Three days of order placing, relationship building and trend-spotting concluded last Friday as another successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics wrapped up. Once again the global industry truly came together in Shanghai for the industry’s leading trade fair, with 4,538 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions presenting their latest collections and innovations across 11 halls, with the gross area of the fair increasing 6% compared to 2016.
Reflecting growth in the domestic market as well as other regions, the Functional Lab grew by 33% in size this year, along with the Premium Wool Zone by 18%, while an extra accessories hall was added to meet demand. With the entire apparel fabrics and accessories product spectrum on offer, more than 77,000 trade buyers from over 100 countries and regions chose Intertextile as their sourcing event for the season.
Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. highlighted the fair’s importance to the apparel sector, saying, “Intertextile Shanghai is not just the industry’s largest event, it is also the leading sourcing and business platform for the industry. Exhibitors come here knowing they can meet quality trade buyers from around the world that are there to conduct business, while these buyers know that the fair provides an unrivalled number of suppliers across the entire product spectrum to source from. This combination is the genesis for a successful, business-focused trade event, and I’m pleased to say that this edition has once again been highly effective in this regard.”
The next Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is the Spring Edition from March 14th to 16th, 2018.