The French Touch at the London Textile Fair 2017

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 28/06/17

Business France has brought together 19 French textile mills to exhibit at the London Textile Fair.

Here is a taste of what you can expect between 19th and 20th July 2017:

-  Avelana Roudière - Booth H18

Avelana is one of the top French manufacturers of women’s fashion fabrics, leading the field in wool and lycra blends.
The coompany is aware of the importance of technological innovation, investing in it to enhance the performance of the fabrics, as well as to develop new materials that boast original, unique performance.
The company was the first to develop and launch stretch and bi-stretch fabrics, and is currently the world market leader in stretch woollen fabrics.

They say: “For Autumn/Winter 2018 we will be featuring men’s and women’s tailoring fabrics suitable for both high street fashion and the corporate wear market, predominately in wools and woolblend fabrics as well as in polyester/viscose with bi or weftstretch. We also offer recycled polyester as well as nano finishes. End uses are coats, jackets, trousers and skirts.”

- Bugis - Booth K12

Created in 1956, the Bugis group manufactures high-technology knitted fabrics for a large remit: fashion, the medical sector & protective clothing (knitting, dyeing, distribution, logistics).

Thanks to its experience and R&D department, the Bugis Group is able to develop projects upon request.

- Deveaux - Booth I15

Deveaux is renowned for its creativity. The company offers a large range of novelty and high-fashion fabrics to suit all types of garments (jerseys, yarn-dyed, jacquard and prints, digital printing). Today, Deveaux continues to market its industrial know-how and creativity worldwide.

The Deveaux Group has developed a genuine know-how in a wide variety of fields: weaving, knitting, printing and finishing, giving them a creative and flexible edge for their clients.

- Dutel - Booth G7B

Family-run French Jacquard mill, based in Lyon since 1937. The mill is able to develop designs, colours and qualities on demand with a short turnaround.

They say: "many customers use us for our skill and speed in developing their own designs and vintage fabrics from bought garments/ images".

The designs vary from large-scale placement Jacquards to mini-textures using a wide variety of fancy yarns, metallic, textured, bouclé and techniques depending on the design and budget requirements.
Dutel specialises in fabric for womenswear, but also develops for menswear and accessories.

- Henitex - Booth J5

Henitex is a specialist in knitted fabric for womenswear with a wide range of creative pieces and designs.

Their main line uses viscose, cotton, polyester and polyamide (swimwear articles possible). Their second line, Opaline, is aimed at higher end customers and is made of more delicate fibres (wool, silk, linen, modal).  They are also able to make on demand designs pieces.

- J Cap Sud - Booth U3

J Cap Sud works with lace predominantly for lingerie or ready-to-wear pieces. Using their expertise which goes back several generations, they can also develop French lace creations as required.

- Jules Tournier et Fils - Booth O24

The company designs, develops and produces everything they create in-house; fancy tweed, luxury natural fibres (wool, cashmere, mohair, alpaca) meltons and velours, breton stripes, lenoweaves, circular knitted fabrics for men and women ready-to-wear, knit back shearlings and luxury fashion fabrics. All their creations are 100% designed and made in France.

They also offer more than 150 years of know-how and can create unique and personalised designs.

For their work in textiles, they are listed as an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) or Living Heritage Company label, a mark of recognition awarded by the French government, to reward French companies for the excellence of their industrial skills and traditional savoir-faire.

- Malfroy Million - Booth A1

Silk maker, Malfroy Million has built a reputation for unique and quality products. Twice a year, the company offers 2 fabric and 2 scarf collections, both for womenswear. Their fabrics and scarves are the result of a mixture of art and technical expertise. Malfroy Million works with natural fabrics: silk, wool, cashmere, cotton, and linen thus positionning itself at the high-end of the market both in France and abroad.

- Malhia Kent - Booth M7

Creativity is at the centre of Malhia Kent ’s design philosophy. All their fabrics are designed and made in France, aimed at haute couture brands. They are based close to Paris and their headquarters is home to 15,000 types of thread.

