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Intertextile Shanghai to focus on sustainability
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Sep '17
Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt
Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, China’s international trade fair for apparel fabrics and accessories, to be held in October will focus on sustainability. The centre of sustainability is the All About Sustainability zone, but eco-friendly products and companies will also be part of Beyond Denim, Functional Lab, SalonEurope and Accessories Vision areas.

The show is to be held during October 11-13, 2017.

In Beyond Denim zone, Orta Anadolu, Kipas Denim and Soorty Enterprises will all introduce their own eco-friendly denim production processes. And in the Functional Lab, many exhibitors offer both innovative and sustainable products such as the Chemours Company’s durable water repellent which contains 63 per cent renewably sourced content, and Singtex with their insulation foam and membrane made from coffee oil extracted from used coffee grounds – just two of the many sustainable products on offer.

Buyers will be spoilt for choice with the number of new products and technologies on offer in the All About Sustainability area. One such example is the new Recycolor-branded, GRS-certified recycled cotton developed by Japanese firm Yagi & Co, a manufacturer of recycled cotton yarn, knitting and weaving fabrics and denim products. Recycolor cotton is made from old clothing and scraps from garment factories, which are sorted by colour and fed into stripping machines that break the fabric down into their original fibres. As these fibres are usually too short to spin, they are then mixed with virgin cotton and undergo a special spinning technique to create a yarn up to commercial standards.

New to the fair this edition is Chinese company Newtech Textile, who will showcase their patented Cooltrans transfer printing and dyeing technology, an eco-friendly alternative to digital inkjet printing. Compared to conventional printing technologies, Cooltrans reduces water and dye consumption by 40 per cent and 67 per cent respectively, while 92 per cent of water can be reused. It also reduces energy usage by up to 65 per cent, thanks to a cooler transfer temperature, and features rates of 95 per cent for dye transfer and 95 per cent for dye-fixing. In addition to the environmental aspects of the technology, it also offers higher colour yields and more delicate printing on the transfer paper or file than direct textile inkjet printing.

Returning to the fair again in All About Sustainability is the Oeko-Tex by Testex Pavilion, which will feature 10 STANDARD 100 by Oeko-Tex-certified companies and customers of Testex. The pavilion’s product range includes knitted and woven fabrics made of natural fibres, chemical fibres, and mixed and microfibre functional fabrics, as well as accessories such as embroidery thread, labels, RFID tags and more. Included in the pavilion is new member Sateri, a global leader in viscose rayon, as well as Malaysia’s Penfabric, a member of the Toray Group, which is also STeP certified, while its semi-finished products are Made in Green by Oeko-Tex -labelled. Furthermore, the Made In Green / STeP by Oeko-Tex Shop will feature 17 STeP-certified companies showcasing their textiles made in environmentally friendly facilities and safe and socially responsible workplaces.

Featuring for the first time in All About Sustainability is the ECOCERT Pavilion, organised by this inspection and certification body for organic agricultural products. Two of the members of the pavilion include Shaoxing ECOU Textile which specialises in organic cotton and linen, bamboo, Tencel, Modal and hemp fabrics, while Chifeng Dongrong Cashmere Development will showcase a wide range of sustainable cashmere products.

Sustainable Fashion Educator Pack developed by Redress, a Hong Kong based environmental NGO which provides tools and resources to enable educators to introduce the topics of a garment’s lifecycle, zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction to fashion students and the industry, will be introduced by Redress founder Christina Dean in two sessions held during the fair.

There will also be three panel discussions on Sustainable Fast Fashion, Sustainable Denim, and Organic Cotton Trends and Certification at the show. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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