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Trade Show: Yarn Expo

Sustainable from scratch

Polluted rivers. Microplastic in the sea. Piles of old clothing. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the damage the textile industry is doing to our environment. And so, the pressure on textile companies is increasing. At the autumn edition of Yarn Expo from 25th to 27th September, producers will be able to find sustainable fibre and yarn alternatives.

July 2019

It all begins with the fibre. In order to produce eco-friendly textiles, companies need to look hard at the initial stage of the supply chain. At the autumn edition of Yarn Expo, which takes place in Shanghai from 25th to 27th of September 2019, trade visitors will find a large selection of eco-friendly yarns and fibres.

Turkish producer Else for instance addresses the issue of water pollution with its Bornewa fibres and yarns. The company collects fabric waste from its clothing and textile manufacturing operations and separates it by colour and mixture. The waste is then recycled, producing fibres that no longer need to be dyed, with the advantage of saving water and minimising effects on the environment. But not only companies from abroad will display innovative alternatives at the show, the Chinese exhibitors at Yarn Expo have also expanded their offer of sustainable options, in part due to the Chinese government’s stricter environmental regulations that in particular regard water pollution.

Yarn Expo is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT and will take place together with trade shows Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, CHIC and PH Value.

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