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Intertextile Shanghai to see debut of new zones & events
Sep '15
With just under a month to go for the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2015, Messe Frankfurt, the organiser, said details of further product zones and events, both brand-new and returning are ready to be announced.

This includes the debut of Performance Lab for the high-performance activewear market and the return of All About Sustainability and Innotex Space zones.

Planet Textiles Summit on textiles and sustainability which takes place on October 14 too returns on the second day of Intertextile Shanghai's three-day run.

“Also occurring parallel to the fair are a wide range of new seminars on design and trends, technology and solutions, sustainability issues and much more,” Messe Frankfurt said in a press release.

“As with all the product zones at the fair, the Performance Lab is responding to a current need in the market and matching demand from buyers,” Messe Frankfurt added.

Participating at Performance Lab are a number of leading brands including Nilit, Nylstar, Thermore, Toyobo and Unifi.

A group pavilion by the Korea Chemical Fibers Association will also feature, with their members such as Huvis, Hyosung and Toray Chemical Korea participating.

In addition to the overseas exhibitors in the Performance Lab, over 330 Chinese suppliers will also showcase functional wear and sportswear fabrics in hall 5.1.

“Buyers looking for cutting-edge products can also find them in the Innotex Space area, as this year, around 70 companies will be displaying their new textile applications and innovative technologies,” it stated.

Those interested in products, services or just the latest knowledge in the area of sustainability in the fashion and textiles industry, can find them all in the returning All About Sustainability zone and the Planet Textiles Summit.

The former will see participants which includes Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Ecocent and UL VS Ltd, Bros Eastern Co Ltd, Handseltex Industry Corp, New Wide Group and Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co Ltd.

An Oeko-Tex Pavilion also features there, while a seminar section inside the zone will offer a series of presentations specifically on sustainability in the industry.

The Planet Textiles Summit which addresses the environmental and social impacts of the global textile supply chain will in total have 10 presentations from leading experts in the field of sustainability.

Speakers from Adidas Apparel Sourcing, Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs, China, VF Corp, NimkarTek Technical Services, Corestro, Solidaridad China, Bluesign Technologies, etc will be speakers.

Messe Frankfurt further added that this year's fringe program promises to be one of the most comprehensive yet, with over 25 seminars, forums, panel discussions and product presentations. (AR)


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