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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics draws global firms
Jul '18
Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt
Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt
The earlier date for the industry’s largest trade event, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Autumn edition, is attracting many of the biggest apparel fabrics and accessories. The famous apparel trade show, which will be held from September 27 to 29, 2018, will see around 4000-plus suppliers and more than 70,000 trade buyers from all over the world.

Signed up to return with their group pavilions, which will feature these brands’ partner mills, are Birla, DuPont, Hyosung, Invista and Lenzing, while ECOCERT / GOTS and OEKO-TEX will also have their own pavilions in the All About Sustainability area. In the Functional Lab area, leading players such as Aquafil, Nilit, Toray, and Unifi will feature again, while 3M are confirmed to participate in Accessories Vision. Two international promotion bodies Cotton Council International and The Woolmark Company also return, as do global Chinese players Bros Eastern. and Huafu Fashion. Among the many Japanese participants will be Komatsu Seiren and Stylem, while Dormeuil and Malhia Kent from France participate again this year.

Halls 4.1 and 5.1 will feature international exhibitors, while domestic exhibitors will be grouped by product end-use throughout eight halls. In hall 4.1, country / region pavilions will include India (TEXPROCIL and Indian Chamber of Commerce Pavilions), Pakistan and Taiwan. Group pavilions will include Birla, DuPont, Hyosung, Invista, and Lenzing, and the Feature zones will include the Digital Printing Zone and Functional Lab.

In hall 5.1, country / region pavilions and zones will include France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey, as well as the Milano Unica Pavilion. Group pavilions will include ECOCERT / GOTS, Korea Textile Centre, Korea Textile Trade Association, and OEKO-TEX; and the Feature zones will include All About Sustainability, Premium Wool Zone, SalonEurope, and Verve for Design.

Hall 6.2 will include domestic exhibitors in the ‘Accessories Vision’, which will feature overseas exhibitors and the Button & Garment Accessories Industry Chamber Pavilion. The Beyond Denim category in hall 7.2 will include overseas exhibitors, and the Pakistan and Invista pavilions.

Casual wear will be seen in halls 1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.2, and 8.2. Functional / sportswear will be in hall 1, Ladieswear will be in halls 7.1, 7.2, 8.1 & 8.2; lingerie and swimwear will be in hall 8.1. Hall 6.1 will have shirting and halls 6.1 and 7.1 will have suiting.

As the most comprehensive sourcing platform in the industry, the fair’s product groups include cotton, wool, man-made, silk, linen / ramie, denim and knitted fabrics, as well as lace & embroidery, fibres & yarns, garment & fashion accessories, original pattern designs, sustainability products & services and digital printing technologies. (GK)

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