SEE THE FUTURE AND TOUCH THE TEXTILES OF TOMORROW
Avantex exhibition, paris, offers visitors the opportunity to see into the future, to touch and feel the textiles of tomorrow
September is such a busy month for Trade shows across the globe. Choosing the most valuable for your business is a constant juggle, and needs careful consideration.
For the Fashion industry, and those interested in technology Avantex, Paris held in unison with Texworld is a must. The show brings together 15,000 visitors and 1850 exhibitors from across the globe, and this year yielded the title of the “Fairyland of Fashion”. Fashion and Innovation mix seamlessly on the shows catwalks and provide a stimulating mix of Fashion and the Future for our industry.
As the fashion Industry moves forward to Industry 4.0 technological innovation is driving the manufacture of garments to new heights. The process of manufacture must be simplified, if the fashion Industry is to become more sustainable. Industry 4.0’s technology, combined with an efficient supply chain is not optional, it is a necessity.
Avantex offers visitors the opportunity to see into the future, to touch and feel the textiles of tomorrow, and to connect with key manufacturers and suppliers of fabrics, fashion, wearable technology, software and machinery that will become prevalent over the next few years.
Digitalization, and the interconnection of process using software is revolutionizing textiles, what was once a manual industry is now high tech, and Avantex previewed all aspects of manufacture from design, materials, smart retailing and of course the core element for customization, Digital Print technology.
Looking further forward the show also offers smart textiles, and fabrics with sustainability at their core in the “Sustainable Sourcing Itinerary” offering 80 suppliers all registered with the Global Organic Textile Standard(GOTS), Organic Exchange, Bluesign, SA800 or WRAP. Not only offering recycled fabrics but a new generation of smart textiles, built using alternative fibres, both cellulose and innovative Bio polymers.
Avantex offers an impressive, Inspiring mix of Fashion and Innovation…
Customisation is the bedrock of fashion, regardless of volume and the ability to print Textiles on demand has revolutionised the Supply Chain. Keeping things simple, Kornit Digital offer a one step process that streamlines the print process. Utilising just one machine you can now print textiles in minutes at any volume and onto any fabric. Inks are Oeko-tex and GOTS certified and are Eco-Friendly. For all Fashion houses, this is a huge advantage and offers sustainable supply across all fabric substrates.
Embroidery has always been an expensive embellishment for fashion. This season, Coloureel launched their new embroidery process. Utilising just one thread, which is coloured at the point of contact. Coloreel offers an incredibly simple stitch process, that offers the designer a whole new world of creative options. Freed from the costs and restrictions of limited, expensive multiple threads and machine functionality, we look forward to witnessing the application of this innovative new technology.
Driving Fashion forward, TOandGuy, a unique fashion brand with an eye for incredible Design and Couture. Utilising todays technology every garment made by this Parisian brand is bespoke and customised to perfection. Designed using 3-D tech, rendering, and printed utilising digital technology on demand. All garments are created using natural fabrics that are Oeko-tex or Reach certified, even the finishing of these garments utilises certified water treatment facilities.