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Yarn Expo Autumn to welcome record 542 exhibitors

The fair will offer yarn and fibre solutions for every sourcing need – with eco-friendly, functional and fashionable options to be found.

20th September 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Shanghai

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Collections, Colours/​Trends

A diverse range of products and innovations can always be found at Yarn Expo. © Yarn Expo Autumn

Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 opens next week, from 25-27 September, in Shanghai, welcoming a record-breaking 542 suppliers from 14 countries and regions, including new exhibitors from Lithuania, Nepal and Taiwan. The fair will offer yarn and fibre solutions for every sourcing need – with eco-friendly, functional and fashionable options to be found, and a new display area for fancy yarn.

The Overseas Yarn Zone will house 132 suppliers from countries and regions including Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Lithuania, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, the US, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Yarn Expo Autumn is a platform that has shown reliable growth and expansion over the years, making it an important date on the calendar and a popular choice for leading global suppliers to reveal their latest collections and innovations.

India Pavilion

India Pavilion will present 55 exhibitors with a huge variety of products, including cotton, fancy synthetic yarn, Lysell linen, Modal linen, Tencel, viscose, polyester and more. Highlighted companies include GTN Patspin Group of Companies, Lahoti Overseas, Premier Cotton Textiles and RSWM.

The India Pavilion remains optimistic about the market, having increased in size by 40% last year. At Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, Dr Siddhartha Rajagopal, Executive Director of Texprocil (organiser of the India Pavilion) commented: “It’s important to be here, the fair reflects market demand and everyone comes here twice a year. Yarn Expo attracts many Chinese buyers but people from all over the world also come here. It’s the only fair in China that we attend, we see a lot of potential here.”

Pakistan Zone

Pakistan Zone will be represented by 15 leading suppliers including Abtex International, which will showcase its new hybrid colour mixing yarns and fancy yarns, Fabcot International with cotton yarns and greige, as well as Hussain Mills, which will offer organic cotton.

At Yarn Expo Spring 2019, in March, regular exhibitors Fazal Cloth Mills commented: “We’ve been coming here for the last nine years, and this fair is always expanding. It’s very popular and it’s a platform that gathers innovation. Cotton from Pakistan is of very good quality and so we feel optimistic and confident in our product demand.”

Birla Satellite

Fifteen exhibitors will be featured in this pavilion, including Birla Cellulose and its environmentally friendly regenerated cellulose fibres. Birla Cellulose is known for soft and eco-friendly viscose fibres, including Birla Viscose, Birla Modal, Birla Spunshades and Birla Excel.

“We use Yarn Expo as a marketing platform to tell our own innovative story. We are happy to see that our peers in this hall also have yarn and fibre innovations, which are more relatable to our own brand,” said Mr Manohar Samuel, Senior President of Marketing & Business Development at Grasim Industries (of the Aditya Birla Group) at Yarn Expo Spring 2019.

Fashion and function from domestic suppliers

In response to the recent buying trend observed at past editions of Yarn Expo, suppliers will display fashion-forward and functional yarns. To ensure end pieces that stand out from the crowd, with fancy yarn details or added functional values, fashion brands are sourcing directly from yarn and fibre suppliers.

Fashionable products on offer from domestic brands include fancy yarn, quality wool yarn and eco-friendly linen. Leading Chinese exhibitors include Hongqi, Lida, Zhongxin Resources, Lugang, Haoye and Dalang Wool Yarns. Domestic suppliers will be categorised into product zones, making it easier for visitors to navigate the comprehensive product range in the hall.

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