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Two days into Texworld Paris, it’s become clear that great strides have been made in the world of eco textiles. The number of textile mills offering these products has grown by 25%. Appoximately 122 fabric mills, out of 800 exhibitors, are offering certified eco textiles as part of their collections – this equates to 15% of the total number of Asian textile producers at the show. Some exhibitors have even switched their entire collection to sustainable fabrics.
HL Ding, President of Hemp Fortex Industries, told Ecotextile News, “We recently won a large order from a leading retailer for two million metres of recycled cotton fabric and have now secured a reliable and sustainable source of used raw material. We see a big future for recycled fabrics going forward and have also decided that it’s now time to switch our complete fabric collection over to a more sustainable footing.”
Of the 800 exhibitors at Texworld Paris, 51 now have GOTS (Global Organic Textile) certification which is up from 30 companies last year. Bernd Mueller, organizer of Texworld, said that, “In addition to the traditional organic fabrics we see a noticeable increase in the breadth of the colour palette where bright reds and deep blues compliment the more neutral shades often associated with organic.”
Texworld exhibitors are now showing pride in their eco offerings by bringing them to the front of their booths as opposed to hiding them away at the back as in previous years. Consumers are voting with their dollar and it’s reassuring to see that the producers are listening!
Next month, Messe Frankfurt is holding it’s Texworld Exhibition in Paris, France from September 13th – 16th. Texworld has become more than a place where people meet to do business. Texworld’s aim was to develop a new approach, a different way of exploring the aisles and discovering the trends, creating a true call to the senses.
This year they will be featuring industry leading experts that will take you in search of organic and sustainable textiles. Speakers from Fairtrade Labelling Organizations, Organic Exchange and the Soil Association will advise textile manufacturers and buyers of the various kinds of organic and sustainable textiles that are readily available.
Furthermore to the seminar, there will be certified suppliers of hemp, linen, organic cotton, recycled material and other sustainable textiles in addition to the regular fabric exhibitors.