From Portugal with record participation at Première Vision Paris
It is with an unprecedented number of “From Portugal” stands that the Portuguese industry will be present at the next edition of Première Vision, the biggest textile fair in Europe and one of the largest in the world. From September 17th to 19th, in Paris Nord Villepinte, the Portuguese companies will present new raw materials for the fashion and clothing industry.
FABRICS: A. SAMPAIO & FILHOS | ACATEL | ALBANO MORGADO | AVELANA - FABRICA DE MALHAS SA |BUREL FACTORY | FAMILITEX | JOAPS – MALHAS | LEMAR | LMA- alitecno® | LUIS AZEVEDO & FILHOS | LURDES SAMPAIO |NGS MALHAS | OTOJAL- OTS | RDD | SATINSKIN TEXTEIS | SIDÓNIOS KNITWEAR | TEXSER - TEXTIL SERZEDELO | TINTEX | TRIMALHAS | TROFICOLOR DENIM MAKERS YARNS: FIFITEX by SMBM | FILASA MAF ACCESSORIES: IDEPA | SOLINHAS SMART CREATION: RDD TEXTILES | TINTEX TEXTILES MANUFACTURING KNITWEAR: MALHAS CARJOR MANUFACTURING – PROXIMITY: FARIA DA COSTA | LIMA & COMPANHIA SA | R. LOBO | RAITH | SIENA | SOEIRO | WAT
Dynamic, energetic, and with a wide range of solutions. This is how the Portuguese industry will present itself at the next edition of Première Vision, the largest textile fair in Europe, where trends and raw materials are set for the major international fashion and apparel brands. From September 17th to 19th, the textile world has its eyes set on Paris Nord Villepinte, and Portugal is participating in members never seen before.
With the support of Associação Selectiva Moda’s From Portugal project, the Portuguese colours will have a strong representation in the fair’s various sectors. A. Sampaio & Filhos, Acatel, Albano Morgado, Avelana - Fabrica De Malhas SS, Burel Factory, Familitex, Joaps – Malhas, Lemar, LMA- Alitecno®, Luis Azevedo & Filhos, Lurdes Sampaio, NGS Malhas, Otojal- Ots, RDD, Satinskin Texteis, Sidónios Knitwear, Texser - Textil Serzedelo, Tintex, Trimalhas and Troficolor Denim Makers will be the companies representing the country in the fabrics department.
In the sector dedicated to the yarn industry, Portugal counts with FIFITEX by SMBM and Filasa / MAF; in the Accessories is represented by Idepa and Solinhas; and in the Smart Creation space by the eco-friendly companies RDD and Tintex Textiles. In the Manufacturing department, Carjor will exhibit in the knitting reserved space, and Faria da Costa, Lima & Companhia, R. Lobo, Raith, Siena, Soeiro and Wat in the “Proximity” area.
In addition to this vast From Portugal entourage, the Portuguese textile industry also counts with the presence of other companies, such as Adalberto Estampados, Gierlings Velpor, Paulo De Oliveira, Penteadora, Riopele, Somelos Tecidos, Tessimax Lanificios, Tmg Textiles, JFA, Orfama - Montagut Industries, Temasa e Triwool S.A.
“Premiére Vision Paris is the unavoidable fair for textile producers and fashion professionals,” explains Elsa Parente, RDD CEO. With one of its products recently awarded at Munich Fabric Start, the Valérius group company promises to surprise again in Paris by presenting a selection of new articles. “This season, RDD introduces two new ranges: one of satin jerseys made from sustainable fibres, and another that uses only natural and non-toxic pigments extracted from renewable sources”.
At A.Sampaio's stand, the expectations regarding the fair are also quite high. “Première Vision is, without a doubt, the main fair in the knitwear sector”, says João Mendes, the company’s administrator. Working mainly for high range brands and for technical and functional articles, the company will present several novelties at this fair, especially in terms of natural fibres, such as wool.
Tintex, often featured and awarded by the fair itself in previous editions, travels to Paris with the clear purpose of establishing several new contacts. “Our expectation for this edition is a busy fair with more and more visitors looking for innovative and ecologically responsible companies, which is the perfect match for us,” reiterates Ana Silva Tavares, the company’s Head of Sustainability. At the fair, the company from Vila Nova de Cerveira will again highlight its focus on sustainable fibres, such as Refibra, Q-Nova, and Roica, among others.
“The results of past editions were very positive, but in this one we are expecting more visits from French and German customers,” says Carla Lobo, R. Lobo administrator. With a series of new products, the Guimarães based textile company has already scheduled several meetings in advance.
Jorge Sousa, from Carjor, also does not hide having already scheduled “several” meetings with clients. The company that specializes in knitting wants to present, more than just a collection, the variety of techniques it masters. “We have extensive know-how in straight knitting on products such as quilts, jumpers, cardigans, using organic cotton and other yarns,” says the company’s representative.
Still in the knitwear department, NGS targets three markets: French, American and Italian. “We will present meshes according to the trends, focusing on environmentally friendly sustainable meshes”, reveals Nuno Cunha e Silva, the company’s CEO.
In short, the purpose of all the companies present is to increase the export volume and attract new customers, as summarized by Márcia Cortinhas: “For an exporting company that has the strategy of winning new customers and new markets, Première Vision is one of the most attractive fairs on the market, both for prestige and for contacts,” says the manager of Lima & Companhia, a company that will be present at the Parisian fair for the first time. Aware that this is a unique opportunity, the textile from Pousada de Saramagos, Famalicão, promises to carry a set of articles that showcase not only the quality, but also the wide variety of technologies embedded in the products.
Below, the complete list of all the From Portugal exhibitors:
A. SAMPAIO & FILHOS 5N32
ALBANO MORGADO 6L5
AVELANA - FABRICA DE MALHAS SA 5P45
BUREL FACTORY 6P28
JOAPS - MALHAS 5R7
LMA- alitecno® 6H13
LUIS AZEVEDO & FILHOS 5P39
LURDES SAMPAIO 5N40
NGS MALHAS 5M46
OTOJAL- OTS 5C31
SATINSKIN TEXTEIS 5F42 G39
SIDÓNIOS KNITWEAR 5P32 R13
TEXSER - TEXTIL SERZEDELO 6G8
TINTEX 5N60 P53
TROFICOLOR DENIM MAKERS 6D16 E15
ASSOCIAÇAO SELECTIVA MODA 6G2
FIFITEX by SMBM 6G61
FILASA MAF 6G55
RDD TEXTILES 3S29
TINTEX TEXTILES 3S35
MALHAS CARJOR 6K32
MANUFACTURING - PROXIMITY
FARIA DA COSTA 6T34
LIMA & COMPANHIA SA 6Q38R.LOBO 6Q36