BEIJING — This year’s Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics show upped the ante on innovation with a decidedly international flair, combining high-end European craftsmanship, an Asian pavilion and a host of other special and expanded touches to one of the country’s top apparel exhibitions.
The show, which ended its three-day run March 29, reportedly drew a record number of exhibitors, with 1,300 different vendors setting up shop in the China International Exhibition Center. Organizers have not yet released the final details about how many visitors attended the three-day event, but last year’s Intertextile Beijing drew a record 26,000 people from 78 countries and regions, according to organizers Messe Frankfurt. The name of the game this year was an overt push to highlight high-quality offerings, boost creativity and innovation in design and a drive to meet more demanding consumer tastes, especially among Chinese, who are scaling up quickly.
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