SUMMARY OF THE FAIR 2017

 

Fast Textile - the largest textile fair in Europe!

Manufacturers and importers from all over the world have shown their latest collections of textiles, knitwear, textiles and garment accessories. The latest sewing machines, laundry machines and machines for the clothing industry were also presented. Exhibitors offered visitors a series of specialist products, shop furnishings and interior decorations for the spring / summer 2018 season.

The IV edition of the fair took place from 16 to 18 November 2017 at the Ptak Warsaw Expo, confirming its prominent position among the events organized around the world. This year, 400 exhibitors had the chance to showcase their best products and services to business and retail customers. During three days 27 000 visitors filled the Exhibition & Congress Center- Ptak Warsaw Expo. Buyers have appreciated high quality fabrics and machines, affordable prices especially for Fast Textile and a variety of assortments.

Special zones were prepared for exhibitors and visitors, the most interesting were five International Pavilions including China, Turkey, Taiwan, Italy and the Netherlands, two exclusive Trend Zones featuring beautiful arrangements from the exhibitors' products in Halls C and D, and furniture exhibitions from the Exhibition Partner Agata Meble.

During Fast Textile were also meetings with well-known Polish designers Maciej Zień and Rafał Michalak. Maciej Zień advised on how to develop collections so that they were sought in the market. Rafał Michalak, a well-known designer from the MMC duo, gave a lecture on Trends in Design for spring / summer 2018 season.

First meeting with sewing machines workshops organized by UltraMaszyna company enjoyed a huge interest among visitors. Participants had a chance to learn the secrets of sewing on a machine and meet Jan Leśniak, author of many themed books, his latest work is How to sew skirts and dresses. Jan Leśniak led a workshop on which were knitted backpacks with beautiful heart embroidered on Maszynybrother.pl and beauticians from waterproof paper from Tkaniny Karolina. Another accompanying event was the haberdashery workshop of Pasmanteriaozdobna.pl, during which ladies and gentlemen decorated their favorite parts of their wardrobe.

At the Textile Forum, well-known experts from leading companies, led workshops and training, concerning innovations in textiles, textiles ecology, legal requirements and standardization in children's clothing or renewable raw materials in innovative textiles. Specialists represented the Cotton Chamber, the Textile Institute of Manchester, the Świat Druku, the Marshal's Office and the TRIZ management of innovative textiles.

The most coveted and anticipated moment was the awarding of Fast Textile Diamonds to Exhibitors during the Evening Business Gala. The winners in each category were:

  • The best polish exhibitor: Colourama Sp. z o.o.
  • The best foreign exhibitor: Quality Textiles
  • Trend creator: Sonia Textile
  • Product of the year: Alubest
  • New’s of the year: Allcomp
  • Innovative solution of the year: TEXPOL

Special mentions were given to:

  • Washpapa
  • Euro Textil Universal
  • Knipidee International B.V.

During the Business Gala there was also the Best of PtakModa Award - the winners in the categories were:

  • The best product: Astra
  • The best collection: Bergam
  • The best producer: King
  • Special mentions: M & M
  • Special mentions: Martex

A novelty during the 4th edition of Fast Textile was new contest for The most beautiful stand among exhibitors. Voters were allowed to vote on the most beautiful stand during the fair.

On the last day of the fair an official vote count was made and the winner was chosen, the fight was fierce because the two companies were particularly impressed by the hearts of the visitors: Euro Textil Uniwersal and Wikoria, which finally won a beautiful statuette.

The event was a huge success, the exhibitors carried out hundreds of business meetings, contracts and commercial transactions. Fair participants are looking forward to the next edition, and the organizers will try to make this edition even better than the recent one.

We would like to invite you to participate in the next edition of Fast Textile International Textile Fair, which will take place from 15th to 17th of November 2018 in Ptak Warsaw Expo!