People's Daily Online, New York, July 23 (Reporter Yin Wei) July 23

Update:06 Sep 2018

People's Daily Online, New York, July 23 (Reporter Yin […]

People's Daily Online, New York, July 23 (Reporter Yin Wei) July 23, the 19th China Textile and Apparel Trade Fair (New York) and American Apparel Fabrics Sourcing Fair, New York International Apparel Sourcing Fair, New York International Home Textiles Sourcing Fair ( Hereinafter, the New York Exhibition) was grandly opened at the Javits Convention Center in New York, USA. Xu Yingxin, Vice President of China Textile Industry Federation and Executive Vice President of Textile Industry Branch of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Zhao Yumin, Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General in New York, Qi Jing, Vice President of China Knitting Industry Association, and Li, Deputy Director of Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Commerce Dajun, executive vice president of Shenzhen Underwear Association Zhang Fengwei, director of Messe Frankfurt, Detroit Braun, vice president of Messe Frankfurt, Wolff Schmidt, president of Messe Frankfurt, USA, Dennis Smith, Messe Frankfurt (Hong Kong) ) Wen Ting, Senior General Manager of the Company, Zhao Weiping, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Michael Singer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Fashion Industry Association, and Julia Hughes, President of the American Fashion Industry Association, attended the opening ceremony. Cut the ribbon Textiles .

It is reported that this exhibition is hosted by the China Textile Industry Federation, and the Textile Industry Branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the Frankfurt Exhibition (USA) Company jointly hosted the exhibition for three days. As a professional procurement exhibition in the eastern United States, New York Exhibition brings together New York fashion design, relying on unique purchasing resources and distribution channel advantages to become the only textile and apparel industry chain procurement platform in the East. The exhibition has a total exhibition area of more than 30,000 square meters, attracting exhibitors from 17 countries around the world, as well as key export enterprises and professional foreign trade groups in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong and Guangdong.

In the past two years, with the accelerated pace of transformation and upgrading of China's textile industry, environmental protection, small-volume production, and rapid delivery capabilities have improved significantly. The New York Exhibition has a new mission: to promote the new image of China's textile industry - innovation, fashion, green, Through the advantages of the platform and in-depth services, we will empower Chinese textile enterprises to locate the international market. At the New York show, companies that produce high-end apparel this year accounted for 44% of the total, up 20% from last year, and 86% of exhibitors have mid-end apparel production lines. Not only that, the proportion of enterprises that passed the environmental certification at the exhibition was as high as 58%, which reflects that China's textile and apparel enterprises are striving to gradually improve the future development of green and sustainable industries. In addition, at the fabric procurement exhibition, the proportion of functional fabric companies increased, compared with the same period last year, the technological content of “Made in China” is constantly improving.

Another highlight of this exhibition is that the Shenzhen Underwear Association not only organized a large-scale exhibition group, but also staged a fashion show with famous brands such as An Lifang, City Beauty, Urban Musha, Tianzhu Eco-Clothing, and Cooling Fengshang. Dynamically showcase the latest achievements in the creation, design and manufacture of Chinese underwear products.

In addition, this fashion show presents a new event that allows companies to directly face up to local apparel fabric buyers, R&D experts and designers in New York. Many foreign brands' understanding of Chinese textile enterprises is still in mass production, lack of creativity and design. The purpose of this activity is to change this impression and show exhibitors the creative and high-quality side of China's textile industry. New York local and US environmentally friendly factories and processing companies will encounter innovative Chinese factories that offer small-volume order services.

Xu Yingxin, vice president of the China National Textile and Apparel Council, said in his speech that despite the background of the escalation of Sino-US trade frictions, the scale of the exhibition and the number of Chinese exhibitors have remained basically stable. He said: "2018 is a very special year. The biggest difference lies in the business environment and the trade environment of the textile and garment industry."

Xu Yingxin said: "Frankly speaking, we are worried about the escalation of Sino-US trade frictions, because the increase of tariffs is not only a tax on consumers, but also a more stable international supply chain for terminal brands. Certainty. American consumers, fashion brand companies, and Chinese textile and apparel manufacturers will not benefit from trade disputes."

He added: "The scale of this exhibition is more than 30,000 square meters, which is the same as last year. Many Chinese companies exhibitors have reserved booths early, indicating that the exhibition is the most important business platform for enterprises to explore the North American market. This shows that China Textile The company has not lost confidence and still has high hopes for opening up the US market through the New York exhibition platform."

Zhao Yumin, Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General in New York, Detlev Braun, Director of Messe Frankfurt, and Julia Hughes, President of the American Fashion Industry Association, unanimously expressed the free trade of textiles and clothing between China and the United States. The importance of the industry and consumers, I wish the bilateral textile and apparel trade between China and the United States to continue on the basis of mutual benefit and equality.

According to reports, the New York show just kicked off the climax of the overseas exhibition in the second half of the year. Starting from the New York exhibition, the Chinese textile industry will embrace the world more deeply, showcase the image of innovation, fashion and green “Made in China” to the world, and invite the world to witness the deep influence of China on the world textile industry. In September of this year, China Textile and Apparel Trade Fair (Paris) Autumn Exhibition and Paris International Apparel and Accessories Fair, GOTEX International Textile and Apparel Sourcing Exhibition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the 3rd South Africa China Textile Exhibition in November and two sessions a year. The Bangladesh Dhaka International Fabrics and Yarn Show will be held in succession to help Chinese companies build a “Made in China” brand image globally.