Avantex Paris, a trade fair for sustainable development technologies that will be held at Le Bourget from September 17-20, 2018, promises a wealth of materials and potential to be discovered by visitors who are keen on high-tech fashion.
Avantex Paris is the trade fair under the Messe Frankfurt France umbrella which puts innovation and sustainable development at the heart of services, materials or technologies for textiles and clothing. Messe Frankfurt France’s cluster of trade shows for fashion and textiles (Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris) will come under ‘The Fairyland for Fashion’ banner and bring over 1,850 exhibitors together.
“Each season, Avantex Paris is certain to spark great interest among visitors. Very topical propositions for products and solutions, but also university or independent research and start-ups at the show not only attract labels, designers, other exhibitors, researchers or teachers, who see an opportunity to exchange ideas or compare their views,” explained Michael Scherpe, President of Messe Frankfurt France.
Avantex has become a real network, an aggregator of ideas, a lab that goes beyond the world of fashion in the strict sense. “Provide a stimulus for every sector of fashion that is what we aim to encourage with the Avantex Fashion Pitch, a competition organized in conjunction with our partner Wirate that each season allows a light to be shone on a budding new talent from the industry,” he added.
At the seventh edition of the show, Asia will be well represented with high-tech technical textiles from China and Taiwan. As for South Korea, it will be presenting its myriad skills when it comes to outdoor materials from Bosung Textile, and the best in applied research and experimental development from the international Korean Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), said the organizer in a press release.
The European Centre for Innovative Textiles (CETI), the international research hub dedicated to textile innovation, and the French high-tech fashion label TÔ & GUY with its virtual boutique have already confirmed their attendance.
Avantex will have a wall of images to highlight the activities taking place there and will aim to demonstrate the links between technology and clothing through a series of presentations and roundtables moderated by experts on the inherent issues in the market and which make up the exhibition: materials and components, clothing and accessories, prototype studio, smart retail.
Around 13,000 visitors come from 107 countries at the show. Said the press release.