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Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabric Show 2011

The 2011 edition of Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabric show has been held from 30th March 1st April,2011 in Beijing China International Exhibition Center (CIEC),city of Beijing , China (Mainland). Intertextile Beijing took place with an expanded selection of exhibitors, displaying a variety of innovative products from functional and printed fabrics, to fibres and yarns, accessories, textile-related CAD/CAM/CIM technology and trade publications.

Nearly 1,200 apparel fabric and textile product suppliers from around the world participated in the big exhibition, an increase of 6% from the previous show. Coming from 16 countries and regions, they showcased a variety of products suitable for menswear, ladieswear, casualwear, functional/sportswear and denim on 50,000sq m of exhibition space.

Much of the growth at the show had come from international exhibitors, and a highlight of this year’s fair, SalonEurope (Hall 3), formerly known as the European Hall,  has featured 94 suppliers of high-quality fabrics and accessories from Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK. First-time exhibitors such as Somelos Tecidos SA from Portugal and Swiss manufacturer Stotz & Co AG has showcased elegant shirting fabrics.

“Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics has yet to reach its fullest potential,” stated Wendy Wen, Director, Trade Fairs for Messe Frankfurt HK Ltd. “Each season, our show grows in scope, from expanding our product sectors to finding new suppliers, we are committed to help drive the textile market sector in China forward.”
Aside from European-made products, a collection of items made by reputable and established Asian manufacturers also was on display. These included a Japan zone in Hall 4, as well as country/region pavilions from Korea (Hall 2), Pakistan (Hall 4) and Taiwan (Hall 4). An assortment of denim, cotton, functional and eco textiles were offered in these special areas.

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Meanwhile, some 900 suppliers from China was offering competitively priced products and were organized into product end use (Halls 1, 5-9) including shirtings, ladieswear, casualwear, functional wear/sportswear, denim and accessories.

Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabric was featuring two forums offering buyers a glimpse into the patterns, fabric, color and texture trends expected to set the agenda for spring/summer 2012.

Intertextile Directions trend forum (Hall 2) incorporated references on colour, and directions on fabrics, prints and garments, providing insights for spring/summer 2012. Sourcing inspiration was also presented by Fabrics China, which focused on fabric, colour and texture trends for menswear (Hall 1A1) and ladieswear (Hall 8A).
The spring/summer 2012 ranges from Turkish shirting & blouse fabric company Soktas presented a break from tradition, giving classic fabrics a lift with fresh pastel combination and deep shades.

The latest collection from Unique Design, of Korea, featured a broad range of shades for spring/summer 2012. Unique Design develops its own yarns for the production of its fabrics. The company also focused on forecasting trends, and says that it works closely with its customers to create specific fabrics.

Cellulose fibre specialist Lenzing was presenting its new Tencel C fiber, claim to have beneficial effect on the skin.Hyperbola, based in Taiwan, was showcasing its diverse range of high-end fabrics designed for extreme sports and outdoor pursuits in Intertextile Beijing.

On March 30, a debut forum, Responsible Sourcing and Cost Control Management has featured the  top industry professionals who shared their experience and gave attendees a prospective from the brand / retailer and garment manufacturer point-of-view.

In total, 23 seminars held on a variety of topics from design, sourcing, technology, testing, business strategies and legal issues.

Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics was organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., the Sub-Council of Textile Industry (CCPIT), and China Textile Information Centre (CTIC).

Wendy Wen, Director, Trade Fairs for Messe Frankfurt HK Ltd said : “China’s consumer purchasing power is getting stronger and stronger. It is now the world’s third largest apparel consuming market. The region’s massive market potential together with Messe Frankfurt’s network of textile expertise truly make the Intertextile brand one of the best business solutions for all kinds of fabric businesses wishing to expand in China.”

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