Shanghai: global textile value chain pulled together at last week’s Intertextile Apparel
Spring’s much-anticipated global apparel flagship ended on a high note on 30 March 2023. Over the course of the three-day fair, the first major textile event since China became more accessible, nearly 3,000 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions welcomed nearly 100,000 trade buyers from 101 countries and regions. With a worldwide reputation for its product diversity and internationality, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics reaffirmed its position as the ideal platform for the whole textile value chain to assemble. International exhibitors hoping to reconnect with domestic buyers confirmed their goals had been accomplished, while participants were impressed with the fringe programme, and benefitted from the extensive sourcing opportunities available at the concurrent Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Spring.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel to kick off on Tuesday and cater to hunger for face-to-face business
Following a period of reduced in-person interaction, the textile industry has been yearning to reconnect in China. Welcoming nearly 3,000 exhibitors, next week’s Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will feature a wide spectrum of fabrics and accessories at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). Overseas exhibitors have been eager to physically meet and collaborate with domestic buyers, and after China eased its travel restrictions, they now have the opportunity to do so. With the fair taking place from 28 – 30 March 2023, a series of seminars, forums and panel discussions will be held concurrently to further promote industry development.
Intertextile Apparel’s fringe programme – expert insights on industry’s evolution
With the international and domestic textile sector once more able to congregate in Shanghai, key players can discover new, expert-predicted fashion trends and innovative ideas, and collaborate to create positive industry momentum. Running in conjunction with the Spring Edition from 28 – 30 March 2023 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), the fringe programme will supplement visitors’ overall sourcing experience. Featuring experts from around the world, over 35 seminars, forums and panel discussions will take place during the three days at Textile Dialogue, Forum Space, and Talking Point, the fair’s fringe event zones.
Intertextile Apparel’s strategic zoning promotes sourcing efficiency across global product range
The Chinese luxury goods market has been expanding in recent years, and this is reflected in the increased demand for high-end apparel – consumers buying top-quality attire, bespoke services and unique patterns are growing in number. With Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition taking place from 28 – 30 March 2023, the fairground at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) will be strategically set up for worldwide exhibitors to meet this rising demand. The leading textile platform will feature a broad spectrum of products, grouped together in different zones to ensure a convenient sourcing experience and create more opportunities for collaboration.
Sustainable and functional fabrics in the spotlight at Intertextile Apparel
When it comes to fabric development or new ways of thinking about manufacturing, more and more the common thread between sustainability and functional fabrics is innovation. Driven by a desire for greener products, especially among China’s younger generations, the innovations at next month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition are set to include a full range of newly developed sustainable denim, functional fabrics, accessories and more across its different product zones. Set to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 28 – 30 March, the fair’s comprehensive, cutting-edge product showcase attracts quality buyers and enables suppliers to tap into China’s rapidly developing market.
Trio of textile fairs rescheduled by three weeks to end of March
In view of the easing of pandemic restriction policies in China, the Spring Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Yarn Expo and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles have been moved to the new timeslot of 28 – 30 March 2023. This will allow both local and international fairgoers more time to prepare for their participation, with a higher industry turnout now expected at the three fairs. The fairs will still be located at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai where they were originally due to be held from 8 – 10 March.
‘Go Ahead’: Intertextile Apparel reveals its Directions trends for Spring / Summer 2024
It is time for the world to reimagine life and move towards a future that celebrates diversity and champions sustainability. At next year’s Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, this message is thematically encapsulated in just two words – ‘GO AHEAD’. From 8 – 10 March 2023 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), visitors to the fair’s Trend Forum can physically explore this theme through its four distinct trend stories: MISSION EARTH, POETIC SENSUALITY, ALTERNATIVE CULTS, and ENERGETIC RESET.
Key exhibitors signal early intent to harness market potential at Intertextile Apparel
With the extensive S/S sourcing event taking place from 8 – 10 March 2023, the organisers are pleased with the number of quality exhibitors that have already signed up. “Several key indicators are pointing towards market recovery, and the early commitment of some of the international textile industry’s key players is another promising sign. As an important platform for the sector to showcase its latest innovations, we expect the business-friendly nature of the fair to further support the market’s revival,” commented Ms Wilmet Shea, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics returns in March to aid industry recovery
The Spring Edition will take place from 8 – 10 March 2023 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). Despite the headwinds facing the global economy, China remains both the world’s biggest market and exporter of apparel fabrics, presenting innumerable opportunities to textile industry players – something that the upcoming fair will help participants exploit. The previous edition attracted nearly 2,600 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions, and over 80,000 buyers from 57 countries and regions.
Intertextile and Yarn Expo spring show dates to be adjusted
In response to pandemic containment efforts, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition and Yarn Expo Spring will be merged with the respective Autumn Editions of the shows from 29 – 31 August, whilst Intertextile Home Textiles will also be moved to the same aforementioned dates. The fairs will still take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai where they were originally due to be held from 14 – 16 April 2022.
