The latest edition of Spinexpo held in China from March 13 to 15, 2018 welcomed 10,271 visitors from 54 countries. Besides regular attendees, the exhibition also attracted a number of first-time visitors. The number of visitors from Japan, Taiwan and Korea remained stable. There was a steady increase in the number of visitors from Europe. The number of visitors from Russia and the USA was up. However, it was the Middle East and Bangladesh that posted the steepest rise, with 50 per cent more visitors than the 2017 spring/summer season.
Spinners displayed a range of materials, from cashmere to merino, viscose, paper yarns, linen, hemp, raffia and a rich variety of cottons and mixture of materials. Buyers had an unparalleled choice, enabling them to distinguish and refresh their future collections.
Several Chinese exhibitors at the event, mostly exporters, are now focusing on local consumption, which is moving rapidly upmarket. New brands are being created every day and e-commerce has become an important part of daily life in China as elsewhere. Recycling and sustainable development are edging closer to reality, with many brands having already announced to their suppliers their intention of including this request in their purchasing system by 2020.