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(c) JANDALI MODE.MEDIEN.MESSEN für CHIC
10.08.2021

CHIC Shanghai in October instead of August 2021

Instead of taking place from August 25-27 as originally planned, Asia's leading trade fair for fashion and lifestyle will now be held from October 9-11, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. The fair has been taking place physically again since July 2020, always in compliance with strict safety and hygiene regulations. Various digital platforms are being set up in parallel.

The around 500 brands registered for CHIC (August) will now present themselves to the trade visitors in autumn on 62,000 sqm, including important industry players such as JINTIANSHI (menswear), VINI Bespoke (menswear), Zaijiu (womenswear), Jiebeidi (womenswear), COFNA (childrenswear), Laura Vita (shoes), Hattershub (headwear), MANNYLONQ (CHIC-Young Blood) and Dragon Heart (CHIC-Young Blood) and exciting up-and-coming designers such as KIMUSSO, Yujiantian and Wuma.

Instead of taking place from August 25-27 as originally planned, Asia's leading trade fair for fashion and lifestyle will now be held from October 9-11, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. The fair has been taking place physically again since July 2020, always in compliance with strict safety and hygiene regulations. Various digital platforms are being set up in parallel.

The around 500 brands registered for CHIC (August) will now present themselves to the trade visitors in autumn on 62,000 sqm, including important industry players such as JINTIANSHI (menswear), VINI Bespoke (menswear), Zaijiu (womenswear), Jiebeidi (womenswear), COFNA (childrenswear), Laura Vita (shoes), Hattershub (headwear), MANNYLONQ (CHIC-Young Blood) and Dragon Heart (CHIC-Young Blood) and exciting up-and-coming designers such as KIMUSSO, Yujiantian and Wuma.

The expected 60,000 visitors are also able to attend seminars and workshops on current topics such as Recognition and new opportunities of new retail in AI Fashion or 2021 Maker of Silk Road & Innovation of Design Infinity -- The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of China Textile & Apparel SME.

Next events:
CHIC Shenzhen | 3rd-5th November 2021 | Shenzhen
CHIC March 22 | 9-11 March 2022 | Shanghai

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JANDALI MODE.MEDIEN.MESSEN

07.05.2021

Sateri to Acquire Funing Aoyang’s Viscose Fibre Business

Sateri has entered into agreement with Funing Aoyang Technology Co., Ltd. (Funing Aoyang) to acquire its viscose fibre business. The acquisition is part of Sateri’s growth strategy which will bring Sateri’s total number of viscose mills in China to six and total annual production capacity to more than 1.8 million tonnes.

Funing Aoyang is a subsidiary of listed company Jiangsu Aoyang Health Industry Co., Ltd. Its 330,000-tonne per annum mill that will be acquired by Sateri under the agreement, is located in Aoyang Industrial Park, Funing County, Jiangsu Province. Sateri is a member of the RGE group of companies; RGE manages a group of resource-based manufacturing companies with global operations spanning Indonesia, China, Brazil, Spain and Canada.

Sateri has entered into agreement with Funing Aoyang Technology Co., Ltd. (Funing Aoyang) to acquire its viscose fibre business. The acquisition is part of Sateri’s growth strategy which will bring Sateri’s total number of viscose mills in China to six and total annual production capacity to more than 1.8 million tonnes.

Funing Aoyang is a subsidiary of listed company Jiangsu Aoyang Health Industry Co., Ltd. Its 330,000-tonne per annum mill that will be acquired by Sateri under the agreement, is located in Aoyang Industrial Park, Funing County, Jiangsu Province. Sateri is a member of the RGE group of companies; RGE manages a group of resource-based manufacturing companies with global operations spanning Indonesia, China, Brazil, Spain and Canada.

Allen Zhang, Sateri’s President, said: “This acquisition will boost Sateri’s market footprint and further strengthen our ability to serve customers in eastern and northern China. We will invest in advanced technologies to upgrade the mill so as to enhance its process technology, safety and environmental performance. Through better management and operational excellence, we hope to make a positive impact to the local economy and accelerate the sustainable development of the industry.”

The closing of the acquisition is subject to procedural approvals by relevant authorities.

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Omnicom Public Relations Group

14.04.2021

NCTO requests Agency to grant Approval for Collection of China 301 Duties

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas sent a letter to Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Robert Fairweather, requesting the agency reconsider and approve a proposal to direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect Section 301 penalty duties on billions of dollars of Chinese goods currently shipped duty free under Section 321 de minimis waivers.

“There has been an exponential growth of shipments to the United States in recent years that qualify for Section 321 duty-free treatment,” Glas said in the letter. “U.S. manufacturers of textiles, apparel and other consumer goods that routinely sell for less than the $800 de minimis threshold increasingly find their markets and workforce threatened by this tariff avoidance scheme.”

The letter details how the current Section 321 provision is now being coupled with e-commerce to provide billions in duty avoidance on these imported products, including:

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas sent a letter to Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Robert Fairweather, requesting the agency reconsider and approve a proposal to direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect Section 301 penalty duties on billions of dollars of Chinese goods currently shipped duty free under Section 321 de minimis waivers.

