Global Sources Launches Full Suite of Services for Fashion Industry
Global Sources has launched its full suite of services for the fashion industry. The fashion industry ecosystem connects a specialized community of buyers and suppliers through content, communication and five media channels -- an online marketplace, a magazine, alerts, a mobile app and trade shows.
Four China Sourcing Fairs, which offer fashion buyers and suppliers high-level networking and sourcing opportunities, will be held April 27-30 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.
These are Fashion Accessories, Garments & Textiles, Underwear & Swimwear and the India Sourcing Fair: Garments & Accessories. This spring, the shows are co-located with China Sourcing Fairs: Gifts & Premiums and Home Products.
President of Global Sources Fashion Group, Livia Yip, said: "Fashion is a fast-moving industry with many retailers changing styles on a weekly basis. The market is growing quickly and expected to exceed US$2 trillion by 2025.Our ecosystem enables buyers to source more efficiently from quality suppliers while maximizing profits as the industry expands."
Yip added, “Our shows are the leading sourcing event for fashion products each April and October in Hong Kong. At the spring shows we will also be launching new fashion product websites featuring exclusive industry news and analysis, the 'Top 20' products in each sector and much more.”
Among the thousands of buyers pre-registered to attend the shows are Cotton On, Debenhams, El Corte Ingles, Esprit, FILA, Li & Fung, Marks & Spencer, Monsoon Accessorize, NAF NAF, Nike, Triumph and Woolworths. The shows are also supported by international industry organizations including Malaysian Knitting Manufacturers Association and The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia.
Ninety percent of the exhibitors are exclusive at Global Sources shows, while 70 percent are direct manufacturers. This allows buyers a unique opportunity to cut out the middleman and source directly at competitive prices, with flexible terms for production and delivery.
Here are other show highlights:
Hong Kong's largest bags pavilion featuring 10,000 products including luggage, fashion bags and promotional bags with a special bag promotion 3D art area.
Asia's largest scarves collections with 300 booths.
A new functional fabric area showcasing a wide selection of high demand anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking, flame-retardant fabrics as well as high-performance sportswear.
Trends Forum: Hosted in cooperation with Fashion Snoops, a global online forecasting company in the fashion industry. It aims to bring visitors up-to-date on accessories and ladies trends.