What would the world's top weavers talk about if given the chance to chat among themselves on neutral ground? When organisers of the autumn 2002 Premiere Vision in Paris brought together a panel consisting of the EU market leaders in each fashion textiles field, the opportunity to eavesdrop on the exchange drew a packed house. And what emerged from the meeting were dramatically different views on the present state of the market and the future prospects for the industry overall, as Sonia Roberts reports.