Exhibitors and newcomers, including the suppliers from Belarus, are set to show off their latest innovations to meet the specific sourcing needs of buyers with a diverse range of unique functional yarns at Yarn Expo Spring. The fair will be held from 11th to 13th March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.
As one of the most essential events in the yarn and fibre industry, Yarn Expo Spring attracted 468 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions last year, a 7.5% increase compared to 2018. Among the comprehensive range of products on offer at Yarn Expo Spring, functional yarns represent a direct and constant market demand in spite of changing fashion trends.
Following the advancement of technology, functional yarns have been developed and used in textile production to enhance the functionality and performance of sportswear, outdoor wear and even everyday clothing. From thermo regulating, moisture absorbing and flame resistant properties to antibacterial, antistatic and more, these innovative features offered by functional yarns add value to textile products as more and more manufacturers focus on customisation according to consumers’ needs. By integrating functionality directly into the yarns, textile products become highly durable, which increases their sustainability as well.
Functional products help exhibitors stand out in the market and reach new clients from around the world at Yarn Expo, which saw over 28,000 buyers from 87 countries and regions last spring. This year, the focus will be on new exhibitors from Belarus who are attracted to join Yarn Expo Spring for the first time to showcase their quality acrylic fibers, nylon yarns, polyester fibres, industrial yarns and more.
“We have observed buyers with a higher demand for quality products, especially products with certifications. This makes our product more competitive and more ready to sell to buyers,” noted Mr Guo Biao, General Manager of Hai Thien Synthetic Fiber Ltd Co from Vietnam.
Everest Textile’s unique yarn processing technology creates moisture absorbing and quick drying stretch fibre that is supplied to renowned brands such as Adidas, Nike, Puma, Patagonia, Spyder, The North Face and more.
“We would like to take this opportunity to better explore the China market and we have continuously seen clients from China, Southeast Asia and the US coming to our booth to enquire. The fair has impressed me a lot with its scale and organisation. The results have exceeded our expectations and we will be back next year. Yarn Expo creates a collaborative global networking place to share ideas, experience, expertise and resources,” commented Mr Shen.
With increasing demand for protective clothing, Korean supplier HJLite believes reflective yarns to be the solution to enhancing the safety and functionality of garments.