Glimpse the green scene

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 20 September, 2010, 12:00am

Messe Frankfurt Group, Germany's leading trade fair organiser, has packed Interstoff Asia Essential Autumn with must-see attractions at Hall 1C, D and E at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, from October 5 to 8.

'Over 240 international suppliers have confirmed their participation, including country and regional pavilions from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the mainland,' the group says.

Messe has a presence in more than 150 countries and last year organised more than 90 trade fairs, the majority of which took place outside Germany.

Highlights of this year's show include the return of EcoChic Hong Kong, which made a successful showcase of eco-couture at Interstoff Asia's Essential Spring edition.

This time around, Hong Kong registered charity Green2Greener will showcase an even more stunning collection of ready-to-wear and eco-couture designed by international brands and designers at the 12.30pm fashion walk on October 6.

Visitors can also learn about fashion, eco, casual, outdoor, protective and sportswear collections at the Autumn/Winter 2011 - 2012 Trend Forums, which include discussions such as 'From Eco to Fashion' and 'From Function to Fashion'.

Winners of the influential British textile competition, Texprint, will be announced and novelty fabrics will be displayed. The Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre will launch a special eco-collection made from recycled plastic bottles.

The organiser have also lined up fashion parades.

'In co-operation with the students at the faculty of design at the Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, exhibitors' latest fabrics will be turned into stylish outfits which will be showcased during the 'Fabrics to Fashion Walk',' the group says.

The exhibition will also feature a pavilion focusing on sustainable solutions, eco-textiles and technologies that are expected to shape the future of the apparel industry. Exhibitors at that pavilion include Bluesign AG Technologies, Control Union, Ecocert SA, International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard, the Institute for Marketecology and SGS Hong Kong. Messe is publicly owned, 60 per cent by the city of Frankfurt and 40 per cent by the German state of Hesse.