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Seeds of industry growth to be sown at Yarn Expo Spring 2024
In conjunction with the global textile industry’s ongoing sustainability efforts, organic yarns and fibres will continue to play a critical role in the coming years. Amid strong growth predicted for this sector, international and domestic players will come together at next year’s Yarn Expo Spring, with many to showcase eco-friendly products. Set to take place from 6 – 8 March 2024 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, Asia’s leading yarn and fibre trade fair will look to build on the success of the previous spring edition. While proving to be a platform that fostered sustainable growth and innovation, the 2023 autumn fair saw a significant rise in attendance, welcoming 510 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions, and 20,297 visitors from 106 countries and regions.
China reconnected: long-awaited return to in-person business at recent Yarn Expo Spring
Taking advantage of reduced border restrictions, key industry players from around the globe gathered at Asia’s leading yarn and fibre trade fair. The 27,000 sqm stage was set by 451 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions (2021: 387 exhibitors, 6 countries and regions), a 16.5% increase from the previous edition. New exhibitor countries and regions were Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Türkiye. In another testament to this edition’s internationality, suppliers were met at the fairground by over 28,000 buyers from 70 countries and regions (2021: 21,204 visitors, 16 countries and regions), with sustainability proving a popular specification for in-person sourcing.
Fully booked: strong showing of exhibitors at next week’s Yarn Expo Spring 2023
After some time away, international and domestic industry players have proved their eagerness to congregate once again at one of Asia’s leading yarn and fibre trading platforms, with the fair at maximum capacity. Covering 27,000 sqm gross in hall 8.2 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), major zones include Fancy Yarn, Cashmere Yarn, Wool Yarn, Linen Yarn, Cotton Yarn, Chemical Fibre, and Overseas Yarn. Set to open next week from 28 – 30 March 2023, the fair will host nearly 450 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions, namely China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Türkiye, the US, and Vietnam.
Yarn Expo Spring 2023: fancy yarn to catch the eye as global players return to Shanghai
After the January confirmation of China’s borders reopening, there has been an increase in the country’s trade fairs and other international in-person business activities. With its spring textile shows around the corner, Messe Frankfurt is looking forward to welcoming a higher number of overseas participants to the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 28 – 30 March 2023. Held concurrently with four other textile trade fairs, the previous edition of Yarn Expo Spring alone attracted 387 exhibitors from six countries and regions, as well as 21,204 visitors.
Trio of textile fairs rescheduled by three weeks to end of March
In view of the easing of pandemic restriction policies in China, the Spring Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Yarn Expo and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles have been moved to the new timeslot of 28 – 30 March 2023. This will allow both local and international fairgoers more time to prepare for their participation, with a higher industry turnout now expected at the three fairs. The fairs will still be located at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai where they were originally due to be held from 8 – 10 March.
How Tung Ho Textiles add value with fish scale waste
As a leading yarn and fibre exhibition, Yarn Expo is used as a promotional platform for showcasing all kinds of innovative, unique products from around the world. Exhibitors from 14 countries and regions joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2019, including Tung Ho Textiles from Taiwan. Their innovative products – including a functional blend of TENCEL™ and fish scales – proved popular at the fair. Messe Frankfurt had a chance to sit down with Mrs Emily Chiang, from the Marketing Department of Tung Ho Textiles, and discuss how function adds value to textile products.
With 10,000 years of history, see why spinners are choosing hemp again
Sustainable, efficient and with 50,000 possible end uses: hemp offers a useful product for a range of industries. Hemp fibres have been spun into fabrics for at least 10,000 years, but in recent decades, hemp has been a less popular choice for textiles. However, thanks to the crop’s natural benefits, for both sustainability and comfort, hemp is making a comeback in a huge range of industries, including apparel. Lithuanian hemp fibre supplier Naturalus Pluostas (Natural Fiber) joined Yarn Expo Autumn for the first time in September 2019, and experienced huge interest in their hemp fibres.
A sustainable supply chain, from the ground up: a case study of CCI
Cotton Council International (CCI) is a global non-profit organisation, which promotes US cotton using their COTTON USA™ brand. While they have participated at previous editions of Intertextile, in 2019 they took part in Yarn Expo for the first time. Messe Frankfurt had a chance to sit down with Ms Karin Malmström, Director of CCI China & Northeast Asia, to discuss the benefits of using a sustainable raw material throughout the entire supply chain.
Birla Cellulose talks trends in the global textile market
At Yarn Expo Spring 2019, Messe Frankfurt visited the ever-busy Birla Pavilion to chat with Mr Manohar Samuel, Senior President of Marketing & Business Development at Grasim Industries Ltd (of the Aditya Birla Group), about shifting trends that open up new collaborative opportunities for the yarn and fibre market.
How Safilin use their story to open new markets
Safilin first joined Yarn Expo in 2018 to test their premium linen in China. Their experience was so successful that they joined again for Yarn Expo Spring 2019. The French company combines 200 years of tradition with innovation to create a unique story, which has provided Safilin with a competitive edge in the China market. We spoke to Mr Hervé Denoyelle, Business Development Manager of Safilin, to talk about the company’s story, sustainability and new sourcing trends.
Sinterama Asia’s advice on how to build a strong brand and become sustainable in the yarn industry
Sinterama is celebrating 50 years of history by making conscious decisions for the future. By offering a limitless variety of specialist polyester yarns, and reflecting their core company values throughout their booth display, Sinterama Asia experienced high visitor footfall and back-to-back client meetings during Yarn Expo, their first ever fair in China. We sat down with Mr Ashish Puri, Managing Director of Sinterama Asia, to discuss how they present their greener solutions to the China market.
How Novetex finds opportunities in China
Approaching any market in the textile industry requires hard work and smart strategies, but the China market presents its own unique challenges, as one of the world’s largest consumer markets. At Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, Novetex invested in their first year of participation, bringing eye-catching booth decorations to the fair. We spoke with Mr Max Ng, Production Control Director of Novetex, to discuss potential opportunities and challenges for overseas textile companies within China, and the reasons why they identified Yarn Expo as a gateway to the China market.
PT.Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk and Yarn Expo: the perfect partnership
PT.Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk (Indorama) is just one of many global players that has utilised Yarn Expo to grow their business in the Chinese market. Read on to find out about the current state of the Chinese market, tips for how to succeed in this market and more, as told by Mr Anupam Agrawal, the Director of Spun Yarn Business of Indorama.
Birla Cellulose: a success story in China with the help of Yarn Expo
Birla Cellulose, a member of the Aditya Birla Group, has been one of Yarn Expo’s biggest success stories, all in a very short space of time. A manufacturer of cellulosic fibres with over 50 years’ experience, they began utilising the fair’s prominent position in the industry when they undertook their first major marketing efforts in China in 2013, successfully promoting their brand and products to leading Chinese and global players through Yarn Expo. Their initial experience proved so successful, that they now organise a Birla Pavilion at both the spring and autumn editions of the Shanghai fair to showcase their own and their partner mills’ capabilities.
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