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Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week thinks sustainability
May '17
Courtesy: Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week
Courtesy: Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week
Themed around 'Sustainability in Clothing', the upcoming Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week is being organised during October 3-6, 2017 in Addis Ababa. A conference will be held parallel to the trade fair to discuss the issues dominating the textile industry such as sustainability, with a particular focus on production, the environment and certifications. 
A fashion show, trend area and matchmaking platform are among some of the programme highlights of the trade fair.
Sustainable production is increasingly becoming an important issue for fashion buyers. The Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week anticipates an increasing interest in eco fashion and will present new approaches in this respect. H&M, WRAP, GIZ (Society for International Cooperation) Ethiopia and Solidaridad will present sustainable solutions as part of the conference.
International manufacturers of textile machines will showcase new technologies for the African market. The Italian textile machine association ACIMIT, will bring a range of product innovations.
Designers will also get a specific information offer targeted to them at the trade fair. At a separate designer conference, experts will give presentations on "International Fashion - designed in Africa". In WSGN, a renowned trend agency will make a contribution to future trends in women's, men's and children's clothing. Visitors and exhibitors can look forward to design highlights in the area "Trend House - international trends made in Africa".
As a new cooperation partner of the event, Messe Frankfurt is expecting international textile suppliers and buyers to attend the third edition of the biggest textile trade fair in Africa. Within the context of the partnership, the three new trade fair brands Texworld Addis Ababa, Apparel Sourcing Addis Ababa and Texprocess Addis Ababa will be launched at Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week. The event trio will present over 250 international exhibitors from 25 countries. (SV)

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