Keeping its roots in internationality, the fair has organised VIP buyer delegations from India, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, to promote more business exchanges on a global scale.
"As one of the flagship fairs of Messe Frankfurt's global Texpertise Network, we believe that Intertextile maintains its status as a strong business platform thanks to its internationality," said Olaf Schmidt, vice president of textiles & textile technologies at Messe Frankfurt. "The fashion industry thrives on a global exchange of ideas and innovation. After 25 years, we're proud to have cultivated a diverse range of suppliers, offering all kinds of apparel textile products, which in turn continuously welcomes visitors from all over the world."
At the fair, the SalonEurope (hall 5.1) zone will have over 140 exhibitors from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and more, as well as the Premium Wool Zone and Verve for Design.
Hall 4.1 will house India, Taiwan and Pakistan, while hall 5.1 will feature Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Turkey. Chinese exhibitors will be grouped by product end-use (in halls 4.2, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2 and 8.1). Group pavilions will range from Button & Garment Accessories Industry Chamber, DuPont, EcoCert, Hyosung, Korea Textile Centre (KTC), Korea Textile Trade Association (KTTA), Lenzing, The LYCRA Company and Oeko-tex.
There will be trend forums, seminars, panel discussions and product presentations. Concurrent shows running at the fair will be Yarn Expo Autumn, CHIC and PH Value.
Accessories Vision (hall 6.2) will house a wide range of accessories and products for finishing, with new environmentally-friendly solutions. Over 650 overseas and domestic exhibitors will join this zone, with newcomers from Cambodia and South Africa.
In the All About Sustainability (hall 5.1) zone, eco-friendly suppliers and testing services will share a space close by to Forum Space, the sustainability-focused area for fringe programme events, including Shanghai’s first Fashionsustain conference.
Beyond Denim (hall 7.2) will feature over 140 overseas and domestic exhibitors who will showcase their denim products and technology, with an A/W 2020-21 display zone featuring in this area.
Digital Printing Zone (hall 4.1) will be a major trend in the fashion industry. This zone will offer the latest technology and innovation. A Digital Printing Micro Factory will host onsite demonstrations.
Functional Lab (hall 4.1) will be a one-stop shop for innovation. This zone will be home to the Taiwan Pavilion, Hyosung Pavilion and The Lycra Company Pavilion, and plenty of functional fabrics for activewear, outdoors wear, intimate wear and protective clothing.
In the Premium Wool Zone (hall 5.1), premium craftsmanship will meet modern suiting, where over 20 suppliers will showcase luxury wool, from countries and regions including France, Italy, Hong Kong, Peru and the UK. (PC)
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