“There has been an exponential growth of shipments to the United States in recent years that qualify for Section 321 duty-free treatment,” Glas said in the letter. “U.S. manufacturers of textiles, apparel and other consumer goods that routinely sell for less than the $800 de minimis threshold increasingly find their markets and workforce threatened by this tariff avoidance scheme.”

The letter details how the current Section 321 provision is now being coupled with e-commerce to provide billions in duty avoidance on these imported products, including:

  • Increased import price pressure on domestic manufacturers of various types of consumer items that routinely sell for less than $800 such as – apparel, footwear, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, flatware, auto parts, etc.
  • An inability to properly identify and block the importation of adulterated products posing a health and safety risk to consumers.
  • An inability to properly identify and block imports of counterfeit products that violate intellectual property laws.
  • Enhanced ability of countries like China to access the U.S. market, despite their failure to provide reciprocal access to their markets and their persistent illegal and unfair trading practices.

“Imported merchandise from China that enters under a Section 321 waiver is exempt from all normal tariffs and any penalty duties assessed under the current 301 case. This unreasonable and unnecessary duty exemption severely undermines the purpose and value of the existing Section 301 determination against China as an effort to address its longstanding predatory trade practices,” Glas stated.

“The Biden administration should undertake an exhaustive review of this problem to develop the policy changes needed to mitigate the damaging impact of Section 321 waivers on U.S. workers and manufacturers,” Glas added. “In the interim, it is critical that the OMB and CBP take reasonable steps, such as denying Section 321 benefits to goods covered under the existing China 301 determination [tariffs]. Doing so would be a valuable first step toward limiting the dangerous and growing exploitation of this tariff waiver mechanism.”

See the full letter here.

Oerlikon: Three staple fiber bicomponent systems successfully commissioned in Asia (c) Oerlikon Neumag
Oerlikon Neumag staple fiber plants stand for highest product quality and absolute reliability.
27.08.2020

Oerlikon: Three staple fiber bicomponent systems successfully commissioned in Asia

Neumünster – Oerlikon Neumag has successfully commissioned three staple fiber bicomponent systems in China. With capacities of 50 tons per day each, the systems are being used to manufacture coresheath bicomponent fibers made from PP/PE or PET/PE at two long-standing Oerlikon Manmade Fibers customers. These fibers are used to make hygiene products.

Oerlikon Neumag staple fiber technology still in demand

Despite coronavirus-related restrictions, the three new systems were installed within three and five months, all without any problems. They have meanwhile been operating under stable production conditions with optimum fiber quality of the very highest standards for several weeks now.

Many years of experience in bi-component spinning

Neumünster – Oerlikon Neumag has successfully commissioned three staple fiber bicomponent systems in China. With capacities of 50 tons per day each, the systems are being used to manufacture coresheath bicomponent fibers made from PP/PE or PET/PE at two long-standing Oerlikon Manmade Fibers customers. These fibers are used to make hygiene products.

Oerlikon Neumag staple fiber technology still in demand

Despite coronavirus-related restrictions, the three new systems were installed within three and five months, all without any problems. They have meanwhile been operating under stable production conditions with optimum fiber quality of the very highest standards for several weeks now.

Many years of experience in bi-component spinning

Oerlikon Neumag looks back on many years of experience in constructing bicomponent staple fiber systems. The first system for this fiber type was commissioned as far back as 1995. Oerlikon Neumag offers solutions for the most varied cross-sections, ranging from sheath/core’, ‘side-by-side’, ‘island in the sea’, ‘orange type’ as well as ‘trilobal’. The applications are diverse: from self-crimping fibers, bonding fibers, super-microfibers all the way through to hollow fibers.

The Oerlikon Neumag bicomponent technology is particularly characterized by the extremely robust spin packs that have no expensive wear parts, which considerably reduces the costs here. The reconditioning costs when cleaning the spin packs are kept to an absolute minimum. Add to this the separate temperature transfer option in the spinning beam for the two polymers. As a result, the quality and the viscosity of the polymers can be accurately adjusted in accordance with the respective process requirements.

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Oerlikon Neumag

04.05.2020

Nach Corona-Ausbruch: Chinas Einzelhandel gewinnt bereits wieder an Vitalität

  • C-star Shanghai vom 02. bis 04. September 2020: Hoher Zuspruch von Ausstellerseite
  • BMWI fördert erneut Teilnahme deutscher Unternehmen
  • Premiere: EuroShop Retail Design Award China

Der jüngstes Weltwirtschaftsausblick des Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) prognostiziert angesichts der aktuellen Coronakrise für das globale Wachstum im Jahr 2020 voraussichtlich einen Rückgang um 3 Prozent, in der EU sogar um rund 7 Prozent. Nicht so für China, wo trotz Covid-19  ein positives Wirtschaftswachstum liegt von 1 Prozent erwartet wird.

  • C-star Shanghai vom 02. bis 04. September 2020: Hoher Zuspruch von Ausstellerseite
  • BMWI fördert erneut Teilnahme deutscher Unternehmen
  • Premiere: EuroShop Retail Design Award China

Der jüngstes Weltwirtschaftsausblick des Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) prognostiziert angesichts der aktuellen Coronakrise für das globale Wachstum im Jahr 2020 voraussichtlich einen Rückgang um 3 Prozent, in der EU sogar um rund 7 Prozent. Nicht so für China, wo trotz Covid-19  ein positives Wirtschaftswachstum liegt von 1 Prozent erwartet wird.

