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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles attracted more trade buyers this year resulting in strong business outcomes

Overseas exhibitors found the fair an effective platform to open up the Asian market. Led by UTIB (Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association), Turkey had a professional and the largest national pavilion with the latest textile trends

 

The 23rd edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is over, with both exhibitors and buyers satisfied with the business outcomes resulting from the fair’s four days. The largest home textiles trading event in Asia was held from 23 – 26 August, attracting 1,106 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions. Given the strengthening market conditions in China the fair maintained its popularity, with the number of trade buyers increasing to 38,964 from 99 countries and regions (2016: 37,779 from 98 countries and regions). The show also attracted more international buyers this edition, with a 16% increase in those coming from abroad. “Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles has once again proven its leading position in Asia as a business and order platform for the industry. There was a noticeable positivity from both exhibitors and buyers this edition regarding the current and future situation of the domestic market, so we are optimistic about the industry for the next year,” Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said.

 

Overseas exhibitors found the fair an effective platform to open up the Asian market

 

inter1As the leading event of its kind in the region, the fair successfully attracts a number of Chinese and Asian buyers every year, ensuring suppliers can develop their business further in the region. This year, seven country and region pavilions including Belgium, India, Korea, Morocco, Pakistan, Taiwan and Turkey were formed, with exhibitors from all of satisfied they could meet their target buyers.

 

While being in the minority at the fair, European brands still managed to catch the attention of visitors due to strong interest in their products from Asia. The Italian upholstery supplier Enzo Degli Angiuoni Spa was satisfied with the number of Asian buyers, particularly Chinese, that they met at the fair. Mr Stefano Laurenzano, Export Area Manager expressed: “A lot of visitors that saw us here last year have come back again and are serious about cooperating with us. Here you can get a lot of new contacts and discover the Asian market. We’ve had mainly Chinese buyers, but have had more Asian buyers from South Korea, India, Malaysia and elsewhere to visit us this year. We are seeing more business here in recent years.”

 

Being a newcomer to the fair, Iceland Duvet ehf felt the potential in China. “We’ve had enough buyers including retailers and manufacturers visiting our booth to make our participation worthwhile. The interest from the buyers has been genuine. Being a European brand helps more than at fairs in Europe as we can stand out more here,” Mr Ragnar Ludvik Runarsson, representative said.

 

Indian exhibitor, Paramount Textile Mills Ltd has been joining the fair for three years. “Apart from meeting our existing customers, we’ve had enquiries from potential new customers from China as well as overseas including the US and South America,” Mr Ram. M., Director of Marketing & Finance said.

 

Also with three years’ participation, Mr Samir Tazi, General Manager of PIF Textile Emotions from Morocco affirmed the show’s effectiveness in meeting important buyers and decision makers. “It’s easier for us to meet them here compared with some smaller European fairs. Thanks to Intertextile Shanghai, we have also met the major players in China.” Talking about this year’s result, he continued: “We were very busy. We met with more people than any other fairs. There are a lot of new buyers and also returning buyers checking out our new products.”

 

Participating in the Korea Pavilion, Sangwon Textile Co Ltd found the fair helpful in attracting distributors and wholesalers from Southeast Asia. Mr Jeon Hyeon Tae, Sales Manager said: “We have found about five potential and quality distributors from Taiwan, India, Philippines and Singapore on the first day. We also got to meet a number of wholesalers who prefer to buy from us directly at the fair.” He added that Intertextile Shanghai is also an ideal platform to launch new products for their existing clients.

 

As the largest pavilion this year, the Turkey Pavilion was in the limelight of the show, with both new and veteran exhibitors finding it useful to exhibit in Intertextile Shanghai. Bezmez Ev Tekstil did not intend to receive any orders in their first show, but was surprised to obtain three in just one day. These concrete results reassured their likelihood of coming back next year. “We definitely see the potential for Turkish products here in China as Chinese companies prefer quality products nowadays,” Mr Ayhan Bezmez, representative, further commented. Mr Fahri Goksin, Vice President of Gokhan Tekstil agreed with Mr Bezmez that Chinese buyers are in favour of new things like imported goods and Western brands. His company has been in the Shanghai fair for six years and continued to get satisfactory results. “We’re looking for retailers, wholesalers and online buyers. We’ve had all of these visiting our booth already.”

 

Domestic exhibitors satisfied with the number of potential customers and orders received

 

inter3Recently, there is strong signs suggesting that the home textiles market in China is recovering with both imports and exports rising gradually. The positive outcome that Chinese exhibitors achieved at the August’s fair have resonated with the market condition. It is no surprise to see a number of domestic booths packed with visitors throughout the days. SohoCUT is a case in point. To them, Intertextile Shanghai is the place for actual business. “Compared with other fairs we’ve been to, this is the exhibition where a huge number of international buyers gather. We met buyers from China, Mexico, Russia, the US, India and Southeast Asia. We even got large orders for the first two days.” Mr Wheatley Weng, Managing Director said.

 

The fabrics of Wujiang Linwang Weaving Mill is also sought after at the fair. Being a company that do both exports and domestic trade, they are happy to connect with local and overseas customers during the show. “We’ve collected around 100 leads on the first day, of which 70% are domestic and the remaining being international. The overseas visitors are from Italy, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Chile and Korea that our products precisely meet their requirement. We see high chances of cooperation after the fair.” Mr Kenny, Sales Manager said.

