Visitors filled SalonEurope’s aisles at the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics .
Visitors filled SalonEurope’s aisles at the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics .
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The Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was successfully held from March 12 to 14 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai) in Shanghai, China.

Exhibitors and visitors alike were benefited from product zones with clear themes, from high-end wool to original designs, as the one-stop locations aimed to make it easy for visitors to locate more potential business partners.

This year, back-to-back visitor increase of 15% has solidified Intertextile Apparel’s status as a global apparel textile flagship. A total of 94,661 visitors from over 110 countries & regions attended the fair. Aisles in six exhibition halls saw a sea of visitors, as the quality, variety and innovation of the textile options on offer impressed trade buyers from all over the world.

The show housed 3,273 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions over six halls. This included an increase of 12% in overseas exhibitors.

New exhibitors added for more comprehensive product range

The Milano Unica Pavilion, which featured high-quality Italian exhibitors, has also increased in size and included a new exhibitor, Tessitura Marco Pastorelli. Meanwhile, outside of the pavilion, another new Italian exhibitor Ibieffe presented cotton fabrics.

This year also included more suppliers at the larger Turkey Zone, with new exhibitors including: Bunyem, displaying jacquard and plain fabrics for ladieswear; Kotonteks and their fancy woven fabrics for ladieswear; Ramnur offering jacquard and brocade; and Unlu Transfer presenting their digital printed, coated, foiled and embossed fabrics.

High-quality European suppliers on offer

For those seeking more European exhibitors, SalonEurope continued to bring the high-qualityEuropean textile industry to China. Countries included Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.

The Premium Wool Zone was regarded by domestic buyers as an ideal place to source high-end wool textiles – a product category with high demand, as China’s high-end tailoring market continues to thrive. Highly-regarded European brands Huddersfield & Cloth, Abraham Moon & Sons, and Stylbiella returned to Shanghai to access the China market for another year.

As well as offering access to the global textile market, the fair also provided industry insight at the fringe programme, which included three panel discussions and 25 seminars.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles concluded with increasing popularity

Around 290 domestic and international suppliers presented a wide range of products at the fair, including bedding & towelling, curtains, table & kitchen linen and more.At the same time, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, one of the concurrent shows, attracted 25% more exhibitors and 6.8% more visitors, proving once again to be an effective occasion to capture business during China’s peak sourcing season for home textiles finished products.

One of the highlights of the three-day fair included the extensive finished products presented by around 290 domestic and international suppliers. Some of the participating brands included Bambi Enterprises & Jaspa Herington from Australia, Mistral Home NV from Belgium, Shanghai Shuixing Home Textile, Sunvim Group and Yantai Pacific Home Fashion.

Domestic regional pavilions were another highlight at the fair. Chinese companies from the same region showcased their specialised products in pavilions. These exhibitors were from Cixi, Gaoyang, Haimen, Huzhou, Pujiang, Tongxiang Zhouquan, Tongzhou and Zhenze, with bedding products, towels, quilts, cotton slippers, silk and silk blended products on offer.

This year, the organizer established a brand new T-Mall Home Textile Zone. This leading online shopping platform has invited domestic big names including Luolai, Lovo and Taihuxuezy to present their quality home products.

In addition, a series of seminars covering topics from market trends, product applications, latest technology and material developments were held. The fair also featured Intangible Cultural Heritage of Home Textiles ad Handicraft Display Area and the Towelling Display Area, offering more insights to visitors.