The design and textile industry is soon to witness one of Asia’s leading trade platform—Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles from August 28-31, 2019. The 2018 Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles proved itself as Asia’s leading trade platform with almost 40,000 trade buyers from 104 countries and regions attending to a source with 1,091 suppliers from 26 countries and regions. The 2019 fair will be providing numerous opportunities for business contacts, onsite orders, and understanding the latest market trends in China.

Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK), said: “The home textile market in China is experiencing dynamic demand from customers in recent years. Instead of buying single items like sofas, bedding and curtains, consumers now prefer whole-home decoration which emphasises a unified design style for the entire flat. The rising average income also stimulates the demand for quality home textile products. Under these circumstances, our show, which attract tens of thousands of buyers from China and around the world, serves as a perfect occasion for suppliers to promote their brand and to expand their business.”

In addition to household demand, architects, interior designers, and hoteliers are another solid source of business for exhibitors at the fair. To address growing demand for contract upholstery, the fair introduced the ‘Contract Business 360°’ concept last year for the first time in which buyers got the chance to meet highlighted leading suppliers, discover the possible functionalities of different contract textile products and learn the latest market information from a series of seminars. The 2019 fair will continue to promote the ‘Contract Business 360°’ concept.

Being one of the selected contract business exhibitors in 2018 fair, China’s Hangzhou Antex Trading recognised the show’s effort in promoting contract business idea at the fair. “The demand for contract upholstery with fire retardant, dirt-resistance and shading properties has been increasing in recent years. The fair helps us in attracting more potential customers with this special highlight on Contract Business. We will also be developing more products specifically for this contract market,” shared Wheatley Weng, general manager.

In August 2019, visitors can expect to meet a number of branded supplier that are experienced in working on contract business, while business matching meetings will also be pre-arranged between exhibitors and contract buyers. In addition to contract products, there will also be a wide range of home textile products presented by more than 1,000 domestic and overseas suppliers to meet various sourcing demands from visitors.