Intertextile Shanghai Offerings to Include Premium Fabrics from Europe and Asia, and Swim/Lingerie
During its Oct. 20–23 run at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will host more than 3,500 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, including a 100,000-square-foot SalonEurope section featuring fabric mills, accessories suppliers and design houses from Germany, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France and Italy.
Among the exhibitors in SalonEurope’s United Kingdom pavilion section are Liberty Art Fabrics; the U.K.–based printed fabric house, patchwork and quilting fabric maker M. Makower & Co. Ltd.; and neckwear fabrics resource Stephen Walters & Sons Ltd. The French pavilion will include couture lace mills Goutarel and Solstiss, silk resources Soieries Chambutaires and Malfroy Million, and high-end ribbon maker Satab.
“European textile companies are putting a lot of effort into understanding and meeting the needs of the Chinese market,” said Olaf Schmidt, vice president of textiles and textile technologies for Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, which organizes Intertextile Shanghai with the Sub-Council of Textile Industry (CCPIT), and the China Textile Information Centre.
The show will also feature premium European fabrics in a section called the Premium Wool zone, and there is a section for original fabric and textile pattern design called Verve for Design, which will feature design studios from Australia, France, Italy, Korea, Spain and the U.K.
Intertextile Shanghai will also have country and regional pavilions highlighting the latest yarns, fabrics and trims from India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
There will also be group pavilions showcasing new fiber and fabric innovations from Birla Cellulose/Grasim Industries Ltd., Cotton Council International, DuPont, Hyosung, Invista, the Korea Chemical Fibers Association, the Korea Textile Centre, the Korea Textile Trade Association and Lenzing.
Another show highlight will be Intertextile Shanghai’s Lingerie/Swimwear zone, which will showcase lace, embroideries, swimwear and lingerie fabrics collections from more than 80 exhibitors. The exhibitors showing in the Intertextile Shanghai lingerie and swimwear zone has grown by 150 percent. Companies showing include Mitsubishi Rayon (Shanghai) Co Ltd., which counts brands such as Aimer and Triumph among its clients.
More information about the show can be found at www.intertextileapparel.com.