Caribbean Export assists CARIFORUM exporters from the fashion and design sector to participate in international trade shows. Data has shown that the global clothing and apparel market reached a value of nearly $758.4 billion in 2018, having grown at a compound annual growth rate of 7.5% since 2014, and is expected to grow at a rate of 11.8% to nearly $1,182.9 billion by 2022.
Caribbean fashion shows great potential for the UK apparel market. According to the UK Fashion and Textile Association, UK consumers spent almost £45 billon on clothing and textiles in 2020. Despite an estimated £10 billion retraction due to COVID-19, growth is still anticipated especially via online retail sales for textiles, clothing and footwear. While Asia dominates as the main apparel and textiles exporter to the UK, there is potential for CARIFORUM designers to increase their market presence and supply niche, high quality products to this large market.
The London Autumn Fair – Moda is the UK’s industry leading marketplace for fashion. Moda provides an essential hub for creativity, collaboration and trading, offering a comprehensive lineup of industry leading classic and contemporary women’s fashion from the UK and around the world. Autumn Fair attracts thousands of high-quality buyers from some of the biggest names in retail, across online retailers, department stores, independents, and multiples. Retailers attend to stock up on their next best-sellers and make short orders. The Caribbean Fashion Designers participating will be in the best place to meet the right contacts for their business to gain contracts. Please https://www.autumnfair.com/show-sectors/moda for more information.
Given the tremendous market potential as well as the competitive benefits of the CARIFORUM European Union Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Caribbean Export will help with fashion designers from CARIFORUM operating in the following sub-sectors sectors to participate in the show:
- Women’s Accessories (with an emphasis on jewellery, scarfs and bags)
- Women’s Footwear
The London Autumn Fair – Moda IS trade show is scheduled for September 4th – 7th 2022 – NEC Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The overall objective of the consultancy is the provision of construction and design services for a booth to assist CARIFORUM fashion designers to exhibit at the London Autumn Fair – Moda.
- Technical proposal/concept design for delivery of services requested
- Financial proposal to meet scope of works
- Applicant Declaration form in paragraph 14
- Submit required documentation by 4:00 pm AST on July 08,2022 .