Allfashion Sourcing 2023: Interesting Workshops, Talks, and Textiles in South African Fashion

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Allfashion sourcing is here to shine a light on South Africa’s fashion and design industry. On the programme is a rundown on global fashion trends, sustainable design and materials, and out-of-this-world creativity. Buyers, distributors, retailers, influencers, designers and anyone interested in the fashion industry are welcome to attend this must-do event in Cape Town

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What is allfashion sourcing Cape Town?

This fashion and design event in Cape Town runs annually as a business-oriented marketplace where makers, designers and the fashion community can explore international sourcing options. The two-day showcase combines African creativity, design, and manufacturing for the textile and fashion industry. South Africa is not only Africa’s fashion and textile hub – and the SADC countries’ official trade and distribution centre – but also the textile manufacturing sector is its third largest employer.

This year they’re going even bigger with more than 100 local and international exhibitors taking up space at two sold-out halls at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

Owned by the global leader in textile fairs, Messe Frankfurt, this German giant has operations in over 50 countries and is the third largest fair-trade company in the world.

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Interesting trend talks and satellite experiences

One of the event highlights is a vibrant panel discussion of industry experts from Arsutoria leading the trend talks for Autumn/Winter 2024. Driven by the concept of ‘Space Age Eclecticism’ and inspired by Apple’s recent release of their VR VisonPro visors, these seminars cover the future of sustainable fashion as created at the nth power. Event attendees are invited to a sensory experience of these trends in the trend forum area.  

Milan-based Arsutoria The Workshop School is a leading international institution for technical and design training in shoes and bags. Notably, it develops its own trends focused on leather, footwear, and bags. The Arsutoria seminar will focus predominantly on women’s and menswear trends in this sector.

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What’s on at allfashion sourcing Cape Town?

General visitors can look forward to cutting-edge fashion shows and trend-centric seminars that focus on industry insights, the latest advancements in sustainability and ethical fashion, and browse a diverse range of fashion and accessories.

There’s a curated look at the latest menswear, and womenswear, leather looks, denim, luggage and bags, footwear, textile wholesalers and much more.

Also at the event is the sixth annual allfashion sourcing Young Designer Competition 2023, a unique platform that celebrates emerging local design talent in South Africa to showcase their innovative design ideas. 

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How to get FREE tickets?

Entrance to the event is free once registration has been confirmed. Register via this link: 2023 afs Event

When: Tuesday, 26 September to Thursday, 28 September, from 9am to 4pm
Where: CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

Tel: 010 599 6173
Facebook: @afsCapeTown
Instagram: @allfashionsourcing_cpt

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