According to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the nation’s production of nonwoven fabrics in July 2016 declined by 1.0% from the same month of last year to 28,360 tons. It was the first decline compared to the year before in four months since March.
China is now the second largest jeans market in the world, valued at US$12 billion in 2015, while consumers’ affinity for denim jumped from 39% in 2003 to 63% in 2016, Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated’s 2016 Global Lifestyle Monitor Survey shows. This favorable market has attracted an increasing number of industry-leading denim suppliers to partake in the Beyond Denim hall at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2016. From October 11th to 13th, over 170 domestic and overseas exhibitors will showcase their newest denim collections in this hall alongside the debut Invista Pavilion in hall 7.2 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).
Première Vision Paris for the fall/winter 2017-18 season started with concern about the tense social situation after the terror attacks, but the world’s leading textile exhibition was brighter and full of vigor, as compared with the February holding. The turnout of visitors on the first day appeared to be favorable.