Intertextile Shanghai/Yarn Expo: Textile valu...
Intertextile Shanghai/Yarn Expo

Textile value chain on show with 3,000 exhibitors

(Source: Messe Frankfurt (HK))
(Source: Messe Frankfurt (HK))

Over the course of the 3-day Intertextile Apparel from March 28-30, 2023, the first major textile event since China became more accessible, nearly 3,000 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions welcomed nearly 100,000 visitors from 101 countries and regions. With a worldwide reputation for its product diversity and internationality, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics reaffirmed its position as the ideal platform for the whole textile value chain to assemble. International exhibitors hoping to reconnect with domestic buyers confirmed their goals had been accomplished, while participants benefitted from the sourcing opportunities available at the concurrent Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Spring.
Exhibitors were particularly pleased with the visitor flow which has confirmed that a 'back-to-business' mentality is prevalent again. The fair has been growing in importance for nearly 3 decades and is now a platform for the textile industry to keep up with market trends and embrace the latest apparel technology.
The nearly 3,000 exhibitors represented a healthy increase from the previous spring edition in 2021. 46% of overseas suppliers returned to showcase their products in 2023, while new exhibitor countries and regions were Belgium, Cambodia, Macau China, Pakistan, and Portugal.
Hailing from Italy and the UK, the Premium Wool Zone’s 32 exhibitors represented the highest number since the zone’s introduction. Across the fair’s 6 halls, spanning over 160,000 m², high traffic areas included the Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan Pavilions.
The fair’s fringe program offered industry insight and some of the global textile market’s latest innovations. Participants could choose from over 35 seminars, forums and panel discussions covering a variety of topics, including the latest fashion trends, sustainable solutions, and digital advancements. Highlights included the Intertextile Directions Trends Forum, the How to Deliver Trustworthy Sustainability Communications to Consumers Forum, and the Smart Textile Industry Forum.

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