More exhibitors than ever joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, which was held concurrently with ITMA ASIA+CITME in Shanghai.
501 suppliers from 14 countries and regions participated, with new countries to the show including France. This international diversification, as well as strong domestic numbers, demonstrated Yarn Expo’s increasing recognition as a top show in the industry. What’s more, almost 80% of the exhibitors were returning from successful past editions, showing their support of the fair.
Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK), says, “Although Yarn Expo was unable to be held concurrently with Intertextile Apparel this year, more industry players recognize this fair as a top show for yarn and this is why the turnout remained very strong.”
The product range was more diverse than ever as exhibitors increasingly see China as the ideal market to introduce their latest innovations. For example, this year the organizer welcomed premium French linen and advanced Italian man-made fibers.
With demand rising in the Chinese market for fancy & specialty yarns, suitable for stand-out fashion trends, the trade potential for this product category was high. Business for eco-friendly and natural yarns was also reported to remain steady this edition, reflected by the India Pavilion, which increased by around 40% in size this year.