Made in France Fair - Ten years of high-end manufacturing solutions
Everybody’s talking about it, and, for this 10th edition, hundreds of manufacturers will be flocking to Made in France by fatex, the trade show for French high-end clothes manufacturing: a platform for excellence showcasing the unrivaled know-how of France’s finest SMEs specializing in fashion and design across all sectors of the luxury market.For everyone who loves outstanding quality and a certain “je ne sais quoi” that’s a cut above!
Public awareness is growing, and the fashion houses and brands are responding by making “Made in France” a trump card in their development strategy, particularly in the international market. Buyers are on the look-out for luxury lifestyle products and place a high value on craftsmanship, short production runs, quality, know-how and tailor-made services – in short, on the incomparable skills offered by the high-end SMEs and manufacturing studios who will be participating in Made in France by fatex, from 28 to 29 March at the Bourse de Commerce,2, rue de Viarmes, 75001 Paris.
Thanks to their acknowledged expertise in the sector - sometimes developed over centuries - the 80 exhibitors at Made in France by fatex can provide brilliant professional manufacturing solutions for any collection designed by and for the leading luxury and ready-to-wear brands. Couturiers, designers, fashion design studios and product development teams will find all the top industry professionals under one roof, making it possible to turn their fabric collection ideas into reality across all sectors: haute couture, ready-to-wear, menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, infants, knits, sportswear, beachwear, lingerie, corsetry, shirts, hats and headpieces, trimmings, buttons, badges, hi -tech fabrics, flexible and stretch fabrics, leather goods, fashion accessories, specialist paper and cardboard - combined with know-how and technical expertise in specialist areas such as soft fabric s, embroidery, hand trimming and braiding design, pattern making, gradation, prototypes, catwalk designs, design studios, fabric and trimmings purchasing, digital printing, silkscreen printing, laser and ultrasound cutting, thermo-bonding, finishing, pleating, smocking, patchwork, Gore-Tex - and services including logistics, packaging, insurance, and training institutions.
The Maison du Savoir-Faire et de la Création, launched by the French Federation of Womenswear and the French Union of Clothing Industries to inspire and support designers through the design process from concept to production, will also be at the hub of this networking event.
Made in France tackles key industry issues with a panel session on Wednesday 28 March at 6.30pm. The GFF (French fashion manufacturers group) is teaming up with the UIT (textile manufacturers association) to bring together key players in the French textiles and clothing sector and politicians to discuss: Paris fashion capital: is there a future without a local manufacturing base?
- Presentation and introduction by Al ain Moreau (UFIH-GFF) Tony Herblot and Lucien Deveaux (UIT)
- Presentation of the fashion sector: key figures:
- Businesses - testimonies
Contemporary fashion “Made in France”: two exhibitions open to the general public:
1. The Couture Generation: A Diar y of French Fashion Design. (On the esplanade of the Bourse du Commerce). The fashion blogger and photojournalist Hervé Dewintre presents his personal “diary” of behind-the- scenes shots taken at the catwalk shows of ten up-and-coming couture designers: Alexandre Vauthier, Alexis Mabille, Anne-Valérie Hash, Christophe Josse, Gustavo Lins, Julien Fournier, Maison Rabi Kayrouz, Maxime Simoens, On Aura Tout Vu, Stéphane Rolland. An exhibition that showcases French know-how and passion for fashion design.
2. IFM - Institut Français de la Mode. The French Fashion Institute’s class of 2012 will be publishing the designs they have produced in collaboration with the “Made in France” exhibitors in a huge fashion magazine brimming with the energy of an entire fashion generation.
Now you can buy “Made in France” products at the click of a button by shopping at www.soparisienne.com: the online store (and Made in France by fatex partner) that sells 100% French-made products.
Made in France by fatex: giving you a competitive edge thanks the ongoing commitment to innovation, investment, training, knowledge transfer and networking of these SMEs, from the management through to the teams, in order to provide contractors with consistently better solutions.
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