Visitors at the Vietnamese Pavilion at the Global Sources Fashion Show that opened yesterday in Hong Kong. VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp
HONG KONG — More than 35 leading Vietnamese manufacturers of garments, textiles and fashion accessories as well as garment-related industries are showcasing their goods at Hong Kong’s biggest fashion show that opened on Sunday.
Vietnamese goods at the Global Sources Fashion show include apparel, fashion jewellery, underwear, swimwear, bags, luggage, scarves, footwear and fabrics, among others.
Many of the Vietnamese exhibitors are members of the Việt Nam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) and Việt Nam National Textile and Garment Group.
The fair also showcases fashion accessories from emerging designers from Việt Nam.
The emerging Vietnamese fashion brands include B.store, Emwear, Haberman, Hồng Ty, Cocosin and Fashion Link, according to Global Sources, the event’s organiser.
A fashion parade will be organised as part of the show exclusively for rising Vietnamese designers to showcase their latest fashion collections.
In recent years Vietnamese fashion brands have strengthened their brands on the global fashion stage because of their “great design as well as OEM (original equipment manufacturing) capability,” according to the organiser.
Alvin An, manager of DKC Apparel Co Ltd, an exhibitor which took part in the trade show, told Việt Nam News that his company has set a target of increasing exports to US$6 million per month, up from $5 million, after the trade show.
“The company also aims to promote exports via online marketing to reach more global buyers,” he said.
The fair also features verified suppliers from other major fashion manufacturing hubs, including Bangladesh, India, as well as mainland China.
With over 2,000 booths of products, the fair is expected to welcome 1,000 exhibitors, 12,000 buyers from 110 countries and territories.
The one-stop sourcing event also features industry-related conferences, including a workshop on how to source effectively from Việt Nam, according to the organiser.
As part of the event, the winners of the “3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Waste Reduction Design Competition” will be announced during the four-day event.
According to Vũ Đức Giang, chairman of VITAS, last year the textile and garment industry earned $36 billion from exports, up 16 per cent year-on-year, making Việt Nam one of the world’s three biggest exporters of textiles and apparel.
This year, the textile and garment sector has set a target of $40 billion in exports, up 11 per cent year-on-year.
The industry has set a target of more than US$60 billion worth of exports by 2025. — VNS