Clothing & Textiles Trade Shows in Asia 2018: A Complete Guide

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You can find hundreds of qualified suppliers, all under one roof, at one of Asia’s clothing and textiles trade shows. In this guide, you get a complete overview of the top trade shows this year in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan (ROC) and Vietnam.

For each clothing and textiles show, we also list the type of apparel, the venue location – and whether or not you need a visa.

Hong Kong S.A.R

HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week

The 49th edition of Asia’s leading fashion event, Hong Kong Fashion Week will take place in Hong Kong in January next year.

As Hong Kong offers visa-free entry for short-term visits to the nationals of 170 countries, you can most likely visit the Hong Kong Fashion Week without a visa (based on your nationality).

You can also check the list of countries for visa-free entry and the number of days allowed for each nationality here.

You can find clothing brands, manufacturers, and latest fashion apparel at the event by some of the top manufacturers mostly from Hong Kong and mainland China. Some top exhibitors at the event include:

  • Jacky Mannequin & Hanger Fty
  • Sun Kee Woollen Knitting Factory Ltd
  • C & V Fashion Design
  • Gorgeous Belts & Accessories
  • Junson (HK) Industrial Limited

In total, more than 1,000 companies are expected to display their products at the week-long event.

The products you can expect on display include:

  • Women Clothing
  • Men’s Wear
  • Footwear
  • Fabrics
  • Pullovers
  • Sweaters
  • Knitwear
  • Party Dresses
  • Casual Wear
  • Embroidery Work
  • Other Apparel Accessories

The Hong Kong Fashion Week is organized by Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC) twice a year, every Fall and Winter. The entry is free, and only for 18 years old and above.

The fair is rated as the leading fashion event in Asia that attracted almost 15,000 buyers from more than 70 countries this year. The last event also attracted more than fifteen hundred exhibitors from 21 countries.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textile and Furnishings Fair

The 9th edition of Hong Kong International Home Textile and Furnishings Fair will take place in April 2018.

Visa is not required in Hong Kong for most of the countries, so you can join the event without worrying about the visa process.

The event will display and highlight latest trends in the home textile and furnishings industry which include:

  • Bedroom Textiles
  • Bathroom Textiles
  • Kitchen Textiles
  • Floor Coverings & Carpets
  • Design Solutions
  • Furnishings & Upholstery
  • Window Fashion

The admission is for trade only, and you’ve to pay $15 admission fees as well.

You can find some of the top textile and furnishing brands, mostly from Hong Kong and China.

It is also one of the major events organized by HKTDC, that organizes over 30 different events each year. In 2017, the event attracted more than 290 international textile suppliers and 18,000 buyers from all over the world.

HKTDC arranges this event at the same time it arranges the largest Houseware Event in Asia, providing you an opportunity to visit both events at the same time.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK

Global Sources Fashion Fair

The Global Sources Fashion Fair is also considered among the largest fashion shows in Asia. The fair features 1,800 booths for different companies where you can find fabrics, apparel, and accessories on display from Asia’s top fashion and apparel brands and manufacturers.

You can find more than 600 exhibitors at this event, all verified suppliers by the event Global Sources management. Most of the brands and manufacturers are from Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, South Korea and other Asian countries.

The exhibitors at the event accept small orders which make this event a good option for you if you’re Amazon or online seller. The event management also offers dedicated services to online and Amazon sellers.

The event will take place in Hong Kong in the last week of April 2018.

You can find a huge collection of products at this event which includes:

  • Bags & Luggage
  • Women Wear
  • Men Wear
  • Footwear
  • Sports Fashion
  • Apparels & Fabrics
  • Underwear & Swimwear
  • Other Lifestyle Products

The fair is organized twice a year.

Venue: AsiaWorld-Expo, situated right next to the Hong Kong International Airport.

China (Mainland)

Canton Fair Phase 3

Canton Fair, also known as China Import and Export Fair, is another major clothing & textile fair in Asia that is regularly organized in China since 1957.

The fair takes place in three phases, starting from phase 1 in April and ending at phase 3 in May 2018. The Phase 3 consists of textile, garments, and apparel exhibitors.

