Made in France 2014, the only exhibition devoted to high-end apparel and accessories manufacturing, will be showcasing a wealth of French high-end manufacturing expertise, skills, craftsmanship and industrial techniques, and welcoming new sectors and rare skills.
This 12th édition session of Made in France will bring together a handpicked selection of around 100 specialist companies whose expertise is 100% French – from garment manufacturers to weavers, including those awarded the French government’s Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (“Living Heritage Company”) quality label for luxury ready-to-wear, accessory and now jewellery collections.
Made in France is a major asset for fashion designers and heads of collections on the lookout for textiles and fabrics, manufacturing solutions and related services for high-end and luxury apparel and fashion accessories.
There’s a huge buzz around this year’s show – organised for the very first time under the PV Manufacturing umbrella, following Première Vision’s acquisition of the show last September – with exhibitors racing to sign up early.
This eagerness also comes on the back of last year’s successful anniversary show, and is reflected in the continued interest shown for the 2014 session. A positive climate that has a direct impact on the show, which this year boasts 99 exhibitors (up 8% on April 2013) and an exhibition area that is almost 15% bigger than in 2013.
The Made in France offer has once again been extended to include a wide range of new expertise:
-Inclusion of selected Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant businesses – which proved a big hit in 2013 – highlighting the richness of France’s craft and industrial heritage
-The appearance of new valuable, sought-after expertise including trimmings as well as horn, bone, wood, metal and ribbon craftsmanship, and unique craftsmen: sculptors, engravers, beadmakers, jewellers and finishers
-Expansion of the textiles offer and a bigger leathers section
-Talents, services and expertise from France’s regions: embroidery from Cambrésis, manufacturing solutions from the Loire, silk-screen printing from Champagne-Ardennes, finishing techniques and silks from the Rhône-Alpes region, etc.