BSTIM (Best Solutions in Textile Manufacturing) was held in Spain, February 24 to 25, 2017. This edition saw 1,400 visitors from around the world, from Russia, England, Sweden, Norway, Holland and Italy. Purchasing managers, designers and distributors from European fashion brands came to Spain to find local suppliers. The show hosted sixty exhibitors, including knitwear manufacturers and garment producers, who made a number of contacts and potential future business connections.
BSTIM fair is the only exhibition for textile production in Spain. It aims to show the country’s textile production potential and encourage big brands to manufacture in Spain instead of in Asia. This year BSTIM focused on encouraging sustainable fashion, textile companies that take into consideration the social and environmental impacts of their manufacturing processes.
The fair has introduced a system of working called Fresh Fashion that will enable producers to deliver orders quickly because the space will bring raw materials, producers and buyers together at the same moment.
BSTIM will now be held every two years. It’s felt that it’s not possible to generate interest every year and manufacturers may not have enough capacities or services to present to brands and distributors.