Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 will feature 118 exhibitors in the Fancy Yarn Zone, a 30% increase from the previous year, while launching a new display area, Fancy Yarn Vision, within the zone. Fancy Yarn Vision will be open throughout the three days of the fair, from 25 – 27 September, featuring advanced technologies and products from Chinese and overseas exhibitors. The zone has been gathering momentum in recent editions of Yarn Expo, as the fair has become increasingly recognised for its all-encompassing range of yarn and fibre product categories, from natural to synthetic.
The debut of the Fancy Yarn Vision display area (booth no. A02) supports the growing demand for fancy yarn. With irregularities introduced during spinning, fancy yarn products add value in the form of colour, texture and function, making it suitable for creating stand-out fashion and other finished textile products. The display area will offer exhibitors a platform to display their latest collections to a wider audience, while interested buyers can then streamline their sourcing trip by heading directly to individual booths.
The increase in fancy yarn exhibitors further reflects the fair’s commitment to meeting a variety of sourcing needs. At Yarn Expo Spring 2019, Mr Hailong Wang, Product Manager of Shengquan Group (China) commented, “Yarn Expo is one of the exhibitions I visit every year. This time I am mainly looking for fancy and specialty yarns, so I am glad to see a significant increase in the number of suppliers in this field this year. Yarn Expo always firmly grasps market trends.”
Yarn Expo opens the door for innovation
Innovative yarns are a key way for industry players to spin and weave their way into the market for high performance. Sourcing options for innovative fancy yarn are now better than ever, due to increased growth in fancy yarn trade between Europe and Asia, which has opened up a vast new market that encourages competitive innovation. As Asia’s leading yarn and fibre trading platform, Yarn Expo has become a key event for exhibitors to reveal their latest technology. More functional innovation can be found from highlighted Korean exhibitors:
- HJ Lite (booth no. E54) will return with coloured reflective yarns, made with retro-reflective lenses. The high-visibility yarns are ideal for activewear with increased safety, as well as fashion applications.
- Jayeon (booth no. F46) will exhibit ecoVA, a functional and sustainable yarn made with volcanic ash. This can provide warming functions, anti-bacterial and deodorising effects, beneficial far-infrared emissions and can even make skin feel smoother.
- Micro Science Tech (booth no. F47) will showcase BioCleanAct™, an anti-microbial polymer fibre made with plant extracts from Paeonia root bark, suitable for fabrics, sanitary items and packaging.
Yarn Expo is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT. Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 will be held in hall 8.2 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), concurrently with the 25th Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, as well as CHIC and PH