"The global apparel fabrics and accessories industry is gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday for the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring Edition 2017. The world’s largest trade event for the spring/summer season will host over 3,300 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions in seven halls of the National Exhibition and Convention Center until Friday. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring Edition 2017 is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK); the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre."
The global apparel fabrics and accessories industry is gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday for the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring Edition 2017. The world’s largest trade event for the spring/summer season will host over 3,300 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions in seven halls of the National Exhibition and Convention Center until Friday. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring Edition 2017 is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK); the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre.
“With 2016 a challenging year for some in the industry, we found this fair became even more important for our international exhibitors and buyers as a key meeting place where business was still being conducted,” explains Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfurt (HK) and adds, “After strong growth in recent years, the current scale and quality of the fair, particularly with the industry-leading brands that both exhibit and source here, now makes this event an unrivalled business platform for the global industry to connect with the Chinese market, and vice versa.”
Major Attractions: International, Chinese pavilions, product zones
The quality of the fair’s offerings is widely evident in the International Hall (hall 5.2). The SalonEurope section will once again house the Milano Unica Pavilion, as well as the France and Germany Zones. In addition, Asian Pavilions from India, Japan, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan, and Group Pavilions by Dyetec, Convergence Institute of Natural Materials and Lenzing feature alongside individual exhibitors from numerous countries.
To ensure ease of sourcing for buyers and increased exposure for exhibitors, key product groups are located in distinctive zones. In the International Hall, All About Sustainability, Functional Lab, Premium Wool Zone and Verve for Design feature the latest products, technologies and trends in these respective sectors, while Beyond Denim and Accessories Vision are in halls 6.2 and 8.1, respectively. Chinese exhibitors are grouped by product end-use in halls 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1 and 8.2, with a number of regional and association pavilions also featuring throughout these halls.
Adding to the product diversity is the fair’s fringe programs, which feature a range of seminars and panel discussions along with four S/S 2018 trend forums: the Intertextile Directions Trend Forum (hall 5.2) and three Fabrics China Trend Forums for Fashion Focus (hall 7.2), suiting (hall 6.1) and ladieswear (hall 8.2). As well as Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, four other textile fairs are also held concurrently at the National Exhibition and Convention Center: 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 Home Textiles-Spring Edition 2017
This fair is also happening concurrently at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from March 15 to 17. Around 200 domestic and international exhibitors come together at hall 4.2 to showcase an impressive selection of finished products. These include: bedding, duvets, pillows, towelling, carpets, rugs and many more. Wen says, the success of last year’s Spring Edition proved their decision to recommence the fair was right, and demand in China for finished products at this time of the year grown. She expects the fair to be a great success this time round. Among the major highlights are the top industry leaders such as as Anhui Honren, Asahi Kasei, Cotton Council International, Zhejiang Hexin Holding, Jaspa Herington, Jiangyin Hongliu, Jihua 3542, Jinbaili, Lenzing AG among others exhibiting at the fair. Nine pavilions including one India and eight Chinese regional pavilions will exhibit their specialized products. Seven themes zones have been lined for different sourcing needs and to increase the business effectiveness of the fair. These include bedding and Interior Decoration Products Zone, Brand Bedding Products Zone, Towel Products Zone, Machinery Equipment Zone, Upholstery Fabrics Zone, Finished Curtains Zone and Designers’ Studio will host top suppliers of those sectors. Along with sourcing zones, the fair will host a Tmall to create valuable learning platform for the industry. Leading exhibitors will conduct a series of seminars to help educate the industry on latest consumer trends and product buying habits.