Cashmere World to start on October 24
Cashmere World runs on 24 – 26 October 2011 at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing.
The full cashmere supply chain is covered, from raw material to finished products, with manufacturing machinery, industry innovation, and forecasts for colours, designs and fashion trends
The event is organised by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce & Animal By-Products (CFNA), and UBM Asia, one of the leading trade fair organisers in Asia. .
International participation is increased considerably this year with greater representation from key industry players such as Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Italy, Korea, and Nepal.
An Italian Pavilion is one of the key new features in Cashmere World 2011, with Italian cashmere brands including: Annalisa Bucci Cashmere, Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, Giovanni Cavagna, Max Tonso Cashmere, Maglieria D'arte, Pashmere, Terre Nomadiche, Roberto Tirelli.
The fringe programme includes a conference designed to encourage an exchange of views and experience for the Chinese and Italian cashmere industry. This event is supported by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) bringing together experts, industry leaders and scholars in this field to discuss the market potentials and various innovations. This is a great opportunity for the two countries to promote and expand the standards of cashmere.
The pavilions of Qinghai, Hebei, and Inner Mongolia have also been established and supported by other Chinese domestic well-known cashmere brands and overseas exhibitors. Other prominent exhibitors include Tricot Industries, Kork Pars Saba Textile, Shin Fur SA, Herati Cashmere & Skins Processing Plant, Karhar Consultancy Services, Erdos, Kingdeer, Zhongyin, and Pipigou.
Cashmere World 2011 has announced that representatives from over 20 countries and regions have already registered for attending. These countries include Afghanistan, Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, UK, and USA, etc.
Well-known brands include: American Eagle Outfitters, Australian Wool Innovation, Cashmere Fibres, Coach, Dawson, East Max, Fang Brother's, Hope Power Knitwear, Peter Hahn, Scarabee, Scottish Collection, Swarovski, Toyoboshi Kogyo, Yenrabi (Barney Cheng), Zinga Cashmere, ZL Cashmere etc….
The Organisers have arranged a “matchmaking” programme, where individual buyers can arrange private face-to-face meetings with exhibitors.
A major supporting organisation, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) will be promoting the theme of cashmere's quality issues and its sustainability in the long term.
This year Cashmere World has received the support of the Inner Mongolia King Deer Cashmere Group, which sponsors the Cashmere World Colour Trends' area. . Cashmere World Colours for 2012-13 is developed in collaboration with Paris-based Olivier Guillemin, Chairman of the French Committee of Colour and General Secretary of Intercolor.