New Belgian textile fair, Decosit, which brought together 16 textile producers in Brussels Expo at the beginning of September in the wake of the MoOD exhibition's cancellation, reports a successful first edition.

Organised by the Belgian textile federation (Fedustria), the two-day fair attracted some 300 visitors.

“Exhibitors and visitors were very satisfied with the results”, says Kris Vermoesen, Fedustria‘s product manager (textiles), who set up the event in a very short timeframe. “Above all, Decosit triggers international contacts. Visitors came from countries such as the UK, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Poland and Germany. We were delighted that almost 70% of those visiting Brussels came from abroad.”

Vermoesen believes that this confirms the need for a high-quality trade Belgian textiles fair in the autumn.

Fedustria states that the show will return to Brussels on 8-9th September 2020, will be larger, and will again feature a place for designers. Fedustria is working with a new partner to help deliver even better results next year (ore info to follow shortly).