Porto’s textile manufacturing is the essence of the fashion community on the northwest coast of Portugal. For years, Porto has been an unsung hero in the fashion market, producing textiles and clothing for high-end fashion and streetwear brands. Porto responsibly sources from its own domain, sustainably and responsibly produces textiles and clothing, and processes the economic market within Europe.
Modtissimo, a sustainable fashion fair and fair based in Porto, is on a mission to extend its reach throughout the city of Porto – as a hub for ethical solutions to fashion production. On February 15, 2023, the 61st Fair will take place at the Exponor Exhibition Center in this he 200,000 m2 facility located just north of Porto city centre.
Porto has established itself as the world’s most sustainable producer of textiles and fabrics, creating fashion for brands from all walks of life. From high-end fashion brands such as Balenciaga, Hugo Boss and Pyer Moss to streetwear brands such as Kith, Daily Paper, Foret and Schnayderman’s, as well as niche brands such as his Highsnobiety and Everlane, a wide variety of clothing in the Portuguese coastal city of Porto. are producing. .
Quality is the essence of the Portuguese fashion market. Through Modtissimo, we support expansion into a major production sector that promotes sustainable fashion manufacturing by focusing on exports. Porto’s industrial market is considered a medium of supply and demand for fashion from the central post between West and East, more than 3,000 miles from New York and about 2,500 miles from Istanbul.
Natural materials, finer textiles and sustainable processes for producing fashion are a real draw for fashion buyers, and Portugal has invested in this sector accordingly. Outerwear manufacturing, textile and textile manufacturing, and clothing manufacturing are the largest parts of the industry. His 2019 employment rate in manufacturing in Portugal was 18%, while in food he was second with 14%.
Since partnering with the ATP (Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal) in 1996, Modtissimo has become the only trade fair for clothing fabrics and accessories in Portugal. As the official platform for the Portuguese textile and garment industry, Modtissimo has focused primarily on the future of fashion: localized, circular production.
ATP President Ana Paula Dinis articulates Modtissimo’s goals for 2021 in six pillars, including the early thought dynamics of the circular fashion era, while the remaining three cover technology and human-driven ideas. doing.
The global textile production issues of sustainability and labor are aligned with the values of Modtissimo and ATP. His first three pillars inject capital for growth into a sector dedicated to sustainable production. Supporting textile SMEs and countries has been a differentiated way to strengthen the textile market and its sustainability.
Dinis described the fourth pillar as digitization. This is an efficient way to optimize the entire textile manufacturing process. Cooperation and better sales support are the fifth and sixth pillars of our future plans. To a large extent, these are the human aspects of mission complexity.
The fabric fair will feature live panels and a host of innovative demonstrations and samples. Patrons can connect and place orders with factories throughout Porto and the Northern Portugal region. The French consumer goods company increased its exports from Portugal by nearly 14% from July 2019 to July 2021, reaching €474 million in 2021.
On September 6, 2022, at the Exponor Exhibition Center, Product Manager and Sustainability Strategist Max Atermeyer explained plans to localize the production of luxury goods for his company New Optimist. In this panel, titled “Future of Fashion and Textiles Is Circular,” Attermeyer will discuss his ideas of a renewable world and decentralized markets for fairer trade and a minimized carbon footprint. Did.
“[We], which combines local clothing brands with social activism to show a holistic way of operating within the boundaries of the planet. The keywords are sustainable development and circularity. ” Max Attermeyer talks about the fashion making process.
According to Modtissimo, the future of luxury fashion is localized production steered by social issues and circular production. Modtissimo opens up the idea of sustainable fashion production as a large-scale production that attracts capitalists in the fashion industry. The geographical location allows the improvement and quality of his chain of supply and the production of renewable garments.
Modtissimo recently moved its fair grounds to the Exponor Exhibition Centre. The facility is his 200,000 sqm facility with 50,000 sqm of covered space and his 2,500 sqm parking lot. The new layout is an efficient footprint for buyers and other business people visiting the fabric fair.
Modtissimo also educates visitors with panels in its 945-seat auditorium and six halls of varying sizes. Many old and new brands have made their products in Porto over the years, and the evolution of sustainable fashion lives there.