Debut of SURTEX Asia Expected to Draw 1,500 Textile Manufacturers
Already a name brand textile show in the United States, George Little Management’s SURTEX Asia is set to open Aug. 25-27 at the Pudong Hotel in Shanghai with an expected 1,500 textile manufacturers.
The manufacturers will come from China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East to check out the designs for product development.
“The positive response to SURTEX Asia by both the world’s top studios as well as design-focused Asian manufacturers has generated great momentum,” said Penny Sikalis, GLM vice president and SURTEX Asia show manager.
She added, “There’s an energy and excitement behind this new market and a collective understanding that it will greatly impact Asian textile manufacturing.”
Among the studios confirmed to participate are Artwork Design (United Kingdom), AVA CAD/CAM Group Ltd. (United Kingdom), Crea Concepts (Germany), Diane Harrison Designs Ltd. (United Kingdom), Jerome Thilly (France), and TrendArt (Italy/United Kingdom).
Textile manufacturers confirmed to attend include Beautiful Day Craft & Painting Factory, Changzhou Yierman Bedding, Chaozhou Fengxi Spyker Ceramic Factory, Dalian East Technology Textiles, Dongguan City Mingshang Homeware, Fujian Changle City Changyuan Textile, Guangzhou WeiLa Garment, Hangzhou Meike Fashion Textile, Hubei F&M Textile Corp., Jiangsu Lansiyu Home Textile, Nanjing Herun Textile, Ningbo Sunny Textile, Shanghai Blue Rose Trading, Shanghai Tulip Carpet Manufacturing, Shaoxing Kino Home Textile Products, Wujiang YunJie Textile, and hundreds more.
“SURTEX Asia is making its debut at the perfect time, when textile manufacturers in Asia are starting to understand the value of good design for their domestic home products,” said Tristan Goodfellow, managing director of Diane Harrison’s Designs.
Goodfellow added, “We’re thrilled with the comprehensive package offered for this show, allowing us to participate with confidence that all our needs are taken care of – from translators and financial services, to hotel accommodations and a turnkey booth package.”
SURTEX Asia is an offshoot of the U.S.-based SURTEX show that takes place every year in New York City, drawing 1,000 designers and 7,000 manufacturers and retailers seeking surface designs for products within the categories of textiles, floor coverings, wall coverings, decorative accessories, stationery, paper, giftware, housewares, tabletop and more.