The event, scheduled for the next September 23 and 24 in Porto, will bring together the greatest exponents of the Portuguese textile and clothing industry in the incomparable Alfândega do Porto venue.
The organizers of the fair have confirmed the presence of more than 100 exhibitors who trust that the event will allow them to accelerate the recovery after the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Linked is the theme of this 56th edition, whose objective is to strengthen the connections of the Portuguese textile industry, highlighting its strengths, innovation, responsibility and sustainability.
The next edition of Modtissimo is one of the most anticipated moments by the Portuguese textile community. According to Manuel Serrão , CEO of the Selective Fashion Association , “we want to contribute to the business recovery, and this is the way for the industry to begin to recover. There are fewer fairs in the rest of the world, and we are convinced that a fair at this time may even be of special interest. ”
Safety and recovery
The event complies with all the guarantees and standards required by the Portuguese health system regarding safety distances, hygiene points and capacity. Among the exhibitors, the atmosphere is one of trust, reinforced by a strong desire to resume face-to-face contacts.
Carla Araujo , Joaps marketing manager thinks that “Modtissimo is always very positive for us. We hope to strengthen the contact with Portuguese partners with whom we already work, and we always establish new contacts. In addition, we have detected a considerable increase in the number of foreign buyers edition after edition.”
For his part, Antonio Carneiro, Envicorte manager points out that “we have participated in Modtissimo for many years, and I have no doubt that it has been our best bet”. The company will present a collection of masks at the fair.
Tânia Guimarães , head of the yarn area at JF Almeida affirms that “we are going to participate in Modtissimo because we believe that the Portuguese market must continue to function and be strong. More than ever, we must bet on our own.”
The event is currently the oldest textile show in the Iberian Peninsula. It is held twice a year: in February at Porto airport and in September at Alfândega and brings together the entire Portuguese textile industry, from yarn producers to clothing manufacturers, and is the showcase for one of the largest textile clusters of Europe.