By  on March 11, 2019

SHANGHAI — Spinners and weavers turned out in force at SpinExpo Shanghai, despite recent uncertainty surrounding a U.S.–China currency agreement, and wider trade war rhetoric. Closer to home, the Chinese government revealed last week it will strengthen efforts to prevent and control pollution and boost environmental protection, with the country intensifying efforts to reduce air, water and soil pollution. These laws follow the shuttering of some polluting textile manufacturers last year.

The three-day fair, held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, clocked 12,671 visitors, with an additional 3,369 re-entries. Of these attendees, 3,191 were international visitors. These figures were up 5 percent on last year’s spring/summer session, or 12 percent when including reentries. There was also growth in skilled and professional brands from China attending the fair, as well as an increase in small designer labels, according to the organizer.

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