Exhibition for fashion and textile industry professionals
The International Textile Industry Exhibition "Baltic Fashion & Textile Riga 2014," the most significant spring event for fashion and textile industry professionals of the Baltic region, will take place from April 4-6 at the International ExhibitionCenter in Kipsala, Riga.
For the first time the Latvian and Lithuanian organizers of the biggest textile industry exhibitions have joined forces to present the achievements of the Baltic textile industry and the competitiveness of its products, as well as to introduce the versatility and the high quality of the local products, appreciated by professionals and consumers all over the world.
"Baltic Fashion & Textile Riga" is an important meeting place for industry professionals to present their products and services, acquire new business contacts and cooperation partners, find out the novelties of the industry by attending the international conference and workshops as well as to see the latest creations of young fashion designers at the competition "Habitus Baltija 2014" that is organized in the framework of Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014 events.
Wide choice of fabrics, sewing accessories and ready-made garments
The exhibition has many offers for sewing companies, sellers and designers: various fabrics - wool, alpaca, angora, cashmere, cotton, linen, silk, viscose, acetate, polyamide, nylon, polyester, triacetate and mixed fiber fabrics for the sewing and manufacturing of men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, knitwear, lingerie, bed-clothes and home textiles, as well as sewing accessories and materials exhibited by exhibition participants from Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Belarus, Uzbekistanand Lithuania.
Textile innovations at the Innovation Stand
The novelty of the exhibition is the Innovation Stand that is established by the Latvian TechnologicalCenter, the Enterprise Europe Business Network Latviain cooperation with the Latvian Association of the Textile and Clothing Industry. This is the place for industry professionals to meet all parties involved in the textile innovation process – Experts of education, research, patenting, incubation and other areas.
International match-making for business development
Fashion and textile industry representatives are invited to participate at b2b matchmaking on April 4 in order to promote the increase of the production and export amounts. Matchmaking is a professional business platform for acquiring new business contacts and cooperation partners.
Events for professionals
The exhibition also offers participation in a conference, workshops and discussions about topical issues of the fashion and textile industry that will gather entrepreneurs, designers, association representatives and students.
On April 4 visitors are invited to participate at the conference "Fashion and Design: Trends, Guidelines and Funds for Export Promotion". Leading European fashion and business experts, such as Judith Tolley, Manager of the Creative Industry Incubator "Centerfor Fashion Enterprise" (CFE) from Great Britain, Victoria Diaz will share their experience on the ways of promoting brand export and popularity in the international fashion market.
On April 4 there is also a possibility to discuss the role of creativity and innovations in brand development by participating at the seminar "Fashion. Creativity. Concept.” Participation fee: 25 euros.
On April 5 exhibition visitors are offered to participate at the informative workshop "Intellectual Property in the Fashion and Textile Industry.
Representatives of the Patent Office of Latvia will inform designers and other participants about design sample registration and the protection of intellectual property in the fashion and textile industry. Participation at the workshop is free.
Fashion that surprises and inspires at the competition "Habitus Baltija"
On April 5 fashion shows of the Competition for Young Fashion Designers "Habitus Baltija 2014" will take place during the exhibition. Approximately 40 new fashion artists from more than 10 countries present their extraordinary and fascinating collections of clothes for the jury and the audience every year. More: www.bt1.lv/habitus
For full information about the exhibition: www.balticfashiontextile.com