It’s All About Sustainability and functionality at Intertextile Apparel this spring
Sustainable and athleisure products continue to dominant new trends in the fashion and apparel industry. At Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition from 14 – 16 April, buyers can find the latest and most innovative products that are driving and thriving off the developments in the market. Green fabrics, fibres and solutions can be found not only in the All About Sustainability zone, but across all product group zones such as Beyond Denim, whilst high-performance fabrics for sports and outdoor wear will be on display at the Functional Lab.
‘Connected’ as the seasonal theme of Intertextile Directions trends for Spring / Summer 2023
The pandemic has led us to finally find the togetherness we have been looking for. A beautiful, interwoven web of community and nature, enhanced through technology – ‘CONNECTED’ is the seasonal theme for apparel fabrics trends for Spring / Summer 2023. Visit the Trend Forum at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2022, running from 14 – 16 April, to find out more about the four key trends that will represent this theme: BIO-CLARITY, NATURAL-HARMONY, VIRTUAL-ENERGY and EARTH-CELEBRATION.
New April dates for Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo
The Spring Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo will now take place from 14 – 16 April 2022 instead of their original March date. They will continue to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) alongside CHIC and PH Value.
Intertextile Apparel announces dates for next March’s Spring Edition
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2021 welcomed nearly 2,600 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions, and over 80,000 buyers from 57 countries and regions. The next edition will take place from 9 – 11 March 2022 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), supporting the global textile and apparel industry in business recovery, information exchange and making progress on combating climate change.
Intertextile Apparel’s hybrid platform showcased the latest in post-pandemic innovation & sustainability last week
The primary sourcing platform for the spring / summer season for the global industry wrapped up another successful edition last week. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition hosted nearly 2,600 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions and 80,553 buyers from 17 – 19 March, with well-received online and hybrid solutions running in tandem with the physical fair.
Intertextile Apparel to welcome the industry on Wednesday with nearly 2,600 exhibitors
The global apparel textile flagship, Intertextile Apparel, will open its Spring Edition this week, taking place from 17 – 19 March. Nearly 2,600 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions will join the fair at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), covering the full spectrum of the textile supply chain. With online and hybrid solutions running in tandem with the physical fair and a broad selection of products and services to discover, there is something to be found for every buyer.
The industry’s most comprehensive sourcing experience: Intertextile Apparel offers it all next week
As Intertextile Apparel’s next edition approaches, fairgoers can look forward to an all-round, comprehensive sourcing experience this spring. Renowned for its diverse product offerings, the upcoming fair will not disappoint, as products from denim to accessories, sustainable to functional fabrics and many more, can be found. Buyers can also take advantage of a range of flexible order services on offer from exhibitors including custom-made services, product-in-stock and small quantity orders, sample cutting and more, to cater to various sourcing needs. Over 2,500 exhibitors will be joining the fair next week to cover an exhibition area of nearly 160,000 sqm.
Intertextile Apparel to serve as main trading platform for global industry’s spring / summer season from 17 – 19 March
As an established global flagship for apparel sourcing, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2021 has attracted a diverse line-up of global companies to join the fair in-person and seize business opportunities in China’s recovering textile market. From the finest European fabrics to inspirational design patterns, international exhibitors will satisfy visitors’ sourcing needs with quality products and extensive offerings. The fair will now be held on the slightly later date of 17 – 19 March 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, alongside Yarn Expo Spring, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, CHIC and PH Value.
Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo spring editions to be postponed
The spring editions of the three fairs – Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo Spring – that were due to take place from 10 – 12 March 2021 will be postponed, with a new date to be announced shortly. Messe Frankfurt made the decision along with the co-organisers of the fairs to comply with local authority guidelines.
Apparel fabrics trends for Spring / Summer 2022 are about feeling ‘secure’
Post-pandemic apparel fabric trends will focus on the theme SECURE, according to the Intertextile Directions Trend Committee. For Spring / Summer 2022, four key trends will represent this theme: ESSENTIALS, POETICS, PARADISES and SHOW-OFF. Visitors can touch and feel how fabric samples from exhibitors deliver this sense of security at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2021 from 10 – 12 March.
Market recovery and hybrid exhibition support the return of Intertextile Apparel next March
Following the successful conclusion of the Autumn Edition in September 2020, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from 10 – 12 March 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). The fair will continue to adopt a hybrid format with online platforms and digital solutions complementing the physical fair, in order to support exhibitors in finding business opportunities in China’s recovering textile market.
Messe Frankfurt announces changes to its postponed Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo fairs
Originally scheduled to take place in March, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition were postponed over concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo will now merge with Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics and the debut Yarn Expo Shenzhen, which will be held from 15 – 17 July 2020, with exhibitors of the Shanghai fairs given the option to participate in the Shenzhen editions instead. Exhibitors of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition have the option to partake in the Autumn Edition instead, which will be held from 24 – 26 August 2020.