 

Given the prevailing smart home concept in China, Somfy China Co Ltd which specialised in advanced sun-protection system has become one of the highlights at the fair. Ms Nancy Nan, Chief Executive Officer mentioned: “The visitor flow has been really high that our booth is swarmed by buyers. Amongst those visitors, there is no lack of medium to high-end customers who placed orders immediately.”

 

Editors assembled to promote high-end products

 

To cater to the ascending standards of Chinese customers, Intertextile Shanghai once again brought editors together in hall 5.1 to maximise their exposure to their target buyers. As foreign brands with subsidiaries in China, JAB and Prestigious see the growing interest in their premium products in China. “We pay attention to the changing buying habits of Chinese consumers and, as such, have started promoting a series of products under a unified lifestyle trend. It’s obvious that we are gaining more awareness from buyers at the fair,” Mr William Lin, Vice President of JAB ANSTOETZ Interior (Shanghai) Co Ltd said. He also appreciated the specific display area for imported fabrics and the organisers’ attempt to attract more designers, which helped them meet more potential customers. Apart from getting onsite orders, Prestigious Textiles (Shanghai) Ltd also considers the show a promotion platform. “There is great demand for our products in China. Though we achieved similar sales compared with last year, through this fair our brand has been well introduced to the market,” Mr Lewis Liu, Sales Director expressed.

 

Originating from China, Euroart Co Ltd was another editor that successfully showcased their latest collection at the fair. “It is a good time to join the most influential home textiles exhibition in Asia as we have just launched new products in May. We are satisfied as some of our existing clients plus new visitors came to our booth,” Ms Guo Jianhua, Director Assistant said.

 

Industry players benefit from the expanded Digital Printing Zone

 

The demand for digital printing solutions has been growing in recent years, especially as the industry has put more emphasis on green production. As such, the Digital Printing Zone expanded in size this edition, incorporating a Seminar Area and more exhibitors.

 

As an Italian company, MS Printing Solutions Srl experienced the potential of the sector in China. “The fair has been busy, and we’ve had steady flow of buyers coming through. The potential in digital printing here is just beginning. The Chinese government is pushing companies to reduce their pollution, so it has a big advantage in this regard over traditional textile printing,” Mr Walter Oggioni, Regional Sales Manager stated, adding that the company has been growing very fast globally, especially in China, Turkey, India and Pakistan.

 

This potential holds for domestic machine manufacturers as well. Specialising in the production of digital printing machines, Guangzhou Xu Cheng Electronic Technology Co Ltd was at the fair to meet fabrics suppliers. Mr Jesse Luo, Overseas Manager explained: “Compared with exhibitions for textile machinery, Intertextile Shanghai attracts more fabrics suppliers, which are our target clients. It helps even more as we are located in this special zone. We’ve been talking to a lot customers, including overseas buyers who are also interested in our machines.”

 

A series of seminars also provided opportunities for the industry to share their insights on this emerging sector. As a speaker, Foshan Sanshui Yingjie Precision Machinery believed the session was mutually beneficial for them and the audience. “Attendees are from the whole sector including manufacturers and end users, so we can discuss different perspectives. It will facilitate our improvement,” Mr Peng Jichang, General Manager said. Mr Scott Bai, representative of Huntsman Textile Effects (China) Co Ltd also benefited from visiting the zone and the seminar. “Together with seminar, the Digital Printing Zone can professionally present the current situation for the industry. When suppliers and users come together, we can discover the way to enhance this technology.”

 

Buyers benefited from wide range of quality exhibitors

 

inter5Intertextile Shanghai is the largest trading platform in Asia with the whole spectrum of home textiles and accessories on offer. Hence, visitors, be they Chinese or overseas, can access a wide range of quality suppliers that meet their sourcing needs. Australian buyer, Mr Glenn Whitchurch from Trabeth Textiles, was impressed with his sourcing journey. “The polyester quality of domestic exhibitors has been unbelievable. What’s more, we’ve found the Chinese suppliers to be very flexible in meeting our needs, they’re clearly keen to accommodate overseas buyers.” Mr Whitchurch also commented favourably on the product range at Intertextile Shanghai compared to European fairs.

 

One ongoing trend at the fair over recent years is the increasing quality of domestic suppliers, which attracts buyers to come back and source. Mezanin V SRL from Moldova is a long-term supporter of the show, and place orders every year. Its Vice Director, Mr Mihail Tornea remarked: “It is an important event for us to meet new suppliers from China. We are selective with the suppliers we work with, but the Chinese companies here meet our requirements. As a sourcing event, Intertextile Shanghai is the best place to be.”

 

The fair’s VIP buyer programme also assists buyers in meeting worldwide exhibitors at ease. Mr Bibo Lan is the co-founder of Loft Curtains in the US and he is excited to meet lots of potential suppliers here. “The arrangement for VIPs is satisfying and it helps a lot to have my target exhibitor information in advance. The largest benefit of our visit is that we met Libeco from Belgium, while we also confirmed to work with a blackout supplier at the fair,” he said.

 

Chinese buyers agreed that Intertextile Shanghai is the most effective sourcing platform in Asia. “Overseas suppliers like Turkey exhibitors are our main interest. So far, we have connected with four to five exhibitors in hall 4 and will place orders with them soon. In terms of exhibitor number and the product range, I feel that the fair has improved a lot. It is my favourite show with a lot of overseas products to discover,” Mr Huang Shenghua, General Manager of Ziranfeng Home Textile Co Ltd said.

