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Sustainable Fabrics Take Centre Stage At Intertextile Apparel Shanghai

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Over 3,000 exhibitors from more than 20 countries & regions will join this year’s Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics from 12 – 14 March, spanning a huge range of textile product categories, from fashion to technical innovation.

Comprehensive product zones will reflect demand for different products such as sustainable solutions, functional fabrics, digital printing, accessories and denim that never goes out of style.

With the added element of the fringe programme, which will include seminars held by exhibitors, the fair offers a versatile experience for visitors with opportunities to learn more about the latest industry opinions and regulations.

New OEKO-TEX®100 Standard regulations have been published for 2019, and eco-conscious visitors can head to the All About Sustainability zone for more details.

The product zone, which features Chinese and European exhibitors, is regarded as a must-see destination for those seeking environmentally-friendly textile products and innovations.

At the Spring Edition, this will include Foshan Chicley Textile’s sustainable fashion fabrics – a range of organic linen and cotton, Lenzing ECOVERO, Modal and TENCEL, as well as digital print fabrics.

What’s more, the All About Sustainability zone also houses exhibitors who provide testing and certification services. Hohenstein Textile Testing and TESTEX both offer Standard 100, STeP, Eco Passport, Detox to Zero and Leather Standard by OEKO-TEX® testing amongst other services, and both of these exhibitors will also host a seminar.

Hohenstein Textile Testing will explain the amended OEKO-TEX® regulations, while TESTEX will discuss how these new regulations help to build trust with today’s consumers.

Other exhibitors offering testing services include Intertex Testing Services, SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services and TUV Rheinland.

The product zone is the ideal place for visitors to source eco-friendly textile products and gain insight on new sustainable business approaches, to meet the world’s growing demand for green fashion.