Yarn Expo, known for diversity of suppliers with visitors able to meet all their sourcing needs in one place, will feature around 50 prominent yarn suppliers from all around the world in the Fancy Yarn Zone. The expo, to be held during March 12-14 in Shanghai, can supply industry buyers all kinds of synthetic, fancy and specialty yarns and chemical fibres.
Meanwhile, high-quality natural yarns and fibres can also easily be found, including high-end European linen and cotton from countries such as Egypt, India, Turkey and Vietnam, as well as an array of eco-fibres and carbon fibres for visitors seeking sustainable, light-weight materials.
The fair will take place alongside Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and three more concurrent fairs. Between 2016 and 2018, Yarn Expo Spring saw increases of 29 per cent and 20.9 per cent in exhibitor and visitor numbers respectively.
Following a year of fluctuating demands and trends in the textile industry, especially in China and the Asia-Pacific region, it’s more important than ever for suppliers to continuously innovate and produce strong products in order to survive in the uncertainty of the recent economic climate. Yarn Expo Spring presents itself as a leading fair for exhibitors to establish their brands, introduce their latest products, and reveal new innovations to their targeted audiences both in China and globally.
“As the demand for functional fabrics continues to increase, we can also see this trend in Yarn Expo,” said Jiang Chang, marketing manager of Hangzhou Gaoxi Technology, China, highlighting just one of the trends evident at last year’s Yarn Expo Spring. “Therefore, the fair helps us to learn about the industry’s developments.”
The strength of Yarn Expo is its continuous evaluation of its audience and industry trends. At the last edition of Yarn Expo Spring, Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) summarised the local buying trends: “Local buyers were showing strong interest in the offerings from Asian countries such as Indonesia and Korea, while Vietnamese cotton exhibitors reported increased orders from China due to the favourable trade policies between these countries.”
The fair responds to visitor interest by presenting an array of high-quality exhibitors from a variety of countries and regions, including China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
What’s more, exhibitors can enjoy a unique opportunity to leverage the fair’s premium business platform, with the four concurrent fairs. From apparel to home furnishings, the entire textile supply chain will gather under one roof for Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, PH Value and the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC).
The fair will feature natural fibres (cotton, wool, silk and flax/ramie), man-made fibres (regenerated and synthetic), specialty fibres, natural and blend yarns (cotton, wool, silk and linen/ramie), man-made and blend yarns (regenerated and synthetic), elastic yarns, fancy yarns and specialty yarns.