The fair held from 12 – 14 March in hall 8.2 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai), and concurrented with four renowned fairs, including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, to attract the entire textile supply chain.
Sourcing trends indicate that today’s consumers are more conscious of the materials that construct their clothes. As such, Yarn Expo has seen fashion brands like Adidas, Ralph Lauren and Zara source upstream in recent editions, partnering with yarn and fibre suppliers in order to meet consumer demand. For brands in the textile industry, Yarn Expo is a prime platform to find innovation, whether that’s in sustainable fibres, high-quality yarns or unique functional products.
With fancy yarn continuing to prove a popular option for stand-out fashion trends. Other fashion trends – such as sustainable apparel, easy-care athleisure, and high-quality premium wool tailoring – can be developed with the product expertise of Yarn Expo’s exhibitors.
China market trends explored in fringe programme
The China Fibre Trend Forum will focus on a curated selection of fibres from exhibitors, illustrating China’s 2019 / 2020 fibre trends. Meanwhile, academics, corporate executives and industry experts closely interpreted hot topics at the Textile Materials Innovation Forum. Themed around ‘New Vision of Fibres’, discussions delve into the future of the fibre market: the direction of smart textile development, application demands for green textiles and the latest trends in textile product development – a series of talks that serve to enhance audiences’ business knowledge and insight.