Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is the world’s largest apparel fabrics and accessories Fairs. It is held biannually in March (Spring Edition) and October (Autumn Edition). Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that in the upcoming edition many of the biggest names are set to return following strong responses at last year’s two fairs and reports of continued strong demand in China.
The distinctive product zones that have been well-appreciated by exhibitors return again, with the International Hall featuring All About Sustainability, Functional Lab, Premium Wool Zone and Verve for Design. Besides, Accessories Vision and Beyond Denim will also be there. The Premium Wool Zone perhaps best encapsulates the benefits of exhibiting at the Fair for high-end overseas suppliers. Many exhibitors at the last edition reported growth remained strong in China and orders were still being placed at the Fair including Harrisons of Edinburgh who returns this March.
Many exhibitors in the Premium Wool Zone last year emphasised differences in consumer preferences around wool products in China, making the Fair vital to understand the market’s needs. Some of the wool and cashmere fabrics exhibitors from Peru and the UK have already confirmed to partake in the Fair. They include Aris Industrial, Beijing Vitality Textiles, Harrisons of Edinburgh, Huddersfield Fine Worsteds, Loa Hai Shing, Merino Brothers and Scabal.
While the Premium Wool Zone has been a mainstay for a number of years, Beyond Denim is a relative newcomer reflecting its growing importance in the industry. This edition’s Beyond Denim is expected to see 100 exhibitors from China and abroad.
Again, some of the industry’s leading producers will feature here such as Orta Anadolu from Turkey, China’s Advance Denim, Changzhou Henglun Textile, Jiangsu Zhongheng Dyeing & Finishing, Knit Denim Hengliang Textile and Prosperity Textile, while from Pakistan Diamond Denim by Sapphire, Diamond Fabrics and Indigo Textile are amongst those exhibiting.