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Eco fabric market continues to grow, Interstoff Asia Essential Autumn
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Oct '09
Interstoff Asia Essential closed its doors last week at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre with 6,442 visitors from 44 countries and regions, an increase of four percent from the previous year.

For three days, 7 – 9 October, 235 exhibitors presented some of the finest eco, fashion and functional fabrics while discussing serious business with industry professionals from not only Hong Kong but worldwide including countries and regions China, Taiwan, the US, Korea, Japan, Australia, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia and France.

“This fair is very important as it attracts well-known retailers like Benetton, H&M and Moiselle plus a number of leading buying offices including Li & Fung, who represent a number of clients from around the globe” said Mr King Lee, President for King Tex, a fabric exhibitor from Korea.

Among the principal brands sourcing at this year's event were: Abercrombie & Fitch HK Ltd, adidas Group, agnes b HK Ltd, Burberry, Christian Dior Bsc, Coach Inc, Columbia Sportswear Co (HK) Ltd, DMK Asia Ltd, Diesel, Esprit, Gap International Sourcing (Holdings) Ltd, Giordano Ltd, H & M Hennes & Mauritz (Far East) Ltd, J C Penney Purchasing Corp, Levi Strauss & Co, LVMH Asia Pacific Ltd, Marc Jacobs Intl LLC, Phillips-Van Heusen Far East Ltd, PRADA Asia Pacific Ltd, Target, and Wal Mart.

Exhibitors' high praise for Interstoff Asia Essential continued to echo over the 3-days of the fair and received plenty of compliments for its unique location in the Asia's leading business hub – Hong Kong.

First time exhibitor, Soorty, a denim manufacturer from Pakistan, chose to participate in the fair in order to reach out to quality buyers. “Hong Kong is the hub of this industry's business and we felt that this fair was our gateway to enter this market, especially since we are looking to meet both American and European buyers,” said Marketing Manager, Mr Muhammad Tariq Alavi, who further praised the trade event. “So far, we've met with Jones Apparel, Mondial and CMA offices. We hope to be here again next year.”

Every year, the fair's positioning in the eco fabric market continues to grow. This year, a special pavilion organised by bluesign technologies ag, welcomed seven outdoor and high-quality functional fabric suppliers, including HKT from Hong Kong; Shin Han from Korea; Everest Textile, Labtex and Premiere Fashion from Taiwan and Sanitized ag from Switzerland.

“I think most of us have been surprised by the buyers growing interest in taking eco-focused initiatives, whether that be environmentally friendly fabrics, safe dyeing processes or good working conditions. In all honesty, our contacts have been better than we had expected,” said Mr Christian Dreszig, Head of Marketing for bluesign technologies ag.

Buyers were equally as impressed with the diversity of fabric and textile related product suppliers showcasing at the fair.Products ranged from silk and bamboo blends to ribbons and buttons. “The size of the fair allows me to source what I want and be able to find really good contacts for cotton, viscose and even polyesters,” said Ms Marina Erbs, a representative for Rovitex from Brazil.


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