From beaver gloves to silk furs – the new inventors of Latvia surprise with textile innovations!

Fur that animal protectors will like, water resistant beaver gloves, a universal backpack for various situations, as well as other Latvian textile innovations will be on display from 30 March to 1 April at “Baltic Fashion & Textile RIGA 2017” in Ķīpsala.

Cyclist fetish – Roll Top backpack
What is the best companion during one’s daily activities? Those living an urban lifestyle already know the answer – it’s a comfortable backpack for storing all of your essentials! The “Walt Mizo” water-resistant Roll Top backpack has been created with the needs of urban cyclists in mind, as they pay attention to quality and durability, as well as design. However, the backpack is also suited for other situations – it may be used for carrying one’s laptop, doing sports or heading out on a longer journey. Once everything is in the bag, you just need to pull the strings and head out!

Exclusive Latvian-made shoes for design lovers! Photo: Lauma Kalniņa
“SAZ” is not just a shoe – it is a personality! The playful spring/summer shoe collection was inspired by magical summer nights and hot eastern days. These shoes will be a true dream on a summer’s night for any woman – the tangerine orange blends with the mango yellow, the feminine fuchsia notes mix with the midnight blue... The authors of the brand are faithful to creative experiments and combine functionality with expressive textures and forms. “SAZ” shoes may be recognised by their unique heels that are made out of plywood, therefore they are water-resistant and do not deform. And that is crucial with the climate we have!

Silk furs for animal protectors
The “Atali” silk furs manufactured in Latvia will bring joy to animal protectors. The new brand offers fake fur products that have been made out of silk, milk fibre, alpaca or merino wool and other nature friendly materials. This fur is light and very breathable – it is perfect for autumn and spring!

Beaver fur – a forgotten value
As one comes across “Jason Hunting” gloves, the first thing that comes to mind is that they look like stylized gloves from the novel “Mērnieku laiki” (Times of the Land-Surveyors), and that they could be worn by modern-day Pietuka Krustiņš, Drekberģis or Annuža. Beaver fur is a forgotten value. It is one of the most durable furs, as it is covered by a thick, dense and simultaneously soft undercoat, which is tightly covered by relatively rough and long bristles. The organism of this animal is specially fitted for life in the water, therefore its skin protects from moisture and ensures warmth. “Jason Hunting” gloves will be great for the visual image of women, as well as men.

The International Textile and Industry Fair “Baltic Fashion & Textile Riga 2017” will take place in Ķīpsala from 30 March to 1 April, and it will offer its visitors a wide range of textile products from European and Asian manufacturers and marketers. “Baltic Fashion & Textile Riga” is organised by the International Exhibition Company BT 1.

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Opening hours of the fair:
30–31 March 10:00–18:00
1 April 10:00–16:00

Ticket prices:
Adults – EUR 6.00

Seniors, disabled persons, students – EUR 4.00
Parking – EUR 4.00

During the time of this fair the Exhibition Centre Ķīpsala will also be hosting the 11th International Trade Fair for Children and Parents “Children’s World”, and it will be possible to visit it on 31 March and 1 April with a ticket or invitation to “Baltic Fashion & Textile RIGA 2017”.