Intertextile Beijing is the number one trade fair for apparel fabrics and accessories manufacturers and suppliers wanting to reach China’s north and north-east region and guides the Asian market trends.
Domestic sales topped the market and represented 60 per cent of sales, showing an increasing importance of the Chinese economy and also reflected positively on the wool market. Japanese, European and North American numbers were down slightly compared with 2011.
Brimming with optimistic atmosphere the exhibition showcased innovative and favourite fabric styles, textures, patterns and applications powered by pleasant pop-art bright colours, varied natural blends, lightweight and ultra-thin open weaves, recyclable fibres and green dye.
A heritage trend to re-cast traditional patterns with creativity - signposted by The Wool Lab - covered a palette of neutral colours: khaki, grey, dusty pink, livid blue and dark green. Classic patterns of hound-tooth or Prince Welsh windowpane borrow the modern elegance from flocking treatment.
Danmao showed stiff transparent suitings in Merino Extrafine Super 100’s with a high twist, which are formal and comfortable in summer.
LingLong’s collection of 100 per cent knitting wool fabric with smoothness and stretch was enjoyed by the buyers.
Visitors enjoyed woollen fabrics, which are becoming more vigorous as well as increasingly popular with the younger fashionistas. Double-faced wool fabrics with natural wrinkle appearance due to the different shrinkage of two sides met the needs of women’s wear designers. The wools are with more casual spirit and energetic.
Danmao lunched its first “Danmao tretch” spring summer collections with technologic developments, vintage preppy style and ultra-light fabrics with flexible characteristics. Designers leant towards brushed shirting wool fabrics with vintage colour groups.
At Qinghe Sanyang wools for sportswear were on show, with borrowed versatilities from chemical fibres.
Environmentally friendly fabrics are no longer novelty as more and more eco collections emerged. Wool and prolivon blends can be dyed at low temperatures, with rich texture and cool handle by Qinghe Sanyang to reduce the energy consumption.
The fashion trends guided mills to produce low carbon environmental eco-fabrics, offering a deeper understanding of environmental protection. The exhibition booth design was simple and elegant. To contribute to environment protection many mills, including LingLong and Danmao, are trying to reduce the construction materials and decoration used at the exhibition.
28 to 30 March 2012