Texfusion and The London Print Design Fair
new record attendance
Texfusion and The London Print
Design Fair (TLPDF) concluded on 29th March 2017 sets new record
with 2330 visitors during a two day event at the Business Design
Centre, London. The next edition of Texfusion & TLPDF will be
held on 31 October - 1 November 2017 and will highlight
Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer Collection.
PTJ is pleased to share the show highlights of the March 2017
edition of Texfusion which covers the following sectors.
- Fashion Fabrics and Accessories Hall: Silk,
Prints, Synthetic, Wool, Jacquard, Cotton and Blends, Denim,
Eco-friendly Fabrics Embroidery & Lace, Fake fur, Zips,
Knitted Fabrics, Trims and Accessories.
- Technical Hall: Functional & Sportswear
Linen, active wear, technical fabrics, waterproof, fire
resistant and medical fabrics.
- Home Textiles: Fabrics for duvet covers,
sheets, blankets, carpets, towels and kitchen products.
- Garments: The March 2017 edition of
Texfusion featured a new hall dedicated to international
The combination of the two shows boosted the event attendance
due to the crossover of the related sectors. Texfusion,
historically dedicated to fashion fabrics and accessories
manufacturers, widened its offer including technical fabrics,
home textiles and garments. The London Print Design Fair, on the
other hand, increased the number of print studios with new
exhibitors coming from abroad.
Among some of the regular customers, there was buyers from
Sainsburys, Fat Face, Ted Baker, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer,
John Lewis, Disney, Monsoon, M&Co, Topman, Harrods, French
Connection, Saint Laurent, Penfield, T.K.Maxx, Asos.com,
Missguided, Superdry, Tesco, O'Neill, Hugo Boss, Next, Bershka,
Topshop, Zara Home, Karen Millen, Warner Bros and many more.
According to show organizers, these two shows are working
very well together due to the cross over between them, so they
will be held at the same time again in October 2017.
Most of the visitors that were signed up for one of the two
shows, visited both the halls due to the perfect timing for
sourcing for new designs and to discover new trends within the
A good start is also reported for the garment section, which
were presented for the first time within the show and had
attracted about 10% of the overall visitors.
The organizers also confirmed that the buyers were interested
in men and women apparel, sportswear, prints, technical textiles
and casual wear.
The buyers’ industry analysis confirms the importance of
garment manufacturers (29%), wholesalers (25%) and retails (22%)
within the market, which is in fact the core of the whole
British fashion industry.
“A very positive first experience to be repeated in the
future!” Ana Pereira – Urentel (Portugal), exhibitor - The
London Home Textile Fair.
“Positive exhibition, very focused on technical fabrics with
interesting contacts” Laura Gambarini - MITI SpA (Italy),
exhibitor – The London Technical Textile Fair.
“We were happy to meet new clients, and will visit again in
October.” Lucas Nam - Ramitextile Corp (South Korea), exhibitor
“A great local show to meet both home and international
retailers and industry and a good opportunity to network with
manufacturers and like minded studios. Fantastic venue and great
organisation.” Jayne Goulding - Jayne Goulding Embroidery (UK),
exhibitor - The London Print Design Fair.
The Texfusion saw the attendance of the leading exhibitors
from countries like Turkey, United Kingdom, India and Pakistan
which together have about 60% of the exhibiting space.
Increasing presence from European countries, such as Italy
and Portugal which took an important share within the home and
technical halls is also noticed during the March edition.
The Print Design Fair had, as usual, had a strong presence of
British Studios (about 80%) with an increasing number of
exhibitors from abroad (Italy, Switzerland, France, Denmark,
Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United States).
Exhibitors from Pakistan
Liberty Mills Ltd. (Apparel Fabric
Liberty Mills Ltd. established in 1964 to cater the ever
increasing and demanding needs of the fashion industry. Today,
Liberty is one of the leading producers and exporters of woven,
dyed, printed and PFGD fabrics.
Madni Gul Muhammad, Apparel Fabric Division, Liberty Mills
said: “We are processing fabrics for well-established names like
Gap, Target, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jordache, The Children Place,
C&A, H&M, etc. Over the past several decades Liberty Mills has
been able to maintain its objectives and has been a front-line
company, enjoying a very good name nationally and
internationally. Our success is mainly due to the quality of our
fabrics which meet the international standards. We have a modern
processing unit with computerised machinery and online computers
for quality control checks using Swiss, German and other top
brand dyes which are environmentally friendly and Oekotex
certified. We also have SA 8000 which is the international
standard for Social Accountability.“
Kamal Limited is a vertically integrated textile mill. The
vertical integration from the spinning of yarn to the
manufacturing of home textiles and apparel, allows this company
to offer the most competitive prices to its customers and
control of quality at each stage.
Faisal Mahmood, D.G.M, sales and marketing at Kamal
Limited says, our purpose-built dyeing and finishing plant with
2.5 million meters per month for apparel fabric adds value and
colour to the greige fabrics. We strive for on time deliveries
and our in-house manufacturing facilities provide complete
control over quality and production processes. A long list of
satisfied customers around the globe bear testimony to our
professionalism and dedication. Kamal Limited also provides LDP
(landed duty paid) products along with Replenishment quantities
through our foreign offices; Sleepwell Inc. USA and Sleepwell
Textile Ltd. UK.
Faisal Mahmood and Robin Mitchell, Kamal Limited.
Imran Sabir Butt, Director, R G Industries said: “We are one
of the emerging textile processors from Faisalabad in Pakistan.
We along with our customer driven and the solution oriented team
are participating at this fair as we are looking to expand into
Imran Sabir Butt and Tariq Watto.
The fabric processing facility has the capacity to produce
104 million meters of fabric per annum. It is specially designed
to handle heavy weight fabrics like twills, drills,
canvases/poplins, as well as fabrics with minimum tension such
as stretch fabrics and various high density weaves. RG Groups
Limited has the state of art garment manufacturing facility for
men and women apparel. The Apparel Division has 1767 high-end
sewing machines such as Vibe Mac, Juki, Mitsubishi and Brother.
The Division has the capacity to produce 7.20 million garments
per annum. The construction of a new garment unit with a
capacity of 7.2 million garments per annum is also in progress.