03/08/2017 – Guimaraes Home Fashion Week — auf Deutsch lesen
Home textiles made in Portugal
On 27 and 28 June 2017, the second Guimaraes Home Fashion Week took place in northern Portugal, the center of the textile industry.
The imposing former monastery of Pousada de Guimaraes once again hosted the Guimaraes Home Fashion Week which attracted 32 leading Portuguese home textiles manufacturers showcasing a total of 37 labels. The organisers revealed: "We were expecting around 100 visitors but we actually counted 147 international buyers." The attendees – both manufacturers and retailers – travelled to Portugal not only from Europe but also from overseas, all the way from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Poland, Canada, USA, China, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia and Azerbaijan.
A high internationality of the visitors
The visitors were visibly impressed by the creativity and quality of the products on show, comprising table and bed linen, bathroom textiles, throws and bedspreads. As at the first Guimaraes Home Fashion Week, which took place last year, visitors had the opportunity to tour the actual companies and to gain an appreciation of their production set-ups and the state-of-the-art machinery in use.
This was perceived as a win-win situation, with both buyers and manufacturers expressing their satisfaction with the discussions they had held.
The next Guimaraes Home Fashion Week is scheduled to run from 26-27 June 2018 and will once again be hosted at the Pousada de Guimaraes.