In keeping with its refreshed look, the over two-decade mega fashion event in Thailand, the Bangkok International Fashion Fair and the Bangkok International Leather Fair, will be introducing two new pavilions dedicated solely to lingerie and sportswear within its ‘Apparels Fair’ this year.

With 36 exhibitors in the Sportswear Pavilion, overseas buyers and fashion professionals will be able to get a preview of the Spring/Summer 2012 sportswear collections from leading local manufacturers such as Hi-Tech Apparel Co., Ltd., Hong Seng Knitting Co., Ltd., Liberty Garment Co., Ltd., Nan Yang Garment Co.., Ltd., Nice Group Holding Corp., Ltd., Oriental Garment Co., Ltd., Thong Thai Textile Co., Ltd. and VT Garment Co., Ltd.

Thai sportswear manufacturers are now using some of the latest technology in both production and fabrics such as ‘ultra sonic’ and ‘welding‘ manufacturing techniques and functional fabrics that provide UV protection and good ventilation. As a result, they have gained international recognition and trust from several European league football teams from the UK, Italy and Spain as well as the J League of Japan to produce their official shorts and jerseys. Production of sportswear has great growth potential as it is categorized as a technical product, requiring specialized know-how.

Meanwhile, the Lingerie Pavilion will add a considerable dose of glamour and ‘sexiness’ to BIFF&BIL 2011. Consisting of 30 exhibitors, visitors to the Pavilion will have the opportunity to see not only licensed men’s and women’s products of international brands, but also inspiring lingerie and sleepwear designs of homegrown brands such as Annebra, BSC, Jintana, J Press, Kullastri, Kyra, Sabina and 3 Angels, to name but a few.

BIFF&BILL 2011 is being co-organized by Thailand’s Department of Export Promotion (DEP) and the National Federation of Thai Textile Industries (NFTTI) at Challenger Hall 2 – 3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani during 20 – 24 April 2011. The fashion extravaganza this year is being held in a ‘fair-in-fair’ concept focusing on six product categories namely, Textiles, Apparels, Leather goods, Fashion Accessories, Designers, and Machinery.

Other highlights at BIFF&BIL 2011 include a Japan Pavilion and Tex Trend (T3) in the Textile Fair, the Designers’ Room in the Designers’ Fair and a Muslima Fashion Mini Exhibition in the Apparels Fair. There will also be 35 sensational fashion shows, consisting of 1,200 outfits from the Spring/Summer 2012 collections of Thai and ASEAN young and established designers along with several forums on topics such as “Cool Mode”, “Global Trends”, and “An Opportunity to Capture Muslim Fashion”, “Fashion & Textile Trend”, and an informative display on the Source ASEAN Full Service Alliance (SAFSA), a commercial project initiated by the ASEAN textile industries under the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX), which integrates the customer with the supplier.

Sportswear 2011

Sportswear 2011