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Global Sources opens Asia's most comprehensive fashion sourcing show today in Hong Kong

One-stop fashion sourcing platform covering accessories, apparel, footwear and fabrics
2015-10-27 13:00 1660

HONG KONG, October 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) opens its fashion sourcing show today at AsiaWorld-Expo with the widest selection of fashion items in Asia, including apparel, accessories, footwear and fabrics. Running through Oct. 30, there are three co-located shows under one roof:

  • Fashion Accessories & Footwear
  • Fashion Apparel & Fabrics
  • Underwear & Swimwear

With more than 1,300 booths, the shows bring together top suppliers from mainland China, India, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and other Asian territories. Buyers will find a wide range of products including casual and fashion bags, shoes and hosiery, hair accessories, fashion jewelry, scarves and shawls, ready-to-wear garments, functional fabrics, sports and casual wear, sweaters and knitwear, underwear, and swimwear.

President of Global Sources Fashion Group, Livia Yip, said: "In addition to showcasing a range of products and suppliers from across Asia, we continue to see growing participation from branded companies. The event is quickly evolving from a substantially original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sourcing show to an event where 30 to 40 percent of exhibitors are marketing their own designs and brands. As a result, we not only provide a sourcing platform for volume buyers and retailers like Zara, H&M, Macy's, Victoria's Secret and Marks & Spencer, but also can help entrepreneurial buyers from Amazon, eBay, and even the boutique shops across Asia to find suppliers best suited to their needs.

"We are forging ahead in efforts to build an ecosystem with content from traditional and new manufacturing regions in Asia. We aim to help manufacturers move up the value chain by connecting them with young designers and new technologies applicable to fashion," added Yip.

Key highlights for the show are:

  • Asia's biggest selection of scarves with 20,000 items;
  • Hong Kong's largest bags collection with more than 10,000 bags;
  • Young Designers Corner with design parades from talented designers from Korea, SAPH+, and prestigious fashion schools in Hong Kong including Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Design Institute and Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong;
  • Fashion Technology Corner with new technology applicable to fashion such as 3D printing application to apparel and footwear; and
  • ASEAN Select Showcase featuring products from emerging apparel hubs such as Myanmar and Vietnam.

Among the thousands of buyers pre-registered to attend the shows are Anteprima, Burberry, Carrefour, Cortefiel, El Corte Ingles, FILA, Fossil, Intersport, Laura Ashley, Li & Fung, Marks & Spencer, Sears, Tchibo, Triumph, Woolworths and Zalora.

The shows are supported by international industry organizations including Hong Kong Apparel Society, Hong Kong Organic Textile Association, Malaysian Footwear Manufacturers' Association, Malaysian Knitting Manufacturers Association, Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Center of West Australia, and the Association of Textile-Clothing-Leather Industry (from the Czech Republic).

The Global Sources Fashion show is complemented year-round by the industry's leading websites: Fashion Accessories & Footwear and Fashion Apparel & Fabrics. Each website delivers exclusive content, updated daily -- including Analyst's Choice which highlights the industry's newest and most important products.

Other value-added services to enhance the supplier and buyer experience

  • Trends Forum will highlight color trend forecasts for Summer 2016 and Fall/Winter 2016/17 with Pantone; and ladies and accessories trend forecasts for Summer 2016 with Fashion Snoops.
  • Fashion Parades where professional models walk the runway to show off the hottest garments, accessories and products from young Hong Kong designers.
  • Conference programs with eCommerce advice, color and styles forecasts, and China sourcing strategies hosted by industry professionals.
  • New Request for Quotation system allowing buyers to request and compare quotes, and communicate with suppliers through Global Sources Message Center.
  • New Buyer App provides comprehensive show information including event preview, exhibitor details, a searchable online product directory and travel information.
  • New Supplier App helps exhibitors obtain buyer information, inquiry history and respond to inquiries.
  • Product Showcase enables suppliers who cannot attend the shows to present their latest products and generate buyer inquiries.
  • VIP Buyer Office Suites provide selected buyers with fully-equipped, on-site offices for meetings.

Opening hours for the shows are:

  • Oct. 27-29 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Buyers can find more information about the Global Sources Electronics show and pre-register to attend at http://www.globalsources.com/exhibitions.

More information about Global Sources is available on the company's corporate site (http://www.corporate.globalsources.com), Facebook and Twitter (/globalsources).

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), magazines, apps, private sourcing events, and trade shows.

More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 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 territories.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

Press Contact

Investor Contact in Asia

Camellia So

Connie Lai

Tel: (852) 2555-5021

Tel: (852) 2555-4747

e-mail: GSpress@globalsources.com

e-mail: investor@globalsources.com




Investor Contact in U.S.


Cathy Mattison


LHA


Tel: (1-415) 433-3777


e-mail: cmattison@lhai.com

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