Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will participate with the Sri Lankan pavilion in Apparel Sourcing, Paris. Paris as one of the major fashion capitals of the world is the best place to promote and sell brands and collections in Europe, to the Western, and increasingly to the Eastern and Middle Eastern markets. The fair will help to understand the European market and how best to increase buyers to Sri Lanka.
EDB is providing subsidized stalls to increase the exports of menswear, womenswear, children and infant wear, intimate apparel, resort and swimwear, outerwear, casual wear, sportswear, work wear and uniform, active wear, fashion accessories, designer wear, brands and labels.
Leather world Paris will be held for first time in September 2018 and will contain tannery as well as finished leather goods. These will range from leather garments to accessories such as bags, shoes and other fashion products. Over the years, a large number of leather brands have been requesting a section of leather inside the show. There were 1,660 exhibitors from 36 countries in total with co-located events and 14,581 visitors from 108 countries participated in September 2017 show.
The top visiting countries are France (2517), United Kingdom (1279), Spain (1034), Turkey (942), Italy (892), China (620) and Germany (591).