February 01 2019


The From Portugal ABC at ISPO Munich

The From Portugal Forum, that will show what best is being done in the Portuguese textile and clothing industry in the sports and outdoor sector, is the great novelty of Portugal’s participation in ISPO Munich 2019, which takes place from February 3rd to 6th in the Bavarian capital.

The space that will showcase the best of the Portuguese textile and clothing industry will occupy 100 square meters in a central area of the Messe Munchen’s A1 pavilion, and it’s put together by Associação Selectiva Moda (ASM), with the support of CITEVE and the collaboration of Berg Outdoor.

The Portuguese presence at the largest sporting goods fair in the world also extends to pavilions B and C, where there will be two Sports Textiles Village From Portugal, with areas of 348 and 198 square metres respectively.

In Pavilion B there will be ten Portuguese companies (Impetus, Fradelsport, Clothius, Dune Bleue, Faria da Costa, Oldtrading, P&R Têxteis, SIT Seamless, Tapa Costuras by Brandbias, Sancar Premium Socks ) and at C another 16 (4 Teams, A. Sampaio, Bloomati, Carvema Têxtil, CeNTI, CITEVE, Fitor, FLM Têxtil, Bergand by Gulbena, Idepa, J. Caetano, Lipaco, LMA, NGS Malhas, Olmac, Smart Inovation e Têxtil António Falcão) all supported by ASM under the From Portugal program.

The Portuguese entourage in Munich, which in total will occupy an area of 1050 square meters, will be complemented by another 15 companies that will be present individually: Teco, Onda Wetsuits, Easy Walk Experience (Ropar), Be Claw, MJS ASR Brand Licensee, CM Socks (Carlos Maia Socks), Barcelcom, Fiorima, Sidonios Seamless Tech, Fiúza & Irmão, Heliotextil, Lemar, WAT (Toddler Portugal), Identity FC (Heliotextil) and SAK Project.

Regarding the awards, from a total of 500 samples, the jury of the ISPO Textrends competition distinguished 22 samples from five Portuguese companies: Tintex (Best Product), A. Sampaio & Filhos (with 11 winning samples, of which two Top 10), LMA (five distinctions, one Top 10), Gulbena (four distinctions, one top 10) and the NGS Meshes (a selected sample).

More than 2800 international exhibitors will be present at ISPO 2019, where about 80 thousand professional visitors are expected.