Messe Frankfurt’s upcoming Shanghai textile fairs in March to be postponed
The company announced today that its three textile fairs in Shanghai will be postponed from March to a later date due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. This includes Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition which were due to be held in Shanghai from 11 – 13 March at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.
Regeneration and craftsmanship highlighted for Spring / Summer 2021 apparel fabric trends
The Intertextile Directions Trend Committee has set the theme of REGENERATION for Spring / Summer 2021 apparel fabric trends. As global climate activism looks to regenerate the fashion industry and demand rises for high tech features and cultural craftsmanship, four key trends will represent the theme: Sobriety, Preservations, Spontaneity and Diversity. On-trend fabric samples from exhibitors will be displayed onsite at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2020, from 11 – 13 March.
Intertextile Apparel returns after back-to-back visitor growth
2019 saw the two editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics reaching new heights with growing visitor numbers – 15% increase for both fairs – and strong feedback on product variety, show quality and innovation. Following the successful 25th anniversary celebrations of the Autumn Edition last September, the next Spring Edition will be held from 11 – 13 March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai, where worldwide textile suppliers and buyers can once again anticipate new potential and opportunities at the industry’s most prominent sourcing platform.
Another 15% increase in visitors at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition
Back-to-back visitor increases of 15% have solidified Intertextile Apparel’s status as a global apparel textile flagship. 94,661 visitors from over 110 countries & regions attended the fair (2018: 82,314, 104 countries & regions). Aisles in six exhibition halls saw a sea of visitors, as the quality, variety and innovation of the textile options on offer impressed trade buyers from all over the world. Reports of strong onsite order levels belied concerns of a slower economy and trade disputes – suggesting that, at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, there is always potential to be found.
A global textile flagship: Intertextile Apparel ready to welcome the industry next week
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition opens next Tuesday at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai), running from 12 – 14 March. Around 3,300 exhibitors from 23 countries & regions will showcase their latest collections and services to trade visitors from around the world. New international exhibitors can be found throughout the country & region pavilions and zones, supporting Intertextile Apparel’s status as a global apparel textile flagship.
Intertextile Apparel shapes the next decade of fashion with Spring / Summer 2020 trends
“In the coming era, technological innovations and human experiences will become inseparable.” The latest Intertextile Directions trend guide explains the season’s new theme, Hybrid. From 12 – 14 March, exhibitors at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition will display on-trend fabric samples at the Intertextile Directions Trend Forum, while more in-depth analysis of 2020 trends will be discussed in a series of seminars. This edition’s fringe programme will take place in three onsite venues, each dedicated to a different topic, covering trends, sustainability and business strategies, and will also feature three panel discussions.
Buyers get easier access to flexible order services at Intertextile Apparel
Sourcing needs have diversified in the apparel textile industry, and flexible solutions can be found at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics. From 12 – 14 March, the fair will gather a huge variety of suppliers from all over the world, the majority of which can meet specific sourcing needs, such as smaller quantity orders, fast turnarounds and custom-made products. With access to exhibitor lists available now, planning a visit to this year’s Spring Edition is easier than ever.
New sustainable and functional fabric options on offer at Intertextile Apparel
Over 3,000 exhibitors from more than 20 countries & regions will join this year’s Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics from 12 – 14 March, spanning a huge range of textile product categories, from fashion to technical innovation. Comprehensive product zones will reflect demand for different products such as sustainable solutions, functional fabrics, digital printing, accessories and denim that never goes out of style. With the added element of the fringe programme, which will include seminars held by exhibitors, the fair offers a versatile experience for visitors with opportunities to learn more about the latest industry opinions and regulations.
New exhibitors at product zones and country pavilions at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition
There are some recurring buzzwords around the latest news from Intertextile Apparel – new, comprehensive, high-quality – which, when put together, illustrate booming potential at the fair, held from 12 – 14 March. The reputation of Intertextile Apparel’s Spring Edition has established a global flagship for apparel sourcing. Exhibitors and visitors alike will benefit from product zones with clear themes, from high-end wool to original designs, as the one-stop locations aim to make it easy for visitors to locate more potential business partners. This year’s Spring Edition sees larger product zones and country pavilions – proving the fair’s growing recognition from worldwide suppliers who view these zones as gateways to the apparel market.
New pavilions and more accessories at Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics
Following a successful year of sourcing at the two editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics in 2018, the industry again looks to the fair for future trends, leading innovations and long-lasting partnerships. Worldwide textile suppliers and buyers are preparing for the next Spring Edition, to be held from 12 – 14 March 2019 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. With steady growth in buyer numbers seen each year at Intertextile Apparel (2018: 82,314 buyers from 104 countries & regions, a 15% increase from 2017), exhibitors can be confident in the fair’s ability to attract a wide range of quality visitors.
Final Report: More exhibitors, more buyers, more business results: Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics’ buyer figure increases 15% as fair reaches a new level
Rounding out the industry’s most comprehensive sourcing experience: Intertextile Shanghai’s fringe programme
Over 40 seminar, panel discussion and Digital Printing Forum sessions to take place