Yarn Expo Spring will take place from March 11-13, 2020, at National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China, occupying an exhibition area of 26,000 sqm. As one of the most important industry events for sourcing fibres and yarns, the expo serves as a fast-developing springboard for exhibitors to reach and attract Chinese and international buyers.
Four concurrent fairs including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will also be held at the same venue as the Yarn Expo Spring. In 2019, Yarn Expo Spring attracted 28,302 buyers from 87 countries and regions, a 9 per cent increase compared to 2018, as well as 468 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions.
According to the World Trade Organization, global textile trade in the past year saw record growth since 2012, and China was within the top three largest exporters and importers of textiles. As a result, suppliers are striving to meet robust demand with innovation and eco-friendly solutions. Yarn Expo Spring presents the ideal sourcing platform for the industry by attracting worldwide suppliers with the potential to explore new partnerships and markets in China and globally, while offering buyers strong product diversity and updated market information.
“From cotton and wool to recycled polyester, there’s something for every visitor throughout the supply chain at Yarn Expo Spring alongside the four concurrent fairs,” said Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. “Besides product diversity, we also have a large variety of visitors from different backgrounds, countries and regions, promising access to new markets for exhibitors at Yarn Expo Spring on top of the opportunity to tap the huge potential in China’s market.”
Eco-friendly solutions and innovations across all product categories are expected to continue to be a major trend at Yarn Expo Spring 2020, with highlighted domestic zones including natural cotton, quality wool, green linen, chemical fibre and specialty yarn. In particular, the Fancy and Specialty Yarn Zone will feature the Fancy Yarn Vision display area, which was first introduced at Yarn Expo Autumn 2019. Meanwhile, international pavilions and zones showcasing an increasing number of strong suppliers include the India Pavilion and the Pakistan Zone.
“The visitors to Yarn Expo are very professional and match our exhibitors’ expectations. Some large Chinese importers visited our booths, and I’ve noticed this edition there are a lot of new importers who haven’t bought from India before,” said Ravindranathan Narayanasamy, Director of the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), organisers of the India Pavilion. “In addition to the local market, we have seen a lot more overseas buyers, from Korea, Japan, the US, a lot from Europe and some from Russia. We’re really happy with our participation in the fair as this is a global meeting point. This is definitely the best fair in China, and one of the best in the world.”
A frequent visitor of Yarn Expo, Sebastián Jaramilo of Alltex from Colombia shared how he visited suppliers from China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Uzbekistan and the US: “I am especially looking for eco-friendly products. I’m happy to see many companies here committed to environment-friendly policies. The quality of suppliers here is good and has everything I need in one place. I can meet new connections here, and also place onsite orders with my existing suppliers,” said Jaramilo.
Yarn Expo Spring and the four concurrent fairs – Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, PH Value and the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC) – bring the whole textile supply chain to one fairground for exhibitors and visitors to strengthen their business contacts and discover new opportunities in the industry together.