ShanghaiTex 2015 will Showcase Organic Textile Production

Shanghai Tex 2015The 17th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (SHANGHAITEX 2015) will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from June 15 next year.

There are seven theme zones at more than 100,000 square meters of exhibition area. In response to the market trend and to explore new market, the four-day event will showcase the latest spinning and weaving technology for organic textile production.

There is growing demand on organic clothing in China, especially on underwear, sleepwear, infant and maternity clothing products. Although currently there are few shops selling organic apparel, it is estimated that organic cotton products will be more common in 3 to 5 years

Organic clothing is made from chemical-free raw materials and processed under specific production environment. The complete production process must be isolated and the production tools should be dedicated for organic products only. Organic product producers should make sure that the raw materials, production process as well as the packaging are up to certificated requirements and standard

Although the demand for organic cotton is booming, organic cotton production has been declining. Prior to 2011, there was a continuous rise in organic cotton production; however, it has dropped by eight per cent in recent years. Low yield from the pesticide-free organic cotton farming, coupled with the lack of relevant planting knowledge and assistance, are the main reasons for the decline.

Organic cotton production is an important part of sustainable development. It is significant in protecting the ecosystem, promoting human health development and meeting consumer needs. It is expected that the popularity of organic cotton products will grow and join the mainstream.

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