The balance is positive for the quartet of companies that formed the ‘From Portugal’ committee that said goodbye on the 10th of June to another edition of Texpremium in London. British customers dominated the meetings at the Portuguese stands, but some welcomed French and Indian buyers.
If the first day was good for the companies 6 Dias, Bloomati by Carvema, Lemar, and Troficolor, the second day did not disappoint. “We liked the concept of the fair. From the location to the selection of exhibitors to the quality of the visitors and the good brands looking for quality and service”, praises Ana Magalhães from Troficolor.
As for the nationality of the buyers, like the other Portuguese companies exhibiting at Texpremium, Troficolor welcomed “faithful and new English customers” who, whether through specific orders or good prospects for future business, “exceeded expectations”.
6 Dias also shows confidence, which now says it is important to “work to grow” the company’s biggest market. “Most of the buyers we received were British, but we also received a French and an Indian customer”, reveals Patrícia Dias.
A little less optimistic is Lemar, for whom the fair “ran below expectations”. The words are from Flávio Dias, who also says that 100% of the customers received at the stand were English.
“The opening was a little slow, but then we had good contacts”, advances José Carvalho from Bloomati by Carvema who, among other highlights, brought functional fabrics with special pineapple finishes to Texpremium.
The participation of Portuguese SMEs in Texpremium is an initiative of Seletiva Moda and ATP – Portuguese Textile and Clothing Association, which aims to promote the internationalization of Portuguese companies in the textile sector. This fair is included in the From Portugal project, within the scope of the application submitted to the Portugal 2030 joint internationalization projects.