Interfilière Hong Kong Hosts New Conference on Cosmetic Textiles
“The market for Cosmetic Textiles is quickly developing with currently a growth rate of 35% per year on average”
INTERFILIERE Hong Kong will host, for the first time, a special dedicated information point and conference on the use of micro-encapsulation in Cosmetic Textile. The conference will be held during the show which runs from March 26-27, 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hall 5G and is aimed at informing the industry on what they can expect in the future from this growing sector.
The inclusion of the new conference was spurred by research Eurovet and INTERFILIERE Hong Kong conducted in 2012. They found that both manufacturers and consumers were taking advantage of developments in Cosmetic Textiles.
A Cosmetic Textile is a textile article that contains a substance or a preparation that is intended to be released sustainably on to the different superficial parts of the human body, especially the skin, and which claim one (or more) particular propertie(s) such as cleansing, perfume, change of appearance, protection, maintenance in good conditioner correction of body odors.
“Fabric manufacturers have not sat still and have kept on looking for new innovations and possibilities to make lingerie and intimates more functional.”
“Fabric manufacturers have not sat still and have kept on looking for new innovations and possibilities to make lingerie and intimates more functional. The market of Cosmetic Textile is quickly developing with currently a growth rate of 35% per year on average,” noted a company spokesperson for INTERFILIERE Hong Kong.
The field of micro-encapsulation is used in different sectors from medicine to food and beverage. For Cosmetic Textile there are two main uses; dermocosmetics which are used for skincare. The effects of this application include slimming, toning, moisturizing, and anti-aging. “This is the largest segment at this point in time,” said the company. “The second use is for aromatherapy which involves the cosmetic textile to release a fragrance when in contact with the human body. The ingredients used for the aromatherapy are mainly essential oils.”
The show noted that consumers, both men and women, wear intimates such as shapewear that incorporate Cosmetic Textiles to look slimmer, feel better and to be fashionable.
“Brands like Spanx are trendsetters when it comes to shape wear. Many fashion brands today use the same fabrics and materials in garments in order to create the same slimming effect that many look for,” said the show.
The Show Organizers are encouraging visitors not to miss the opportunity to learn more about this topic and register today to receive their free E-badge at: www.interfiliere.com.
About the Show
INTERFILIERE Hong Kong will make its mark for the 7th consecutive year,as the leading sourcing platform for intimates and swimwear,on March 26-27, 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hall 5G.