Chinas Einzelhandel gewinnt bereits wieder an Vitalität. Laut einer aktuellen Umfrage des chinesischen Handelsverbandes für allgemeine Waren (CCAGM) haben bis zum 13. April 96 Prozent der befragten Unternehmen ihre normale Arbeit wieder aufgenommen, und 46 Prozent von ihnen haben 60-70 Prozent ihrer normalen Verkäufe wieder erreicht. Mehrere chinesische Städte starteten bereits Anfang März Gutschein-Kampagnen, um die Kauflust zu steigern und so den Konsum anzukurbeln. Bemerkenswert ist, dass die Erholung der Einzelhandelsumsätze deutlich schneller als die des Personenverkehrs verläuft.

Diese positive Entwicklung  spiegelt auch die C-star, Shanghai' s International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail, wider, die vom 02. bis 04. September 2020 im Shanghai New International Expo Centre stattfindet. Bis jetzt sind schon 95 Prozent der Stände belegt. Die C-star umfasst folgende fünf Dimensionen: Shopfittings & Shop Furnishings, Store Design & Visual Merchandising, Smart Retail Technology, Lighting, Catering und Hospitality Equipment & Refrigeration Systems. Es wird mit 200 Ausstellern gerechnet, die maßgeschneiderte Lösungen und Produkte speziell für den Handel präsentieren werden. Namhafte Unternehmen wie Futuristic, Changhong, Longsun, Yongcheng, Epson, Shangyoung, Sunmi, Cloud Pick, Lvsunny, Self, Candex, Ganter oder Xovis sind mit an Bord. Spezialisierte Dienstleister, wie Xovis, Koscar, Sunmi, Cloud Pick, DB Scale, Keewin, T-Scale, Kiton, TSD, Adelante und CCL Tech,  konzentrieren sich auf hochmoderne intelligente Einzelhandelstechnologie, um dem Handel innovative Lösungen für die Online- und Offline-Integration anzubieten.

Das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium (BMWi) wird sich auf der C-star erneut mit einem offiziellen deutschen Pavillon beteiligen. Aufgrund der derzeitigen Corona-Situation bietet das BMWi den beteiligten Unternehmen flexiblere Konditionen, d.h. zum Beispiel, wenn es zu Einreisebeschränkungen für Reisende aus Deutschland kommen sollte oder zu einer Verschiebung der Messe, können Aussteller kostenlos zurücktreten. Auch die Anmeldefrist wurde verlängert und zwar bis zum 05. Juni 2020. Interessierte deutsche Unternehmen können sich beim BMWi an Frau Ute AWynhoff wenden: wynhoffu@messe-duesseldorf.de.

Premiere auf der C-star 2020 feiert der EuroShop Retail Design Award China (ERDA China). Das große Vorbild, der EuroShop Retail Design Award wird seit 2008 von der Messe Düsseldorf und dem EHI Retail Institute verliehen, um die weltweit besten Ladenkonzepte auszuzeichnen. Da die chinesische Einzelhandelsbranche gerade in den letzten Jahren ganz eigene chinesische Charakteristika und Designs ausgebildet hat, rufen Messe und EHI nun einen eigenen Award   ins Leben, der die einzigartigen Bedürfnisse der chinesischen Einzelhandelsbranche berücksichtigt. In der Jury sind sowohl internationale als auch nationale Experten vertreten.

Fachbesucher können sich bereits jetzt für die C-star 2020 online registrieren: http://www.c-star-expo.com/en/

NCTO (c) NCTO
11.03.2020

NCTO Responds to China Commission’s Report on Forced Labor in China to Produce Global Products

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued the following statement today in response to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China’s staff report on the forced labor of Uyghurs and other minorities in China to produce consumer products for global companies.

We share the concerns of the bipartisan China commission regarding forced labor in China that is used to produce goods for global companies. We agree with the findings and the commission’s recommendations to the administration and Congress to take action against the systemic abuse of forced labor.

As the commission’s report details, Chinese apparel exporters have clearly profited from the virtual enslavement of this minority population, and we call for continued scrutiny and the end to this exploitation of a repressed people. The commission has served a fair warning to U.S. businesses and consumers to not be complicit in these forced labor practices.

NCTO is a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers. 

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued the following statement today in response to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China’s staff report on the forced labor of Uyghurs and other minorities in China to produce consumer products for global companies.

We share the concerns of the bipartisan China commission regarding forced labor in China that is used to produce goods for global companies. We agree with the findings and the commission’s recommendations to the administration and Congress to take action against the systemic abuse of forced labor.

As the commission’s report details, Chinese apparel exporters have clearly profited from the virtual enslavement of this minority population, and we call for continued scrutiny and the end to this exploitation of a repressed people. The commission has served a fair warning to U.S. businesses and consumers to not be complicit in these forced labor practices.

