The 2014 Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in August.

This year’s edition is the largest ever in the Chinese trade fair’s history and will host 1,400-plus exhibitors from nearly 30 countries and regions in 13 halls covering 150,400 square metres.

To be held from 27 to 29 August, the home textiles exhibition will include country and regional pavilions representing Belgium, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan and Turkey, as well as a new pavilion from Morocco. Chinese regional pavilions at this year’s edition are drawn from Binzhou, Gaoyang, Haining, Huzhou, Nantong, Pujiang, Shaoxing, Tongxiang and Yuhang.

As in previous editions, the European Hall is the destination for buyers looking for premium products with pavilions from Italy, Belgium and Turkey. These pavilions are targeting customers from China and the Far East who show a preference for European craftsmanship and tradition. The European Hall also has another drawcard for buyers with many of the industry’s leading editors having confirmed their participation including Designers Guild from the UK, JAB Anstoetz from Germany, and French supplier THEVENON.

The European Hall will also feature the Intertextile Design Boutique, where studios will display their original designs and artwork for fabric and product development.

The popular bedding and towelling category this year features Bronte by Moon (UK), Curt Bauer (Germany), HOdo (China), Hongliu (China), Martinelli (Italy), Menglan (China), Mundotextil (Portugal), Salsa (China) and Terry Palmer (Indonesia). Two halls have been dedicated entirely to overseas and domestic bedding and towelling suppliers.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA).