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Apparelsourcing Paris posts 15% hike in registrations
Feb '13
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As the opening date draws nearer, Apparelsourcing Paris is recording an increase of almost 15% in registrations compared with the same period in 2012. The fair remains very international with 17 new manufacturing firms attending from China, Egypt, India and Tunisia.

This reinforces the exhibition’s role as the foremost platform for sourcing in terms of diversity of exhibitors and variety of products. In fact, the show is expanding and welcomes new companies from the Mediterranean region: six new exhibitors, three from Tunisia and three from Egypt.

Egyptian companies for sportswear /casual wear /uniforms Royaltex, Egypt, based near Cairo, and supplies lines from basic to mid-range, for adult and junior casual wear and sports clothing. Its skills in transfers and printing are an added value for all urban and sportswear collections that need graphic design and printing.

Heliopolis, Egypt is building up a portfolio of CMT services (Cut Make Trim) in a broad variety of knitwear products (T-shirts, shorts, sweaters) as well as in woven fabrics (bomber jackets, trousers, jackets) for men, women and children. This is an offer that will attract buyers for entry-level and mid-ranges. The manufacturer favours Egyptian cotton for use in its entire production.

Nountex, Egypt belongs to a large textiles group from Cairo, specializing in knitwear. Where CMT services or co-contracting are concerned, labels are spoilt for choice with all that this company offers. It can react quickly to requests for very large quantities as it benefits from fabrics sourcing at the very heart of its textile sector. Price range: from entry-level to higher-end for menswear, womenswear and children’s wear.

A look at the new Tunisian Companies Dresses and blouses

Dorratex, Tunisia, located in Tazarka, has made its name with womenswear and children’s wear with mid-range to top-of-the-line Cut Make Trim services since 2007. The manufacturer counts some of the major women’s fashion labels, like Christian Dior, Sonia Rykiel, Kenzo and Massimo Dutti, among its customers. It is also developing a ready-to-wear range in collaboration with a French designer.


Zaoui, Tunisia is a group made up of 5 firms, whose headquarters is strategically located in the vicinity of Monastir airport. The manufacturer offers sub-contracting, co-contracting and finished products for womenswear and children’s wear in a very competitive price range for the mass market, entry-level and mid-range markets. It is working on its eco-friendly approach, offering 100% natural, organic dyeing and resin finish for denim.


Olatex, Tunisia, a local family business established in 1978, launched their export business in 1997. The manufacturer supplies mid-range to high-end products, encompassing everything from knitwear to denim for men, women and children. A new Turkish firm has added its name to these suppliers for local sourcing at the Shirting sector.

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