Intertextile Offerings Include Expanded Denim Hall and Sustainability Zone
When the giant Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2014 trade show opens on Oct. 20 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, visitors will find a newly expanded Beyond Denim hall, featuring exhibitors from six countries and regions.
With about 150 exhibitors, the Beyond Denim hall represents a 25 percent increase over last year’s denim offerings at the show and reflects the growing interest in denim among Chinese consumers, show organizers said.
In addition to denim mills, designers and marketing firms, the hall will feature new wash innovations, denim technologies and sustainable-production practices.
Exhibitors include Spanish denim maker Textil Santanderina SA, which will be showing faded finishes, new digital prints, Tencel fabrics and jacquard styles. American thread maker American & Efird will also be exhibiting at the show with new premium products for denim wear and activewear.
The four-day trade show has more than 3,800 exhibitors showing in 15 halls spread across a more than 10 million-square-foot exhibition space.
Other highlighted product categories include accessories and functional fabrics. More than 550 accessories suppliers will showcase products for garment and accessories, such as zippers, buttons, lace and embroidery, interlining, labels, appliqués, sequins, beads, and rhinestones.
Functional-fabrics offerings include products with thermo regulation, moisture wicking, increased durability, elasticity and windproof properties for sportswear.
A returning focus at the show is the All About Sustainability zone, which has grown to 32 exhibitors, including Bluesign, GOTS, Intertek, SGS-CSTC and TÜV Rheinland.
For more information, visit www.intertextileapparel.com.