As 13 nations and 326 companies attend in, 2016 Preview in Daegu starts its big business run of textile export from Mar. 9 to 11 in EXCO, Daegu, South Korea.
At the opening ceremony, domestic people like Kwon Yeong-jin Daegu mayor, Ryu Seong-gul and Kim Sang-hun national assembly, Kim Yong-lae director of the matter parts industrial and policy of ministry of trade, industry and energy, Jeong Byeong-yoon vice-govemor of Gyeongsangbuk-do state affairs, Kim Eu-sik vice-chairman of Daegu assembly, Seong Gi-hak president of Korea Federation of Textile Industries, Lee Eu-yeol chairman of PID, Choi Byeong-gi chairman of KORTEX organization committee, Jin Young-hwan president of Daegu chamber of commerce and industry and Joo Si-kyeong director of customhouse of Daegu Gyeongbuk headquarter celebrated each other. CEOs of domestic companies and global buyers like Italy, France, China, India and Indonesia, including Vikram Kumar Doraiswami who is an Indian embassador also attended the event.
Lee Eu-yeol, chairman of PID, said "Through this fair, strong wills to find the new method and to survive in extended depression have appeared by the heat of participation. PID will take a role in tow truck to promote the fabric industry and enhance the global competitiveness to develop the differentiated products for customers and reorganize the material field which was weighted on the high-sensitive and high-function to the industrial fusion materials.
326 companies that have 272 domestic companies including Hyosung, Huvis, Youngone and Startex and 54 companies of 12 nations attended the fair to show 2017 S/S trend, new material and fusion fabrics. Global buyers from 25 nations, domestic fashion and clothing brand, Dongdaemun mall and domestic buyers also attended the event to enhance the result and contract in quality.
At the 2016 PID exhibition, functional fabrics like heating, cold fiber, antibacterial, deodorization and anti-static electricity, mechanical stretch fabric, vivid yarn and natural fabric were noted. Participants can find that sporty fashion is on the trend in entire fashion market.
Fabric companies also showed woven and neat fabric for the luxury fashion which is combined with sports DNA. Comfortable Melange fabric on casual clothing got a big attention and decorative materials like print, mesh, 3D Wappen are noted.
Companies that make polyester for women exhibit chemical fiber substitutes which look like silk, rayon, wool, acetate. Digital print products, including jaccard, foil, bio- process that make testure change are the must-have items for 2017 S/S
2016 PID showed the brand-new figure by compensate the contents. Gyeonggi textile marketing center exhibits more than 2000 samples from 40 companies and participants can see Sima, Billino Textile and Han Textile's wool, linen, cotton blended weaves. They can also find Wingtext's premium acetate, Hanwon's hanji leather and Yuracorp's alpaca fabric.
Vison Land that eliminated the limit of use by modern design and industrialized system and Locotech, Samsung Industry's natural dyeing is also notable.
At this exhibition, 'Brand Promotion Booth' is run to promote the local fabric and fashion brand. Exhibiting 27 brand products can inform the competitiveness of 'Made in Daegu' brand to domestic and global buyers and find the growth potential as a 'Glocal Brand.'
Composite material fabric that is need in various industrial field, including automobile, vessel, civil engineering, construction, electric, electronic, environment, energy and bio-health is exhibited at the fair.
Meanwhile, '20th KORTEX 2012,' '2016 TEXPO' and 'Textile + Fashion Collaboration Buying Show' was opened at the same time to add professionalism as a global textile event that domestic and global industry and industrial streams exchange their professional knowledge and information.
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by Sechang Kwon