With the demand in China for creative textile design still growing, textile designers will exhibit in the popular Verve for Design zone.
The debut of the fibre and yarn chapter at ITMA 2011 was endorsed as an excellent platform by exhibitors.
With a wider range of consumers enjoying the challenges of the outdoors, the comfort factor has become more important than ever, says Debra Cobb.
APEX3 supports design and simulation in a variety of other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.
The event featured 436 exhibitors from 17 countries including Colombia, China, Taiwan, Turkey and the United States.
The portfolio of products at Texworld Istanbul will correspond with those of the parent fair in Paris and Texworld USA.
Together with co-located Texworld USA and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, the shows welcomed 5,895 verified attendees, an 11% increase from last year.
The event was held under the Enjoy the Knit slogan, with more than 800 visitors attending the technology showcase.
The conference highlighted the importance of innovation and sustainable approach as well as the key role of design and contact with consumer.
The mood at the fair was one of new-found confidence, with exhibitors who are at the top of the game in their sectors, Debra Cobb reports.