The Première Vision Barometer was elaborated from data derived from the responses to the economic survey we sent out to exhibiting weavers and tanners. The positioning of the show in its market, as well as the selection process put in place, allows us to consider that the Première Vision Paris exhibitors, as a whole, constitute a relevant international representation of the creative materials offer for the valueadded fashion industry. For the publication of these first results of the Barometer, only sectors representing an ensemble of coherent activity sectors – textile and leather – took part in the survey.
The Première Vision Barometer is thus an indicator of the business activity of all the companies taking part in the show, and by extension of the activity of the international creative fashion industry. It comprises two indexes, the PREMIÈRE VISION TEXTILE INDEX for the textile industry, and the PREMIÈRE VISION LEATHER INDEX for the leather industry. These indexes are expressed in terms of changes in the percentages of production volumes. This allows exhibitors to compare their own business situation to that of their sector. In the results outlined below, the Première Vision Barometer is compared with a global index of textile production and leather products, the UNIDO index, which is published by the United Nations. This makes it possible to compare the activity of the creative materials sector to the global production of textiles and leather.
Results and analysis of the Première Vision index: 4 key points
1/ The activity of the weavers and tanners grew in volume in 2015. A positive data point, knowing that in 2015 clothing consumption declined in almost all European countries, was stable in the U.S., and in difficulty in the BRICS.
2/ The creative materials market is more dynamic than the world market. A positive result here too, which should reassure companies who chose this positioning.
3/ In Europe, there has been a upward re-segmentation of weavers’ collections, which allows them to maintain turnover despite declining volumes.
4/ The dynamics of the luxury sector, while slowed for the past several seasons, is bolstering the tanners’ business activity.