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Sustainability and the Ongoing Crossover of Fashion and Sport Key at Paris Fabric Fairs

PARIS — Sustainability and the ongoing crossover between fashion and sport were key focuses at the just-wrapped Première Vision Paris and Texworld fabric fairs here.
Brexit jitters could already be felt at Première Vision Paris, which saw a 16 percent dip in British visitors, leading to a slight decrease in total traffic year-over-year to 53,156 versus 54,413 in 2018. Conversely, the number of Asian visitors was up 8 percent, boosted by an increase in Chinese buyers, with U.S. visitors up 6 percent, the organizers said.
Première Vision managing director Gilles Lasbordes was satisfied with the overall “solid” turnout given the challenging context. The show’s bustling trend areas and seminars for him indicated a desire from brands to “go back to their DNA, which is being creative.”
Upcoming projects by the fair include a partnership with the French Leather Council on a Sustainable Leather Forum that will open on Sept. 16 at La Maison des Travaux Publics in central Paris, a day before the kickoff of Première Vision’s September edition. The forum will also be present at Première Vision’s Smart Square section dedicated to sustainable innovations.
Several exhibitors at Première Vision cited bubbling demand for performance fabrics for urban collections geared at the travel and

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