And this year sees even more on offer for visitors with the expansion of the four country / region pavilions from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Held from 25 – 27 September at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, over 170 exhibitors in total are expected to take part.
Fashionable fabrics are again one of the main categories at the fair. Dali Fibre Industrial from China will display their new dual- and tri-colour ‘Draw Textured’ mélange series which boasts better dyeing effects.
Other leading Chinese firms include Wuxi Shuangda Plush and Cixi Haiteng Plush, both producers of cashmere and imitation fur, and Jiangsu Girmes Special Textile, a supplier of high-quality velvet. And from Japan is Uni Textile – producers of Japanese-made woven and knitted fabrics for ladieswear with print and dye finishing effects.
Functional fabrics from around Asia also feature strongly at the fair. Tamurakoma from Japan are suppliers of high-tech fabrics for sportswear and outdoor wear that boast innovative coating and laminating, while Korean company PAKA Intertex will introduce its micro nylon / cotton and reversible fabrics. FSPG Hi-Tech from China will showcase their EasyTex breathable membrane fabric – an eco-friendly textile that has similar breathability properties to skin.
Eco fabrics are another main category of the show. First-time exhibitor PT Indorama Synthetics from Indonesia will demonstrate their waste reduction credentials with Nusantara fabrics made from recycled polyester bottles.
And Taiwanese company Everest Textile, producers of woven and knitted fabrics for casual wear, outdoor wear and sportswear, offers a range of environmentally friendly products thanks to their sustainable manufacturing process.
Companies specialising in garment accessories will also feature at the show. Key exhibitors include Hong Kong-based Cosmos Enterprises, a button producer that uses only natural materials. Exhibitors from China include clothes rack manufacturer Taizhou Huajia Hanger, and ladies’ scarf supplier Shanghai Talent Fashion.
Returning again are four country / region pavilions – Elite China, Fine Japan, Premium Korea and Amazing Taiwan – which have increased in size from last year’s show. Featured exhibitors in these pavilions include Guangzhou Wanhua Textile, Toray Industries, Dong Il Textile and Vinwell Textile from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, respectively.
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