Intertextile Shanghai features record number of exhibitors
Organisers of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2014 – Messe Frankfurt say the edition which will be held from October 20-23, 2014, will break last year’s exhibitor number record.
“Breaking last year’s record exhibitor figure of 3,751, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2014 will reach a new high with over 3,800 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions taking part in what also doubles as the fair’s 20th anniversary edition,” Messe Frankfurt informs.
Domestic and overseas suppliers will showcase their apparel fabrics and accessories in 15 halls covering 175,020 sq. meters at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 20 to 23 October 2014.
To mark the 20th year of the fair, a number of special events and displays have been planned, many of which are centred on the 20th Celebration Corner.
The fair’s fashion show designer, Walter Ma, has created a special 20th anniversary gown which has been designed to showcase the very essence of the last two decades of the show.
In addition, the Fabric Wall, created from fabric swatches of different exhibitors, creates a visual record of the show and captures the spirit of the 20th anniversary.
Offering a glimpse into the collaboration and creativity developed over the last 20 years, the Wall is an embodiment of the diversity and flair of past, present and future apparel fabrics.
Visitors to the 20th Anniversary Celebration Corner can also take in the celebration video which offers a retrospective take on previous editions of the fair.
This includes, steady development in the 1990’s, through strong growth in the 2000’s, up until the present day and the recognition of the fair as the premier event in the worldwide apparel fabrics industry.
With so much on offer at the fair, a number of pavilions and product zones have been created to help buyers streamline their sourcing experience.
These include the SalonEurope which will house pavilions from Germany, the Milano Unica Pavilion from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK, as well as the French zone.
The Verve for Design in hall W1 will showcase collections from Australia, France, Italy, Korea, Spain and the UK.
The Premium Wool zone also in hall W1 will feature premium and luxury wool fabrics from France, Italy and the UK.
Country & Regions Pavilions will host country pavilions from India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Those in Group Pavilions in halls W2 & W3, include ones from Birla Planet, Cotton Council International, DuPont, Hyosung, Invista, KTC, KTTA and Lenzing.
The All About Sustainability zone in hall W4 features an Educational Zone and ecoBoutique display area along with the Oeko-Tex Pavilion featuring wool knitted, knitted, woven and yarn eco fabrics and lace & embroidery.