You can watch below our February 2016 conferences
Louis Gérin & Grégory Lamaud, Apparel Sourcing, Avanprint, Avantex, Shawls&Scarves and Texworld Paris art directors drew their inspirations from groups of thoughts, aesthetics currents, social influences, anthropological and artistic events in order to present the trends of tomorrow. Louis Gérin presents 8 inspiring themes: complexity, rough, corded, hollowed, compact, coloration, perspective and transparency. These themes connect, merge with each other and revolve around 4 innovative concepts: integration, combination, revelation an extension.
Chemical substances are present at each stage of the production process. Some of them are dangerous and can have a negative impact on health, environment or even on the company’s brand image. Peter Pierrou, communication manager at Chemsec industry, presents a new innovative and accessible tool: The Textile Guide. True online guide, it helps professional from the textile industry to identify, evaluate and replace unwanted substances within the supply chain.
Mediterranean countries such as Morocco, Tunisia or Turkey maintain close relations with Europe regarding textile-apparel importations and exportations. European importations from Mediterranean countries remain significant but are decreasing since 2007. Asian competition, preferential agreements or even custom regulations are some of the potential reasons that are mentioned. With Samir Ben Abdallah and Abderrahmane Atfi, Jean-François Limantour, Isabelle Weiler and Anne-Laure Linget question themselves and suggest some solutions to revitalize the Euromed relations.
Taking initiatives regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a key challenge for apparel-textile companies. CSR favours economic efficiency but also the whole supply chain’s competitiveness. Catherine Abonnenc and the three speakers: Marie-Hélène Boidin-Dubrule, Mona Tep and Roger Zacaropoulos present various initiatives carried out by Auchan group or the Cambodian industry to raise awareness among leaders, discuss and especially promote an approach in favour of corporate social responsibility.
European textile-apparel importations from Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar are currently booming. Anne-Laure Linget & Jean-François Limantour offer a conference devoted to the strategies adopted by these suppliers currently known as the Indochinese « tigers ». Increase in exports, specialized production or even new free trade agreements favour the competitiveness and the growth of these three promising “tigers”.
Textile industry is now associated with other sectors such as chemistry, electronics, medicine, physics or even sport. Florence Bost, expert in innovative textile presents the extent of textile’s transversality. Through digital printing or eco-techno design, professionals of the textile sector are now using technology as a tool to innovate and create new materials.