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Around 600 exhibitors will be part of the Accessories Vision, the accessory product zone at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, during September 25–27. The show this year will see participation from companies from Cambodia and South Africa, who will join the international exhibitor line-up including suppliers from Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan.

The fair will be held concurrently with Yarn Expo Autumn, CHIC and PH Value in Shanghai.

Accessories such as zippers, buttons, hooks and decorations are important in indicating a garment’s quality to consumers. Recent high street fashion trends, such as oversized buttons, have also seen accessories play a large role in design. The Accessories Vision product zone offers visitors access to a wide variety of suppliers, both Chinese and international, who will showcase a huge range of high-quality products at competitive prices. The zone also includes options essential for smart branding, such as eco-friendly tags and labels.

While big names like 3M, Avery Dennison, Ideal Fastener and Shimada Shoji return, along with key members of Button and Garment Accessories Industry Chamber, new exhibitors will also appear which include Huashengda Zipper (Cam), from Cambodia who specialise in zippers, including metal, plastic, water-repellent, functional and custom-made items using their patented structure design, which can include brand logos and symbols for better brand identification. They will showcase their new patented tooth-shaped a-carve series.

From South Africa, Prime Fastener will introduce their buttons for denim and sew-on buttons, as well as rivets, press studs, hook and bar fasteners, pronged snap fasteners and eyelets.

Hong Kong Bright Zipper & Machinery will bring their half-round aluminium teeth zippers, which offer 50 per cent more strength than standard zippers – suitable for luggage, garments and shoes – and a unique aesthetic. Other exhibitors include Monica Crystal Accessories, who specialise in hand-embroidered accessories, rhinestone jewellery, water-soluble lace, collars and other products, U R Label & Printing, offering various kinds of printing, weaving, tag, decorative label, heat transfer hot stamping and other products, Wai Hung Weaving Factory, who provide all kinds of fancy ribbons, ropes and round flats.

There will also be environmentally-friendly accessories. 3M will bring their innovative, environmentally-friendly Thinsulate – a 100 per cent recycled warming alternative to down. It maintains excellent thermal insulation and is durable, light weight, and fluffy.

Mitchell, who are focused on finding ways to reduce plastic waste in the environment, and have developed biodegradable tag pins made with PLA (polylactic acid), and Mainetti, who offer their M-film green packaging solutions, which include advanced polybags, and products including organic additives for increased biodegradability, will also be present. (SV)