Interfiliere Paris took place from July 5 to 7 along with various other fashion and lingerie trade shows. This fair focused on intimates and beachwear fabrics. This time attendance declined by 5 per cent and the number of exhibitors dropped from 300 to 280 compared to July 2013. The trend was particularly evident during the first day of the event, which was quieter than usual. While the show shared a common entrance with Mode City, visitors encouraged to sign up for both shows did not seem to stem the decline. The fair is open to producers of knitted and woven fabrics, lace, embroidery, braid, trimmings, ribbon, elastic, supplies and accessories, as well as designers, producers of fibers or machines and manufacturers offering local production capacities.
French professionals obviously showed up in the greater numbers. However, this year Italy rose to second place, relegating Britain to the third. These were followed by Germany, the United States and China, which overtook Hong Kong and Spain. Russia, occupied ninth place, while the Netherlands entered the Top 10 at the expense of Switzerland.
The next edition of Interfilière will be held in New York on September 23. The Chinese edition will be held October 20 to 21.