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Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 returns for earlier date

Yarn Expo Autumn will take place from 25-27 September at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai.

6th June 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Shanghai

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Colours & Trends

Yarn Expo attracts high-quality yarn and fibre suppliers from around the world. © Yarn Expo

Yarn Expo Autumn will take place from 25-27 September at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai. In 2018, the show featured a wide range of yarn and fibre products with 501 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions. The fair will be held concurrently with the 25th Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics this year, in order to maximise exposure within the textile supply chain.

Last year’s Yarn Expo Autumn proved itself as a strong trading platform as it maintained high exhibitor and visitor turnout, despite the 2018 fair being unable to be held concurrently with Intertextile due to fairground renovations. This is in part thanks to increased recognition of the Yarn Expo brand around the world.

Meeting point

“I visit every year, and Yarn Expo helps me to meet all of my existing suppliers – they all come here. I can also meet new yarn suppliers. I think that this is the number one fair for yarn, and many of my peers agree,” commented Andy Chu, of World Knits from Mauritius, who visited last year’s Yarn Expo Autumn as a trade buyer.

The fair will bring high-quality yarn and fibre suppliers from all over the world, and the fair is recognised by international and Chinese trade buyers as a place to find everything under one roof. Dr Siddhartha Rajagopal, Executive Director of Texprocil (organiser of the India Pavilion), commented on the reasons for the India Pavilion’s 40% growth in size at Yarn Expo Autumn 2018: “It’s important to be here, Yarn Expo reflects market demand, and everybody comes here twice a year. We see a lot of potential growing in China.”

Overseas pavilions and zones include Birla Satellite, India Pavilion, and Pakistan Zone. Domestic product zones are Fancy Yarn Zone, Functional Chemical Fibre Zone, Green Linen & Quality Wool Zone, and Natural Cotton Zone.

Wide product range

Product groups on offer at the fair include: natural fibres (cotton, wool, silk and flax/ramie), man-made fibres (regenerated and synthetic), specialty fibres, natural and blend yarns (cotton, wool, silk and linen/ramie), man-made and blend yarns (regenerated and synthetic), elastic yarns, fancy yarns, and specialty yarns.

The variety of products on offer, as well as the diverse nature of buyer backgrounds found at the fair (including yarn producers and fabric, garment and accessory manufacturers, with 85% authorised to make purchasing decisions at the 2018 edition), come together to create a quality business platform.

“Time and time again, international exhibitors agree that the key to unlocking the China market is to build relationships face-to-face, and from 25 – 27 September 2019, they will have another opportunity to meet a range of buyers from China, as well as the wider Asia-Pacific region and beyond,” organisers report.

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