"A global apparel textile flagship event, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring edition witnessed a 15 per cent increase in visitors this year. The event welcomed around 94,661 visitors from over 110 countries & regions. Held over six halls at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, Intertextile Apparel Fabrics-Spring edition noted a 12 per cent increase in overseas exhibitors."
A global apparel textile flagship event, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring edition witnessed a 15 per cent increase in visitors this year. The event welcomed around 94,661 visitors from over 110 countries & regions. Held over six halls at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, Intertextile Apparel Fabrics-Spring edition noted a 12 per cent increase in overseas exhibitors. The event was co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK); the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre. The top 10 visitor countries & regions to the event this year included Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, India, the US, Taiwan, Russia, Italy, Vietnam and Spain.
Special pavilions, zones receives positive response
The Milano Unica Pavilion registered 20 per cent increase in visitors compared to the 2018 Spring edition. It also reported a satisfactory presence of buyers from China, Asia, South Korea, Japan, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia. Besides offering an access to the global textile market, the fair also provided an industry insight into the fringe programme, which included three panel discussions and 25 seminars.
Milano Unica booth also noted the presence of many established brands. Tessitura Monti from Italy was one of them exhibiting at Intertextile for the last 20 years. “The event is an important bridge between Western and European products and the China market. It enables the Chinese buyers to source products that are not available in their local market. At the same time, it helps to expand our brand exposure in the Chinese market, says Nadia Schincardi, Export Manager of the company.
Known for offering high quality at affordable prices, Swiss company, Glarotex AG received overwhelming response to its booth in the SalonEurope Pavilion. “Though our target was Chinese buyers, even the European and Korean buyers visited our booth,” says Irina De Giorgi, Sales Manager, Ideas by Glarotex AG, Switzerland. The company plans to have a bigger booth in the next edition of the event.
Chinese exhibitor Beijing Vitality Textiles Co met around 150 good quality visitors at the Premium Wool Zone. “It’s already the most important trade show in menswear in China. It is a must-see global trade show,” observed Ning Zhang, President, Beijing Vitality Textiles Co (Stylbiella), China
The Verve for Design pavilion aimed at satisfy Chinese demand for original prints was a success as well. “This is a big event on the calendar for lots of our existing customers, so we can meet them here each year,” explained Jane Han Zhang, Creative Director, Fairbairn & Wolf Studio, UK / China a premium exhibitor at the Verve for Design pavilion
Thumbs up from buyers
Buyers at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics were impressed with the quality of the exhibitors and the high level of quality and certified fabrics here, at the event. “The event stocked sustainable alternative fabrics such as Tencel, Modal, organic cotton, BCI,” noted Marina Silveira, Senior Jersey Designer, hush, UK. “We always find new suppliers here besides our existing ones. It’s very easy to source here as the suppliers are flexible even for small orders,” added Xavier Planas, Ravial S.A., Spain. Agreeing to this view Munna, Sales Manager, GYF Trading Company added “Intertextile always houses a wide variety of new and interesting products. Buyers can find whatever they need here. It is an outstanding platform for sourcing.”