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With the increasing health awareness among people and unceasing development of fitness boom, coupled with the rise of “Athleisure” trend, wearing yoga clothes and sportswear out into fashion has never been so popular. Featuring the world’s latest smart textile technology, ShanghaiTex 2017 (27-30 November 2017 at SNIEC, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China) will focus on sports knitting technologies that create high performance sportswear for sports lovers.

Three Hot Topics: Exploration of Textile Innovations

Nowadays, sport textiles take good care of not only users’ skin sensation like keeping warm and comfortable, but also their muscle and performance, with functions such as supporting movement in specific sports to strengthen training, reducing injuries and speeding up recovery. With the focus of textile technology on sports market, the ShanghaiTex 2017 Concurrent Event “Sports Arena” at Hall W1 will look into three hot topics: sports bra, wearable technology and shoe technology. And one of the world’s leading 3D printing innovators, Materialise, will display 3D printing technology and give a speech at Sports Arena.

Sports Bra & Sportswear

Many lingerie brands have launched their sports bra line under the "Sporty Athleisure” trend in recent years, while issues on comfort, support, shoulder strap design and function remain the main challenges on sports bra production. Mr. Notes Luk, visiting lecturer from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will be invited to share his rich experience in intimate apparel industry, addressing both theoretical and practical matters in various bra issues.


Thematic Activities:
27/11 (PM)        The Sports Bra-ology
27-30/11           Sports Bra & Sportswear showcase
27-30/11           Energetic Catwalk Show


Wearable Technology X Textile

Research showed that the annual global turnover of smart textiles will be nearly USD 5 billion by 2020. In the future, elements of electronics, sensing and cloud technologies will be incorporated into textiles to provide users a more interactive experience for athletic performance improvement and health maintenance. The CEO of HKRITA and Antelope, As well as professor from Hong Kong Polytechnic University will speak at the event to explore the latest developments of smart textiles and inspire the industry with innovative ideas on sporting goods market.


Shoe Tech

Running shoes have always been regarded as the vital equipment for runners. The success of running shoes lies in the materials, design and technology in different parts of a shoe. Sports Arena will gather professionals from different fields such as shoe uppers, soles, 3D printing and smart technology to explore the latest sports shoes development and trend.


Thematic Activities:
29/11 (AM)        The Evolutions of Sports Shoe Tech
27-30/11           Sports Shoe Anatomy
27-30/11           3D Printing Technology Showcase



ShanghaiTex is sponsored by Shangtex Holding Co. Ltd, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council and China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Chamber of Commerce; and is organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Co. Ltd. and Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd.

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