Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is providing a digital textile sourcing platform from September 2020 to support its visitors and exhibitors.
The organiser of The Fairyland for Fashion fairs: Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls & Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris is teaming up with Foursource so that exhibitors can present their collections and know-how to international buyers through virtual showroom and matchmaking services.
Buyers can also set out their requests and build their collections based on selection criteria such as country, minimum quantities, type of service, and certificates.
With 15,000 visitors of Messe Frankfurt France trade shows and 15,000 professionals already registered on the online sourcing platform, nearly 30,000 textile and clothing professionals are expected to be able to benefit from the tool.
The solution will be available from 1 September 2020 on the trade fair websites, and will be offered exclusively and for a renewable period of six months to exhibitors at the February edition (1-4 February 2021) of the Paris trade fairs. Messe Frankfurt says it will enable a working relationship to be maintained between buyers and manufacturers and will support them in their projects between two editions of the trade fairs.
“With this new partnership, Messe Frankfurt France is giving priority to textile expertise and quality contacts,” says Frédéric Bougeard, president of Messe Frankfurt France. “These new access points will help to maximise opportunities between buyers and exhibitors at the next edition of our textile trade shows.”