Natural fibers will be exhibited at Yarn Expo.
Natural fibers will be exhibited at Yarn Expo.

Sustainability is more than an industry trend. By definition, it is a long-lasting key message for development, with more buyers looking to source environmentally-friendly products that are still competitively-priced. Responsible sources of specialty yarns, fancy yarns and chemical fibers will be all on offer at this year’s Autumn Edition of Yarn Expo, held from 15 – 17 October at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.

Yarn Expo Autumn is Asia’s leading trade platform for the yarn and fiber industry, with quality suppliers from around the world showcasing natural and blended yarns including cotton, wool, flax, and man-made fibers and yarns, as well as specialty products including elastic, fancy and blended yarns. For this Autumn Edition, Yarn Expo is set to take place concurrently with the biennial ITMA ASIA + CITME.

Big-name industry suppliers return this October

This year, the India Pavilion, which was organized by Texprocil (The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council), willfeature over 50 Indian cotton manufacturers, forming a key bridge to connect global buyers with fine Indian yarns and fibers.

At the Autumn Edition 2018, the Pavilion will include Valson Polyester, who produces a wide range of shades using eco-friendly paints, avoiding azokislotnye dyes. Other highlights include quality organic yarns such as GTN Group’s organic (ecopure) and organic blend cotton yarn (ecocare), as well as Shreedhar Cotsyn’s sustainable series of organic, BCI and OEKO-TEX yarns.

Other well-known international exhibitors include Indorama, Chemtax Industrial and Sateri. With this being the fourth year of Indorama’s participation, Mr Anupam Agrawal of Indorama described Yarn Expo as “an ideal platform where you meet not only your Chinese partners, but also your global partners”.

Functional fabrics to be displayed

Eco-friendly fibers, such as wormwood, mint or silk hemp, often take advantage of natural functions. These can include antibacterial and anti-pestilence functions, which have won the favor of buyers worldwide. Yarn Expo has quickly established itself to be a leading platform for exhibitors to announce their latest technologies.

This is key as manufacturers in the industry rapidly develop sustainable products, in keeping with competitors and customer demand. As Mr Warakorn Bunkanokwong of Kongkiat Textile observed in the Spring Edition 2018: “The feedback from buyers from around the world can help us improve and learn the latest market trends.” This level of innovation, achieved through valuable connections, is central to Yarn Expo’s ethos.

According to the organizer, last year’s Autumn Edition attracted 493 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, and 17,185 trade buyers from 84 countries and regions. The fair is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT.