KARACHI:Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabric, the apparel fabrics and accessories industry’s largest trade fair, opened its doors from 12 March 2019 in Shanghai, China, co-located with Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Spring Edition till 14th of March 2019.
A Denim display zone was also featured in the spring edition 2019 “Beyond Denim” to provide trend inspiration to the industry. There were around 3,300 exhibitors from 23 countries. They displayed their products from China, USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Italy, Pakistan, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, UAE, Netherlands, Peru, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Austria, Argentina and Australia. More than 82,000 trade visitors visited the fair.
A total of 27 Pakistani companies participated and some of the premium exhibitors were: Kohinoor Mills, Mahmood Textile, Sapphire Textile, Kamal Limited, Sarena Textile, Reliance Weaving, Azgard 9, Soorty Enterprise, Rajby Textile, Rajwani Denim, Abtex International, Fazal Cloth and Nisar Spinning.
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan had also sponsored a national pavilion of Pakistan at the fair. Anees Shivani, GM Marketing and Sales of Denim International said that, “We are very happy with the show in terms of visitor traffic and quality because of US China trade war, there’s a huge potential for our denim demand in China market which is more competitive in price and their quality /sustainability are up to world standard.”
Representative of Diamond Denim by Sapphire showed satisfaction for this edition and said that it was a good show with lots of traffic, we must return for the autumn one too. It’s a quick and effective way to develop Asian market through ITSA; the best platform in Asia textile industry.
Babar Tanvir, Export Manager of Kamal Limited shared his views about the fair by saying; “It’s turning out to be a wonderful platform to meet potential buyers and brands from global market. Chinese market has a lot of potential too that can be explored. Overall it’s a great exhibition. “