Two trade groups representing the textile and clothing industry have come out in support of the Texprocess trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, which makes its debut in Frankfurt later this year.

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) will both be represented at the new event. Euratex will use the fair to hold a meeting of its Technical Clothing Group and the European Technology Platform, while IAF plans to hold its Board meeting and General Assembly there.

The event covers the entire value chain from pattern design and cutting, to textile processing, finishing and logistics. Additional platforms include the Network@Texprocess IT market place for software products, and the Source it! sourcing platform which will bring together production companies and fashion labels from all over the world.

Texprocess takes place from 24 to 27 May 2011 alongside the Techtextil, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens.