Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition will be held from September 23-25, 2020, in Shanghai. It will welcome 3,400 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions. Along with pavilions and dedicated product zones, the inaugural Hybrid Showcase will allow exhibitors who cannot attend the fair, to showcase their products in a designated display area.
Along with the international pavilions, the eight exhibition halls spanning over 200,000 square metres will also include a number of product zones and group pavilions. The comprehensive product zones includes Accessories Vision, Beyond Denim, Premium Wool Zone, Verve for Design, All About Sustainability and Functional Lab. A wide range of innovative exhibitors will feature in this year’s Group Pavilions which includes Button & Garment Accessories Industry Chamber (Hong Kong), DuPont Trading (China), Ecocert (China), Hyosung group (Korea), Lycra (USA), KTC (Korea), Lenzing Fibers (Hong Kong), and Oeko-Tex Pavilion (Switzerland).
To allow businesses who are unable to attend the show in-person to still benefit from the Intertextile platform, the Hybrid Showcase in hall 5.1 will feature 27 exhibitors who are accessible via video, while their products will be on display, for visitors to touch, see, and feel in the zone. Some key exhibitors in this zone include Eastman Chemical, The Woolmark Company, NK Fabric Company, and Kane Top group. Buyers can contact these exhibitors effortlessly through Connect PLUS, the fair’s brand new online business matching tool. With instant messaging and video call functions to schedule and hold online meetings, Connect PLUS is available before, during and after the fair to connect overseas exhibitors and buyers, and help them unlock further business opportunities beyond the three show days, according to a press release by Messe Frankfurt.
HeiQ Materials in hall 4.1-H82 will display their product, HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, is an intelligent Swiss textile technology that is added to the fabric during the final stage of the manufacturing process. The technology has proved to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 causing virus. It is suitable for all fibre types, from medical nonwovens to fabrics for clothing and home textiles.
Hua Mao Nano-Tech in hall 5.1-B66, will display their newly invented series with antibacterial features at the show, Bulky Warm II and Cool Jade-Fresh Chitin. Lu Thai Textile in hall 4.1-E48, will highlight their ‘Luthai Virosuppress Fabric’, which has effective protection against contamination and transmission of viruses.
Microban International in hall 4.1-H86 will make their debut at Intertextile by showcasing their antimicrobial fabrics and odour control technology. The Microban antimicrobial fabric additives can be applied to common fabric types such as cotton, polyester and rayon. Pacific Viscose Holdings in hall 4.1-C17, will be highlighting three of their sustainable products including EcoCosy, a green sustainable cellulose fibre with antibacterial, odour-reducing and UV protective functions. Xinao in hall 4.1-H81, will be presenting two new collections: BIO LANA-IB and CYNTHIA. Their CYNTHIA collection features wool with strong anti-bacterial functions.
Experts in the textile and fashion fields will come together to provide industry insights and market trends across the three-day fringe programme. A total of 30 seminars will be held as well as six themed forums, categorised into five key topic areas, design and trends, marketing information & business strategies, technology and solutions, sustainability issues and industry collaboration. New to the show this year, industry collaboration will explore the rapidly developing trend of brand licensing in China’s apparel market. The audience will hear success stories from licensors of famous IPs and their partnerships with apparel brands.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)