On the 10th of January, the PCIAW® team attended the biannual London Textile Fair, meeting some of Europe’s largest and most innovative fabric and accessory suppliers.
A core focus of the event was reliable and European nearshore manufacturing, with a large representation of Turkish and Portuguese textile manufacturers. A Chinese pavilion complimented the other international fabric suppliers, serving high-quality and trusted brands from Michael Kors to Dickies Workwear. UK manufacturers were also present at the fair, supplying durable technical textiles for workwear, innovative magnetic latches for military and medical equipment, and a variety of fashionable materials for use in uniforms.
The key takeaway from the event was a sense of growing opportunity within workwear and PPE from fabric suppliers, many of whom said they are increasingly interested in workwear and uniforms due to the consistency of demand. While some were concerned about the greater standards from buyers in the professional clothing industry, fabric and accessory suppliers broadly felt ready to take up more orders in workwear and uniform.
The PCIAW® is always excited to expand our network at these trade fairs and exhibitions, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon at the Health and Safety Event in Birmingham this April.