Interfiliere Shanghai will be held in China, October 12 to 13, 2016.
Fabrics and accessories samples from exhibitors will feature qualities such as comfort, protection (anti-UV, antibacterial, anti-abrasion), breathability, quick-drying, heat-regulation, connected and innovation.
Information panels and video presentations will be held to explain the latest technological advances in bonding/lamination, seamless knitting, coating, laser-cutting and other technologies.
Also on display will be innovations from other industry sectors such as 3D printed silk, boxer-shorts with protection against harmful waves, a wallet using electromagnetic induction for wireless phone-charging, and shoes made from recycled oyster-shells.
The athleisure section will present the latest trends in sportswear and the evolution of active wear. It will shine a spotlight on how new, innovative fabrics can be mixed and matched. Fabric surface textures, double knits and engineered athleisure lace will also be featured.
The lingerie forum will continue to play a central role, revealing trends for autumn/winter ’17-’18 and showcasing the technical innovations of the latest must-have products. A dedicated area called the beach forum will showcase fabrics, accessories, and finished products for swimwear, beachwear and sportswear.
Seminars and conferences will cover trends, branding, technology, and industry hot topics. The seminar will highlight active wear materials and interpret active wear and merchandising trends.