Blog: just-style is Barcelona-bound for ITMA 2011

Petah Marian | 21 September 2011

In just a few short hours I'll be landing in Barcelona for this year's ITMA trade show - the world's largest international textile and garment machinery exhibition and increasingly referred to as the "Olympics of the Textiles Industry."

Expected to attract around 1,400 international exhibitors and over 120,000 trade visitors, the event is this year making a concerted effort to showcase garment making technology, and is also launching a dedicated fibre and yarn section to provide textile and garment manufacturers with a wider sourcing platform.

ITMA follows a year in which the industry has been battered by rising energy and input costs as well as uncertainties in pricing and visibility of demand across every link in the supply chain. So it will be interesting to see first-hand how equipment and raw material suppliers are gearing their developments to offer solutions that help counter rising costs with better efficiencies, production increases, new processes, and energy and material savings. I'm also expecting to see the latest sustainability innovations in dyes and finishes.

If you're going to be at the show too, and have any news you'd like to share with just-style, I'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch by clicking the comment button below or send me an email:


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