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Intertextile Shanghai buyers impressed with sourcing options

The fair covered an all-encompassing range of products that cater to all sourcing needs.

3rd November 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Shanghai

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

Intertextile Shanghai, a leading apparel fabrics and accessories trade event concluded its 2017 Autumn Edition on 13 October, with the strong business results and praise from the worldwide participants, according to organisers.

The fair covered an all-encompassing range of products that cater to all sourcing needs. 77,883 buyers travelled from 102 countries and regions to Shanghai to source, compared to 73,927 in 2016. This year, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, the UK and the US were the top 10 visitor countries and regions after Mainland China.


Meanwhile, a total of 4,538 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions enjoyed the surge of business potential brought by this large number of high-quality trade buyers, organisers report. The strong line-up of exhibitors, including 10 country and region pavilions – France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Milano Unica (Italy), Pakistan, Taiwan and Thailand – as well as 10 Group Pavilions organised by foremost industry leaders like DuPont, Hyosung, Invista and Lenzing, presented a full-spectrum of innovative and fashion offerings in 11 halls across 276,000 sqm exhibition area, an increase of nearly 6% compared to 2016.

“While the nature of textile trade fairs has evolved over recent years, exhibitors’ successful results at this year’s Intertextile Shanghai shows that it is still the industry’s most effective order-writing and business development trade show because it remains the event where the global industry gathers to make purchasing decisions. As a result, many exhibitors see the fair as their business growth engine, and reported positive outlooks for sales after the fair,” organisers report.

High-quality buyers

“With the help of Intertextile Shanghai – the most well-known platform in the industry – we can promote our newly launched products more efficiently and enhance the influence of our brand,” commented Susan Hon, B2B Marketing Communication Director, North Asia, Invista, Hong Kong (Functional Lab & Group Pavilion organiser).

Buyer with products. © Messe Frankfurt / Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

“Our booths were packed with visitors over the three days, with many of them high-quality buyers. Intertextile has always been one of the most important trade fairs for us because of its strength in attracting a wide range of buyers, including an unrivalled number of market-leading brands that no other fairs can offer.”

Pivotal marketplace

While the exhibitors highly valued the fair’s ability in attracting quality, buyers from around the world were pleased to find all categories of apparel fabrics and accessories products from the entire industry under one roof.

“Intertextile Shanghai is a comprehensive trade fair, and what’s unique about this fair is its unparalleled ability in gathering both domestic and premium international apparel fabrics and accessories suppliers,” said Zhou Jie, General Manager, Shenzhen New Look Fashion, China.

Products. © Messe Frankfurt / Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

“Therefore, the sourcing options in this fair cater to all market demands. I can say Intertextile is a fair that all fashion brands can’t miss as one can definitely find all kids of materials here. We sent over 10 colleagues from the sourcing and design departments to this year’s fair and sourced around 80% of the fabrics we need for the next season’s collection from about eight exhibitors.”

The next Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is the Spring Edition, held from 14-16 March 2018.

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