Etexx ( has been introduced as the first neutral and secure e-business solution for the textiles and clothing industry, bringing together buyers and European sellers with a global e-commerce platform. "Etexx meets the distribution, supply and information needs of textiles and clothing professionals," said Frederic Allard, its CEO and one of its founders. "We believe Etexx will be an immediate and growing force and facilitator in the textiles marketplace, helping buyers and sellers revolutionize how they interact with each other." At its launch, more than 300 companies are using Etexx to exhibit their collections to a worldwide audience of potential customers. already has more than 4,500 registered members and 10,000-plus fabric references. A French company founded by Mr Allard and his partners a year ago, Etexx is based in Nice, has offices in Paris, Milan, and New York City, and more than 65 employees. Etexx will make its U.S. trade show debut as a sponsor and participant in Material World at the Miami Beach Convention Center, September 2628.