The Yarn Expo Spring Edition, to be held from March 10-12, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai), will focus on antibacterial and hygiene products.
Suppliers will display a collection of natural and blended yarns like cotton, wool, flax, man-made fibres and yarns, and specialty products including elastic, fancy, and blended yarns.
“After the successful conclusion of the Autumn Edition, Yarn Expo remains a reliable and stable trading platform for the industry in times of change and uncertainty, with feedback from the previous edition outlining the valuable support the fair offers our exhibitors and buyers.
As we look ahead, the upcoming Spring Edition will continue to cater to market demands, offering comprehensive sourcing for raw materials with online and hybrid solutions running in tandem with the physical fair. And as the market shows promising signs of recovery, we are glad that our digital solutions ensure the fairs accessibility to all,” Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt said in a press release.
In addition to the physical fair, Yarn Expo will once again provide online solutions for those unable to travel. Exhibitors can benefit from the hybrid exhibition package which allows companies to display their yarns and fibres onsite at the dedicated showcase area, enabling buyers to examine the products close-up. These ‘hybrid exhibitors’ will also be able to obtain business cards with the help of onsite staff and utilise video equipment to help introduce their brand. On top of this, all participants will have access to the digital business matching platform where they can connect with both online and onsite business partners via the instant messaging and video calling functions, available before, during and after the fair.
Yarn Expo Spring will be held alongside four concurrent events; Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, PH Value, and the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC). Together, the shows encompass the entire textile supply chain, providing a one-stop sourcing platform for the industry with strengthened potential and value for all participants.
“The Autumn Edition showed a substantial increase in demand for antibacterial yarns and fibres, an already emerging trend that has been significantly boosted by the global pandemic. Participants have long-recognised the show as a place to discover and stay afresh with the industry, with exhibitors and visitors appreciating more than ever the chance to learn about the latest market news. With that said, we look forward to supporting the development of market trends in the coming year,” Wen added.
“Our business has experienced growth amid the pandemic. We’ve brought quite a number of anti-bacterial products to the fair and customers’ feedback has been positive. The physical fair provided us with the opportunity to have face-to-face interactions with clients which has proven to be effective. The turnout is higher than I expected and we’ve already met with some potential customers,” Kent Wang, sales director of Shanghai Xinya New Material Technology in China, who is exhibiting at the show, said.