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Interstoff Asia Opens on 6 October with Some 250 Exhibitors

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2010-10-06 15:05
Exclusive fashion show featuring EcoChic Asia by Green2greener

26th IAF World Apparel Convention coincides with fair

HONG KONG, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Interstoff Asia Essential opens from today to Friday (8 October 2010) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, coinciding with a special event, the 26th IAF World Apparel Convention. The collaboration will bring international attention to some 250 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions, showcasing their fashion, functional and eco fabrics and textile related accessories in halls 1C, D and E. For easy on-site navigation, suppliers will be divided into country and region pavilions including Elite China, Fine Japan, Excellent Korea and Amazing Taiwan as well as eco certified pavilions plus special areas such as an accessories zone and a designer studio.

In addition to showcasing a range of products including cotton, knitted material, man-made, functional and eco fabrics, for one day only, a multi-designer sustainable fashion show called EcoChic Asia by Hong Kong registered charity, Green2Greener will feature both ready-to-wear and eco couture made by some 30 international designers, on Wednesday, 6 October at 12:30 p.m.

Attendees will also be given the exclusive opportunity to preview a series of collections designed by students from the Caritas Bianchi College of Career interpreting autumn/winter 2011-12 trends using exhibitors’ fabrics.

Confirmed fashion show schedule is:

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

3:00 pm Fabrics to Fashion Walk (Part I)
Highlighting Colour and Fabric Trends — AW 2011/12 Co-organised by: Caritas Bianchi College of Career
6:00 pm IAF International Designer Award Fashion Show — By Invitation Only
Thursday, 7 October 2010

11:00 am Fabrics to Fashion Walk (Part II)
Highlighting Colour and Fabric Trends — AW 2011/12 Co-organised by: Caritas Bianchi College of Career
3:00 pm Eco Fashion
Co-organised by Caritas Bianchi College of Career
26th IAF World Apparel Convention coincides with fair

Placing the convention alongside Asia’s most well known industry trade fair also attracted strong industry support from new IAF members, China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Textiles (CCCT). This illustrates the pivotal role Hong Kong continues to play in bridging mainland China to the rest of the fashion industry as well as the relevancy of Asia’s longest standing industry trade fair — Interstoff Asia Essential.

Aside from major mainland Chinese industry support, government officials from Hong Kong as well as top level international executives will commence the opening ceremony on 6 October 2010. These include:

Mr Vassilis Masselos, President for the International Apparel Federation
Ms Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, HKSAR
Mr Wang Shenyang, Chairman of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles
Mr Willy Lin, Chairman for the Textile Council Hong Kong
Mr Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management for Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Mr Leung Wai Ping, Executive Director for Li & Fung (Trading) Ltd
In addition to these speakers, a keynote address will be given by Mr John Cheh, Vice Chairman and CEO for Esquel Group Limited as well as some 30 seminars hosted by a variety of professionals from a range of industry backgrounds.

For information on Interstoff Asia Essential, visit or email

For information on all Messe Frankfurt apparel textile fairs around the world, please visit

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 424 million euros in sales in 2009 and more than 1,660 employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 52 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries and regions. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2009, Messe Frankfurt organised more than 90 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

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SOURCE Messe Frankfurt

Written by asiafreshnews

October 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm

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