"This year’s Yarn Expo Spring saw a 9 per cent increase in visitors. The show welcomed 28,302 visitors from 87 countries and regions. Around 468 exhibitors from 12 countries & regions showcased their latest offerings at the show. The fair covered 26,000 sq. mt area at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai."
This year’s Yarn Expo Spring saw a 9 per cent increase in visitors. The show welcomed 28,302 visitors from 87 countries and regions. Around 468 exhibitors from 12 countries & regions showcased their latest offerings at the show. The fair covered 26,000 sq. mt area at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT, Yarn Expo Spring 2019 was held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, PH Value and the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC). Yarn Expo Spring.
Diverse products, innovations on display
Yarn Expo Spring offers a wide variety of products and innovations. “This attracts trade buyers from throughout the supply chain,” noted Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK). She said they also witnessed more downstream buyers sourcing directly from exhibitors. “They recognise that the properties of yarns and fibres are essential for ensuring a high-quality end-use product.” The fair welcomed buyers from top brands such as Fila, Guess, Ralph Lauren, Jack Jones and Vero Moda, as well as Adastria, Itochu, Li-Ning, Maracaibo, s.Oliver and a buyer delegation from Korea.
Brands like Sankom, seeking a unique functional fibre, visit Yarn Expo to meet specific sourcing needs. This includes particular yarns or fibres needed to maximise efficiency or sustainability.
Exhibitor happy with the response
Ravindranathan Narayanasamy, Director, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil), India Pavilion organizer said, “Visitors to Yarn Expo are very professional and match our exhibitors’ expectations. This edition also has a lot of new importers. We place a lot of value on this fair.” Manohar Samuel, Senior President (Marketing & Business Development), Grasim Industries leveraged this platform for its own innovation campaign and marketing story.
First time exhibitor Mohamed Al-Fayed, Commercial Director, Perfect Spinning Company, Egypt saw the fair “as a large market for sustainability.” He said, “Worldwide brands, seeking eco-friendly products are attending this fair. This proves beneficial to us.”
Visitors appreciate eco-friendly products
Like the exhibitors, visitors too appreciated the high quality of the show. “The quality and range of suppliers at Yarn Expo is quite high. I’ve already placed an order for 20 containers worth with one exhibitor. Yarn Expo benefits our business as all the major Chinese manufacturers are here, as well as those from Pakistan and India,” said “Asim Raza, Senior Manager, Yunus Textile Mills Ltd, Pakistan” Sebastian Jaramilo, Altex, Columbia, who was particularly looking for eco-friendly products said,” There are a lot of certifications such as BCI cotton available her. Many companies committed to environmentally-friendly policies are also attending this fair. I can meet new connections here, and also place onsite orders with my existing suppliers. So far, I’ve placed orders for 10 containers.”
The next Yarn Expo fair, the Autumn Edition, will be held from September 25 to 27, 2019, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.