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9 – 11 October 2021 National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)
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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2021 concluded successfully
The 27th edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles was held from 9 – 11 October 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), providing a much-needed business platform for the industry this year.
Held alongside four other concurrent textile shows, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles was the only major event for this sector able to take place in China during this season. The fair welcomed a total of 735 quality exhibitors and over 20,000 trade buyers.
“There is eagerness from the buyers here as they haven’t been able to go to fairs for some time. Nowadays the way of doing business has changed a lot, so this fair is a very good opportunity to meet our customers again. Overall we’re quite happy that we’re here, and the main focus has been building relationships with our existing customers again. The fair is a very good opportunity for us as everybody comes here, so we’ve been able to discuss potential business with them again. Intertextile is a very important part of our sales mix as you get the possibility to get all the leads and prospects in one place.” Mr Hohans Cheung, Director Operations, Morphrow China Co Ltd, China
“We are exhibiting for the third time this year and have always found Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to be a good channel to increase the impact of our brand and expand our presence in the Chinese market. This year we brought our functional fabrics to the fair; our most popular fabrics at the moment are functional and in natural styles. The trend towards sustainability is also evident too, so some of our products here can be 100% recycled. We will also exhibit here next year.” Mr Henry Huang, Operations Director (Asia Pacific), Lanzii (Shanghai) Intl Trade Co Ltd, China
“This is my fourth time at the fair. We are sourcing products for clients in Russia, and also make our own products to sell. Recently because of COVID we have new and existing customers more interested in home textiles products because people are spending more time at home. Yesterday I saw many of my current suppliers, and I could find designs that are very popular in Europe and some new products, so I could find things that I will take back after the fair. ” Mr Ros Gorovets, Togas Company, Ukraine
“I’ve been here for the last 15-20 years, it’s a perfect fair for me. Intertextile is the most important exhibition for me, as well as Heimtextil. This is where I come to find quality manufacturers, some of them I already know as well as some new ones recommended by Intertextile, so I can do good business with them. I can always find new products and manufacturers which we will develop as sourcing partners over the next one or two years, as well as meet with my existing suppliers.” Mr Abhishek Agrawal, Director, Rikatex International Limited, Hong Kong, China
The fringe programme this year curated key insights of sustainability, design and more. Some of the highlights included the roving exhibition and design seminar of “New Voices of Top Youth Upholstery Designers”, a half day forum titled “How Sustainable Fashion is Reshaping Lifestyles”, the Design Talk which featured four leading international designers, a number of e-commerce and cross-border trade events and more.
“This is my first time visiting Intertextile Shanghai. From what I’ve seen, this is a really good fair, very comprehensive with a lot of different things going on. I’m always interested in seeing what’s new, so having the forums as part of the fair has been very successful. I’ve spoken at two of them about new fashion and new textiles, and the response from the audience has been very strong. I’ve been really inspired by what I see here, and I look forward to coming back, particularly as the industry recovers from COVID and seeing things get better and better.” Prof Simon Collins, Chief Creative of Design Innovation Institute Shanghai, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University, China