Intertextile Apparel’s overseas exhibitors discuss potential and strategies in China
The attraction for overseas brands to meet Chinese trade buyers is clear – with a huge domestic population, and a rising level of high income households who associate European brands with quality, the potential for lucrative partnerships in China is high. Meanwhile, rising high-end Chinese designers seek fabrics with high-quality materials and designs, which can be found from international suppliers. The International Halls will be in halls 4.1 and 5.1 of the National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai) from 25 – 27 September, at the 25th anniversary of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition.
From indigo to green: Beyond Denim to display eco-conscious fabrics for Autumn / Winter 2020-21
Over 140 leading overseas and domestic denim suppliers will gather at the Beyond Denim product zone from 25 – 27 September, for the 25th Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics. With more denim factories embracing sustainable practices, including waste water treatments and renewable energy, Beyond Denim will also feature a display zone themed around natural fibres, eco-friendly dyes and a generous helping of nostalgia. High-tech features and skilled craftsmanship are also expected to be popular selling points in Autumn / Winter 2020-21 denim.
Cambodia and South Africa join Intertextile’s Accessories Vision
Around 600 exhibitors will join Accessories Vision, the comprehensive accessory product zone in hall 6.2 at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, from 25 – 27 September. This year, new exhibitors from Cambodia and South Africa will join the 25th Autumn Edition of the fair, further diversifying the international exhibitor line-up, which also includes suppliers from Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Taiwan and more, as well as leading Chinese companies.
Intertextile’s Functional Lab options offer high performance with low impact
Major activewear and outdoor brands, such as adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Nike, Patagonia and more, have all been releasing news with a significant theme: what’s new in their environmental efforts. Meanwhile, social media has proved successful for smaller brands offering products such as recycled activewear and shoes. For consumers with a highly active outdoor lifestyle, it stands to reason that they seek products with maximum functionality and minimal environmental impact. From 25 – 27 September, stand-out fabrics suitable for sportswear, swimwear and lingerie can be sourced from Functional Lab, at the 25th Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics.
Eco-conscious Intertextile Directions trends for Autumn / Winter 2020-21
While this year’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics celebrates 25 years of history, the fair also looks to the future for the next trend forecast. From 25 – 27 September, trade buyers can visit the Intertextile Directions Trend Forum for Autumn / Winter 2020-21 inspiration. The season’s trend theme is HUMAN ≒ TECH, with four trends: SENSE-ABILITY, ELECTRO-TONIC, KNOW-HOW and RE-MAKE. The theme reflects on today’s transformative era. It considers ways to rediscover a sense of self, whilst also connecting to the future.
Intertextile Apparel marks a milestone: 25 years of serving the industry
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will return from 25 – 27 September at the National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai). This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Autumn Edition, and 2019 has already proven to be an exciting year for Intertextile. In March, the Spring Edition experienced yet another 15% increase in visitor numbers and strong positive feedback from exhibitors. Despite global trade concerns, this fair proves itself time and time again as the ideal place to make valuable connections and capture new potential in the market.
New date, same strong results: Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics remains the industry’s leading business platform
Taking place in September for the first time, the earlier date of the 2018 Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was well received by both exhibitors and buyers. Strong business results and visitor flow, following on from recent editions, once again proved the fair’s leading position in the industry as an effective sourcing platform. In total, around 78,000 trade buyers from some 110 countries and regions  visited the fair, (2017: 77,883, 102 countries and regions), sourcing from 4,480 exhibitors from 33 countries and regions (2017: 4,538, 32 countries and regions).
Tomorrow’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics lines up 4,400-plus exhibitors, offering unparalleled sourcing for the season
4,479 exhibitors from 33 countries & regions are unpacking their latest products at this week’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition. High visitor footfall is anticipated at the industry’s leading trade fair, which has an earlier date this year. Running from 27 – 29 September, the change of date has been well received by exhibitors looking to take advantage of the earlier Autumn / Winter sourcing season.
Green is the new black: fringe programme to shine a light on sustainable exhibitors at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics
When a large fashion house’s carbon consumption levels hit global headlines earlier this year, it was evident that people want to see more action taken to achieve sustainability. Eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, ethical – these buzzwords are backed up by market demand for greener goods. For more than 70,000 visitors, this month’s fringe programme at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition will be a worthwhile visit, as worldwide industry experts join the conversation of sustainability and other pressing issues at the fair’s seminars, panel discussions and trend forums.
Discover influential trends from the Asia-Pacific region at Intertextile Apparel
While New York, Milan, Paris and London have traditionally been seen as the most prominent fashion capitals in the world, apparel brands and consumers are increasingly turning to Asian trends. Although Tokyo has long been known for stand-out street style, it’s only recently that the “Seoul effect” – a rise of South Korean popular culture, such as K-pop – has led to even more globally influential trends from the Asia-Pacific region. Visitors at this month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics are encouraged to check out country & region pavilions from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Thailand in hall 5.1, in addition to pavilions from India and Pakistan in hall 4.1, and two Taiwan Pavilions in halls 4.1 and 5.1.
Intertextile Apparel to meet industry-wide demand with 4,000-plus suppliers
Rarely does the entire textile apparel industry gather in one place, but from 27 – 29 September at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition, the industry will do just that. It’s no secret that the fair has established its place as a leading textile sourcing platform, partly due to its wide range of products on offer from over 4,000 suppliers from 33 countries & regions. The arrangement of the halls, with products grouped together and highlighted in special zones, will aim to maximise business contact points, whilst also ensuring efficiency to save buyers’ time.
Exhibitor numbers more than double at Intertextile Apparel’s Functional Lab
China’s National Fitness Program, now well established, marked a shift into an active lifestyle that is here to stay. A growing middle class demographic and access to fitness resources and facilities, not only in China but around the world, has opened up a huge market for fabrics that perform. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition will showcase the industry’s latest functional innovations this September 27 – 29.
Intertextile Directions Trend Forum explores tomorrow’s fashion in a turbulent future
With over 70,000 trade buyers attending this year’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition, the Intertextiles Directions Trend Forum in hall 5.1 is a well-established research and marketing tool for international designers and garment professionals. Wild textures and bold colours represent a journey as society asks itself the important question – what will tomorrow look like?
Earlier date of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics proving popular
27 – 29 September will see 4,000-plus suppliers and more than 70,000 trade buyers gather for Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, and the earlier date for the industry’s largest trade event is attracting many of the biggest apparel fabrics and accessories back to the 2018 edition.
Final Trade Report: Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2017 – the pivotal marketplace to meet the industry’s order-writers
Worldwide buyers impressed with the unparalleled range of sourcing options on offer