Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris which were held from September 16-19, 2019 at Le Bourget, Paris attracted 1014 exhibitors during an especially active September show. Messe Frankfurt France’s trade fair dedicated to denim underwent a makeover for the occasion, in keeping with one of the key topics this season: Sustainable development. For that matter, it cannot have escaped anyone’s attention that there were a good number of exhibitors at Texworld Denim displaying the most popular environmental certifications in the industry.

“Being outside the regular timetable for denim, Texworld Denim is placed closest to the demand from contractors who very often are on the lookout for items to complete their collections. For the buyers attending our shows know how to make the most of the very varied offer at The Fairyland for Fashion. And so they can relax and discover the world of denim, browsing the aisles to see what grabs their attention. This is one of this show’s strong points and thought it is essential to highlight this potential even more by adopting an exhibition layout that was more welcoming and in keeping with the times,” explained Michael Scherpe, President of Messe Frankfurt France.

Faded blue blended in with a wood structure that served to host denim clothing manufacturers, who came from the major countries supplying the industry, such as Bangladesh, China, India, Hong Kong, Pakistan and Turkey.

This 5th Texworld Denim show remained an essential rendezvous in Europe, an exception in the usual timetable for this sector. The exhibition this September goes to confirm that a majority of visitors only see each other at Texworld Denim. Greater footfall than usual was reported by exhibitors, who also remarked that buyers were increasingly looking for materials and fabrics, preferably with proof of good environmental practice. Sustainability was a major subject, also where exhibitors were concerned, many of whom believe that this factor is becoming an essential one.

For Atul Saxena, Head of Design at Evince Textiles, a manufacturer of materials and clothing, the event was “worthwhile and very diverse”. He was delighted with the American contacts they made at the show. As a complement to the adjoining shows, Apparel Sourcing and Texworld Paris, Texworld Denim has undergone a transformation into an event for buyers of denim material for capsule collections or else for restocking forthcoming lines of accessories and denim clothing.