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Yarn Expo Spring 2024 to feature innovations in synthetic fibres and recycled textiles

25 Jan 2024

Shanghai, 25 January 2024. The demand for sustainability and transparency across textile production chains has never been stronger, as the market increasingly looks to minimise environmental impacts. Initiatives focusing on recycled and regenerated products are gaining prominence globally, while synthetic fibres are experiencing growth to fulfil this eco-friendly need. Taking place from 6 – 8 March 2024 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), Yarn Expo Spring will provide a platform for top textile players to facilitate the industry’s transition to a circular economy.

Covering 27,000 sqm, Asia’s leading yarn and fibre sourcing platform, Yarn Expo Spring, will host over 500 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions, set to showcase a range of products across several growing sub-sectors. With advancements across the board, the synthetic fibres market is set to rise to USD 190.4 billion in 2024, following an 8.7% CAGR, driven by the increasing demand for cost-effective fibres, the buoyant textile industry, material science advancement and fibre performance. Innovations like fibre recycling and reuse are also fuelling this growth as they allow synthetic fibres to be repurposed while still balancing functionality with a lower environmental footprint[1].

The popularity of recycled textiles across various end-use sectors such as clothing, home furnishings, and industrial applications has increased due to the benefits they offer[2]. As collection and reuse systems scale up in Asia-Pacific nations like China, India, and Australia, the recycling market is forecasted to expand 3.1% annually through 2028, reaching USD 6.9 billion[3].

With sustainability at the forefront, China's "Reborn - China Fiber Zero Carbon Action 2023" initiative launched at last year's Yarn Expo Spring, marked a significant step towards sustainable practices aligned with the country's "dual carbon" strategy[4]. This sets targets for industry players by promoting the expansion of recycled fibre production and usage, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutrality across different sectors. The focus on sustainability corresponds with “Texpertise Econogy”, the new umbrella for sustainability activities at Messe Frankfurt’s more than 50 textile trade shows worldwide.

Leading brands highlight sustainable offerings
In addition to attending a range of eco-focused fringe events, buyers at the 2024 spring fair will be able to source an array of innovative yarns and fibres from top suppliers who have already confirmed their participation:

Better International Holding (Hong Kong) – as a functional ecological fibre expert, it is committed to the development of natural, green, low-carbon, innovative textile materials, derived from milk protein, plants, mint, tea, hemp, ice jade, sarcandra glabra, radix isatidis, and more. One such example is Greenwarm, which includes sarcandra glabra and possesses antisepsis and anti-inflammation benefits.

Everest Textile (Taiwan) – this leading sustainable enterprise’s products and production processes are bluesign®-certified. As a vertically integrated manufacturer, Everest Textile specialises in yarn texturising, weaving, knitting, dyeing, post-finishing, and garment production, and develops its fashionable and functional products using bio-based materials.

Shaoxing Guozhou Textile New Material (China) – a professional yarn spinner, dyeing house and fabric supplier, and one of the world’s largest MVS (Vortex) melange yarn manufacturers. Their products are sourced by well-known brands such as H&M, M&S, Gap, s.Oliver, ZARA, Walmart and JACK & JONES among others. Guozhou is certified with ISO9001:2000, OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, Organic Content Standard (OCS) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Yarn Expo Spring is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT. The fair will be held alongside Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, CHIC and PH Value, with the resultant synergy allowing exhibitors and buyers to maximise their business opportunities.

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Yarn Expo Spring will be held from 6 – 8 March 2024.

Other upcoming shows:

Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies
28 February – 1 March 2024, Ho Chi Minh City

Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics / Yarn Expo Shenzhen
5 – 7 June 2024, Shenzhen (Futian)

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition / Yarn Expo Autumn
27 – 29 August 2024, Shanghai

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Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With a workforce of some 2,300* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 28* subsidiaries, it organises events around the world. Group sales in financial year 2023 were more than € 600* million. We serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of Messe Frankfurt’s key strengths is its powerful and closely knit global sales network, which covers around 180 countries in all regions of the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are using our digital expertise to develop new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.

Sustainability is a central pillar of our corporate strategy. Here, we strike a healthy balance between ecological and economic interests, social responsibility and diversity.
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* Preliminary figures for 2023


[1]‘Synthetic fibers market key insights 2024-2033: growth rate, trends and opportunities’, January 2024, The Business Research Company,, (Retrieved: January 2024)

[1] ‘Global market of textile recycling is growing steadily’, June 2023, Textile Today Report,, (Retrieved: January 2024)

[1] ‘Global recycled textile market to grow at a CAGR of 2.8% during 2022-2027, aided by growing demand for recycled textile in the retail sector’,, (Retrieved: January 2024)

[1] Platform launched to identify sustainable textile products’, April 2023, China Daily,, (Retrieved: January 2024)