NCTO is a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers. 

  • U.S. employment in the textile supply chain was 594,147 in 2018. 
  • The value of shipments for U.S. textiles and apparel was $76.8 billion in 2018. 
  • U.S. exports of fiber, textiles and apparel were $30.1 billion in 2018. 
  • Capital expenditures for textile and apparel production totaled $2.0 billion in 2017, the last year for which data is available
More information:
NCTO
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NCTO

15.01.2020

NCTO Statement on Signing of Phase One Deal on 301 Tariffs

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) released the following statement on the Phase One Deal on 301 tariffs signed today by the U.S. and China.

“While we are still studying the details of the deal signed today, we applaud the administration for finally pressing China for a more rational and equal trade relationship,” said NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas. “Our industry has been severely damaged by China’s predatory practices over the past 30 years and we are anxious to see a new era of sound trade principles and balanced trade.

At the same time, we question the last-in, first-out approach to the tariff reductions.  In our sector, this means that the penalty 301 tariffs on finished apparel and sewn products--the areas where tariffs have the most potential to effect reforms in China while bolstering the Western Hemisphere supply chain-- are cut in half while U.S. manufacturers continue to face full tariffs on certain inputs and equipment not available domestically.”

 

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) released the following statement on the Phase One Deal on 301 tariffs signed today by the U.S. and China.

“While we are still studying the details of the deal signed today, we applaud the administration for finally pressing China for a more rational and equal trade relationship,” said NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas. “Our industry has been severely damaged by China’s predatory practices over the past 30 years and we are anxious to see a new era of sound trade principles and balanced trade.

At the same time, we question the last-in, first-out approach to the tariff reductions.  In our sector, this means that the penalty 301 tariffs on finished apparel and sewn products--the areas where tariffs have the most potential to effect reforms in China while bolstering the Western Hemisphere supply chain-- are cut in half while U.S. manufacturers continue to face full tariffs on certain inputs and equipment not available domestically.”

 

More information:
NCTO
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NCTO

01.08.2019

NCTO supports President Trump’s announced plan to impose a 10% tariff on $300B of Chinese imports

The National Council of Textile Organizations welcomes President Trump’s announcement that he will impose a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion of imports from China on September 1.

The U.S. textile industry has long supported the administration’s efforts to crack down on China’s abuse of intellectual property rights through the use of the Section 301 mechanism, while also calling on the administration to include finished apparel and home furnishings in any retaliatory tariffs against China.

Chinese imports of finished goods into the U.S. market, which have had the most significant impact and disruption on domestic textile and apparel production, investment and jobs, will finally be included in the administration’s retaliatory tariffs.

 

The National Council of Textile Organizations welcomes President Trump’s announcement that he will impose a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion of imports from China on September 1.

The U.S. textile industry has long supported the administration’s efforts to crack down on China’s abuse of intellectual property rights through the use of the Section 301 mechanism, while also calling on the administration to include finished apparel and home furnishings in any retaliatory tariffs against China.

Chinese imports of finished goods into the U.S. market, which have had the most significant impact and disruption on domestic textile and apparel production, investment and jobs, will finally be included in the administration’s retaliatory tariffs.

 

More information:
NCTO
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NCTO

Final report Heimtextil 2019 (c) Messe Frankfurt
11.01.2019

Heimtextil 2019: A lively start to the new furnishing season gives hope for a good business year ahead

The international home textiles industry has enjoyed a promising start at Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main, which finished Friday, 11 January. The challenging economic situation and uncertainty in the retail sector were countered by a positive and confident mood at the world’s leading trade fair.

The international home textiles industry has enjoyed a promising start at Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main, which finished Friday, 11 January. The challenging economic situation and uncertainty in the retail sector were countered by a positive and confident mood at the world’s leading trade fair.

3025 exhibitors from 65 countries* took the international trade fair for home and contract textiles to a 15-year high: ‘Exhibitors and visitors accepted the new trade fair concept with great enthusiasm and confirmed the trade fair’s position as the world’s most important meeting place for the industry. The quality of the decision-makers impressed the exhibitors, as did the number of new business contacts from 156 countries, especially international ones – thus enabling Heimtextil to set a new benchmark’, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt. ‘Around 67,500 visitors* ensured that there was a busy atmosphere in the halls, despite a slight decline due to various reasons, such as difficult travel conditions on account of the storms in the alpine region and airport strikes in Germany’. [*For comparison, 2018: 2,975 exhibitors from 64 countries; 68,584 visitors from 135 countries, FKM-tested)]

3025 exhibitors from 65 countries* took the international trade fair for home and contract textiles to a 15-year high: ‘Exhibitors and visitors accepted the new trade fair concept with great enthusiasm and confirmed the trade fair’s position as the world’s most important meeting place for the industry. The quality of the decision-makers impressed the exhibitors, as did the number of new business contacts from 156 countries, especially international ones – thus enabling Heimtextil to set a new benchmark’, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt. ‘Around 67,500 visitors* ensured that there was a busy atmosphere in the halls, despite a slight decline due to various reasons, such as difficult travel conditions on account of the storms in the alpine region and airport strikes in Germany’.

