The quality keeps on improving in Texworld 2015
Five months away from the start of the winter event, scheduled from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 September 2015, the Texworld Paris selection committee is bursting with excitement. A large number of applications from potential participants has been received compared to previous years, originating from every country with an established textile industry, such as China, India, Pakistan and Turkey, all hoping to expand their market by exporting and confronting increasing competition in the fashion textile industry. Their offers to European markets are very high quality, which gladdens the heart of the members of the trade fair selection committee. Great creativity, some of a very high order, is evident in their offers, for both women and men. Many are putting their faith in R&D in order to stand out.
«We are delighted with and encouraged by the exhibitors’ commitment to bringing the best at Texworld. Textile businesses are convinced of the importance of creativity and added value, which are as crucial as price. By attending Texworld, their investment will reap a return, and the demands of brands and designers will encourage more and more of them to develop products jointly with exhibitors», stressed Michael Scherpe, CEO of Messe Frankfurt France. The trade fair selection committee is giving quality priority over quantity to reinforce the move upmarket.
Almost 890 exhibitors are expected from countries which are cornerstones of the world textile industry: China, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, Pakistan and manufacturing nations such as Bangladesh, Egypt and Italy, which will showcase innovations and their new collections for autumn/winter 2016/17.
Double the number of exhibitors in the Indonesian pavilion
Inaugurated in September 2013, the Indonesian pavilion will host 13 businesses this time, compared to only six companies at its launch.
It is managed jointly by the Directorate General of National Export Development (DGNED), the Indonesian Ministry of Trade, the Indonesian Embassy in France and the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC), based in Lyon. The development of the national pavilion highlights the dynamism of the country’s textile industry and the desire of the weavers and Indonesian government to strengthen their presence on the European market. Indonesia is striving to become a major player in the textile industry, rivalling China and India. Its exports were worth US$13.3 billion in 2014, up from US$12.6 billion in 2013, representing an increase of 5.55% (Oxford Business Group). Indonesian businesses enjoy recognition for the quality of their highly-specialised range of innovative lace, polyesters, man-made fibres such as viscose, and are also highly competitive when it comes to price.
Four companies (Frans Putratex, Natatex Prima, Excellence and Sinar Continental) will be making their debut, while the remaining nine (Adetex, Daliatex Kusuma, Kewarlam, Hakatex, Intermoda, Gistex, Mayer Indah Indonesia, Sinar Para Taruna – SIPATA- and Tyfountex) have already been in the pavilion or attended Texworld. They are all based in the Bandung area.
The next Texworld will take place from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 September 2015, at Paris Le Bourget.