On October 7th and 8th, Modtissimo returns to Alfândega do Portp for an eye to eye metting, under the ‘Let’s Fly Again’ motto.
Three months away from opening its doors, Modtissimo 58 already has more than 100 confirmed companies: a sign that the Portuguese textile industry wants to speed up the return to business, has new collections to present and is ready to receive both Portuguese and international buyers.
Still with many uncertainties in Europe – and with some fairs happening shyly, like Paris and Milan – Modtissimo’s organization is confident that by next October, it will be able to return to physical contact with exhibitors and visitors. “We are very confident in the next edition of Modtissimo because we are talking to companies that for many years were not exhibitors, and now are coming back. And not just Portuguese companies, but also international ones”, says Manuel Serrão, the fair’s director.
The meeting room of the oldest textile industry in the Iberian Peninsula gathers fabrics, clothing and accessories producers, clothing companies that work both in private label and with their own brands for adults and children, and services related to the sector. As usual, in partnership with CITEVE, the fair will present the sector’s great innovations in the iTechstyle Showcase and iTechstyle Green Circle, the latter curated by Paulo Gomes.
Soon, the organization will soon open registrations, even “because only now we are launching our international advertising campaign”, says Manuel Serrão. “We are also receiving several registration requests to ensure the presence at the fair”, states de director. In terms of sanitary conditions, the organization will strictly comply with all the guidelines, which was also done in September 2020 (the last physical edition).
Modtissimo is the largest fair in the Portuguese textile sector and the oldest in the Iberian Peninsula. Held twice a year – in February at Porto Airport and in September/October at Alfândega do Porto – gathers the entire Portuguese textiles, from yarn producers to garment manufacturers, serving as a showcase for one of the largest textile clusters in Europe. Thousands of visitors normally pass through its halls, with highlight for international buyers, who, in addition to the entire textile offer, also have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Porto.