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This immersive event was successfully hosted from 19-21 October 2021 at The Lookout Venue in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

The event was hybrid in nature, featuring 160 exhibitors in total with 653 visitors across the live and virtual events:

  • Local products exhibited by the South African textile, leather, footwear, and fashion manufacturers via a unique pop-up showroom
  • A virtual platform for international buyers to network with all exhibitors
  • Live seminars and fashion shows attended by industry specialists and the general public
  • The virtual platform has a wide range of exciting content including panel talk recordings, trend talks, seminars, fashion show footage of exclusive ready-to-wear collections worn by international models, virtual links to exhibitors, social media links, and more.
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2021 Sponsors

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Cape Town is one of the leading cities in Africa. The areas surrounding Cape Town offer unforgettable experiences, an interesting cultural diversity and a creative spirit. Visit allfashion sourcing and discover why Cape Town and the Western Cape are Africa’s most popular tourist destination, and the number one convention city in Africa.

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City of Cape Town

The South African Clothing and Textile industry, a traditionally strong sector locally that contributed R4.4-billion to Cape Town’s export sector in 2017, has suffered greatly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the efforts of events such as allfashion sourcing Cape Town – which the City of Cape Town is proud to partner – we can take the necessary steps towards restoring this sector.

What to expect at the Pop-Up Showroom?

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Here's what some of our visitors have to say

"The event is ever changing. There is always something new to experience."

“A wonderful display of apparel, textiles and footwear. With lots of sourcing opportunities. The fashions shows were great.”

“The event delivered a wealth of value to all who attended. From an extensive array of service providers representing all aspects of the textile industry, to cutting edge business and trend presentations. It is truly the source of the future textile industry.”

“Great event with a variety of products and many opportunities for sourcing, and collaboration."

"Thank you to the organizers for giving us the opportunity to exhibit as a pavilion and display our products. The organizers were very supportive and we look forward to working with Messe Frankfurt again."

"An amazing show, especially the variety of exhibitors that were present and the workshop content."

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