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Spin Expo, March 2011

I am writing about the first and second day of 17th edition Spin Expo that is at the Pudong Expo in Shanghai from March 8 – 10th, 2011.  As mentioned previously the Spin Expo is one of the greatest shows in the apparel industry and is the best show for yarn and fibers...

Canton Fair – November 2010

This post is in regards to the canton fair (apparel portion) which ran from October 31st – November 4th, 2010 in Guangzhou, China. As usual it was difficult to find a last-minute hotel and airfare to Guangzhou during the fair, so it was a costly trip ($1,000 USD for...

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Fair

I am writing about the Intertextile trade fair that was held in Shanghai, China from October 19 – 22, 2010.  The show was held in conjunction with the Cinte Techtextil China Fair which ran in one hall (W5) from October 19 – 21.  The Intertextile fair was held in ten...

Spin Expo, September 2010

Where to start…  hum this a question I usually don’t ask but today and since the show it has been my reality… how many parts should be in this blog?  Part I, Part II, Part III, etc… These days it is starting to feel like I don’t have enough time so unfortunately I...

Fabric markets

I am writing about the fabric markets that have the attraction of designing and/or making your own products.  It is true that you can do both but be aware: 1)      Fabric markets are not tailors; they are sales people who have sales aids that are called tailors. ...