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Shanghaitex's forthcoming edition to focus on organic clothing

The 17th international exhibition on textile industry ShanghaiTex 2015 will be held from June 15-18, 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The theme will be organic clothing. There are seven theme zones and more than 100,000 sq. mt. of exhibition area. In response to market trend and to exploit new market, the event will showcase the latest spinning and weaving technology for organic textile production.

Along with the rapid economic development and general living standard, the textile market has also undergone changes on consumption pattern. There is growing demand for organic clothing in China, especially in underwear, sleepwear, infant wear and maternity clothing products categories. Though at this moment, shops selling organic clothes are not easy to find but it is estimated that organic cotton products will spread up in three to five years.

It is important to ensure that organic clothing is harmless and chemical-free from the seed until the finished product. The complete production process must be isolated and the production tools should be dedicated for organic products only. Organic product producers should make sure that the raw materials, production process as well as the packaging are up to certificated requirements and standard.

Although demand for organic cotton is booming, organic cotton production has continued to decline. Prior to 2011, organic cotton production continues to rise, however, production fell by 8 per cent in the recent years. Organic cotton does not use pesticides so the yield is very low, coupled with the lack of planting knowledge which become the main reason for the decline in production.

Organic cotton production is an important part of sustainable development. It is significant to the ecosystem, development of human health and to meet consumer demand. It is expected that the popularity of organic cotton products will grow and dominates the market.