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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will be held from 24 – 26 August 2020

Intertextile Apparel Fabrics to serve as textile trading platform

The Intertextile Apparel Fabrics-Spring Edition 2021 will be held from March 17-19, 2021, at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, alongside Yarn Expo Spring, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, CHIC, and PH Value.

The show attracts a line-up of global companies, to help them 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.

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This edition, exhibitors from Argentina, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the UK are taking part. Visitors will also be able to source from country and region pavilions from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, along with the Korea Textile Centre group pavilion. In addition, Chinese exhibitors will be grouped by product-end use, according to Messe Frankfurt.

For buyers who cannot attend the fair in person, Intertextile’s online business matching platform, Connect PLUS, will be accessible two weeks before and four weeks after the fair. With a database of over 4,500 global exhibitors and buyers as well as AI-driven matching recommendations, users can search for products, chat via instant messaging and video call functions, and schedule online or onsite meetings.

Online exhibitors can also join the fair’s Hybrid Showcase to display their products for onsite buyers to touch and feel. Complemented by the Intertextile mobile app, live-streams and webinars, these digital solutions maximise product exposure for exhibitors while enhancing sourcing efficiency for buyers, Messe Frankfurt said.

Located in hall 5.1, SalonEurope presents the finest European fabrics to cater to the increasing market demand for high-quality solutions. Alumo from Switzerland will accommodate the rising trend for luxurious casual looks with its fine Swiss cotton and leading shirting fabrics, for example with its Zephirlino collection that combines elegance and comfort with 70 per cent fine cotton and 30 per cent pure French linen, according to a press release by Messe Frankfurt.

First-time exhibitor Sidogras from Spain will offer its finest fabrics for shirting, including the Continuity collection with permanent stock, the Season collection for responding to fast-changing fashion trends, as well as its Bottom Up line for pants, jackets, dresses and drapery.

For more specific sourcing needs, such as visitors looking for high-end wool suppliers for menswear and ladieswear, the Premium Wool Zone is the ideal place to stop by. This popular product zone will be expanding in the upcoming Spring Edition of Intertextile. Besides the return of renowned European mills, new exhibitors from Italy joining Premium Wool Zone for the first time include Carnet and Lanificio F.lli Cerruti, who will be showcasing their sophisticated fabrics for men’s suiting, jacketing, overcoating and bespoke tailoring.

In addition, Verve for Design will be inspiring the apparel industry with original pattern designs created by studios from Argentina, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. Some of the participating exhibitors in this zone include Fairbairn & Wolf Studio, based in both London and Shanghai and known for its innovative print collections, and Anteprima Designs, an Italian studio specialising in hand-painted and digital textile designs, Messe Frankfurt said.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of our international exhibitors in spite of the challenges posed by the pandemic. The diverse line-up this edition allows us to ensure diversified supply chain options for our visitors. Given that many trade fairs around the world are affected, Intertextile going ahead in March means that the fair will serve as the main trading platform for the textile industry for the spring/summer season, both in an online and in-person format,” Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt said in a statement.

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