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Messe Frankfurt France to provide digital platform from September 2020

Messe Frankfurt France and Foursource, a specialist in digital textile sourcing solutions, are launching a digital platform in the colours of The Fairyland for Fashion fairs

7th July 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Paris

Knitted Outerwear, Intimate Apparel, Sports/​Activewear, Swimwear/​Beachwear, Technical Textiles

© Messe Frankfurt France.

To meet the expectations and needs of all fashion industry professionals, the organiser of international textile fairs Messe Frankfurt France, and Foursource, a specialist in digital textile sourcing solutions, are launching a digital platform in the colours of The Fairyland for Fashion fairs: Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris.

The platform will enable exhibitors from Messe Frankfurt France tradeshows, textiles and clothing manufacturers, brands and accessory manufacturers to present their collections and their know-how to international buyers through a complete digital networking solution: virtual showroom, matchmaking and definition of needs. Buyers will also profit from a specific section to define their requests and build their collection based on selection criteria designed for the textile world - country, minimum quantities, type of service and certificates.

With the 15,000 visitors of Messe Frankfurt France tradeshows and the 15,000 professionals already registered on the online sourcing platform, nearly 30,000 textile and clothing professionals will be able to benefit from this tool, organisers say. The solution, which will be available from 1 September 2020 on the trade fair websites, will be offered exclusively and for a renewable period of 6 months to exhibitors at the February edition (1-4 February 2021) of the Paris trade fairs. It will enable a working relationship to be maintained between buyers and manufacturers and will support them in their projects between two editions of the Messe Frankfurt France trade fairs. As a partner of Messe Frankfurt France, Foursource has been developing global textile sourcing databases enriched with algorithms specially designed to facilitate relations between buyers and manufacturers, since 2016.

“With this new partnership, Messe Frankfurt France is giving priority to textile expertise and quality contacts. These new access points will help to maximize opportunities between buyers and exhibitors at the next edition of our textile trade shows," summarises Frédéric Bougeard, President of Messe Frankfurt France.

Next shows session 1-4 February 2021

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