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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition sees increase in visitors

Back-to-back visitor increases of 15% have solidified Intertextile Apparel’s status as a global apparel textile flagship. 94,661 visitors from over 110 countries & regions attended the fair.

Intertextile Shanghai 2019
Figure: Back-to-back visitor increases of 15% have solidified Intertextile Apparel’s status as a global apparel textile flagship.

Aisles in six exhibition halls saw a sea of visitors, as the quality, variety, and innovation of the textile options on offer impressed trade buyers from all over the world.

“After already experiencing a significant increase in last year’s Spring Edition visitor numbers, and with muted reports coming from some industry events earlier in the spring/summer sourcing calendar, we were not expecting such a strong increase again this edition,” acknowledged Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

Exhibitor feedback


Intertextile Shanghai SalonEurope

“We’ve had a lot of good customers come to our booth during the first two days, who’ve made sample orders. Our target is Chinese buyers, but we’ve also had European and Korean buyers come to our booth. As a Swiss brand, we have a high quality and price, and a very good standard of finishing, and domestic buyers recognize us for these things. We have also had a lot of customers come to our booth saying they saw us in the Trend Forum. Next time, we will have a bigger booth!”

Milano Unica

“We have over 20 years of experience exhibiting with Intertextile, and we find new clients every time. Intertextile is an important bridge between Western and European products and the China market. That enables the Chinese buyers to source products that are not available in their local market. At the same time, it helps to expand our brand exposure in the Chinese market.”

Nadia Schincardi, Export Manager, Tessitura Monti, Italy

Premium Wool Zone

“This edition’s visitor numbers and quality has exceeded our expectations. I estimate we’ve already met with around 150 good quality visitors. Intertextile Apparel has 25 years of history, and in menswear, it’s already the most important trade show in China. So if you do menswear, if you look for quality fabrics or yarns, then I think Intertextile Apparel is a must-see global trade show. This fair works.”

Ning Zhang, President, Beijing Vitality Textiles Co Ltd (Stylbiella), China

Verve for Design

“We’ve mainly made sales with Chinese buyers, who are our target audience – the demand for original prints in China is huge because the market is always looking for something different. Exhibiting at this fair is a valuable opportunity and of course, we will continue to come back. This is a big event on the calendar for lots of our existing customers, so we can meet them here each year.”

Jane Han Zhang, Creative Director, Fairbairn & Wolf Studio, UK/China

Functional Lab

“We’ve exhibited at Intertextile for over a decade and have witnessed its development. As such a renowned and professional exhibition, it is highly organized, which is convenient for visitors. We also can meet a lot of elite buyers here. They are taking a strong interest in functional and eco-friendly fabrics, which is also the main industry trend. We are optimistic about the China apparel and fabric market. The bustling scene on the fairground also proves that the market has big potential.”

Gary Hsueh, Sales Manager, Artex Textiles Co., Ltd, Taiwan

Beyond Denim

Beyond Denim Soorty Enterprises Ltd

“We’re using this fair to establish a foothold in China. The Chinese denim market is getting stronger, and it’s huge, so there’s a lot of potentials. Intertextile is one of the best shows in the industry for learning about the market. We also have buyers from our company sourcing at Yarn Expo, so the whole platform with the concurrent fairs is very effective. China is opening its doors more for importing, and as an overseas brand we definitely stand out here.”

Muhammad Tariq Alavi, Senior Manager Marketing and Business

Development – Denim, Soorty Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan

Japan Pavilion

Intertextile Shanghai Japan Pavilion

“In this edition, we’ve met a good number of customers who are willing to buy our more expensive products, because they understand the quality of our products. I think Intertextile is the biggest exhibition in the world now. There’s big potential in this show, and every time, we can meet more than 500 visitors here. We’ve been in this show more than 10 times, and we always meet new buyers. No matter what, the right people and opportunities can be found at Intertextile.”

Rio Okabe, General Manager, Global Operation Dept., Toyoshima, Japan

Buyer opinions

“I’m really impressed with the quality of the exhibitors, and the high level of quality and certified fabrics here. I’m looking for sustainable alternative fabrics such as Tencel, Modal, organic cotton, BCI and I found them all here, so it’s been really good for eco-friendly products. Intertextile is different from other fairs as I can find anything I need here due to the number of suppliers. The price range here is very wide, so I can find all kinds of prices as well as qualities. This fair has been amazing, it will make my life a lot easier back in the office!”

Marina Silveira, Senior Jersey Designer, hush, UK

The 25th Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from 25 – 27 September 2019, once again at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2019 is co-organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre.

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