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Modtissimo Porto will take place

“Linked” is the theme of the next edition of Modtissimo, the only Portuguese textile salon, scheduled for September 23 and 24 at Alfândega do Porto.


The forums “iTechStyle” and “Green Circle” are presenting sustainable products at Modtissimo in Porto. © Modtissimo


The exhibition space is nearly booked out. “This event marks the recovery after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Portuguese companies won’t let the opportunity pass by,” says Manuel Serrão, Associacao Selectiva Moda’s CEO, organizer of the textile show. “There will be fewer fairs in the rest of the world, so we are convinced that a fair at this time may even be of special interest,” he adds.

Under the “linked” theme, Modtissimo will highlight the connection between the Portuguese textile industry and responsible and sustainable production. The green commitment is increasingly linked with the “Made in Portugal” label, a feature that will be showcased at Alfândega do Porto. Companies from the various sectors – raw materials, fabrics, knits, manufacturing and services – will present their latest novelties, highlighting their sustainable solutions, which have increased exponentially, with a greater variety of products with less environmental impact, either by reusing resources or combating waste.

A link with responsible production that will also be highlighted in the innovation and sustainability forums “iTechStyle“ and “Green Circle”, where the most technological and avantgarde innovations of the Portuguese industry will be showcased.

Security is guaranteed

To guarantee the greatest security for all exhibitors and visitors, Modtissimo is also planning a set of hygiene and social distance rules, in order to allow commercial contacts in the pandemic context. “In the short term, indicative rules will come out. We are talking with the health authorities to understand which measures have to be taken so that everything can take place safely,” says Manuel Serrão.

Modtissimo Portugal is the largest Portuguese textile fair and the oldest one in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Held twice a year – in February at Porto’s Airport, and in September at Alfândega do Porto – it brings together the entire Portuguese textile sector, showcasing one of the largest clusters in all of Europe.