In a much-anticipated return, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is set to take place from March 6 to 8, 2024, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. This event promises a comprehensive showcase of sought-after home textile products, attracting exhibitors prepared to captivate buyers during China's peak sourcing season.
The fair's significance is heightened by its conjunction with other co-located events like Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC, and PH Value, broadening the visitor scope for suppliers.
Amidst a globally sluggish economy, China's domestic market is showing resilience, bolstered by government initiatives promoting household consumption. Measures supporting the home industry and consumers, coupled with optimized loan procedures, have fueled a 7% year-on-year increase in consumables retail sales for the first eight months of 2023. The home textile sector, in particular, is experiencing a profitability upswing, influenced by both domestic demand and successful international trade agreements.
Ms. Rosemary Li of Zhangjiagang Coolist Life Technology Co Ltd notes the industry's swift recovery, citing increased domestic and export orders. The 2024 spring fair is poised to build on the success of the previous edition, facilitating international engagement and showcasing a diverse array of home textiles.
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd's General Manager, Wilmet Shea, expresses optimism, emphasizing the fair's role as a vital platform for the industry to thrive in challenging times. The upcoming event, following a robust 2023 edition, is expected to attract a global audience and further fortify the textile industry's resilience.