Spinexpo, a professional trade exhibition dedicated to promoting innovation in yarns, fibres and knitwear, is set to open doors to an international audience and buyers from February 6 to 7 in Paris. Unveiling a highly anticipated avant-première of Spring/Summer 2019 collections to the European markets, Spinexpo brings new inspiration with collections and innovative product offerings from a selection of leading international exhibitors encompassing yarn, fibre and knitwear.
The organisers say, “Our Shanghai-based exhibition has been an on-going catalyst for the textiles and fashion industry and continues to be a driving force in moving both suppliers and buyers forward, urging them to bring newness in design and innovative technical applications to the market. Buyers have come to recognise Spinexpo as a place of paramount importance, the vanguard of cutting-edge ideas, creativity and inspiration.”
Many exhibiting companies have been suppliers to European textiles organisations and are now directly showcasing their creativity, providing better lead-time in the delivery of products and offering bespoke personalised services. Esquel Group is presenting their new, unique ultrafine merino originating from Lindis, New Zealand — Lindis Ultra fine merino wool ranges between 10.6 to 14.5 microns, with cashmere ranging from 13 to 15.5 and standard wool ranging from 16 to 35 microns.
Lindis Merino is a naturally elastic fibre due to its unique helical molecular structure. It is naturally breathable and hygroscopic, making garments very comfortable to wear, providing thermal retention and a soft hand-feel.
The Esquel Group is proposing a new yarn made by blending its premium extra–long-staple cotton from its own avant-garde ecological farm with Lindis ultra-fine merino wool, achieving the balance between softness and warmth. The company explains in a statement, “This will allow upmarket brands to differentiate from their competitors.”
UPW has taken the challenge to produce intelligent future yarns that are sustainable. One of the yarns in focus for this coming Spring/Summer 2019 is Tropical – a 2/32 Nm, 25 per cent recycled cotton, 30 per cent cotton, 45 per cent UV resistant polyester, machine washable protection yarn which shields the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, has mosquito repellence and responsibly uses recycled cotton fibres.