communication from Messe Frankfurt.
A conference on the SDGs by the United Nations
Conferences and round tables around the Agora will complete the offer proposed by the exhibitors on themes such as environmental labeling, alternatives to synthetic fibers or even a conference given by the United Nations on the SDGs (Development Goals Sustainable): the guide to good behavior for all sectors of activity.
Finally, for new brands wishing to have an overview of the show, Le Fil Rouge was set up during the last edition and offers a guided tour through all the key areas of the show.