Hong Kong’s largest fashion sourcing event offers accessories, fabrics, footwear, underwear and apparel all under one roof. It is the ultimate O2O (onlineto- offline) ecosystem filled with fashion industry inhabitants; from buyers, suppliers, to designers, tech vendors and startups, students, as well as service providers. It creates a platform wherein all participants can promote, trade, collaborate, learn, and share.
The largest collection of bags, scarves, and gloves can be seen alongside extensive selections of swimwear, sportswear, and undergarments. This April’s show will highlight new exhibitions including the Fashion Tech Zone, Rising Designer Wholesale Zone, and the 3Rs Waste Reduction Shoe Design Competition. Seminars encompassing the above showcases will also be open to attend. Two new areas will be making their debut; the Datang Pavilion representing Zhuji, China’s sock production hub, along with the Yangjiang eCommerce Pavillion. Both will be joining the event and sharing the space with existing geographical pavilions for Xiamen, Vietnam, and India.
In addition to the aforementioned locations, featured verified suppliers also hail from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangladesh, South Korea, Indonesia, Macau, Thailand, and the Philippines. Thousands of the most prestigious buyers are expected to attend, including sourcing teams from Auchan, Best Buy, Carrefour, Fossil, Hong Kong Disneyland, K-Swiss, Li & Fung, Marks & Spencer, Quicksilver, Swarovski, Target, and Tesco. Ultimately, it is an industry event that sourcing professionals from around the world do not want to miss. Livia Yip, President of the Global Sources Fashion Group, describes it as being “…dedicated to helping buyers seek out the hottest products and to explore and analyze the latest industry trends in technology, textiles development and design. The show promotes industry development and facilitates international design exchange, providing designers with a platform for reaching buyers and suppliers”.
Global Sources Fashion highlights include:
NEW Rising Designer Wholesale Zone – promoting unique creations from up-andcoming designers in Hong Kong and other regions through fashion shows, workshops, and visits.
Fashuon Tech Zone – fashion & electronics exhibitors and start-up companies will be highlighting tech-enabled fashion products by providing special seminars and product demonstrations.
Trends Spotlight powered by Pantone – SS2020 color forecasts with matching exhibitors’ products, Fashion Tech Zone product display, and Fashion Online Store display.
3Rs Waste Reduction Shoe Design Competition 2019 – a footwear design contest focusing on the “3 Rs” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in partnership with Shanghai Donghua University and the Federation of Hong Kong Footwear. Online and on-site voting will take place, after which 10 designers will receive production funding for their work focusing on practical eco-friendly design. They will then go through to the final competition at the October 2019 Global Sources Fashion show.
Hong Kong Denim Festival Winners and Memories of Sham Shui Po – co-organized by the Hong Kong Design Institute and Hong Kong & Kowloon Textile Wholesalers Association. Sham Shui Pi is the birthplace of Hong Kong’s textiles industry, providing inspiration for many of its native designers. The goal is to enhance Hong Kong’s international reputation as a fashionable city and increase public appreciation for its creative industries.
Fashion Art Design Workshop – a joint venture between the Hong Kong 3D Printing Association and the Hong Kong Fashion Artists Association, it provides participants with a fun hands-on experience to create their own fashion.
Fashion Parades – the hottest designs from exhibitors, rising designers, and students from PolyU ITC, SCAD, and THEi, plus Analyst’s Choice – all modeled live on the catwalk.
OC Fashion Week – 50 American designers brought in by the California-based design platform OC Fashion Week will see the show, set up exclusive research conferences & meetings, and visit local companies to promote fashion design exchanges & sourcing opportunities between mainland China and the United States.
Conference Program – offering attendees insights on upcoming fashion trends while providing sourcing tips from business & fashion experts. Conference tracks include: New Era, New Fashion, Online & Mobile Retail Strategies, and Fashion Trends & Sourcing.
ABOUT GLOBAL SOURCES
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The company organizes eight export sourcing shows in Hong Kong annually, every April and October, including the world’s largest electronics and mobile electronics shows. Global Sources is also a majority shareholder in Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition (SIMM) and its related shows – the leading machinery exhibitions in Southern China.
The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world through English-language media such as trade shows (GlobalSources.com/exhibitions), online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), magazines, and apps. Over 1.5 million international buyers, including 94 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads, and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and regions. Over the past 48 years, Global Sources has been serving the B2B industry with a reliable and professional trade platform highly trusted by the company’s buyer and supplier communities.