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Trade Show: Yarn Expo

Going Green

The earth is overburdened. According to research organisation Global Footprint, the point at which we have used up all the resources the planet can provide for the year is getting earlier and earlier each year. Humanity is living from day to day, but the demand for alternatives is growing – also in the fashion and textile industry. Trade fair Yarn Expo is reacting to this by shifting its focus on sustainable yarns for a greener future.

August 2018

According to research organisation Global Footprint, this year’s Earth Overshoot Day fell last week, on 1 August. This is the date when humanity’s annual demand on natural resources exceeds what the earth’s ecosystems can regenerate in that year. The first Earth Overshoot Day in 1970 was at the end of December. The world’s population meanwhile consumes resources as if it had 1.7 earths at its disposal, therefore putting a strain on the ecological balance of the planet and future generations*.  

So, within this context, sustainable alternatives are becoming increasingly important, also for the fashion industry, which is regarded as the second most environmentally harmful industry of them all. From 15-17 October 2018, the Yarn Expo Autumn trade fair is putting the spotlight on special yarns, fancy yarns and chemical fibres manufactured with minimised environmental impact. And demand for them is high enough. Previous editions of the yarn fair have shown that more and more buyers are on the lookout for alternatives that are both environmentally friendly and competitive.

Focus on sustainable yarns: In the India Pavilion, buyers can find sustainable products like polyester yarns from Indian yarn manufacturer Valson, which are dyed in an environmentally friendly way. The GTN Group, a spinning company, will also be presenting their ecopure™ and ecocare™ yarns, while yarn manufacturer Shreedhar Cotsyn will be showcasing a sustainable series of organic, BCI and Oeko-Tex-certified yarns. Sustainable innovations as future alternatives: Yarns made of wormwood, mint and silk hemp often take advantage of the natural functions of their original fibres and have antibacterial properties.  

With over 50 Indian cotton suppliers in the India Pavilion and a total of 493 exhibitors at the previous edition, Yarn Expo is Asia’s leading trade platform for the yarn and fibre industry. The fair is taking place from 15-17 October, parallel to international textile machine exhibition ITMA ASIA + CITME at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai.

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Pressemitteilung:“Going green” a predicted hit at Yarn Expo Autumn


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