- Pastels - Booth G10

Pastels will be presenting their AW18 collection at the London Textile Fair. Their organic range is GOTS certified, made from natural materials where possible and the synthetic materials in the range are 100% recycled. They aim to prove that business and respect for the environment and our fellow humans can mix.

- Pichat Chaleard - Booth C5

Their collection is made of different knitted and woven fabrics in a plethora of colours. They also produce lace and Jacquard fabrics.

- Printland - Booth U6

Created in 1994, Printland is a French mill specialised in textile printing. Each year, more than 700 designs are created and produced in France and distributed all around the world. Their know-how includes: designing, engraving, weaving, knit, dyeing, printing, washing, creasing and more. Their AW18 collection will be unveiled at the London Textile Fair which will include new refined prints for babies and kids on cotton fabrics, as well as coloured designs on polyester and very cute high-end jacquards made in France.

- Sftate et Combier - Booth N3

Industry-recognised ’chiffon expert’, Sfate & Combier is famous for its fabric grades in satin, organza and shimmering chiffon, to name just a few. They offer a bold and varied palette of colourways in these permanent grades with a service stock. Every year, Sfate et Combier creates about 2000 new fabric designs. Their novelty jacquard fabric Guigou is the ’Rolls Royce’ of Jersey fabrics, boasting unrivalled knowledge and expertise in the manufacture of tubular, run-resistant knit. They work with a full range of natural and synthetic materials, and also develop several materials in collaboration with leading luxury brands. Their core business area is haute couture, fashion and the high-end ready-to-wear clothing market

- Sophie Halette - Booth U12

In its historic Calais and Caudry factories in northern France, Sophie Hallette weaves tulles and laces on hundred-year- old Bobinet and Leavers looms. Each creation, drawn from the House’s heritage or inspired by l’air du temps, illustrates the mastery, inventiveness and radiance of a company that has inspired couturiers, creators and costume designers from around the world since 1887.

- Sprintex - Booth G8

Sprintex specialises in prints (rotary and inkjet prints) and combined woven and knitted jacquard offering new designs each week. The deal with fashion fabrics for ladieswear, kids and menswear. 

- Ulysse Pila - Booth C6

At this year’s London Textile Fair, Ulysse Pila will present a large collection of fancy jacquards and novelty weaves for mid and top-of-the range women and childrenwear. The brand offers ranges of smart, casual and citywear: refined multicolored stripes, elegant and preppy flowers, ethno-chic patterns as well as denim-look jacquards. Ulysee Pila will be unveiling a wide collection of exclusive patterns, archives and exclusive patterns.

- Velcorex - Booth L11

Velcorex creates and produces innovative cotton fabrics and corduroy fabrics for garments. Their corduroy fabric and cotton fabric collections evolve with fashion trends, exported all over the world. They make velvet fabrics, stretch corduroy fabrics, denim and pigment-dyed fabrics.

- Belinac - Booth G1

Since its creation in 1882, Bélinac has worked hand-in-hand with lovers of beautiful materials, sharing their expertise and encouraging creativity. Bélinac offers a rare choice of high-quality fabrics in a wide range colours. Their collection includes chiffons, ponges, satins, taffetas, organzas, crepes, douppions and stretch fabrics.


All the exhibitors on the French Pavilion look forward to meeting you on at the London Textile Fair!

You can register for the London Textile Fair here.

The Lifestyle and Healthcare Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other B2B networking events and individual partnering services.   We assist companies from a range of industries including fashion and accessories, home furnishing and interior design, cosmetics, healthcare equipment and biotechnology.   Lifestyle and Healthcare Department   Charly Velluet Manager, Lifestyle and Healthcare Department Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3664   Roselyne Fitzgerald Senior Trade Adviser Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3667 Fashion and Accessories, Leisure, Nursery Products    Elodi


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