International Fashion Congress

APRIL 22 – 24 BULGARIA, /7000

Co – organizer: Municipality of Rousse
Main Media Partner:


1. Conference

The International Fashion Congress “Richmart Innovation” will give you the opportunity to present your ideas in front of an international audience.

Special guest lecturers will make you familiar with the innovations in the sewing industry.


Viene Jigdal ETON

Luca Poretti Cerruti

Eric Bartha BFAA

Bertran Rollman

Anatoli Todorov PFAFF

Dora Momekova New Bulgarian University

Kapka Manasieva Varna Free University

Tatyana Georgieva New Bulgarian University

Andreyan Valachev ANDCOM

2. Mission:

The Balkans have turned into a new profitable strategy of the fashion industry in Europe.

Conference– 2002-2006 – A period of intensive development of the sewing industry on the Balkans in relation to investments in modern technological equipment. The number of the people employed in the industry are correspondingly Bulgaria /170 000/ and Romania /280 000/.

– 2007 – Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union and the removal of customs tariffs.

– 2010 – The present business situation requires short production series, high quality, competitive prices, and fast delivery terms. Recently a lot of the major brands base their collection production on the Balkans.


RICHMART INNOVATION – the aim of the congress is to bring together Western Europe and the confection and fashion industry of the Balkans. It is also an opportunity for designers – the people without who fashion creation would be impossible.

Rousse – “the fashion pearl” on the Danube river.
The city is the centre of the fashion industry in Bulgaria and situated just 70 km away from the Romania capital Bucharest.
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Conference3. Support:

– Bulgarian Academy for Fashion;

– Branch Union of the Light Industry Producers;

– Bulgarian fashion directory

4. Events:

Conference – leading world specialists will introduce you to the innovations in the industry. The presenting companies are the major sponsors of the event.
Time and venue: April 23 – 24; the city theatre / /;

Exhibition – European fashion magazines will present their products

Time and venue: April 23 – 24; the city theatre / /;

Demonstration of new technologies – visits at sewing factories in Rousse (April 24);

Fashion showsContest for designers – the people, without whom fashion creation is impossible, will present their new ideas. The jury of the contest consists of journalists of European fashion magazines. The Bulgarian Academy for Fashion will award the winner in the contest with “Golden Needle Prize 2010″ – a unique bronze plastic art made by the famous jeweller Angelo Krasini. Professor Lubomir Stoykov is the chairmen of the Bulgarian Academy for Fashion –; Participation of designers and guests will be free of charge.

Designers can send their applications for participation to: ;
Time and venue: April  24;

Parallel business events;

Automobile exhibition – April 23 – 24;

Night shopping – April 23 – 24 /7 p.m. – 23 p.m. /; Alexandrovska street, Rousse’s central pedestrian street.;


ConferenceRICHMART INNOVATION will bring together:

producers of garments



producers of machines, fabrics and accessories

associations and state institutions

consulting companies


model agencies

fashion universities

We truly hope that you will join this fashion event.


Tel: 0035982821340

Fax: 0035982822775

The Richmart Team