At Interfiliere HK:  Intimate Apparel Seeks Freshness

At Interfiliere HK: Intimate Apparel Seeks Freshness

Fresh air and sunshine was just what the intimate apparel sector needed – and they got this at Interfilière Hong Kong (March 27-28). The fair made a bold move and relocated to Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal (the former site of old Kai Tak airport).  With a sea view, floor to ceiling windows and open terraces, the venue offers a welcome break from Hong Kong’s intense, densely packed business districts.  On the downside, in a compact city where a 15 min...
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Spinexpo Shanghai:  Knitwear Sees a Stable Season

Spinexpo Shanghai: Knitwear Sees a Stable Season

Suppliers and buyers at Spinexpo Shanghai (March 13-15) were optimistic about the coming season.  Part of that is a result of the fair’s unique spirit, which combines innovation and inspiration on both the design and technical aspects of the knitting industry.  One of the key benefits of Spinexpo Shanghai is that it has become a key platform for spinners and knitters to reach out to China’s leading domestic brands.  “China is continuing to grow, it&rsqu...
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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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Upcoming Trade Fairs

Kingpins New York

06 Jun, 2018 — 07 Jun, 2018   
Kingpins New York
Event summary
Denim innovations, trend developments and international denim collections - in a visitor-friendly, easy-to-work venue.
Event details

Denim fabrics.

www.kingpinsshow.com

  • Date
    06 Jun, 2018 — 07 Jun, 2018
  • Location

    Pier 36, 299 South Street New York New York United States

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Pitti Immagine UOMO

12 Jun, 2018 — 15 Jun, 2018   
Event details

European menswear collections.

Email: info@pittimmagine.com

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    12 Jun, 2018 — 15 Jun, 2018
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

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Pitti Immagine Filati

27 Jun, 2018 — 29 Jun, 2018   
Event details

High end European yarn collections.

Email: info@pittimmagine.com

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    27 Jun, 2018 — 29 Jun, 2018
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso