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Past meets Present

Awaiting visitors at next month’s edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is a large selection of exhibitors from Asia who will be contributing to the varied textile offer on show – ranging from traditional Banshu-Ori techniques from Japan down to innovative textiles made of plastic waste in the Taiwan Pavilion.

March 2018

The textile industry never stands still. At the upcoming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics from 14 until 16 March, visitors will be spoilt for choice with a large number of new products and innovative textiles. In the Japan Pavilion, for example, traditional craftsmanship will be shown alongside the latest trends. Presented by the Japan Fashion Week Organization, 22 Japanese exhibitors will be showcasing their textiles, while parallel to this, the Japan Trend Corner will be inspiring the crowds of professional visitors with market forecasts. And this unique offer is very much a sign of the times: according to the Japan Fashion Week Organization, the Chinese market is tending to seek out very different types of products and purchase in smaller batches, which is a world away from the mass-production focus of the past.

Three of the Japan Pavilion’s exhibitors from the Nishiwaki region are meeting this demand in particular. The region is famous for its special weaving method, the so-called ‘Banshu-Ori’. To make it possible to weave check and stripe patterns into the fabric, the yarns are first dyed before being woven by weaving machines. This traditional technique dates back to the year 1792 and is being presented at the trade fair by the textile companies Bon Co Ltd, Ueyama Orimono Corp and Kuwamura Co Ltd. The use of organic cotton, paper yarns and indigo is putting a modern-day spin on this traditional craft.

Around 40 companies will be showcasing new sustainable and innovative textile products in the Taiwan Pavilion. Highlights include the invisible zippers by zipper manufacturer Keen Ching Industrial and lace, jacquard and mesh fabrics made of organic cotton and recycled polyester by Handseltex Industrial. “From Waste to Yarn” is a recycling concept by Paltex, which involves turning waste fishing nets and plastic bottles from the ocean into polyester and nylon fabrics, membranes and trimmings. Further country pavilions from Korea and Pakistan are rounding off the offer with a focus on fabrics made of synthetic fibres or indigo items.

With exhibitor pavilions from Japan, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan, and individual exhibitors from Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Vietnam, as well as 2,800 Chinese exhibitors in the different segments of the product halls, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is the largest gathering of Asian suppliers in the textile industry. In the SalonEurope zone, premium suppliers from Europe will be presenting their products, while exhibitors from Argentina, Australia, Peru and the USA will be on show in the International Hall. In total, around 3,300 producers of clothing fabrics and accessories will be represented at the fair as exhibitors.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is taking place together with Yarn Expo, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, the clothing fair Chic and knitwear fair PH Value from 14 until 16 March 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

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Press release: Largest range of exhibitors from Asia awaits at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics (EN)