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9th October 2017, Shanghai

Fashion and innovation converge in Shanghai

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2017, which takes place in Shanghai this week, will welcome 4,538 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

The show featuring pavilions from France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Milano Unica (Italy), Pakistan, Taiwan and Thailand is expected to attract more than 70,000 trade buyers from 100 countries. Chinese exhibitors will be grouped by product end-use in eight halls.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2017 takes place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). © Knitting Industry

“Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is first and foremost a business-focused sales platform,” said Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK). “Nowhere else can over 4,500 quality suppliers from across the entire apparel sector be in immediate reach of buyers. And at no other event can these suppliers gain exposure to so many trade buyers from the international market. It is this unrivalled combination that creates the right conditions for business to flourish.”

The show will feature Group Pavilions by Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Button & Garment Accessories Industry Chamber, DuPont, ECOCERT, Hyosung, INVISTA, Lenzing, OEKO-TEX and more. Product zones will include Accessories Vision, All About Sustainability, Beyond Denim, Functional Lab, Premium Wool Zone and Verve for Design. The event will also consist of eight international and domestic trend forums, seven panel discussions, more than 30 seminars, Digital Printing Forum and more.

Fashion and innovation

Intertextile Shanghai is highly valued by buyers for its quality of products. Those looking for up-to-the-minute fashions are well served with the likes of the France and Japan Pavilions, while the SalonEurope area presents the best of Europe. Cutting-edge original pattern designs can be found in Verve for Design, stylish accessories are on offer in Accessories Vision, while many new Chinese fashion brands are beginning to emerge at the fair.

The event will feature eight international and domestic trend forums. © Knitting Industry

The fair is also a focal point for fabric innovations. While the Functional Lab is the centrepiece of the fair’s innovative offerings, there is plenty more to be discovered, especially from around the Asian region. “Korea and Taiwan, in particular, are breeding grounds for textile innovation,” organisers add.

The Group Pavilions are a showcase of the industry’s best innovators, combined with the wide range of solutions offered by their partner mills within the pavilions. There are also many innovative products and solutions for environmental protection on offer at the fair this year, naturally in the All About Sustainability zone, but also in Accessories Vision and Beyond Denim, as well as throughout the domestic exhibitor halls.

Business matching programme

“As a global sourcing hub, the fair attracts buyers big and small, domestic and international. It is also a major source of inspiration for leading fashion brands which will participate in the fair’s business matching programme,” organisers report.

Beyond Denim zone. © Knitting Industry

This includes labels such as American Eagle Outfitters, Bestseller, C&A, Calvin Klein, E.Land, Eral, GVSSJEE, Joeone, L.L.Bean, Lily, Ports, PurCotton, Quiksilver, s.Oliver, Skechers, Trands and many more.


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