Louisa Smith


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ISPO Textrends Awards Street Sports Fall/Winter 23/24

Over the last three years, the Street Sports category at ISPO Textrends has soared. Textile mills are increasingly aware of the importance of this sector, where key trends of performance, functionality, and sustainability are embraced without...

Simply the Best

Paris welcomed predominantly European designers and brands to Premiere Vision (PV), the fabric, trim and yarn exhibition for the fashion industry. Geared towards Spring/Summer 2023, visitor attendance was positive at the February event, but unlike in the past when the...

Rising Up Post Pandemic

Serving in the past as an accelerant after the long European summer holidays, Munich Fabric Start has been a favorite of mine. The fair kickstarted the show season and got me in the mood for work, especially before the onslaught of the supersize shows later in the Fall season.

ISPO Textrends Showcases Best Products Spring/Summer ‘23

Post pandemic awareness of the importance and benefit of sport and outdoor activities for physical and mental wellbeing is being embraced by consumers. The outcome for the sports and outdoors industry is positive, with growth expected as consumers pursue a more active lifestyle.