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BSTIM and Modtissimo textile fairs to promote Iberian textile industry

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-02-03 17:00:00 – UK

MODACC, Fira d’ Igualada and the Catalan fashion cluster to promote textile fairs, Modtissimo and BSTIM and stimulate commercial development of the fashion industry on the Iberian Peninsula have signed a collaboration agreement with the Portuguese Textile Association (ATP).

The two textile fairs aim to attract the production of big brands that have been manufacturing in the Asian countries and offer them the possibility of manufacturing “in proximity”.

The agreement establishes an exchange of spaces in both fairs so that BSTIM will be present at the showroom in Modtissimo fair in Oporto, Portugal, from 15-16 February. The following week a representation of Portuguese textile manufacturers will have their place at the BSTIM fairground.

The agreement includes other exchanges and collaborations meant to spread events and activities celebrated in the framework of both fairs, and the creation of a platform to jointly participate in other fairs to be held in other parts of the world with the aim of promoting the commercial development of the Catalan and Portuguese fashion industry in other countries.

Modtissimo salon is currently held in Oporto, Portugal with goal to bring together dozens of exhibitors of fabrics and accessories, as well as clothes manufacturers, services companies, schools and institutions under one roof.

The third edition of BSTIM (Best Solutions in Textile Manufacturing) textile fair will be held from 22-23 February 2017 at the Old Slaughterhouse building in Igualada with the purpose for promoting homegrown manufacturing and strengthen local industry. The textile fair is organised by Fira d'Igualada and the textile group FAGEPI with the support of the Council of Igualada.

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