UK fashion sourcing fair to host Egyptian manufacturers
Egyptian apparel manufacturers will attend this year's Fashion SVP event
London-based sourcing event Fashion SVP is set to welcome leading garment manufacturers from Egypt for the first time.
Working with the country's Ready-Made Garments Export Council, the event will showcase Egypt's advanced production technology and techniques in knitwear and wovens, printing and embroidery.
Vertically integrated Riad Group will be one such manufacturer attending. The group has more than 2,000 sewing and 250 knitting machines from Germany and Switzerland from industry names such as Buser, Terrot and Thies. The firm produces a wide range of knitted and woven garments, from beach and sportswear to casual wear and pyjamas.
Fabulous Knitwear will also be in attendance. The company has a 130,000 square metres of factory space and a total workforce of over 4,000, offering a full range of services including knitting, cutting, sewing, printing and embroidery.
Other exhibitors will include vertical jerseywear manufacturer Alexandria Clothing, and vertically integrated Bishara Textile. The former has equipped itself with technically advanced state-of-the-art dyeing machines, while automated chemical dispensing and centralised computing ensure the production of 45,000 garments per day.
Bishara Textile produces a range of woven fabrics, such as worsted and carded wool as well as fine woven Egyptian cotton fabrics. It has a production capacity of up to 120,000 blouses and shirts, 72,000 trousers and up to 24,000 suits per month.
Fashion SVP is set to double in size this year, with a 40% growth in its core edition and the launch of a second show in November.
The core show, which will take place from 28-29 June at Olympia, is the fastest growing fashion industry event in the UK, according to organisers.
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