 

Concurrent events inspired the industry

 

Apart from facilitating business between exhibitors and visitors, the fair also incorporated various design elements via a series of concurrent events. These included display area like Trend Area, International Fiber Art Exhibition and Home Furnishing Crossover Exhibition where participants could find innovative designs and ideas.

 

This was also the first time the Andrew Martin International Interior Design Summit and the fair took place concurrently. Experts from the interior design, architecture and art sectors were invited to share and discuss their views on the transformation of design in the new information era. Mr Kot Ge, founder of a domestic interior design studio, LSDCASA was delighted to join, and shared: “This show always attracts many top interior designers and it’s my pleasure to meet them here. Interior design and home textiles are closely related and new concepts can bring along improvement.”

 

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition was organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA). The next Autumn Edition will take place in August 2018, while the Spring Edition runs from 14 – 16 March 2018.

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CIFF gathered the furniture world with the theme of “Better Life, Better Work”

 

Led by Istanbul Exporters’ Association Turkey was well represented at CIFF, China International Furniture Fair

 

ciff1As the most comprehensive furniture show of Asia Pacific CIFF was held in Shanghai, September 11 – 14, 2017. In its 20th anniversary the 40th CIFF came to an end at National Exhibition & Conference Center in Hongqiao of Shanghai, the largest show venue in the world. As the premiere event of the furniture sector covering all segments and gathering and connecting the entire industry CIFF became once again the meeting point for major domestic and international brands operating in the sector. The four-day event hosted 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world and welcomed 91,623 professional visitors from around 200 countries and regions representing 8.18% increase over last year and hitting a record high.

The 40th CIFF Shanghai presented a fantastic feast for the furniture and home furnishings industry. At its 40th edition CIFF featured the theme of “Better Life, Better Work”. Using the entire space of National Exhibition & Convention Centre in Hongqiao, Shanghai, which covers400,000 sqm. The four-day exhibition hosted over 2000 brands from the upstream and downstream industry from various sectors including home furniture, homedecor, hometextile, outdoor furniture, office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture, furniture machinery and raw materials. Distinctive while complementary, different sectors in CIFF form a synergy to interpret the latest trends and provide eye-catching exhibits and designs.

 

For some years Istanbul Exporters’ Association organizes Turkish national participation in this important show.

The show was impressive from all points. The organization of visitor flow, the location and classification of exhibitors and the visuality of the show were all professional and easy to find and visit. The promotion of the show had been made very properly thru all media, print and digital, indoor and outdoor, the show attracted professionals from all around the world and the world media related to home décor and furnishing industries.

CIFF is always a gathering of industry brands. There was no exception in the 40th CIFF (Shanghai). The Office Show brought together the office furniture brands including Sunon, Victory, Huasheng, Maratti, Jingtai, Yuanqi, Merryfair, Kuoching, UE, Bosen, New century, Hongji, Dechang, Ruihua and Hangzhou Zhongtai. As China advocates consuciff3mption upgrade and the real economy grows steadily, local design is well-received by the market. Many office furniture enterprises representing Chinese design made meticulous presentation to the industry a fantastic feast of office furniture and environment with ingeniously designed booths, a great variety of new products, new ideas and application of intelligent products and space.

 

CIFF-Modern Home Furniture was set on the first floor of the venue to greatly enhance the integrity of thethemes. The audiences could easily find the premium home furniture and experience the industry trendsregardless of walking clockwise orcounterclockwise without crossing the floor.

Many exhibitors said that their booths were extremely crowded with 4-5 thousand visitors per day and they had very fruitful contacts.

The forthcoming 41st edition of CIFF will be held in Guangzhou, 28-31March 2018. Founded in 1998, China International Furniture Fair, famous as CIFF, takes place semi-annually in Guangzhou in March and Shanghai in September. With the successful experience of past 40 editions, CIFF has been well accepted by the entire industry around the world.

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Heimtextil Russia confirms its status being the main business platform

* Heimtextil Russia is the main professional platform for home and interior textile business on the Russian market

* The leading International companies on digital print have successfully presented their products at Heimtextil Russia 2017

* Textile design is another direction, actively developed at Heimtextil Russia

 

The leading Russian trade fair for professionals of textile business Heimtextil Russia took place from 20 to 22 September 2017 in IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow. The exposition occupied Halls 3 and 4 in Pavilion 1. It presented 247 international exhibitors to 17 873 professional visitors from different parts of Russia. Heimtextil Russia 2017 has confirmed its status of the main business platform for the professionals of textile industry on the Russian market. It is the place where buyers can find top quality collections of home and interior textile from international manufacturers and distributors: bedroom, kitchen and bathroom textiles, window decoration and accessories, furniture upholstery and leather, textile floor coverings, carpets and sun protection systems.

 

This year Heimtextil Russia took place in Moscow for the 19th time, and it included national pavilions from Germany, China, Turkey, Pakistan and Tajikistan. National pavilion from Tajikistan was a premiere at the trade fair; it featured home textile and luxurious handmade carpets.

