Focus Country: Portugal

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For the second edition of the COUNTRY FOCUS –  which aims to promote a country and its clothing know-how – Première Vision Manufacturing will host Portugal in a specially dedicated area.

The forum will present the know-how of the country’s textile industry and its creative goals through a showcase of Made in Portugal products. Some 100m² will be organized by ASM (Associação Selectiva Moda) and CENIT (Textile Intelligence Center) with technical support from CITEVE (Technical Center of Textile and Clothing of Portugal).

A true mirror of the excellence of Portuguese fashion, the COUNTRY FOCUS will shine a light on the country’s strengths and competitive advantages: Creativity, Flexibility, Reactivity, Advanced Technology and Sustainability.

To meet the needs of international fashion brands, Portugal has skilfully transformed its textile industry beginning in the early part of the century to position itself today as a partner that is at once very high in quality, reactive, and able to respond quickly – sometimes a mere two weeks – to the increasingly tight production schedules of fashion brands, all with a concern for the highest level of environmental and social responsibility.

Portugal is the champion in terms of an ability to respond quickly to extremely short series, and is one of the most committed countries in terms of a circular economy, making it the preferred supplier of the most demanding markets.

The high technological level of the country – supported by a research system specifically dedicated to the textile and fashion industry – together with the diverse and eclectic know-hows it offers across the country, make Portugal one of the most world’s most innovative regions in the sector.

In a global context marked by political and social instability, a search for innovation and greater responsibility, Portugal is a competent, competitive and stable local partner.



Thursday 20 September 2018 

3.45 pm – Opening

Eurico Brilhante Dias

Secretary of State for Internationalization of Portugal

4 pm – Textile and Apparel Sourcing in Portugal

João Paulo Pinto Machado – CENIT (Centre of Textile Intelligence)

Manuel Serrão – ASM (Associação Selectiva Moda)

4.30 pm – Portugal, Your Innovative Partner  

Braz Costa – CITEVE (Textile Technology Centre)

5 pm – Closing

6pm – Cocktail

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