"One of the most awaited trade fairs for the apparel fabric and accessory industry, Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics returns from March 15-17 with close to 3,000 companies exhibiting at the fair. Going by the record number of exhibitors, an extra hall has been added. An increased number of women’s wear and accessories exhibitors, and to a lesser extent, functional fabrics suppliers, will feature at this edition. "
One of the most awaited trade fairs for the apparel fabric and accessory industry, Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics returns from March 15-17 with close to 3,000 companies exhibiting at the fair. Going by the record number of exhibitors, an extra hall has been added. An increased number of women’s wear and accessories exhibitors, and to a lesser extent, functional fabrics suppliers, will feature at this edition. Four concurrent textile fairs will occupy another seven halls, providing unrivalled sourcing options for buyers from around the world.
“We are pleased with the response so far from both our existing exhibitors as well as newparticipants for this edition,” Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfurt, explained. “They recognise this fair is a place where business is still conducted over the three days, and is unrivalled in its scale and coverage of the industry, thus providing exhibitors with new opportunities at each edition. Particularly for the Spring Edition, it is the ideal industry event to reach Chinese buyers, including a number of the biggest brands.” These brands are: Bosideng, Eral, Handu, JNBY, K-Boxing and Semir. In addition to domestic buyers, visitors from around 100 countries and regions can be expected at the 2017 edition.
An unbeatable accessories’ range
The majority of overseas exhibitors will feature in the International Hall (hall 5.2), which includes a number of distinct areas:
SalonEurope: Premium European suppliers as well as the Milano Unica Pavilion and France & Germany Zones Premium Wool Zone: exhibitors from France, Italy the UK and elsewhere will showcase their high-end wool and cashmere fabrics Verve for Design: design studios from around the world will display their latest original design collections All About Sustainability: a range of companies offering sustainability products, solutions and services feature in the eco-Boutique, while this area also includes an Educational Zone and Forum Space Functional Lab: housing exhibitors with products for the high-performance activewear market Asian Pavilions: pavilions from India, Japan, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan return to Intertextile Shanghai Group Pavilions: the Lenzing Group Pavilion will feature for the first time at the Spring Edition, while the Dyetec Pavilion will also feature a number of their partner mills
Chinese exhibitors will be in halls 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 8.1 and 8.2, grouped by product end-use as well as in various pavilions..
Intertextile Shanghai’s renowned fringe programs will once again feature information and inspirations to keep the industry ahead of the curve. The Intertextile Directions Trend Forum will be joined by a number of Chinese trend forums to display and explain the upcoming themes, colours, fabrics and prints for the spring / summer 2018 season. Leading experts and trendsetters will take part in a number of seminars and panel discussions under topics including design and trends, technology and solutions, market information and business strategies, and sustainability issues.
In addition, four other textile fairs occur concurrently in the same venue: Yarn Expo Spring (Hall 5.1), Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition (Hall 4.2), CHIC (Halls 1, 2, 3 & 4.1) and PH Value (Hall 3). Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2017 is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre.