India, Indonesia, Thailand and Turkey will be the new participants in the Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen, Southern China’s leading event for apparel fabrics and accessories which attracts big-name Chinese and global fashion brands, to be held during July 5-7. The show with specific country/region areas and domestic pavilions will have 968 exhibitors.
Traditionally having a strong focus on ladieswear, the fair has grown rapidly in recent years to include not only a wide range of premium ladieswear, lingerie and swimwear and printed fabrics and accessories, but also casualwear, functional wear, sportswear and suiting for both women and men. Highlights of the fair include the country / region areas – Fine Japan Zone, Korea Pavilion and Taiwan Pavilion – while there will also be three domestic pavilions – the Shengze Pavilion, China Bast and Leaf Fibres Textile Association Pavilion and Shaoxing Pavilion.
A number of Chinese exhibitors will feature innovative and eco-friendly sourcing options. Hefei Qian Knitting Technology utilises eco-friendly dyes in its fabrics which are extracted from plants including indigowoad root (a traditional Chinese medicine herb), madder and myrobalan.
Nantong DongYi Fibre will showcase graphene composite fabric at the fair with all the benefits this technology brings including reduced static, increased blood circulation, strong light absorbance and heat storage. Haining SanLi Fabric will showcase new polyamide and spandex fabrics.
The exhibition this year will see nearly 250 more exhibitors, which means regular buyers to the fair will discover new sourcing options down every aisle. Two of the debut participants in the Japan Pavilion include Crystal Cloth and Mona Knit, with their cotton, silk and original print textiles, and jacquard knit fabrics, respectively. Sahsa Tekstil from Turkey will be displaying haute couture fabrics, mainly from jacquard but also silk and cotton, while Gistex Textile from Indonesia will showcase 100 per cent woven polyester fabric. Sino Thai Group from Thailand will feature its range of cotton.
New participants from India, including Adinath Dyeing and Finishing Mills (cotton, man-made and functional fabrics), and Innocence Couture & Saiva (Ind) Exim (lace, ribbon and embroidery) will also be present, while nine new participants from Hong Kong, predominantly accessories suppliers, will also take part.
Buyers can discover the latest trends at the fair, not just through exhibitors’ products, but also in the S/S 19 trend forum. This features four themes to explain the trend stories: Genesis, Imaginist, Anthropogene and Light Civilisation. The exhibition will also have a number of seminars, including an in-depth explanation of these trends by the China Textile Information Centre, and the A/W 19-20 ladieswear fabric trends by the Trend Department of POP Global Trend Information, Garments and Home Textile. Italian fabric trend forecaster Creative Placements Asia will also present the key Italian fabric trend stories for A/W 19-20.