One topic that occupied both exhibitors and visitors was the current and future economic situation. A further challenge is the increasingly evident changes that are happening in trade. Increasing revenues and revenue shares in online retailing stand in the way of the efforts made by the stationary retail trade to maintain their inner-city businesses. ‘The small business specialist trade, but also department stores and multibrand stores, and thus the heart of our visitor target groups, are under pressure from the constantly increasing levels of e-commerce. With Heimtextil and our consumer goods fairs in general, we offer these retailers in particular clear perspectives and diverse inspiration in an ambiguous world’, continues Braun.

Heimtextil made it easier for its visitors to access valuable inspiration and business momentum thanks to an optimised trade fair concept and the associated new hall structure. ‘The new concept brought more visitors to the stand’, was the feedback from Andreas Klenk, Managing Director of Saum & Viebahn from Kulmbach in Franconia about hall 8.0 which offered textiles editeurs and manufacturers of curtain and sun protection systems a common platform for the first time. ‘It was the right decision to merge the different segments. We had high quality discussions with respect to both export and domestic business, and are satisfied with the trade fair’.

As part of the new concept, Heimtextil expanded its unique product range across the entire exhibition site and also included the new hall 12, which has been an additional architectural highlight on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds since September.

Top international companies from the Bed & Bath Fashion segment presented their wares here. For the company Curt Bauer from Aue in Saxony, the première of the new hall was a successful one. ‘We're very enthusiastic about the new hall 12. The product range there was very well received. We are very satisfied with the quality of visitors to our stand. In addition to a good frequency of German visitors, we are particularly pleased about growth from China and Russia’, says Managing Director Michael Bauer.

Natural materials, PET and ocean plastics 
Heimtextil set a standard in terms of sustainability: after the first global climate protection agreement for the textile industry was signed by 40 leading fashion companies, organisations and associations at the World Climate Conference in Katowice last December, the focus in Frankfurt was also on environmental progress in the textile industry. Numerous exhibitors presented progressive solutions, for example in the recycling of PET bottles and ocean plastic as well as in the use of certified natural materials. ‘Sustainability was the theme for us at this year’s Heimtextil. Major media players visited us and the 'Green Tour’ guided tour stopped by. We presented many things, including our first vegan duvet and fair silk products, all 100 per cent produced in Austria’, says Denise Hartmann, Marketing Manager at Hefel Textil. The topics of water consumption in the textile industry and microplastics also increasingly came to the fore. The exhibitor directory ‘Green Directory’ alone contained around 150 progressive companies listing sustainably produced textiles. The offer was supplemented by its own lecture series as well as theme-specific tours, which provided valuable impetus and
underpinned the pioneering green position of the trade fair.

Sleep becomes new lifestyle theme
Heimtextil also focused on sleep as one of the upcoming lifestyle trends. While a balanced diet and sufficient exercise are now a natural part of a healthy lifestyle, restorative sleep is still neglected* although it is one of the most important building blocks for long-term physical and mental well-being. At Heimtextil, a number of new products and aspects came to the fore that help people become sensitised to and analyse their sleep behaviour and promote healthy sleep. Around the redesigned hall 11.0 and in the adjoining lecture area ‘Sleep! The Future Forum’, representatives from the national and international bed industry enjoyed attractive product presentations and superb speeches on the topics of sustainability, hospitality, sport and digital.

In addition to the renowned trend show, the trade fair also focused on contract business, particularly in the hotel and hospitality sector, as well as decorative and upholstery fabrics, digital printing solutions and wallpapers.

The next Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main – its 50th edition – will take place from 7 to 10 January 2020.

*According to a forsa investigation commissioned by the Techniker Krankenkasse

More information:
Heimtextil
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Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

CHIC 2018 (c) JANDALI
CHIC 2018
05.10.2018

CHIC Shanghai 2018

Die 3. Edition der jüngeren Schwester der größten Modemesse Asiens CHIC ist zu Ende gegangen. Insgesamt wurden 58.400 Besucher registriert, die sich aus allen Sparten des Handels bis zu den großen Einkaufscentern zusammensetzen. Die Besucherzahl entspricht nahezu der des Vorjahres, obwohl der Messetermin zwischen maßgeblichen Feiertagen wie dem Mondfest und der Golden Week lag.

Die 3. Edition der jüngeren Schwester der größten Modemesse Asiens CHIC ist zu Ende gegangen. Insgesamt wurden 58.400 Besucher registriert, die sich aus allen Sparten des Handels bis zu den großen Einkaufscentern zusammensetzen. Die Besucherzahl entspricht nahezu der des Vorjahres, obwohl der Messetermin zwischen maßgeblichen Feiertagen wie dem Mondfest und der Golden Week lag.

"Die Bedeutung von "Made in China" hat sich verändert!" äußerte sich Chen Dapeng, President CHIC Shanghai und Executive Vice President CNGA. "Der Fokus der chinesischen Bekleidungsindustrie hat sich von Quantität auf Qualität verschoben, "Innovation" und "Upgrading" sind Schlüsselfaktoren für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Fashion Brands als Antwort auf die Marktveränderungen."

