|Visitors see yarn made from pineapple leaves at the Vietnam Texfuture Spring Summer being held at GEM Center in HCM City’s District 1 until March 24. — VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — Vietnam Texfuture Spring Summer, an international exhibition on high-end fabric exhibition that opened in HCM City on Tuesday, seeks to inspire the use of sustainable fabrics by local producers.
It has attracted more than 200 Vietnamese and foreign exhibitors who are displaying sustainable, fashion and functional fabrics, garment and textile techniques and solutions, circular economy solutions, textile raw materials, home textiles, and accessories.
The exhibition also includes seminars on trends that will shape global fashion through 2024 spring and summer, the new age of design and how to minimise fabric textures to reduce the impact on the environment, according to the organisers.
Visitors can see yarns made from natural materials such as ramie from Thiên Phước Ramie Group JSC and pineapple leaves from ECOSOI, silk woven from lotus by Đồng Tháp Lotus Silk and eco-fabric from Shanghai Sinotex Eco, discover the latest colour trends and listen to experiences in technology application and digitisation from businesses.
On March 20 and 21 the organisers co-ordinated with industrial parks and export processing zones in HCM City, Bình Dương and Long An to organise tours to prominent textile and garment factories and enterprises there to help establish links between local and foreign firms.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyễn Hữu Nam, deputy director of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s HCM City branch, said most fashion brands in the world now require manufacturers to fully meet social responsibility requirements like being environment-friendly by using energy and other resources thriftily.
Besides, free trade agreements, especially new generation ones, have sustainable development requirements, he pointed out.
So the garment and textile sector needs to achieve breakthroughs in terms of technology and awareness to produce more environmentally friendly and durable products and recycle used products instead of merely focusing on making products at good quality and reasonable prices, he said.
With the message "Vietnamese Textile and Garment: Stronger - Smarter – Greener," the exhibition aims to contribute to developing a green and sustainable textile industry, he added.
Organised by the VCCI, Sustainable Textile Solutions and Tengda Exhibition, the exhibition at GEM Center in HCM City’s District 1 will go on until March 24 and is expected to attract over 2,000 visitors. — VNS