It is clear why foreign exhibitors are attracted by Chinese commercial buyers to Intertextile Apparel every year. With the country’s large population, the growing popularity of quality international products and, more recently, its rebounding economy, the business opportunities for foreign suppliers are substantial. In the next fall edition, which will take place from October 9 to 11, four pavilions from Asian countries and regions will return from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as the Milano Unica pavilion.
Mr. Hiroomi Fujinami, Product Planning Division at Iris Co Ltd, explained the potential his company sees in the developing Chinese clothing market: market. In other words, quality and value take precedence over price, which we consider to be a good thing.
So much so that during the spring edition of March 2021, many Chinese buyers visited the Japan pavilion generating contracts with a total estimated value of around 3.5 billion JPY (31.9 million USD) in three days, according to pavilion organizers, Japan Fashion Week Organization. (JFW).
The Japanese Pavilion in October will be made up of 36 companies, including two brand new exhibitors. The best of original Japanese creations will be on display along with exclusively produced natural and polyester fibers. The remarkable qualities of Japanese suppliers have often been their acceptance of orders in small quantities and their fulfillment of stock orders with quick delivery times. Here are some key exhibitors to watch out for:
-Iris Co Ltd (Booth Number: 2.1-G65): They will introduce new Japanese made buttons for women’s clothing as well as durable items as part of their large stock that caters to small quantity orders.
-Marusa Co Ltd (Booth number: 2.1-J57): exhibiting for the first time, they will showcase the Mino-washi fabric made from a raw material of Japanese paper dating back 1300 years. It is an ecological and comfortable fabric with light, deodorizing, antiviral, moisture absorbing and heat dissipating properties.
-Nikke Textile Co Ltd (Stand number: 2.1-G57): Also making their debut at Intertextile, they will feature an almost globally unmatched item, piece-dyed combed wool, alongside their ZQ merino wool series from New Zealand , as well as a series of vintage wool.
-Suzuki Bleach & Dyeing Co Ltd (Booth number: 2.1-F58): as exhibitors for the second time, they will present scratched items, cotton and silk fabrics. Faithful to their policy of quality over quantity, they excel in finishing techniques for original textures, in particular for cotton, linen, rayon and silk.
– Uni Textile Co Ltd (Booth Number: 2.1-E56): Their products will include blend type polyester jacquard lace, soft stretch cardboard knit, vintage chambray taffeta and more, all stocked by the company and offered from a single roll.
The Taiwan Pavilion will host 15 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovative textiles and accessories. Featured products include world-famous lace and embroidery pieces for wedding and high-end dresses, as well as functional fabrics with antibacterial and hygienic characteristics. Exhibiting companies include:
Keen Ching Industrial Co Ltd (Booth Number: 2.1-C34): They will be showcasing their zipper product line including water repellent, invisible, vintage, polyester, polished / plated metal and special tape zippers.
Shu Hong Co Ltd (Booth No .: 2.1-C32): They specialize in providing TPU / PVC / PU / silicon materials enriched with 2 / 3D effects, reflective, luminous and glitter in all kinds of designs for transfer heat on shoes, accessories and waterproof fabrics and trench coats.
Wedtex Industrial Corp (Booth Number: 2.1-C46): They produce various high quality lace crafts such as hand and hand embroidery, multi-color embroidery, machine beading, hand embroidery sequins, cord ribbon embroidery and laser cut embroidery lace. .
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) are the organizers of the Hong Kong Pavilion which will showcase women’s clothing, casual wear and functional clothing from eight vendors, with a variety of quality embroidery and high-quality knits for you to discover. Two remarkable exhibitors are:
HongKong Bonvor Industrial Limited (Booth Number: 2.1-J52): They specialize in high quality lace and embroidery for garments, evening dresses and wedding dresses. Their latest products include various blends of cotton, polyester and nylon lace.
Xiang Tai Textile (HK) Limited (Booth No .: 2.1-K52): They produce all kinds of medium to high quality knitted fabrics like wool, high needle, high density, jacquard wool, imitation denim, composite fabric and other products their customers include Porter International, Uniqlo, Ann Taylor, H&M and more.
Organized by the Korea Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and the Korea Fashion Textile Association (KFTA), members of the Korea Pavilion will mainly focus on women’s wear, casual wear and clothing. functional. A variety of fancy and functional fabrics can be found among the 14 exhibitors’ collections, as well as velvet, Modal, metallic, Tencel, nylon, rayon, cotton, jacquard, linen, wool, polyester, coated, printed and mixed woven fabrics. A featured exhibitor is:
Frog Co Ltd (Booth Number: 2.1-D66): They process a wide range of printed fabrics such as silk, cotton, polyester, viscose, wool and cashmere with Oeko certified sustainable DTP inks and dyes -Tex. Coach, J. Crew, DKNY, Ralph Lauren and Talbots are some of their clients.
To complement the national and regional pavilions, Milano Unica can be found in SalonEurope alongside suppliers from Switzerland, Turkey, France and the UK to name a few. Milano Unica is indeed returning to Intertextile for the first time since the start of the pandemic and will be made up of 38 exhibitors presenting products ranging from wool, cotton and functional fabrics to fabrics for suits and shirts. Meanwhile, the best of fabrics made in Germany will be on display in the German Zone with a focus on raw materials, finishes, functional textiles and more.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition will take place alongside Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition, Yarn Expo Autumn, CHIC and PH Value, from October 9 to 11, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).
The fair is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Textile Industry Sub-Council, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Center.