To Satisfy Growing Demand For Finished Products In China

China’s home textile market will receive a boost when the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles takes place from 14 – 16 March, 2018. The three-day show allows industry players to get a head start during China’s peak home textiles finished products sourcing season, which is growing strongly. Contributing to over half of the sales of home textiles, the bedding products market in China grew 52.5 per cent from 2011 to 2016, reaching $18.3 bn. Since the market is expected to grow 5.9 per cent annually from 2017 to 2021 and reach $24.3 bn, there lies an abundant opportunity for the industry to capture.

The March show will be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in China, with over 200 exhibitors showing a wide range of products including bedding & toweling, carpets & rugs, table & kitchen linen, machinery & technology, design & styling and more.

Machinery Equipment Zone to offer up-to-date textile solutions

Competition in the textile market has always been fierce, but companies can stand out by utilising the latest machinery and technology. To cater to this, the “Machinery Equipment Zone” gathers some of the industry’s top suppliers with world-class expertise to present a variety of textile solutions. Richpeace Group from Hong Kong which specialises in sewing and cutting machines is one of the highlighted exhibitors in the Zone. It will showcase its High Speed Fully Automatic Quilt Production line that includes a fibre line, high speed quilting machine and four-side sewing machine. The system can also be equipped with a binding machine, hemming machine, folding and packing system as well as a hanging system to form a fully automatic production line. The Swedish firm Eton Systems is another supplier not to be missed at the fair. Its flexible material handling system – Eton Systems 5000 – has helped thousands of companies around the world to increase their efficiency, save floor space and improve the management of their entire production process.

Quality products and latest technologies all under one roof

The Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will set the tone for the Chinese industry when industry players gather to capture the opportunities during the peak domestic sourcing period for home textiles finished products. The show was a great success last year with a significant increase in visitors, and will be held again at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai) this year. More than 200 exhibitors will be showcasing all kinds of products including bedding & toweling, table & kitchen linen, machinery & technology, design & styling and more in hall 4.2. Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd expressed, “With Chinese consumers’ disposable income rising steadily, we expect demand for quality home textile products to continue to grow. Domestic and international suppliers should take advantage of our fair to tap into the huge potential in the Chinese market.”

Quality products and latest technologies all under one roof

To cater to buyers’ various sourcing needs, the fair will include:

  • Branded suppliers: Top domestic bedding & toweling brands including A-Fontane, Cotton Field Home, Loftex China, Mercury Home Textiles and Violet Home Textile are here looking for potential franchisees and agents. Some of the well-known international players like Cotton USA and Asahi Kasei HOME TEXTILE VIEWS / JANUARY-MARCH 2018 51 will also present their up-to-date products and technologies at the fair
  • Seven domestic pavilions: OEMs from the regions of Tongzhou, Haimen, Zhenze, Pujiang, Huzhou, Tongxiang Zhouquan and Gaoyang will showcase their speciality products ranging from bedding, silk products, silk quilts, toweling to quilts and more
  • Machinery Equipment Zone: Cooperating with China Sewing Machinery Association for the first time to feature the Sewing Equipment Pavilion. In addition, some of the most advanced and efficient textile solutions such as automated production lines, smart logistic systems and computerised embroidery machines are also available
  • Fringe programme: Comprehensive forums discussing topics including ongoing market trend, latest technology application and more
Top worldwide suppliers gather to showcase diversified products

Apart from machinery; buyers can also expect to find all kinds of finished products presented by a number of domestic and overseas big names. These include seven domestic pavilions showcasing specialised products from their regions, and will house famous Chinese companies such as Cotton Field Home, AFontane and Mercury Home Textiles. The presence of a number of foreign suppliers will also further enrich the fair’s diversity. Cotton USA, for instance, is a regular participant and will showcase its new, innovative home textile technologies that can be utilised in towels, bed linen, pillowcases and bathrobes. Furthermore, Bemberg, the eco-friendly fibre made from cotton linter will be featured in Asahi Kasei Corporation’s booth at this year’s show.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition 2018 is held concurrently with four other textile events: Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC and PH Value. Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA).