The ongoing Avantex in Paris being held from September 18 to 21, 2017 is keeping its focus on high-tech fabrics. Believing that technology should not only enhance fashion, but that it should also serve the consumer, the textile fair attracts over 19,500 exhibitors and 4,77,000 visitors a year. Global fashion tech community gathers here every year to get connected and build relationships.
Avantex Paris’ innovative exhibitors are selected by the trade fair’s committee who are on the lookout for at least three innovative functions and/or unpublished patents from the applicants. Exhibitors highlight intelligent, connected fabrics and materials which combine nanotechnology.
Conquering new markets and leading a new revolution, Avantex Paris is now in its fifth session. The vision is to unite high-tech companies with fashion product designers and managers. The trends forum highlights textile production and know-how. A figurative assembly line illustrates the integration of innovative and futuristic materials into everyday technical consumption.
Among the showpieces are a revolutionary process that enables stylists and designers to test and place patterns on a product in 3D; a line of women’s ready-to-wear that uses textiles made from plant fibers and 100 per cent cruelty-free leather; and sensors that are integrated in fabrics to measure anxiety.