Thanks to China’s stable economy and a revitalized home textiles market, the autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is poised to create opportunities galore.
Words: Pia Sinha
Photography: Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
Organized by Messe Frankfurt, this four day event is looking to get bigger and better, and it’s no wonder why given how China’s economy has stabilized and the domestic market is already showing signs of rejuvenation. In fact, the 2016 GDP recorded a 6.7% increase reaching a whopping USD 10.7 trillion. What’s more, the Chinese home textiles industry has also helped open up new markets around the world, particularly the ASEAN nations where exports are on the rise.
One of the reasons for this renewal is the growing urbanization that has led to soaring standards of living thereby raising the demand for home textile products. The flourishing hospitality industry is yet another driving force for the market.
Another important factor stimulating the market is the whole-home trend in China. Speaking about the trend, Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfirt (HK) adds, “Compared to demonstrating home textile products separately, showcasing whole-home furnishing is more appealing to Chinese buyers and will encourage sales.”
And that’s why, consumers can expect a comprehensive product spectrum ranging from the likes of wall coverings, carpets, rugs, bedding and toweling.
Countries including Australia, Belgium, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Taiwan and Turkey, will be showcasing their products during the event. Domestic suppliers from Haining, Yuhang, Shaoxing and Tongxiang are also expected to be part of this textile extravaganza. You can also expect to see top-end branded exhibitors like JAB, Yada & Euroart, Enzo Degli, Angiuoni, D Décor & Culp.
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles has been scheduled from the 23rd – 26th August 2017 and will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai.