SENSING GROWTH:Among the products being highlighted at the show are functional fabrics that can be used to produce ‘smart’ clothing
Date: Oct 18, 2016
The 2016 Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (臺北紡織展), with a focus on environmentally
friendly and functional products, was opened yesterday by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) at the Taipei World Trade Center’s Nangang Exhibition Hall.
The government will work with textile manufacturers seeking to build their own brands and develop functional textiles, Tsai said in her opening speech.
She also urged local firms to cooperate with information technology companies to upgrade their industry and make it more competitive globally.
A total of 376 local and foreign exhibitors are displaying their products in 800 booths, making this year’s three-day show the biggest in its 20-year history, said the Taiwan Textile Federation (中華民國紡織業拓展會), the show’s organizer.
With the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to take effect on Nov. 4, Taiwan’s textile sector is determined to support the global trend of eco-friendly practices by exhibiting “green” products, the federation said. [FULL STORY]