 

The latest collections of home and interior textile were presented by such foreign companies as Brinkhaus (Germany),

Irisette (Germany), Hefel Textil (Austria), Safeco (France), Zermatex (Mexico), Kittrich Corporation (USA), Space Co (South Korea), Beta Weaving Factory (Thailand), Kanchi by Shobhna & Kunal Mehta (India) and many others. Participation of Gilan Textile Park (Azerbaijan), Sam Rafoat Tekstil (Uzbekistan) and national pavilion from Tajikistan witnesses renaissance of textile industry in Central Asia. The Russian companies participating in the trade fair included Mercury Forge, Eurotex, Eskar, Blinds & Curtain Rods, Teatr Tkaney, M-Tex (featuring York brand), Monolit, DM Textile, La Prima (featuring Curt & Bauer brand) and others. Also this year was remarkable for the large Russian manufacturers, taking part in Heimtextil Russia for the first time: Sima-land, Trekhgornaya manufactura, Belashoff.

 

Apart from the traditional product groups, Heimtextil Russia 2017 also presented its new specialized areas, that provide a valuable impetus for interior decoration and design:

 

  • Digital Print exposition, which had already been announced as a separate product group of the fair this year. It included such companies as Epson, NISSA Stensart, RussCom-Graphics, Yuan Tai Printing and others.
  • Contract textiles with a full range of textile products, specially designed for use in hotels, restaurants and cafes, could be found in the assortment of several Heimtextil Russia exhibitors.
  • Wallpaper Bar Pavilion, that features wallpaper and wall coverings.
  • Design Laboratory as a separate area for textile designers to present their works and find a manufacturer for their implementation.
  • Design Academy, that included lectures, practical workshops and seminars dedicated to textile and interior design. Anne Marie Commandeur from Stjilinstituut Amsterdam was the invited guest of the fringe programme. During the first two days of the fair she made presentations about the Heimtextil Trends 2017/2018, which are considered to be the landmark of international textile industry. And the whole fringe programme attracted a large professional audience of designers and decorators and enabled added value for knowledge exchange.

 

Textile design is another direction, actively developed at Heimtextil Russia

Surface design in general and textile design in particular is a young, developing industry on the Russian market. Besides, it is an integral part of textile manufacturing business. That’s why it is important to promote and develop this direction in Russia and show its participants how this industry functions. One of the significant parts of the fringe programme was the annual design contest for the best collection of textile prints. Kirill Ovchinnikov became the winner of the contest, and in January 2018 he will take part as an exhibitor in International trade fair Heimtextil in Frankfurt. This contest will allow to take the industry of textile design in Russia to a new level.

 

Heimtextil Russia 2017 has proved its importance for further growth and development of the Russian professional textile industry. The 20th edition of Heimtextil Russia will take place on September 18-20, 2018 in IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow.

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Proposte poised for business, pleasure and prestige

 

The fabric and curtain show of Como, Italy, never steps backwards from its strictly controlled selective principles and this makes it a legendary event.

It is always more than a trade show. It is a pleasurable event where you can enjoy your best vacation, you can get inspired and motivated to develop your new collection, and you can generate a great volume of business and trade.

There are some one hundred lucky European companies accepted inside the show area of ancient Villa Erba. There are hundreds of others only can imagine to be accepted inside the show.

The world economy has been going through a tough time in recent years. Europe is one of the main regions hit by the crisis and Italy is no exception. Still, Proposte stands straight. It has almost not lost anything and it seems this show will be better thanks to its management, location and established prestige.

We conducted an exclusive interview with Mr. Massimo Mosiello, General Manager of Proposte Srl. He is very assertive on the position of this legendary show. Full text of the interview follows:

 

prop1You enjoyed the 25th edition of Proposte recording a big success. Considering the economic situation in Italy and Europe, what are your expectations for Proposte 2018? 

PROPOSTE has always worked in a perspective of selection and qualification of the participating companies and of the innovative collections presented. This is the real formula that has determined and confirmed the success of the exhibition for 25 editions. The overall trend of the specific reference market has certainly affected the various editions but the quality level of the products that are presented, in worldwide exclusive, means that the exhibition proved to be an indispensable appointment in the trade fair system. We have just started organizing the 2018 edition and, of course, we hope to reconfirm the good performance recorded in the past.

 

The internationality of the show increased in 2017. Will it continue in 2018 and are you doing any special promotional works to increase it?

Proposte was born as an international fair and it has been able, edition after edition, to expand the European participation to reach, in the latest editions, a proportion of about 50% between Italian and foreign exhibitors. Its internationality has grown recently with the opening to the global markets, first Turkish and then American.
We evaluate from time to time the requests of participation that we receive and the confirmations can be given on the basis of organizational needs, exhibition and cultural planning, to ensure the development of an high international quality exhibition.
We will see whether the future will hold the participation of qualified companies from other countries around the world.
Of course, our work also addresses the customers. I am proud to say that the visitors of Proposte come from more than 70 countries in the world and that the percentage of foreign visitors is around 70%.

 

prop3Is there any new development at International Observatory?

International Observatory was born with the aim of responding to all those companies that cannot find space within the Exhibition Center of Proposte and to prevent individual companies from finding locations scattered around the territory without an order or an exhibition planning.
It was a new challenge, carried out by one of the two promoters of Proposte – Ascontex Promozioni – which has proved to be very functional and successful, thanks to the provided services and thanks to the direct link between Proposte and the locations of International Observatory.
It is our intention to continue on this path, raising the quality of the exhibitors.

 

Shall we see any new theme or event at Proposte this year? 

