09/03/2021 – Sustainability — auf Deutsch lesen

Yarn Expo Spring presents innovation in fibers and yarns

International and domestic suppliers will present their sustainable products at Yarn Expo Spring, running from 17–19 March.


The fair Yarn Expo will now take place from 17 – 19 March 2021, a week later than originally scheduled. © Messe Frankfurt


Since the global pandemic, environmental awareness among consumers and industries has only increased. And whilst an already prominent trend in the textile industry, the demand for natural and sustainable products continues to grow and influence yarn and fibre markets.

  • At Yarn Expo Spring, a range of sustainable, natural and regenerated products can be found from both international and domestic suppliers, paving the way for a more eco-friendly industry.

Kent Wang, Sales Director of Shanghai Xinya New Material Technology Co Ltd observed at the previous edition of Yarn Expo:

“In the next few years, I think environmental protection, sustainability, functionality and antibacterial aspects will be the key trends in the textile industry.”

And notably, many companies have already modelled their businesses on sustainability, including Orkla Group.

Maggie Lu, Sourcing Manager at Orkla Group Procurement Hub Shanghai:

“We have been looking for sustainable products since before the pandemic. As we are a Nordic company, we have always had this in mind when it comes to sourcing sustainable products with recycled and organic cotton.”

  • Yarn Expo Spring will once again cater to these eco-friendly sourcing needs.

  • From organic plant-based fibres such as cotton, hemp, jute, flax and coir, to regenerated and recycled products, sustainable yarns and fibres are easy to come by at the fair.

  • And with a range of both international and domestic sustainable suppliers, there is something available for every buyer.

International suppliers of sustainable cotton on offer

Some international suppliers of organic and regenerated cotton exhibiting at the fair include:

  • Hengbang Textile (Vietnam): Their main products include recycled cotton yarn for socks, mops, gloves, knitting fabric, denim, weaving, cotton ropes, blankets, pet supplies and more.

  • Xiamen Naseem Trade (Pakistan): will showcase organic / BCI yarn, 100 percent cotton single and double yarn, counts from 5 - 60s carded and combed knitting and weaving.

Highlighted chinese suppliers of plant-based fibres, for example:

  • naturally produced hemp products: Nantong Jinmiao Textile, Anhui Tengjia Flax Textile, Jiang Su Yuan Tian, Zhengzhou No 4 Cotton Textile and others

  • flax and ramie fibres: Tongling Worldsun Linen & Ramie Textile and Tongxiang Top Textile

Hybrid options make onsite sourcing easier and online sourcing smarter

In addition to the physical fair and in response to the current ‘new normal’ brought about by the pandemic, Yarn Expo’s exhibitors will now also be online. With the show’s AI-driven business matching platform, online and onsite buyers can connect with chosen suppliers via emails, instant messaging and video calls. What’s more, ‘hybrid exhibitors’ are able to display their products onsite at the dedicated showcase area for buyers to examine in-person. So regardless of location and travel restrictions, exhibitors and buyers can participate in the show and facilitate much-needed business interactions.