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18th edition of TITAS textile show ends successfully
Dec '14
International buyers sourcing at TITAS
International buyers sourcing at TITAS
The 18th edition of Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS 2014), which was held from October 15 to 17, 2014 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taiwan, ended on a successful note.

Organized by the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF), with the support of the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, around 367 exhibitors, from 11 countries and regions including Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, United States, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Vietnam, China and Hong Kong, presented their latest products at the show.

The textile show featured comfortable, lightweight, breathable, dust-proof, stain-resistant, odour-free, and temperature-regulating including heat-proof and cooling textiles. On the eco-front, non-toxic, sustainable, biodegradable, safely processed and PFOS-free materials were also presented in addition to fashion fabrics incorporating performance as well as finishing technologies for functionality.

Some of the latest products and technologies featured at TITAS 2014 from Taiwan’s exhibitors include Formosa Plastics Group’s “Green Technologies for Innovative Fashion” to show the group’s commitment to a greener life, Far Eastern New Century’s advanced sustainable polyester materials, Eclat’s premium quality functional knitted fabrics, Texray’s textiles fulfilling the functional needs in modern life, Singtex’s bio-friendly S.Café yarn, etc.

More than 80 international brands and retailers had face-to-face business talks with exhibitors. Representatives of fashion brands from Victoria’s Secret and Jones New York from the U.S., Hope from Brazil, Lily from China also formed a part of the textile show.

Buyers from Speedo PVH, the North Face and Tommy Bahama from the U.S., Roots from Canada, Adidas and Alpargatas from Brazil, Peak Performance from Sweden, Helly Hansen from Norway, Salewa from Italy, Scott from Switzerland, O'neill from the Netherlands, Millet from France, etc were present at the show.

Around 15 seminars and product & technology presentations covering topics such as new textiles, development in functional fashion textiles, trends in digital prints, energy/resources management in textile industry, were also arranged.

TITAS 2014 proved to be an important sourcing occasion for sports, outdoor, and casual apparel brands. (GK)

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