We will definitely give you news in the coming months.

 

Are you considering a foreign edition of Proposte in another place of the world?

Our organization is always careful to evaluate global market trends and the best positioning at country level too. If there are evolutions, they will not be in the upcoming future.

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R+T Asia 2018 Immersion

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R+T Asia is an annual international trade show focusing on the business-to-business market for roller shutters, doors/gates, windows, and sun protection systems. Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) will again host the event on March 20-22, 2018. This is a great opportunity to attend seminars and events on the latest trends and developments in the Asia Pacific region and globally.

Last year, exhibitor satisfaction of the quality of visitors was remarkably high, as the number of international decision-makers also increased. The 2018 show is set to be the biggest one yet, with over 500 exhibitors expected from all over the world, occupying more than 50,000 square meters of exhibition space.

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Many attendees come to R+T conferences to learn, meet with business partners, and meet industry leaders. These educational opportunitiesserve as a perfect interaction between the two markets; where East meets West.

Concurrent events, such as the Cadex International Architecture & Design Show, the InnovAction awards, the International Window and Door Summit, and the special Materia exhibition, increase the profile of the show. These events attract many retailers, mass distributors, and manufacturers.  In addition to these primary visitors, a growing number of architects and interior designers are also attending the show to get insights on all the new trends and products.

Do not miss R+T Asia 2018!

Significant Asia

Asia, home to some of the most powerful markets, has experienced tremendous economic growth in recent years. This is mainly due to the region’s massive population, its resources, its strategic location, and its expanding infrastructure. Due to its aggressive growth, the Asia-Pacific region will account for two-thirds of the world’s middle class by 2030.

Strategically placed Shanghai is currently seen as the hottest and most vibrant market in the world, moving fast and focused on economic quality.

Many Western producers of sun protection systems, roller shutters, and entry and garage doors believe that there is no space for their products in China, which is seen as “the world’s largest factory.” However, as the number of urban middle-class customers grows, so does their purchasing capacity and their interest in quality products.

R +T Asia itself is widely regarded as the best purchasing platform in the Asia Pacific region because it provides abundant opportunities for effective networking and information sharing.

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Hosted Buyer Program 2018

R+T Asia’s Hosted Buyer program returns again this year as a special service for the elite of the industry. This is a great opportunity for buyers because it saves a great deal of time, facilitates face-to-face meetings with suppliers, and enhances your international purchasing negotiations.

Hosted Buyers receive complimentary hotel accommodations, prescheduled meetings with desired exhibitors, and VIP access to the fair.

To become selected as a Hosted Buyer, you must apply directly. More information regarding terms and conditions of the program can be found at show’s .

#Asia, #SNIEC, #Exhibition

 

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Revealing the most covetable names in home fashion

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After its remarkable success story of EVTEKS fair Istanbul Trade Fairs, an affiliate of CNR Holding, has been organizing the 5th edition of  HOME&TEX, 25-28 October 2016.

With cooperation of TETSIAD (Turkish Home Textiles Industrialists and Businessmen Association), Istanbul Trade Fairs, an affiliate of CNR Holding will organize the third edition of HOME&TEX – Home Textiles and Decoration Fair which reveals the most covetable names in home fashion with a more enriched content on October, 25 – 28, 2017 at CNR EXPO Yesilkoy.

HOME&TEX 2017 will provide an opportunity to observe the latest collections in home textile with wide range of products such as Curtain & Tulle, Curtain Accessories, Curtain Devices, Upholstery, Bedroom Products, Kitchen & Dining Room Textile, Towel & Bathroom Textile, Decorative Products and accessories, Wall Covering, Floor Covering, Yarn lighting on 50.000 sqm indoors area.

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Premium Venue of Home Textiles World will host professional buyers from export oriented target markets. National and foreign visitors such as interior designers, design & lifestyle stores, furniture showrooms, distributors, importers, and hotels from 92 countries, Middle East, the Arabian Gulf, Russia, Turkic Republics, North Africa, America and Europe visit HOME&TEX…

The target is to have an exporting of 10 billion dollars!

In the home textile, which is the locomotive sector of the economy with its production, employment and exports, it is targeted to export $ 10 billion in 2023. The Home & Tex Fair organized to increase the exports of Turkish home textiles will be organized in order to promote the potential of the sector in foreign markets to Turkey.

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Turkey with its location, where all trade roads are crossing, has to assert the policies for increasing the business volume of the hometextile industry by a better using of this advantage. The innovations at this track will effect as a leverage in the sector. It is believed that Hometex show will be the most efficient platform for exhibitors and visitors to step into new markets and to establish a bridge for cooperation the countries.

 

#fashion, #EVTEKS, #CNR

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Mattress, the shining star of Turkey in furniture manufacturing

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* Heimtextil Russia is the main professional platform for home and interior textile business on the Russian market

* The leading International companies on digital print have successfully presented their products at Heimtextil Russia 2017 

* Textile design is another direction, actively developed at Heimtextil Russia

The leading Russian trade fair for professionals of textile business Heimtextil Russia took place from 20 to 22 September 2017 in IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow. The exposition occupied Halls 3 and 4 in Pavilion 1. It presented 247 international exhibitors to 17 873 professional visitors from different parts of Russia. Heimtextil Russia 2017 has confirmed its status of the main business platform for the professionals of textile industry on the Russian market. It is the place where buyers can find top quality collections of home and interior textile from international manufacturers and distributors: bedroom, kitchen and bathroom textiles, window decoration and accessories, furniture upholstery and leather, textile floor coverings, carpets and sun protection systems.

