“Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Autumn Edition 2014,” the world’s largest international apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair, will open at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. From Oct 20 to 23.

Opening for the 20th time, the fair will occupy a space of approx. 170,000 square meters. Over 3,500 exhibitors are expected to take part in the event. Exhibitors from Europe, such as those from France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK for SalonEurope, and Milano Unica Pavilion, are looking to take advantage of the increasing demand throughout Asia for premium overseas products.

Pavilions focusing on Asia including India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand are also popular among buyers for their diversity. In addition, group pavilions organized by leading fiber and yarn organizations such as Cotton Council International, DuPont, Birla Cellulose, Hyosung, Invista, the Korea Chemical Fibers Association (KCFA), the Korea Textile Trade Association (KTTA) and Lenzing will be available.

This year, the product zones will focus on denim, sustainable materials and wool. Given the fact that nearly 15% of the buyers at last year’s fair came to source denim, the Beyond Denim hall will be expanded to line-up a variety of premium denim. At the All About Sustainability zone, eco and sustainable fabrics, outfits and products, an educational zone for exhibitors, industry insights and sustainability related information will be offered.

Also, the 2015-16 AW Intertextile Directions Trend Forum, Intertextile Catwalk Show series, China International Fabrics Design Competition and a number of product presentations will be available as part of the fringe program.

The fair is organized by the Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., CCPIT-Tex and the China Textile Information Center.