21/06/2017 – Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week — auf Deutsch lesen

Premières in Addis Abeba

Messe Frankfurt takes a new path by cooperating with Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week.


Following Europe, Asia and America, Messe Frankfurt is expanding its textile event portfolio to encompass Africa © fotolia


Africa’s main trade show for the cotton, textile, apparel, home and technology industry is entering the next level. From 3 to 6 October 2017, the third Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week in Addis Ababa will welcome international providers and buyers and will be cooperating for the first time with Messe Frankfurt. As part of the partnership, the three new trade fair brands Texworld Addis Abeba, Apparel Sourcing Addis Abeba and Texprocess Addis Abeba will be launched within the Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week. The event trio in Addis Abeba’s Millennium Hall will present over 250 international exhibitors from 25 countries.

 The largest exhibiting nations coming to Ethiopia include Turkey, the United Arabic Emirates, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Italy and Germany. Apparel fabrics, leather goods, fashion and fashionable accessories will be the main items on display. Companies like Almeda Textile, Atraco, Baykar Tekstil, Else Textile, Indochina Textile, Maa Garment, YKK have already confirmed their participation. Home and household textile providers will also be presented. Machine manufacturers for garment production, CAD/CAM systems, printers, inks and accessories will have a strong presence, too. Brother Industries, FK Group and Groz-Beckert have already confirmed their participation as well as Has Group Turkey, Juki Corporation, Pegasus Sewing Machines, Silver Star, Veit. Parallel to the fair there will be a comprehensive programme, including a fashion show, lecture series, a trend area and a matchmaking platform.

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