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This year Heimtextil Russia took place in Moscow for the 19th time, and it included national pavilions from Germany, China, Turkey, Pakistan and Tajikistan. National pavilion from Tajikistan was a premiere at the trade fair; it featured home textile and luxurious handmade carpets.

The latest collections of home and interior textile were presented by such foreign companies as Brinkhaus (Germany),

Irisette (Germany), Hefel Textil (Austria), Safeco (France), Zermatex (Mexico), Kittrich Corporation (USA), Space Co (South Korea), Beta Weaving Factory (Thailand), Kanchi by Shobhna & Kunal Mehta (India) and many others. Participation of Gilan Textile Park (Azerbaijan), Sam Rafoat Tekstil (Uzbekistan) and national pavilion from Tajikistan witnesses renaissance of textile industry in Central Asia. The Russian companies participating in the trade fair included Mercury Forge, Eurotex, Eskar, Blinds & Curtain Rods, Teatr Tkaney, M-Tex (featuring York brand), Monolit, DM Textile, La Prima (featuring Curt & Bauer brand) and others. Also this year was remarkable for the large Russian manufacturers, taking part in Heimtextil Russia for the first time: Sima-land, Trekhgornaya manufactura, Belashoff.

Apart from the traditional product groups, Heimtextil Russia 2017 also presented its new specialized areas, that provide a valuable impetus for interior decoration and design:

  • Digital Print exposition, which had already been announced as a separate product group of the fair this year. It included such companies as Epson, NISSA Stensart, RussCom-Graphics, Yuan Tai Printing and others.
  • Contract textiles with a full range of textile products, specially designed for use in hotels, restaurants and cafes, could be found in the assortment of several Heimtextil Russia exhibitors.
  • Wallpaper Bar Pavilion, that features wallpaper and wall coverings.
  • Design Laboratory as a separate area for textile designers to present their works and find a manufacturer for their implementation.
  • Design Academy, that included lectures, practical workshops and seminars dedicated to textile and interior design. Anne Marie Commandeur from Stjilinstituut Amsterdam was the invited guest of the fringe programme. During the first two days of the fair she made presentations about the Heimtextil Trends 2017/2018, which are considered to be the landmark of international textile industry. And the whole fringe programme attracted a large professional audience of designers and decorators and enabled added value for knowledge exchange.

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Textile design is another direction, actively developed at Heimtextil Russia

Surface design in general and textile design in particular is a young, developing industry on the Russian market. Besides, it is an integral part of textile manufacturing business. That’s why it is important to promote and develop this direction in Russia and show its participants how this industry functions. One of the significant parts of the fringe programme was the annual design contest for the best collection of textile prints. Kirill Ovchinnikov became the winner of the contest, and in January 2018 he will take part as an exhibitor in International trade fair Heimtextil in Frankfurt. This contest will allow to take the industry of textile design in Russia to a new level.

Heimtextil Russia 2017 has proved its importance for further growth and development of the Russian professional textile industry. The 20th edition of Heimtextil Russia will take place on September 18-20, 2018 in IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow.

 

#Heimtextil, #trade, #fair

 

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R+T Asia is the most important industry trade fair in Asia

 

 

Reinforced with high-caliber accompanying programs the show achieved new record numbers of visitors and exhibitors

 

rta1R+T Asia, Asia’s number one trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems, reported record new visitor and exhibitor numbers: 519 exhibitors (2016:486), 100 more companies than three years ago, showcased their innovations and product developments from the two main sectors – sun protection systems and doors and gates. Covering an exhibition floor area of 50,00 square meters (2016:45,000 gross square meters), the 13th R+T Asia for the first time made use of five separate halls in the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), a 9% growth over the previous year.

And the visitor numbers are just as impressive: a total of 31,149 visitors attended the trade fair (2016:27,088), almost 15% more than at the previous event. The visitor numbers have risen by 39% in the last two year, underlining the trade fair’s status as the most important industry event in Asia. More and more trade visitors are also coming from abroad, with 9,291 international guests (2016:6,850), again significantly higher than at previous events. Apart from China, visitors predominantly came from Taiwan, India, Australia, Korea and the USA.

“R+T Asia has long outgrown its infancy and is today the most important trade fair for the industry in the Asian region. Our decision 13 years ago to position R+T together with our partner VNU Exhibitions Asia in China, was totally the right one. The trade fair has grown magnificently,” states Roland Bleinroth, Managing Director of Messe Stuttgart.

Global trend issues: energy efficiency and smart home

There is a focus on passive houses and energy efficiency in the Chinese market as well. The well-attended IWDS – international Window and Door Summit – which accompanied the trade fair therefore discussed the hot topics for sun protection systems and doors/gates. Under the slogan“ Transformation of industry for external sun protection’, the convention agenda included the issues of sun protection systems and their integration into passive houses, as well as the energy saving and sun protection benefits of façade insulation. The doors/gates sector considered the issue of smart applications and the current “Smart Home” trend.

rta2The InnovAction Hub demonstrated that energy-efficient systems and innovation go hand in hand. This special show at R+T Asia presented smart solutions for doors and windows, the best products of which were presented with the InnovAction Award by a judging panel of experts. Awards were presented to a battery-operated sun protection system by Lutron Electronics Co.Ltd. in 2017, and as snit-theft roller shutter by Fujian AnLin Intelligence Joint Stock Co.Ltd.

