Over 190,000 sqm of NECC Shanghai, with 3,000+ exhibitors from 24 countries and regions, Intertextile provided a whole link from raw materials to finished garments.

1. General Overview
2. Companies Active in Sustainable Offers
3. Sustainable Materials at the Show
4. Daydream: B2B Tailor-made Projects in Europe / Asia / North America


1. General Overview

The Spring 2024 Edition of Intertextile showcased the dynamics of the textile industry with an impressive turnout of over 3000 exhibitors. These exhibitors represented a rich composition of segments, each contributing to the diverse fabric of the event.

90% of the exhibitors hailed from Mainland China, with the remaining 10% representing various other countries and regions.


  • China’s Hong Kong accounted for 19%. Typical exhibitors include Brar Group, Takashima Orimono;
  • Japanese players accounted for 17%. Typical exhibitors include SOLOTEX, Takisasda, Kriari;
  • Italy accounted for 17%. Typical exhibitors include Successori Reda SpA Sociteta Benefit, Olmetex SpA;
  • South Korea accounted for 13%. Typical exhibitors include Heyone Corporation, Dae Kyung textile, Sk textile;
  • the United Kingdom accounted for 8%. Typical exhibitors include Intertek Group, Liberty Fabric, and Bloosom;
  • Taiwan accounted for 5%. Typical exhibitors include Tah Yao textile, Esperanza Enterprise, Hua Mao Nano-Tech.
  • Some countries, such as Turkey, Pakistan, France, India, Peru, and Switzerland, each contributed around 3%.

  • Garment Accessories emerged as a prominent category, comprising 25% of the exhibitors. Typical exhibitors include SAB, SBS, ABS for zippers and buttons, Sansung for wadding and quilting, Golden Brand for tapes, and Unitypeak for shoulder padders;
  • Knitted Fabrics, another vital component of the textile ecosystem, accounted for 12% of the exhibitors. Typical exhibitors include Xintai, Xitai Meichuang, Esse, Jiangtuo;
  • Man-made Fabrics and Functional Wear, Outdoor, and Sports Fabrics each constituted 10% of the exhibitors. Typical exhibitors include Fuen, Fulida for Man-made (wool-like); Bravoworld, XIANWEI Fiber Textile for Man-made; Addis, Toray, Romrol for Functional Wear.
  • Cotton fabrics and Suiting Fabrics each comprised 7% of the exhibitors. Typical exhibitors include Chum, Yunbo Textile, and Ace Group.
  • Silk and Shirted Fabrics each accounted for 4% of the exhibitors. Typical exhibitors include Bien, Chinating, Wensli for silk; Honghan, Nandi, and Tianzhu for Shirted fabrics.
  • Synthetic leather & fur fabrics, along with linen/ramie fabrics, represented 3% of the exhibitors each; typical exhibitors include Zhengtai, Weiyi, Gaosun, Ryland for Synthetic leather; Worldbest, Springtex, Runyuan for linen/ramie.
  • Printed fabrics, denim, and wool fabrics each constituted 2% of the exhibitors; typical exhibitors include Digitex, Blossom, and Frog for printed; Orta, Kailan, Prosperity for denim; Biella Manifatture Tessili Srl, Erdos Europe Srl, Vercelli for wool fabrics.
  • The “Others” category, constituting 9% of the exhibitors, encompassed a diverse range of segments not specifically categorized. Typical categories include children & infants’ fabrics, bridal wear fabrics, dyeing auxiliaries and so on.


2. Companies Active in Sustainable Offers

On average, 56% of the exhibitors offer sustainable solutions or services.

By country:

In relative terms, it is apparent that among the 2,789 exhibitors from China, over 50% are capable of providing sustainable-related solutions and services. Similarly, among the 58 exhibitors from China and Hong Kong and the 52 exhibitors from Japan, both surpassed 80%, indicating a strong commitment to sustainability among their exhibitors. Turkey, with 11 exhibitors, demonstrated an impressive sustainability rate of 80%, while Pakistan, represented by 10 exhibitors, had a rate near 90%.

Segments with above-average provision of sustainable development products and services (56%) include:

  • Garment Accessories,
  • Functional Wear, Outdoor and Sports Fabrics,
  • Cotton,
  • Synthetic Leather and Fur Fabrics,
  • Denim,
  • Wool etc.


3. Sustainable Materials at the Show

In the exhibition, there were many sustainable materials, and Daydream made a selection of a few representative products / suppliers as follows:


4. Daydream: BtoB Tailor-made Projects in Europe / Asia / North America

Daydream has performed multiple projects in the BtoB material industry over the last decade, across the manufacturing value chain from raw materials to products.

Since 2000, Daydream & Dynovel have proven offers in:

  • Market & Business Strategy
  • New Business Development
  • Sustainability & Digitalization
  • People Management – Training & Workshops
  • Business Improvement for Market and Sales (Market Segmentation, Client Segmentation, Channel-to-market, Business & Go-to-market Plan, M&A Scouting, Capex project…)

Since 2000, Daydream & Dynovel have:

  • Over 120 BtoB clients
  • Three offices: Cologne for Europe, Philadelphia for Americas, Shanghai for Asia
  • One unique best-in-class methodology and a team of engineers and PhDs
  • A unique methodology & experiences
  • A large network and knowledge