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13-15 October 2020 Cape Town International Convention Centre Interested in exhibiting

A business oriented market place for the textile and fashion industry combining African creativity, design and manufacturing with International sourcing options.

allfashion sourcing Cape Town and China Premium Tex postponed to 13-15 October 2020

Messe Frankfurt South Africa is excited to announce the re-branding of ATF Expo and Source Africa in 2020 to allfashion sourcing Cape Town, the premier sourcing event for Apparel, Textiles, Footwear, Leather & Lifestyle. The official launch of the new name is planned to be held in Cape Town at a future date yet to be determined.

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Statement regarding COVID-19 Pandemic, relating to Messe Frankfurt SA 2020 Events

Messe Frankfurt SA is currently monitoring the rapidly evolving situation, with regards to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As ot the 14th March 2020, 61 cases have been identified in SA with no reported deaths. The Department of Health and the NICD (National Institute for Communicable Diseases) have put stringent measures in place to identify and contain the virus. For more information, please visit the South African Deparment of Health’s website at, where you will find more detailed information on the current status of the virus in SA, the containment measures that have been put in place by the SA government as well as other information.

Read more: Messe Frankfurt SA Covid-19 statement

What to expect in 2020

Fashion shows

Fashion Shows

We have a fresh new custom set and stage with a large LED screen as a backdrop that will provide the perfect platform to deliver jaw-dropping fashion shows. To promote and showcase the wonderful designs and products that will be exhibited at AllFashion Sourcing.

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo

Trend Workshops

With a focus on global and local trends, technological optimisation and trade flow agreements by leading industry expert speakers, the free-to-attend, 3-day workshop and seminar programme will focus on educating attendees on ways in which trade can be made easier between countries.



The international exhibition showcases products and services across all aspects of the textiles, apparel, footwear, leather and lifestyle industries. Meet and network with leading industry suppliers and discover the latest technologies available to the market.

Young Designer's comp

Young Designer's Competition

With trend and consumer demand dictating design for the apparel Retail sector, Messe Frankfurt South Africa has collaborated with WGSN - Global Trend Forecast experts, to find the best Young Designer's in the Western Cape. Using the A/W 2019 trend of "WorldHood", Young Designer's will design a single, retail ready, Women's Wear look. The best designs from each of the 6 accredited fashion colleges in the Western Cape will compete to be the Young Designer winner.

Some of the 2019 industry expert speakers

1 Kerry-lee Bell

Kerry-lee Bell

Acting CEO - Cape Town Fashion Council

Acting CEO of the Cape Town Fashion Council, Kerry Bell whose main focuses include initiating, motivating and elevating the business of fashion by inducting design, innovation, technology and cultivation.

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Clay Hickson

Senior Vice President - Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

As Senior Vice President at Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), Mr. Hickson manages international operations and helps develop and refine WRAP’s strategy.  He specifically focuses on managing relationships with global brands and retailers and with governmental and other stakeholder organizations. 

1 Polly Walters

Polly Walters

Editor, Fashion & Beauty - WGSN

Previously part of the womenswear team, Polly now heads up WGSN’s newest product, the Fashion Feed, a continuous live-edit of the need-to-know trends from around the globe. With a background in design and buying, she is committed to unearthing the latest emerging trends and delivering them at lightning speed.

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Simon Eppel

Director - The Southern African Labour Research Institute (SALRI)

Simon Eppel is a trade unionist and holds the position of Director of Research of the Southern African Labour Research Institute (SALRI). In this capacity, amongst other things he is involved in a host of policy-related and practical activities which aim to remediate and reshape challenges facing the domestic CTFL manufacturing industry.

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Nerisha Jairaj

Executive Director - SAFLEC

In August 2014 Nerisha Jairaj joined SAFLEC as the New Executive Manager and was promoted to Executive Director in 2015.  Nerisha Jairaj now heads SAFLEC under the guidance of the SAFLEC Board of Directors.
Nerisha Jairaj comes with a BTech Honours in Business Administration and MBA Organisational Behaviour, Strategy and General (ongoing), 20 years of export, procurement and international trade experience.

Joshua Low MD of Messe Frankfurt South Africa

"Messe Frankfurt is the global leader in trade fairs for the textile industry. As such, AllFashion Sourcing is a perfect fit to our current portfolio. Supported by the strength of the Texpertise Network, we believe we possess the resources, skills and experience to create a global exchange platform for visitors and exhibitors."

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