HONG KONG : Thirty-five leading manufacturers of handicrafts, garments, textiles, and fashion accessories and garment-related industries in Việt Nam are displaying their products at an international fair in Hong Kong that opened on Saturday.
Global Sources Fashion, Hong Kong’s largest fashion sourcing event, also showcases footwear, fabrics and underwear.
The event features verified suppliers from major fashion manufacturing hubs such as Việt Nam, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia.
This year 10 manufacturers from the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City are participating in the trade show, according to the organiser.
Vietnamese exhibitors are also taking part in the Rising and Young Designers Corner, a programme showcasing designs by emerging talents and start-ups from Việt Nam and other countries like India, Laos, the Philippines, Nepal, and Kenya and host Hong Kong.
Thousands of top buyers are expected to attend the show, including Adidas, Avery Dennison, AYE AYE, Colette, eBay, Fossil, GAP, Marubeni, and Mothercare.
Phạm Thiết Hòa, director of HCM City’s Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC), said Việt Nam has become a more attractive complementary garment-sourcing destination for international buyers.
The ITPC is supporting most of the Vietnamese participants as part of its mission to assist HCM City enterprises and attract foreign investment to Việt Nam, he said.
With around 1,800 booths, the fair is expected to welcome 12,000 buyers from 150 countries and territories, including the US, the EU, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Other highlights include conference programmes where industry experts share fashion trends and new technology applications such as AI and 3D printing in the fashion industry.