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.
Early confirmation of functional and sustainable exhibitors at Yarn Expo Spring 2023
With each passing year, sustainable textile practices are becoming increasingly innovative. In fact, yarns can now even be fabricated from industrial waste gas or antibacterial fibres derived from corn starch. Visitors of next year’s Yarn Expo Spring will find a comprehensive selection of related products when the fair returns to the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai from 8 – 10 March 2023. Signs show the global market on the road to recovery, and industry players are eager for business-as-usual, indicated by the early signup of a number of key functional yarn and fibre exhibitors.
Intertextile and Yarn Expo spring show dates to be adjusted
In response to pandemic containment efforts, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition and Yarn Expo Spring will be merged with the respective Autumn Editions of the shows from 29 – 31 August, whilst Intertextile Home Textiles will also be moved to the same aforementioned dates. The fairs will still take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai where they were originally due to be held from 14 – 16 April 2022.
New April dates for Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo
The Spring Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo will now take place from 14 – 16 April 2022 instead of their original March date. They will continue to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) alongside CHIC and PH Value.
Optimism in the air, as antibacterial and sustainable products sought after at last week’s Yarn Expo Spring
The industry warmly welcomed the return of Yarn Expo Spring last week, amidst a backdrop of optimism for the domestic market’s recovery and forecast. 387 exhibitors from six countries and regions joined the fair, whilst 21,204 visitors gathered to source at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). Once again, the fair provided a series of digital options for those unable to travel to Shanghai, enhancing sourcing options and business results for all participants.
International, domestic and hybrid exhibitors ready to open next week’s Yarn Expo Spring
Opening its doors next Wednesday, Yarn Expo Spring will gather the yarn and fibre industry for three days of networking, sourcing and business exchange from 17 – 19 March. The fair will welcome 387 exhibitors from six countries and regions, housed in hall 8.2 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), spanning a total of 26,000 sqm. As with the previous Autumn Edition, a special hybrid showcase display area will be featured with fairgoers also benefitting from a series of themed forums and events dedicated to the latest industry trends.
International and domestic sustainable suppliers are on offer at Yarn Expo Spring, running from 17 – 19 March
Since the global pandemic, environmental awareness among consumers and industries has only increased. And whilst an already prominent trend in the textile industry, the demand for natural and sustainable products continues to grow and influence yarn and fibre markets. At Yarn Expo Spring, a range of sustainable, natural and regenerated products can be found from both international and domestic suppliers, paving the way for a more eco-friendly industry. The fair will now take place from 17 – 19 March 2021, a week later than originally scheduled.
Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo spring editions to be postponed
The spring editions of the three fairs – Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo Spring – that were due to take place from 10 – 12 March 2021 will be postponed, with a new date to be announced shortly. Messe Frankfurt made the decision along with the co-organisers of the fairs to comply with local authority guidelines.
Antibacterial yarns and fibres to be in strong demand at Yarn Expo Spring 2021
Following a challenging year for the industry, Yarn Expo Spring will return from 10 – 12 March 2021, as the platform continues to support the market’s recovery. After the success of the online solutions on offer at the Autumn Edition and in light of ongoing travel restrictions, exhibitors and buyers will once again have the added benefit of digital services at the spring show, to complement the physical fair. And as the market gains momentum, a special focus will be placed on developing trends, particularly antibacterial and hygiene products. Yarn Expo Spring will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).
Messe Frankfurt announces changes to its postponed Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo fairs
Originally scheduled to take place in March, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition were postponed over concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo will now merge with Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics and the debut Yarn Expo Shenzhen, which will be held from 15 – 17 July 2020, with exhibitors of the Shanghai fairs given the option to participate in the Shenzhen editions instead. Exhibitors of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition have the option to partake in the Autumn Edition instead, which will be held from 24 – 26 August 2020.
Messe Frankfurt’s upcoming Shanghai textile fairs in March to be postponed
The company announced today that its three textile fairs in Shanghai will be postponed from March to a later date due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. This includes Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition which were due to be held in Shanghai from 11 – 13 March at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.
