Premiere Vision NY:  New Brands, New Business

Premiere Vision NY: New Brands, New Business

As an increasing number of new brands are coming into the market, they are opening up new business opportunities for mills. This was good news for exhibitors at Premiere Vision New York (January 16-17, 2018), who told Inside Fashion that these news brands were becoming an important source of new orders.“There are a lot of new, independent brands coming into the market.  Independent designers are always looking for something different so this is a big chance for us. We’re very go...
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KINGPINS NEW YORK:  Denim Becomes Designer Favorite

KINGPINS NEW YORK: Denim Becomes Designer Favorite

There’s a reason that the denim industry loves Kingpins and it’s not just the friendly, fun atmosphere or the range of international mills on display.  It’s the fact that the show’s organizers clearly care about the ‘customer experience’ they are offering visitors and exhibitors, and continue to finds ways to make each show just that much better – in ways that buyers and suppliers actually find meaningful.  Expanded trend displays and qual...
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Global Sources:  Suppliers Look to EU & Japan for Orders

Global Sources: Suppliers Look to EU & Japan for Orders

"At the moment, Japan market is our fastest growing market," said Lisa Wang, sales manager at Wuxi Rising Textile Co., Ltd. “We were experiencing some challenges in the US market. At the moment, the EU and Japan are still doing pretty well," added Content Chen, general manager at Changshu Life Home Textile Industry Co., Ltd.
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Spinexpo Shanghai:  Make It Faster!

Spinexpo Shanghai: Make It Faster!

Spinners realize that speed has become the dealmaker, for all segments of the market. The knitwear sector remains energetic, with continual innovation.  At the same time, an increasing number of mills are offering stock service, and are expanding their offering to include a wider range of colors and qualities.At Spinexpo Shanghai (August 29-31), both mills and buyers were enthusiastic about the new season, although you could still sense strains of caution as mills waited for sample ord...
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Kingpins China City Tour:  There’s No Place Like Home

Kingpins China City Tour: There’s No Place Like Home

Mills are starting appreciate that they have a huge market right in their own backyard.All of a sudden the China market is getting serious attention from international denim mills and local denim exporters.  After years of being shunned in favor foreign markets, mills are starting realize that there truly might be ‘no place like home.’Lackluster sales in the traditional markets has made the China market increasingly appealing.  Mills said that after a few years of declining...
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China Mfg:  Moving Up and Moving Out

China Mfg: Moving Up and Moving Out

Chinese suppliers have come to realize that the only way out is up. Even the most volume-driven, mass-market suppliers have realized there is no future in making basic products in China. Increasingly, we see suppliers trying to upgrade their products and moving up the value in China, but now even in Southeast Asian countries as well.Today we see suppliers trying to add value or make a better version of their existing products in order to appeal to a higher market.Performance is one of the k...
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Spinexpo Paris:  Better Yarns Find a Strong Market in Europe

Spinexpo Paris: Better Yarns Find a Strong Market in Europe

Not surprisingly, Europe is the top market for better yarn suppliers, with buyers valuing quality and innovation (and are willing to pay more to get it).  So it was also not surprising that Spinexpo Paris (July 3-5, 2017) drew strong visitor attendance, especially from Germany, the UK and Scandinavia, as well as of course from France.The fair, which features commercially viable fashion yarns, seemed to offer buyers what they were looking for. "Some new customers are coming and the...
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New York is About Niches

New York is About Niches

New brands are starting to fill in void that is being left as big buyers reduce orders. Mills came to New York this summer hoping to connect with American power buyers (those mega brands and retailers who can place those sought after volume orders), but what they found was a growing market of small to medium sized brands.That was not necessarily bad news.  For those mills that thrive on volume business, the summer fairs were a disappointment. But for an increasing number who are starti...
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Paris Mode City:  ‘Better’ is Back in Style

Paris Mode City: ‘Better’ is Back in Style

The thrill of buying cheap products is starting to fade – which has meant better business for EU brands.It was refreshing to visit a trade fair where no one was focusing on price!  While price is still a factor, an important one for the mass-market sector, at least in Europe it is not the dealmaker (or deal breaker) that it is elsewhere in the world.Instead, the European brands are increasingly leveraging their expertise in creativity and quality to beat the market.  But will con...
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Blossom PV:  High End Mills See an Improving Market

Blossom PV: High End Mills See an Improving Market

Blossom Premiere Vision (Paris, July 4-5, 2017) kicked off the AW’18/19 fabric season with a positive vibe as mills said that they were optimistic about the coming season.Most mills agreed that business has been slowly improving over the past few seasons and that this is likely to continue.  So while no one was expecting a boom year, there was a quiet confidence that the market has stabilized and is now moving forward.“I have no complaints.  Compared with last year, things ...
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Upcoming Trade Fairs

MOMAD Shoes

02 Mar, 2018 — 04 Mar, 2018   
MOMAD Shoes
Event details

The commercial platform for the Spanish footwear industry will bring together important brands such as Pons Quintana, Pertini, Wonders, Gioseppo, Chie Mihara, Xti, Chika10, Hommers, Hannibal Laguna, Vidorreta, Victoria, Sixty Seven, Robert Pietri, Baltarini, Mayoral, Sendra Boots, Calmoda, among many others.