In diesem Zusammenhang spielt das Thema "Sustainability" eine ausschlaggebende Rolle," Unterstrichen wurde die Bedeutung, die die CHIC Shanghai dem Thema Nachhaltigkeit beimisst, durch die Fortsetzung der Sustainable Development Zone auf der CHIC in deren Rahmen Li Ning, Chinas berühmteste Sportswearmarke, auftrat. Die Brand wurde von Li Ning gegründet und nach ihm benannt, dem ehemaligen Olympioniken und 6fachen Goldmedaillengewinner im Kunstturnen. Li Ning beeindruckte mit seiner Modenschau, einer Kombination aus seinen kürzlich in Paris und New York gezeigten Schauen, die schon dort für Furore sorgten. Li Ning ist der erste Bekleidungshersteller Chinas, der der Gruppe für Chemical Control im Rahmen des ZDHC (zero discharge of hazardous chemicals) beigetreten ist und sich intensiv dafür einsetzt.


825 Modemarken auf der CHIC Shanghai
719 Aussteller mit 825 Marken aus 14 Ländern und Regionen präsentierten ihre neuen Kollektionen FS 2019 sowie als neues Topic Fast Fashion für die laufende Saison. Zunehmend wird die Kontaktplattform CHIC auch für Orderplatzierungen genutzt.

CHIC Shanghai präsentierte zehn klar strukturierte Messesegmente, die die gesamte Bandbreite von Fashion und Lifestyle abbildeten: URBAN VIEW, NEW LOOK, IMPULSES, FASHION JOURNEY, HERITAGE, SECRET STARS, BAGS & SHOES, CHIC YOUNG BLOOD, SUPERIOR FACTORY und FUTURE LINK.

Die Umsatzzahlen im Womenswear-Bereich in China sind in 2017 im Vergleich zum Vorjahr um 5,7% auf 116,93 Mrd. EUR gestiegen. Bis 2021 wird laut Euromonitor der Marktwert in diesem Bereich auf 139 Mrd. EUR ansteigen.

Einen Wachstumsbereich stellt auch der Bekleidungsmarkt für Herrenmode dar. Hier wurde ein Umsatzanstieg von zuletzt 4,4 % p.a. mit insgesamt 67,7 Mrd.EUR festgestellt. Bemerkenswert ist der Wandel von klassischer Businesswear zu Smart Fashion. Dabei spielen Denimkollektionen eine besondere Rolle. Ein weiteres Geschäftselement ist der Bespoke-Service. Der perfekt sitzende Anzug im italienischen Stil wird maßgeschneidert angeboten, so wie z. B. von James Kingdom.

Outdoor Casual orientiert sich zunehmend an Lifestyle-Konzepten der Konsumenten, so präsentierte Supin auf der CHIC eine Kollektion für den Globetrotter, bequeme Casualwear kombiniert mit Reisegadgets wie Nackenkissen und Teekannen. Über 60 Aussteller stellten im Bereich URBAN VIEW aus.

Im KID'S PARADISE präsentieren sich führende Brands wie eton kidd, mit Fokus auf Schuluniformen mit u.a. anitbakterieller, wasserabweisender, anti-allergischer Funktion, xtep-kids, die viele chinesische Elemente in ihrer Kidswear-Kollektion eingearbeitet haben. Dem Thema Kidswear wird auf der CHIC im März nächsten Jahres besondere Aufmerksamkeit gewidmet, CHIC KIDZ wird eine Show-in-Show um die wachsende Nachfrage nach Kinderbekleidung zu bedienen. Im letzten Jahr waren 247 Millionen Kinder in China unter 15 Jahre alt (China National Bureau of Statistics) und 17,23 Millionen Babies wurden geboren. Der Kinderbekleidungsmarkt betrug 2017 22,7 Milliarden EUR mit einem jährlichen Wachstum von 14,3%. Gesundheitsverträgliche Materialien und Sicherheitsaspekte spielen hier eine ausschlaggebende Rolle für die Konsumenten.

Neben der koreanischen Show-in-Show PREVIEW IN CHINA, die über 50 koreanische Brands auf der CHIC zeigte, präsentierten sich die Firmen und Brands aus Italien, Frankreich, Norwegen, der UK, Polen, Australien etc. im internationalen Bereich FASHION JOURNEY. Italien stellte erneut die größte europäische Gruppenbeteiligung mit 10 Marken von Herren- und Damenaccessoires. Hiermit zeigt Italien, welche Bedeutung es dem Export in den immer stärker wachsenden chinesischen Markt und seinen Möglichkeiten beimisst. Im Chic März 2019 wird Italien mit dem Pavillon "La Moda Italiana" vertreten sein, unterstützt von ITA Italian Trade Agency und EMI Ente Moda Italia. Der französische Pavillon "Paris Forever" wird neben der Fédération Francaise du Prêt-à-Porter Féminin neu zusätzlich von der Fédération Francaise du Prêt-à-Porter Masculin unterstützt. Die deutsche Gemeinschaftsbeteiligung "Made in Germany" wird ebenfalls zur Märzveranstaltung organisiert.