Functional yarns add value to textile products at Yarn Expo Spring 2020
Returning exhibitors and newcomers, including suppliers from Belarus, are set to show off their latest innovations to meet the specific sourcing needs of buyers with a diverse range of unique functional yarns at Yarn Expo Spring. The fair will be held from 11 – 13 March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. As one of the most prominent events in the yarn and fibre industry, Yarn Expo Spring attracted 468 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions last year, a 7.5% increase compared to 2018. Among the comprehensive range of products on offer at Yarn Expo Spring, functional yarns represent a direct and constant market demand in spite of changing fashion trends.
Yarn Expo Spring 2020 to stimulate industry growth with attractive diversity in products and trade participants
Yarn Expo Spring will take place from 11 – 13 March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, occupying an exhibition area of 26,000 sqm in hall 8.2. Four concurrent fairs including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will also be held at the same venue. In 2019, Yarn Expo Spring attracted 28,302 buyers from 87 countries and regions, a 9% increase compared to 2018, as well as 468 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions. As one of the most important industry events for sourcing fibres and yarns, Yarn Expo Spring serves as a fast-developing springboard for exhibitors to reach and attract Chinese and international buyers.
Yarn Expo Spring offers access to new markets, with a 9% increase in visitor number
This year at Yarn Expo Spring, 468 exhibitors from 12 countries & regions (2018: 435 exhibitors, 10 countries & regions) welcomed 28,302 visitors from 87 countries & regions (2018: 25,966 trade buyers, 88 countries & regions), representing a 9% increase. The fair covered 26,000 sqm at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai), with new exhibiting countries including Egypt and France. Yarn Expo has certainly established itself as a leading networking destination for worldwide visitors and exhibitors, with a wide variety of products on offer. Most notably, there was onsite evidence of ever-shifting sourcing trends from around the world. A certain buzz of new business potential filled the air, as new markets continue to open for Yarn Expo exhibitors.
More variety, higher quality: leading exhibitors ready to open Yarn Expo Spring tomorrow
Yarn Expo Spring 2019 opens tomorrow, inviting 468 exhibitors from 12 countries & regions, including new exhibitors from Egypt and France, to capture the potential of the yarn and fibre market in China and abroad. The fair will be held from 12 – 14 March along with four concurrent events, including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, in hall 8.2 of the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai). Before the show, Yarn Expo spoke to new exhibitor Cotton Council International (CCI), to see why they are choosing to exhibit at the fair this week.
75% more Fancy Yarn Zone exhibitors at Yarn Expo Spring 2019
Yarn Expo Spring 2019 will see a significant increase in exhibitors at the Fancy Yarn Zone, with 125 exhibitors now set to display their latest fancy yarn collections. Yarn Expo consistently offers new options at each edition, with a wide array of yarn and fibre products, from fancy yarn to high-quality wool yarn, cotton, chemical fibres and many more. Over 460 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions will join the fair, including China, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and newcomer country Egypt.
More options and innovations to be found at Yarn Expo Spring 2019
Yarn Expo Spring will take place from 12 – 14 March 2019 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. The fair, covering 26,000 sqm in hall 8.2, will take place alongside Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and three more concurrent fairs. Between 2016 and 2018, Yarn Expo Spring saw increases of 29% and 20.9% in exhibitor and visitor numbers respectively, with nearly one visitor per sqm at last year’s edition (25,966 buyers from 88 countries & regions; 435 exhibitors from 10 countries & regions). With such positive growth recorded, it’s evident that Yarn Expo Spring is increasingly regarded as one of the most important events in the industry.
Final Report: Yarn Expo Spring’s status as Asia’s leading industry event attracts 15% more buyers
Yarn Expo continued its evolution into the industry’s most comprehensive and effective business platform with its Spring Edition which concluded last week with a large increase in the buyer figure, as well as another year of growth in the exhibitor number. Strong demand was evident for recent growth areas of the fair such as synthetic, fancy and specialty yarns as well as chemical fibres, while exhibitors in the more traditional cotton product group also fared well. In total, 435 exhibitors from 10 countries & regions took part (2017: 393, 12 countries & regions), attracting 25,966 trade buyers from 88 countries & regions (2017: 22,579, 94 countries & regions).
Record-setting Yarn Expo Spring opens next week
435 exhibitors and 22,000 trade buyers expected at the three-day fair