The products you can find at this fair are fabrics, home textiles, bed linens, kitchen and bathroom textile, handmade carpets, shoes, handbags, and other apparel accessories.

The exhibition will take place in China Import and Export Complex, which is also known as the largest modernized exhibition center in Asia. The center is located on Pazhou Island, Guangzhou, China.

Unlike Hong Kong, you need a visa for China to attend Canton Fair Phase 3. Hong Kong offers visa-free entry to citizens of 170 countries, but the number of such countries is only 13 for China.

You can check the list of 13 countries here that are allowed a visa-free entry for limited time. If you’re from Japan or Singapore, you can visit China for 15 days without a visa but if you’re from elsewhere, including Europe or North America, you need a visa.

The exhibition also takes place twice a year and over 100,000 buyers attend this fair every year, while over 20,000 businesses exhibit their products.

Venue: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2018

The international Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2018 Spring edition will take place in March 2018 in Shanghai.

You can find some of the top manufacturers of apparel fabrics and accessories in this exhibition.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2018 is also considered among the largest textile exhibitions in Asia, with more than 3,300 exhibitors from 26 countries expected to join the event this year.

The fair also attracted more than 70,000 buyers from all over the world in 2017.

Just like other exhibitions on our list, you can find a huge variety of apparel, women’s wear, men’s wear, handbags, fabrics, lingerie, embroidery, etc.

The event takes place twice a year, as Spring and Autumn edition.

Venue: National Exhibition And Convention Center, Shanghai, China.

Yarn Expo

Yarn Expo will take place at the same time and at the same venue as the international Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2018 Spring edition, which allows you to attend both events at the same time and at the same location in March.

You can find the latest collection of blended yarns, which include cotton, flax, wool, and man-made yarns and fibers by hundreds of exhibitors at this event.

The exhibitors include some of the leading suppliers and manufacturers from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan and few other Asian countries.

In 2017, 393 exhibitors attended the fair from 12 countries. More than 22,000 buyers visited the expo last year.

The exhibition allows free-of-charge entry for only trade visitors who are above 18 years of age.

The event takes place every year in Spring and Autumn.

Venue: National Exhibition And Convention Center, Shanghai, China.

Taiwan (Republic of China)

Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show

The Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show takes place once a year, every October in Taipei.

The event is organized by the Taiwan Textile Federation in partnership with Taiwan External Trade Development Council.

The products you can find here are fabrics, fibers, filaments & yarns, OEM/ODM apparels, trimmings, and other apparel accessories.

Taiwan allows visa-free entry to the citizens of almost 60 countries which include European Union, Australia, Canada, United States, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan.

You can find the complete list of visa-free countries for Taiwan here.

If you’re visiting from North America or Europe, you’ll not have any issue traveling to Taiwan without a visa if you intend to stay for less than 90 days.

The show is not as large as some other textile expos in Hong Kong and China, but you can find a large number of domestic suppliers from Taiwan here. Almost 400 exhibitors joined the show in 2017 which was visited by more than 20,000 people from around the world.

Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Rd., Nangang District, Taipei, Taiwan

Vietnam

Vietnam Int’l Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition

The 18th edition of Vietnam International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition is Scheduled in April 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The products you can find at this event include textile machinery, apparel machinery, fibers, filaments, fabrics, and other apparel accessories.

You can find manufacturers of braiding machines, winding machines, thread trimmer machines, and other producers of modern textile and apparel machinery here.

The fair is more suited for you if you’re looking to buy textile and apparel machinery.

Vietnam allows citizens of 24 countries to visit the country without a visa, which includes countries like Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, UK, and few other European countries.

You can check the entire list here.

The exhibition is organized twice a year, every April and November.

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, Dist.7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

SaigonTex

The 30th Vietnam Saigon Textile & Garment Industry Expo, also known as, SaigonTex, will take place in April in 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The exhibition takes place at the same time as the Vietnam International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition and at the same location, which allows you to attend both events at the same time.

The event attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors from 24 countries all over the world which makes it one of the largest textile & garments expos in the region.

You can also find garments, textile, apparel, fabrics and other similar products in addition to apparel and textile machinery and parts.

The expo takes place only once a year, every April.

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC)

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