Aufmerksamkeit erzielten auch die erstmals auf der CHIC ausstellende norwegische Schuhmarke SWIM mit Loafers, Regenschuhen, Regenschirmen und Taschen oder die englische Marke UKPiers mit handgenähten klassischen Herrenschuhen. Buenos aus Australien begeisterte mit exklusiven Damenschuhen im feinsten Lammleder, die in der Türkei gefertigt werden.

Besonders zufrieden äußerten sich die Aussteller der Accessoires-Bereiche SECRET STAR und BAGS & SHOES. Mehr als 120 Marken nutzten die CHIC als Netzwerk- und Verkaufsplattform.

FUTURE LINK präsentiert Lösungsansätze für eine effiziente und nachhaltige Bekleidungsproduktion, federführend auf der CHIC waren die Aussteller SUNTOLE, ANOK und HIKARI, die intelligente Systeme für die Produktionskontrolle der Firmen angeboten haben.
 

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JD.com and Google Announce Strategic Partnership
JD.com and Google Announce Strategic Partnership
18.06.2018

JD.com and Google Announce Strategic Partnership

JD.com, Inc., China’s leading technology-driven e-commerce company, and Google, announced today that Google will invest $550 million in cash in JD.com as part of a strategic partnership.

Google and JD plan to collaborate on a range of strategic initiatives, including joint development of retail solutions in a range of regions around the world, including Southeast Asia, the U.S. and Europe. By applying JD’s supply chain and logistics expertise and Google’s technology strengths, the two companies aim to explore the creation of next generation retail infrastructure solutions, with the goal of offering helpful, personalized and frictionless shopping experiences. JD also plans to make a selection of high-quality products available for sale through Google Shopping in multiple regions.

“This partnership with Google opens up a broad range of possibilities to offer a superior retail experience to consumers throughout the world,” said JD.com’s Chief Strategy Officer Jianwen Liao. “This marks an important step in the process of modernizing global retail. As we celebrate our June 18 anniversary sale, this partnership opens a new chapter in our history.”

JD.com, Inc., China’s leading technology-driven e-commerce company, and Google, announced today that Google will invest $550 million in cash in JD.com as part of a strategic partnership.

Google and JD plan to collaborate on a range of strategic initiatives, including joint development of retail solutions in a range of regions around the world, including Southeast Asia, the U.S. and Europe. By applying JD’s supply chain and logistics expertise and Google’s technology strengths, the two companies aim to explore the creation of next generation retail infrastructure solutions, with the goal of offering helpful, personalized and frictionless shopping experiences. JD also plans to make a selection of high-quality products available for sale through Google Shopping in multiple regions.

“This partnership with Google opens up a broad range of possibilities to offer a superior retail experience to consumers throughout the world,” said JD.com’s Chief Strategy Officer Jianwen Liao. “This marks an important step in the process of modernizing global retail. As we celebrate our June 18 anniversary sale, this partnership opens a new chapter in our history.”

"We are excited to partner with JD.com and explore new solutions for retail ecosystems around the world to enable helpful, personalized and frictionless shopping experiences that give consumers the power to shop wherever and however they want,” said Google Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler.

Under the agreements, Google will receive 27,106,948 newly issued JD.com Class A ordinary shares at an issue price of $20.29 per share, equivalent to $40.58 per ADS, based on the volume-weighted average trading price over the prior 10 trading days.

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Jinfa Labi chooses Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 © Lectra
Jinfa Labi chooses Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0
07.11.2017

Jinfa Labi chooses Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0

  • Lectra’s latest PLM solution selected by Jinfa Labi to improve its product development process through supply chain digitization

Paris – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, is pleased to announce that Jinfa Labi, one of the first publicly listed maternity and infant clothing companies in China, has chosen Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 to help digitally transform their supply chain, making it more efficient, integrated and connected.

  • Lectra’s latest PLM solution selected by Jinfa Labi to improve its product development process through supply chain digitization

Paris – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, is pleased to announce that Jinfa Labi, one of the first publicly listed maternity and infant clothing companies in China, has chosen Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 to help digitally transform their supply chain, making it more efficient, integrated and connected.

Spurred by the continued growth of the Chinese economy, young Chinese parents are now demanding maternity and baby products that are more personalized and sophisticated in terms of material and design. To meet these new market needs, Jinfa Labi has chosen to implement Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 after researching on all PLM vendors in the market. With the help of this solution, the company aims to further improve their product development process by digitizing their entire supply chain, from design to production, enhancing business agility and collaboration. By embracing digitalization, the company hopes to make progress in adopting the government initiative “Made in China 2025”.

Lectra’s ultimate collaborative platform—Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0—gives fashion and apparel companies the extra speed and agility they need to tackle the challenges of Industry 4.0 head on. With the widest functional scope on the market, this technology serves as the intelligent backbone for the digital supply chain, facilitating the entire design-to-production process. This ensures a consistent flow of error-free data between process, technology and people, thus enabling organizations to quickly adapt to different business models and keep pace with the latest trends.

“As one of the first domestic companies to engage in R&D, design, production and distribution of baby clothing, Jinfa Labi is now growing exponentially. We are looking for a partner with a worldwide perspective and in-depth knowledge on the industry’s best practices,” said Lin Ruowen, General Manager, Jinfa Labi. “And Lectra fits the bill. Their latest PLM solution connects CAD, industry-standard software, company IT systems and external suppliers together, allowing us to fully digitize our supply chain by covering all production stages. We can then focus on improving our core competencies.”

