26 August saw the successful conclusion of the 26th edition of Inter-textile Shanghai Home Textiles. The fair has welcomed a total of 643 exhibitors this year and drawn more than 25,000 trade buyers. The fair has continued to be the perfect forum for linking global suppliers. Home textile industry customers, considering the tough times we are all facing.
Shanghai textile fair introduced a brand-new online business matching platform. Which promote business exchanges between suppliers and buyers from around the globe in view of the current international travel restrictions.
Inter-textile provides a much-needed business platform for the industry as many trade shows were cancelled in the first half of the year. “The pandemic has brought great changes to the market trends as well. For instance, customers are now focusing more on their health and safety. So products with anti-bacterial properties are becoming increasingly popular.
“I came to this fair to find new developments, new marketing ideas, interesting filling and fabric composition blends. I’m happy to see quite a number of Chinese companies cooperating with the inventors, and becoming innovation leaders,” Elena Salsera, quality director and China Branch general manager, Togas Group, US, said. “The worldwide pandemic has affected millions of people and a lot of companies across the world including us.