The “Smart 2025 Experience Pavilion” demonstrated smart lighting solutions, locking systems and modern drives and control application concepts for smart, that is networked, learning, working and living.

Smart Home was the defining topic of the CADEX Lounge, a convention event for architecture and design, which was held in parallel. Material suppliers, manufacturers, architects, designers and contractors discussed how the latest technology, being showcased direct adjacent to the convention, can be interwoven with design and architecture.

The MATERIA special show hard further inspiration for the visitors to R+T Asia. The multifunctional uses of cork, concrete, silk, wool or metal, and their properties, including sound attenuation, air filtration and flexibility, was another added bonus during their visit for visitors from the sun protection sector.

The next R+T Asia will be held from 20 to 22 March 2018 in Shanghai.

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MoOD and Indigo Brussels: a winning team

 

 

From 6 until 8 September, MoOD and Indigo Brussels take place at Tour & Taxis. Both shows not to be missed

 

mood1MoOD, together with surface pattern design show Indigo Brussels, will be taking place on 6, 7 & 8 September at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. The venue is an easy accessible location near the city center of Brussels.

 

MoOD / Indigo Brussels visitors are professionals in the fields of design and styling, commercial reps representing companies active as editeurs, wholesalers, retail agents, import/export companies, furniture manufacturers, interior decoration and product development. The event offers five extra reasons to visit this year:
1) Reliance launches Recron FS (Fire Safe) worldwide at MoOD.

Reliance Industries from Mumbai is convinced that MoOD 2017 is the perfect platform to launch its Flame Retardant brand Recron FS.  Reliance is the largest integrated producer of polyester fibres and yarns worldwide. Their environment friendly brand Recron FS is the perfect product to be used in home textiles, hospitality, entertainment and transport industries.

 

2) ZWoven Europe, a totally new collection for the European market
An eye-catching return is made by the Chinese Zhong Wang, one of the biggest weavers in China. The ZWoven collection, designed by Mark Geysen (BE), is marketed and commercialised by Guy Parmentier (BE). In other words: it is supported by ‘connaisseurs’ of the European market, choosing MoOD to ‘attack’ this market. The fashionable collection based on textile know-how from both Belgium and China is a unique project, aimed at importers and the ‘large industry’.

 

3) A lot more velvets on offer by Turkish exhibitors
We notice the return of Turkey’s Rekor Company who will be launching its velvet collection in Brussels! Also returning to MoOD with an inspiring velvet offer are On-Em, Prestige and Yakar.

 

4) mood2The offer in high-end window coverings is expanded especially by Turkish new comer prestigious brands
Interesting high-quality newcomers in the sector of high-end window coverings are Lale Mefrusat, Bezmez and Moral. All aiming at the buyer of quality.

 

5) Even more qualitative and trendy upholstery fabrics from Spain and Israel
An interesting name is Fernando Cerdá & Hijos who will present their indoor upholstery brand Cerdalon exclusively at MoOD. The Spanish company Francisco Jover is coming back in September, offering high-level upholstery, curtains, and outdoor and contract fabrics. Another very interesting returning exhibitor is Nachik from Israel. Nachik was a two-time Blue Drop Award winner in the past and is known for high-quality and very trendy upholstery.

Indigo Brussels: 7 new studios, 10 returning

Indigo Brussels can meanwhile report how its own venue in Tour & Taxis, Shed 4, had to open a waiting-list at the end of May because the space was fully booked, due to a very high demand. Indigo Brussels announces a total of about 90 exhibitors in September!

No less than 7 new studios will be participating at Indigo for the very first time: EM Design (DE), Bella Parizjeva (BE), Jane Dixon (US), Studio Hilla (FI), Bitte Stenström (SE) and Patrizia Ortenzi (IT). Also new is the Brazilian print studio Estudio Prius which is always searching for new manual techniques to use in its designs. These newcomers are illustrating how truly international Indigo Brussels is.

We also notice how no less than 10 studios that took a ‘rain cheque’ in 2016, are back again. In total, 17 countries are present, with the UK topping the list (17 exhibitors), followed by France (14) and Italy (12).

mood3New: MoOD Tech

MoOD understands the importance of staying on top of market changes and that the industries of upholstery, window and wallcoverings are undergoing some intriguing evolutions.  These new technologies, innovations, and talent can be found in Brussels during MoOD in collaboration with Trendease International, which has curated the MoOD Tech, MoOD Innovation, and Launch Pad areas to run alongside the long-standing MoOD exhibitors, experts in weaving and textile development.

In MoOD Tech visitors will be able to embrace the future of smart textiles, thermo-chromic inks, and conductive embroidery; and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Continuing with the ecosystem theme, those interested in wallcoverings and a variety of types of digital print will be able to find the latest substrates to enter the market, novel inks, supporting software, and print service providers—even product launches.

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Heimtextil ’18 leads the way as always with most prestigious giants

 

 

* Big names in the premium segment: brands from Portugal and Spain to return. Turkey takes the lead again in overall national participation

* Program: architects, interior designers and hotel planners in the spotlight

A clear indication of a strong Heimtextil: numerous top players have already announced their intention to participate in the world’s leading trade fair for home and contract textiles from 9-12 January 2018. ‘Months ahead, 98 per cent of the space we had at the recent event is already booked. The huge demand from our exhibitors has given us a boost when it comes to planning the upcoming Heimtextil. Above all, this means that we will continue to expand the contract textile offer’, reports Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt.

heim2The premium segment of decorative materials in hall 3.1 is also once again experiencing strong demand. Several brands have announced that they will be returning: Alhambra / Tormes Design and Tapicerias Gancedo (both Spain) are back on board for Heimtextil 2018. With Damaceno & Antues – Evo Interior Fabrics, a new brand from Portugal is represented. For the product group “wall”, Vescom (Netherlands), a leading supplier of wall coverings for the contract segment, has stated that it will return.

The segment of furnishing and upholstery fabrics continues to be much in demand. In halls 4.0 and 4.1, international manufacturers such as Luilor (Italy) and Dina Vanelli (Turkey) will present their current collections. Given the consistently high demand, high-quality furnishing and upholstery fabrics will be given another presentation space in hall 4.2 for the first time in 2018. New companies there will include Textil Roig from Spain. Deltracon, Muvantex (both Belgium), Loro Piana, Tali (both Italy) and Renby (Israel) are also returning to Heimtextil following a break. Another hugely promising highlight in hall 4.2 will be Trevira (Germany): for the first time in several years, the company will take part in a big community presentation with its CS partners.
The product group “sun” is also characterized by many returnees: Oba Perdesan Perde Sanayi (Turkey) will present high-quality privacy and sun protection systems in hall 5.1. From Germany, the major industry players MHZ Hachtel, Kadeco, Erfal and Buchheiste have registered, as has the Forest Group from the Netherlands.

The segment “digital print technology” in hall 6.0, which presents cutting-edge printing technologies for the home textile industry, is once again attracting a great deal of attention. Almost all market leaders have now registered, such as Hewlett Packard Deutschland, Epson (Italy), Mimaki (Netherlands), Kornit (Germany) und Reggiani (Italy). New exhibitors also include: Aleph, Monti Antonio (both Italy) and Veika (Lithuania), which will present Ecodeco, a new paper for wall design that is PVC-free and produced without the use of chemical plasticisers or other damaging additives.

The biggest selection of Asian manufacturers of home and house textiles presenting their wares within an international context can also be found at Heimtextil. A total of seven levels in halls 6 and 10 will showcase an enormous range of products. The levels 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 for export-oriented manufacturers from Asia with home textile products such as fabrics, carpets, sun protection systems and wallpapers are experiencing excellent booking levels. The focus of the producers here is on larger order volumes. With exhibitors such as Cosmique Global, G.M. Syntex, D Decor, Dicitex Furnishings, Art India, Noorjehan Exports and Punikim Textiles (all India), first-rate producers are once again represented; they were selected by an independent expert committee and have been invited to take up a position in the premium segment of hall 6.1.

Hall 8.0: all prominent names are on board
A large product variety can also be expected from home textile exhibitors. Hall 8.0 is once again fully booked. All prominent names will be there, such as Badenia and Frankenstolz (both Germany), and will present a broad product range for bath and bed. With Mascioni (Italy), a renowned returnee will present high-quality printed and finished bedding. Exciting companies from all over the world will also be in attendance, such as Join a Quilt from Australia and Dún or Fior from Iceland, who will both be celebrating their Heimtextil débuts with bedding.

heim3The highlights in hall 9.0 include Aramis with non-textile table coverings and Textil Vidal Rius (both Spain) with table linen, Grand Design (Sweden) with bedding and bath textiles, Mistral Home (Belgium) with bedding and table linen and Towa (Japan) with non-textile table coverings.

Hall 10.2, in which the Asian premium segment presents home textiles, is also currently heading towards being “sold out”. Yunus Textile Mills (Pakistan) and Synergy Lifestyles (India) are also returning. Synergy Lifestyles is known for its “Bandit Queen” home collection that company owner Sunita Namjoshi developed together with designer Valérie Barkowski. New at Heimtextil is Vini Exports (India), which will also present its new bedding and table linen collection in hall 10.2.

In the premium area of hall 11.0, Allcost from Portugal will celebrate its home textile début with fine bedding, as will Studio DItte from the Netherlands with decorative cushions and bedding. After 16 years, Meyer-Mayor from Switzerland will be returning to Heimtextil and will present classic/fashionable foutas “made in Switzerland” in hall 11.1. Giuseppe Bellora from Italy will inspire with fine textiles for the bedroom. The South African design label Hinterveld with high-quality mohair blankets is also a highlight. Progressive interior trends can be expected from Kas of Australia. Their collection comprises decorative cushions and bedding with a young design. Trendy influences from Japan are provided by Marushin in the form of individual decorative cushions. And finally, visitors can look forward to Welspun from the United Kingdom, which will present its new bathroom and bed linen line.

Expanded offer for those interested in contract textiles

Driven by the ever-increasing importance of contract furnishing, Heimtextil is expanding its position as a top innovation and knowledge platform for textile solutions in architecture and hotel furnishing. Those responsible for organizing the trade fair are supported by an international think tank and are planning a number of presentations, information-related offers and networking opportunities for January 2018 under the title “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality”. In addition to a high-quality programme of talks, this also includes industry-specific trade fair tours, a special exhibitor guide and a meeting point where architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers can network.

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