BSTIM is born, the first Catalan textile fair to attract more production

29 Dec 2014 - 00:00

Unity is strength. The first edition of Fira BSTIM (Best Solutions in Textile Manufacturing) an event that wants Catalan textile industrial companies to offer their services to brands, designers and European distributors seeking new suppliers or that want to stop manufacturing in Asia and restore production in Europe.


The event, organized by Fira de Igualada and the textile cluster FAGEPI, has the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya, through the del Consorci de Comerç, Artesania i Moda (CCAM) and the Clúster de Moda de Catalunya, among other organizations and professionals of the sector.


The BSTIM Fair is emerging as a professional international salon that aims to stimulate the manufacturing of proximity and strengthen the autochthonous industry with mainly local exhibitors. These offer, with respect to foreign markets, the possibility of more limited series, custom designs with less stocks and financial costs. The event will be held in Igualada, a city with great textile career, the 25th and 26th of February in the modernist building Escorxador.


Although there are similar fairs in Paris and Florence, BSTIM will be the first fair of textile production in Spain and the only European exhibition designed exclusively for local producers.