Shenzhen International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories
With nearly 1,000 exhibitors expected at Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2018, which will be held from 5-7 July in China’s fashion industry capital, buyers will have around 38% more suppliers to source from this year. With a strong focus on ladieswear, the fair features a wide range of premium ladieswear fabrics, lingerie and swimwear fabrics, printed fabrics, accessories and more.
This year’s fair will expand by one hall, bringing the total to four, to accommodate the around 280 extra exhibitors expected to take part. While ladieswear fabrics and accessories remain the central attraction of the fair, the 2017 edition saw strong demand for casualwear, accessories, functional wear, sportswear and suiting as well.
Reflecting the growth in the local fashion industry, as well as the fair’s strong reputation with local and global fashion brands, last year’s fair also saw an increase of 88% in buyers from Hong Kong, many of whom were from global retailers with offices in the city, as well 75% more buyers from South China.
“Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen has solidified itself as the go-to platform for the Chinese ladieswear sector due to its location in the country’s fashion industry capital, while it is being increasingly used by suppliers from around Asia, in particular Japan, Korea and Taiwan, to gain access to all the big Chinese and global retailers who source at the fair,” said Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK). “Last year also saw significant increases in domestic fast fashion-oriented buyers and online & designer brands, with many exhibitors offering flexibility in terms of small MOQs and on-demand deliveries to take advantage of these trends.”
Well served to meet these trends are suppliers from Japan, Korea and Taiwan, which will feature in three pavilions in hall 9 this year. The Fine Japan Zone will house around 12 companies, with a focus on high-quality cotton and man-made fabrics for ladieswear and casual wear. Some of the exhibitor highlights include Kokka, a supplier of printed fabrics; Kuwamura, which offers yarn-dyed fabrics and more with over 20,000 colours in stock; Sojitz Fashion, which will showcase dyed, yarn-dyed and printed fabrics made with natural, chemical and synthetic fibres; and Sunwell, which will have a wide range of fashion fabrics available to order on the spot.
Exhibitor highlights,Hangzhou Dobest Lace Co., Ltd is a specialist in embroidered lace fabric, embroidered appliques and more. Being Champion focuses on lace fabric and embroidered fabric.