The textile industry is one of the oldest human industries since the need for clothes is one of the basic human needs after the demand for food and housing.
This long-standing industry now has a significant share of employment. The textile industry is primarily involving with the design, production, and distribution of fiber, yarn, fabric, and garments.
It also includes complementary processes performed on fabrics such as finishing, dyeing, and printing. However, the textile industry has not ended only in these cases and has penetrated various industries and applications such as agriculture, medicine, civil engineering, etc. Artificial blood vessels, fiber-reinforced composite, geotextiles, and wearable electronics are just some of the examples of textile applications other than clothing.
Events are places to display the latest achievements, exchange information and technologies, hold workshops, and gather experts. Events provide a variety of opportunities for industry actors and are drivers of industry growth. Various events are held considering different sections of the textile industry around the world. In the following essay, top textile events in the world are introduced.
ITMA is known as the textile and garment technology industry’s “Olympics.” It is the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition, showcasing technologies that will assist textile and garment manufacturers to transform and grow their businesses.
ITMA is the location to meet important decision-makers from the world’s top textile and garment companies and leading brand owners, acquire market intelligence, and form collaborative connections with a worldwide audience in attendance.
ITMA, which is owned by CEMATEX, brings the industry together every four years to show off the latest textile and garment processing technologies, machinery, and materials, as well as foster collaborations and partnerships. CEMATEX organized the first ITMA show in 1951. The most recent ITMA took place in Barcelona, Spain, in June 2019, and the next one will be hosted in Milan, Italy, from June 8 to 14, 2023.
Futurmoda is the only international footwear component show conducted twice a year in Spain, particularly in Elche, the province of Alicante, with Europe’s oldest footwear manufacturing legacy. Futurmoda is an international exhibition of leather products, components, and machinery for the footwear and leather industry.
It has become a must-attend event for both industry professionals and companies eager to learn about the newest innovations and fashion trends and make key business connections. The upcoming Futurmoda exhibition will be held on 20-21 October 2021.
MUNICH FABRIC START
MUNICH FABRIC START, one of the largest European textile trade fairs, takes place twice a year in Munich and attracts over 20,000 people. It features a high-quality portfolio of multinational fabric and accessory manufacturers showing their latest advances and ideas.
MUNICH FABRIC START is an international business platform in a unique trade exhibition format, showcasing over 1,800 collections in a full spectrum of textiles, accessories, finishings, and sourcing solutions, as well as delivering specialist information and inspiration.
MUNICH FABRIC START Exhibitions GmbH also organizes the VIEW Premium Selection Preview Textile Show and the International Denim Trade Show BLUEZONE every season. Numerous exhibitors display innovations for the denim and sportswear industries in the BLUEZONE, a show-within-a-show idea. Visitors to MUNICHFABRICSTART Munich can learn about the color and trend highlights of the coming season in the trend and sample sections, as well as at the Color Forum. The upcoming MUNICH FABRIC START will be held from 31 August to 2 September 2021 in MOC MUNICH.
Texworld is a twice-yearly event that takes place mainly in Paris, New York, and Istanbul. Messe Frankfurt is in charge of the event, a fantastic opportunity to network with the industry’s leading buyers and designers. Texworld is clothing, fabric, and material exhibition that amazes with creative structures, material combinations, and color palettes. The expo provides visitors and exhibitors with a flood of the latest trends and the option to test and feel all materials, making this event a sensual experience.
Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS)
Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show knows itself as the best destination for innovative textiles. The 25th Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS 2021) will take place in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, from October 13 to 15.
The professional trade fair will bring together 400 exhibitors from around the world with over 1000 booths. Sustainability, smart textiles, personal protective equipment, functional applications, and intelligent manufacturing are among the interests of this exhibition.
DOMOTEX is the world’s largest floor coverings trade show exhibiting current worldwide trends in floor coverings. This event is devoted solely to the architectural and flooring design industries. Carpets, textile floor coverings, wooden and parquet flooring, floor lamination, and other products are displayed during the show.
Between the 13th and 16th of January 2022, this expo, also known as The World of Flooring, will bring together industry members in Hannover Fairground, Germany. DOMOTEX is a one-of-a-kind platform that brings the global carpet and floor coverings industry together in various locations across the world. Specialized offshoots in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East augment the international parent exhibition in Hannover, Germany.
Heimtextil, the most significant international trade expo for textile interior design, occurs in Frankfurt am Main. The next Heimtextil will be held from January 11 to 14, 2022. It kicks off the upcoming season with new goods and trends, providing essential impulses to both exhibiting firms and professional visitors worldwide.
Heimtextil gives visitors a global trend forecast as well as insight into popular design subjects. From decorative and furniture fabrics to textiles for the bedroom, bathroom, table, wallpaper, and sun protection systems are all available in the Heimtextil.
Techtextil is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. From the 21st to the 24th of June 2022, international exhibitors will showcase the full range of technical textiles, functional apparel fabrics, and textile technologies at Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main.
Techtextil will be held concurrently with Texprocess, the largest trade show for the garment manufacturing and textile processing industries. It is a trade fair that features a full range of applications for architecture, automotive, construction, clothing, personal protective equipment, aviation and aerospace, medicine, furniture, and sports.
EVTEKS is one of the largest home textile exhibitions in the world, with its diverse product portfolio. Turkey’s home textile industry ranked first in Europe and fourth in the world as the largest producer and exporter of home textiles. 26th Istanbul International Home Textiles Exhibition will be held from 20 to 24 September 2021.
This fair, which showcases more than thousands of products from more than 700 companies, expects more than 100,000 industry experts to attend this year. EVTEKS design seminars are also taking place with the participation of the world’s most prominent designers and industry experts.
The London Textile Fair
The London Textile Fair was established in 2007. It is the UK’s top forum for fashion fabrics, clothing accessories, print studios, and vintage garments, with over 470 exhibitors. It allows manufacturers and agencies to show off their wares to some of the most influential British buyers and designers.
The show is one of the most important industry events in the UK, with a growing international audience. Fashion fabrics, accessories, trims, print design, and vintage garments are presented by exhibitors of the London Textile Fair. The next London Textile Fair will be held on 19-20 October 2021.