By  on September 30, 2008

PARIS — Economic turmoil and a strike by transit workers did little to aid order writing at last week’s Texworld fabric fair at Le Bourget exhibit halls here.

Buyers attending the four-day event said the chaotic economic environment forced them to buy more conservatively and place smaller orders. The impact of weakening economies further showed in the fair’s attendance figures. According to organizers, 15,952 people visited the show, representing a 10 percent decline from last year and a 2 percent drop from the February edition. Organizers attributed a portion of the decline to the transit strike that occurred during the show’s run.

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