A new edition of the commercial platform for the Spanish footwear industry, which will once again bring together prominent national and international buyers to showcase the latest proposals in fashion, design and innovation, with the participation of over 200 brands.

Important firms from the Spanish footwear industry will participate in this edition of MOMAD Shoes with their new proposals for the 2018/19 Autumn-Winter season, as well as their collections for the 2018 Spring-Summer season. Notably, Pons Quintana, Pertini, Wonders, Gioseppo, Chie Mihara, Xti, Chika10, Hommers, Hannibal Laguna, Vidorreta, Victoria, Sixty Seven, Robert Pietri, Baltarini, Mayoral, Sendra Boots, Calmoda.

As in previous editions, the show has organised a programme of national and international buyers, with the participation of forty professionals from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia and Turkey.

In parallel to its commercial offering, MOMAD Shoes is finalising the configuration of a comprehensive schedule of activities aimed at enriching the visitor’s experience. Among these we should mention a new edition of the MOMAD Forum, a forum to discuss current industry topics including the digitalisation of retail in response to demand from the fashion industry (brands, manufacturers and retailers) for content that focuses on digital transformation as a driver of growth.

Additionally, the fifth edition of MOMAD Shoes will include the MOMAD Catlwalk, and exhibitions revolving around footwear and accessories. To this end, the Show has scheduled an exhibition of handbags with history and a singular sample of customised shoe boxes. It will also showcase the latest trends in children’s footwear.  The Winter Terrace will once again be an attractive meeting point and leisure area for visitors to the fair.

 

  • Date
    02 Mar, 2018 — 04 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    Av. Partenón, 5, Madrid Spain

IFEMA - Feria de Madrid

Preview in Daegu

07 Mar, 2018 — 09 Mar, 2018   
Event details

Korean fashion fabrics

Tel: +82.53.980.2023

Email: fair@previewin.com

www.previewin.com

  • Date
    07 Mar, 2018 — 09 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    Buk-gu, Sangyeok 2(i)-dong, 엑스코로 10 Daegu South Korea

EXCO Convention Centre

Gallery of Shoes

11 Mar, 2018 — 13 Mar, 2018   
Event details

International footwear brands

www.gallery-shoes.com/en/

  • Date
    11 Mar, 2018 — 13 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    Areal Boehler, Hansaallee 321, Düsseldorf, Germany

Areal Boehler

Spinexpo Shanghai

13 Mar, 2018 — 15 Mar, 2018   
Event summary
A must visit fair that offers a dazzling trend forum and innovation areas. Spinexpo pulls together many of the world's best spinners and knitters into a fair that provides inspiration for the coming season - as well as being very visitor-friendly.
Event details

Fashion yarn, knitwear and fiber. 

Tel: 86-6086-6029

Email: wanda@spinexpo.com

www.spinexpo.com

  • Date
    13 Mar, 2018 — 15 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    No. 1099, Guozhan Road Pudong Shanghai China

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

CHIC

14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018   
Event details

Fashion and accessories brands

Tel: +86-106506-320

Email: lidongmei@cwtc.com

http://en.chiconline.com.cn

 

  • Date
    14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    333 Songze Avenue, Qingpu Qu District Shanghai Shi China

National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) - 中国会展网

Intertextile Shanghai

14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018   
Event details

Fabrics, accessories, trims, fibers and accessories for mainstream apparel

Email: Karen.cheung@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

 

  • Date
    14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    333 Songze Avenue, Qingpu Qu District Shanghai Shi China

National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) - 中国会展网

APLF (Asia Pacific Leather Fair)

14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018   
APLF (Asia Pacific Leather Fair)
Event summary
Asia's most comprehensive forum for sourcing footwear, handbags, leathergoods, and accessories. The fair includes materials (leather, synthetic leather), components and trims from international suppliers. Be sure to attend the many seminars and workshops held during the fair.
Event details

Leather, components, machinery, chemicals

Tel: 852-2516-2141

Email: info@aplf.com

www.aplf.com

  • Date
    14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre

Fashion Access

14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018   
Fashion Access
Event details

Footwear & Leathergoods

Tel: +852-2827-6211

Email:  sales@aplf.com

www.fashionaccess.aplf.com

  • Date
    14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre

Cashmere World

14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018   
Cashmere World
Event details

Cashmere yarns and finished goods

Tel: +852-2827-6211

Email:  sales@aplf.com

www.cashmereworldfair.com

  • Date
    14 Mar, 2018 — 16 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre

Interfiliere Hong Kong

27 Mar, 2018 — 28 Mar, 2018   
Event details

Intimate apparel, activewear and swimwear.

https://eurovet.com/en-interfiliere-hong-kong/

  • Date
    27 Mar, 2018 — 28 Mar, 2018
  • Location

    33 Shing Fung Road Kai Tak Hong Kong

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal