20th Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics kicks off
Opening with a record number of exhibitors totalling to 3,751 from 30 countries, the 20th edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics kicked off yesterday and runs till October 23, 2014.
Chinese and international suppliers will showcase their apparel fabrics and accessories in 15 halls covering 175,020 sq meters of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has created a number of pavilions and product zones to help buyers streamline their sourcing experience.
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.
The Beyond Denim hall has ben expanded this year to cover an entire hall and revamped by a renowned French studio - NellyRodi Agency.
This hall features around 150 domestic and international denim exhibitors and a new Beyond Denim Forum to highlight the latest wash innovations, new technologies, sustainable practices and a range of premium denim fabrics.
The Accessories section in halls E6 & E7 features over 550 international and domestic suppliers will showcase their garment and fashion accessories.
The SalonEurope will house pavilions from Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK, as well as from France.
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.
To meet the needs of as much of the industry as possible, this year’s fringe programme contains a wide range of events and displays.
Providing ideas for autumn / winter 2015-16 fashions, a total of five Trend Forums can be found at the fair.
These include the Intertextile Directions Trend Forum, Fabrics China Trend Forums, casualwear, ladieswear and accessories.
These Trend Forums use exhibitor’s fabrics to interpret what will be popular next season, while product display zones also feature exhibitor’s latest products
The fair also features the winning entries of the China International Fabrics Design Competition and China International Fabrics Creation Competition.
This year there are 29 winners awarded in the design competition and 3 winners awarded in the creation competition.
This year’s seminar programme promises to be highly popular again, with design and trend presentations led by representatives from Huafu, Milano Unica, the NellyRodi Agency, Peclers Paris and others.
Other presentations will be made on market information and business strategies, technology and solutions, and legal issues.
Product presentations by exhibitors including Birla Jinwei Fibres Co Ltd, Hohenstein Institute Hong Kong Laboratory, Jintex Corp and Far Eastern New Century will also be held. (AR)
Fibre2fashion News Desk - India