“We are confident that Lectra will help Jinfa Labi make their mark for “Made in China 2025”. This Industry 4.0-based initiative will not only revolutionize the way in which manufacturers operate but also change the way in which the brands and retailers run their businesses. Lectra is committed to providing the technology and support that our customers need to thrive in this new digital era,” said Andreas A. Kim, Managing Director, Lectra, Greater China. “Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 is the only PLM solution purpose-designed for the fashion industry that covers the entire value chain. We hope to leverage our 44 years of experience in the fashion industry to help Jinfa Labi succeed through operational excellence.”
 

JEC Asia AGENCE APOCOPE
JEC Asia
24.05.2017

Composites for main markets in asia to be highlighted at the 10th JEC Asia in Seoul

JEC Asia is on the threshold of 10 years. In November of this year, not only does it transfer the composites exhibition to Seoul for the first time, but it will also highlight the composites industry in End-Users Markets, such as the development of materials for Transportation (including Automotive & Aeronautics), renewable energies, Building & Construction, Electrical & Electronic Equipment (EEE) or again Sports & Leisure.
JEC Asia is the annual grand occasion for composites industries in Asia. Every year thousands of professionals and more than 200 companies from more than 45 countries across Asia-Pacific come together in this place creating innumerable business opportunities.

JEC Asia is on the threshold of 10 years. In November of this year, not only does it transfer the composites exhibition to Seoul for the first time, but it will also highlight the composites industry in End-Users Markets, such as the development of materials for Transportation (including Automotive & Aeronautics), renewable energies, Building & Construction, Electrical & Electronic Equipment (EEE) or again Sports & Leisure.
JEC Asia is the annual grand occasion for composites industries in Asia. Every year thousands of professionals and more than 200 companies from more than 45 countries across Asia-Pacific come together in this place creating innumerable business opportunities.


“In 2016, Asia represented 43% of the global Composites Market in value i.e. $35,26 Bn. This important market needs to be addressed in accordance with its needs and specificities. For instance, in volume, Asia accounts for 27% of the global weight of Composite use in EEE; if we add China, this figure raises to 66% of the world usage in Kilo Tons. Thanks to our partnerships with Asians clusters, government and Industries, and also thanks to our permanent office in Singapore, we are stronger in bringing dedicated content and solutions to Composites professionals in Asia or interested in the Asian markets.” comments Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO. “Besides, JEC Asia steering committee is mainly composed of Asian academics, industrialists and officials to make sure that the November event will perfectly fit current and future interest for this region”, she adds.
Conferences on Composites in Automotive, Aeronautics, IT & EEE and Sports & Leisure are already planned in the agenda.

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Messe Frankfurt
Intertextile Shanghai Home
27.04.2017

August’s Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles provides opportunities in the rejuvenated Chinese home textiles market

With less than four months to go before Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles takes place, the domestic market is showing strong signs of rejuvenation. China’s economy has stabilised recently, with 2016 GDP recording a 6.7% increase and reaching USD 10.7 trillion, while the National Bureau of Statistics also stated that the total sales of consumer goods last year rose 10.4% to nearly USD 4.8 trillion. Not only will the estimated 10 million couples getting married every year contribute to the strong demand for home textiles products, but the ascending living standards resulting from increased urbanisation together with the flourishing hospitality industry are also driving forces for the market. Apart from the domestic market, the Chinese home textiles industry is also actively opening up new markets around the world, particularly in the ASEAN region where exports continue to increase.

With less than four months to go before Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles takes place, the domestic market is showing strong signs of rejuvenation. China’s economy has stabilised recently, with 2016 GDP recording a 6.7% increase and reaching USD 10.7 trillion, while the National Bureau of Statistics also stated that the total sales of consumer goods last year rose 10.4% to nearly USD 4.8 trillion. Not only will the estimated 10 million couples getting married every year contribute to the strong demand for home textiles products, but the ascending living standards resulting from increased urbanisation together with the flourishing hospitality industry are also driving forces for the market. Apart from the domestic market, the Chinese home textiles industry is also actively opening up new markets around the world, particularly in the ASEAN region where exports continue to increase.


Along with the national 13th Five-Year Plan, the home textiles industry has also set its own development plan for the coming five years. Industry leaders, the China National Textile and Apparel Council and the China Home Textile Association, have announced that the home textiles industry is to be modernised by incorporating more innovative, technological and artistic elements. Annual growth of 5.5% and 3.2% for revenue and exports, respectively, are targeted, while automation is to be further promoted to enhance productivity.
Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd added that the prevalent whole-home trend in China will also stimulate the market as a whole. “More and more companies are starting to promote the whole-home concept which emphasises unified styles of decoration throughout the entire home to customers. Compared to demonstrating home textile products separately, showcasing whole-home furnishing is more appealing to Chinese buyers and will encourage sales. The synergy among products, especially those between home textile products and furniture is the emerging trend at present,” said Ms Wen.

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Messe Frankfurt