Intertextile Apparel has announced that the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Autumn Edition will be held from August 25-27, 2021, at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre at Shanghai, China. The Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics will be held at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Centre, China, from November 3-5, 2021.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Autumn Edition will be held alongside four concurrent shows; Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles-Autumn Edition, Yarn Expo Autumn, CHIC, and PH Value. Together, the fairs encompass the entire supply chain for the textile industry, forming a one-stop sourcing platform under one roof. Intertextile Shenzhen will take place in November to suit regional sourcing calendar, according to Messe Frankfurt.
“Following the success of the previous two editions last September and this March despite the unsettled business climate, we are very much looking forward to maintaining Intertextile’s position as a global textile apparel textile flagship. With the confirmed dates of the two editions in the second half of the year, accompanied by a fast recovering Chinese market, Intertextile provides the industry with a year-round stable platform, to promote market recovery and success,” Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt said in a statement.
“Several factors formed the decision to hold the Shenzhen show in November 2021 this year, instead of in summer as in previous years. Firstly, feedback from our exhibitors has shown that they prefer the show to commence towards the end of the year. This is in part due to the slightly later sourcing seasons for the southern China and Southeast Asian regions, which are the main target markets for the show, as they tend to occur later on, particularly for A/W ladieswear,” Wen added.
“To add, since the Shanghai Autumn Edition has been brought forward slightly to suit trends in the global event and sourcing calendar, the November date for the Shenzhen edition means that the three shows are now better-spaced apart. So as the timing of the sourcing seasons continues to evolve, we need to ensure that we are adapting to the market and industry’s needs accordingly,” Wen said.