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Global Sources launches its fashion vertical — an ecosystem connecting buyers and suppliers across five media

April 27, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

HONG KONG, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Global Sources(NASDAQ: GSOL) has now fully launched its suite of services for the fashion industry. The fashion industry ecosystem connects a specialized community of buyers and suppliers through content, communication and five media channels — an online marketplace, a magazine, alerts, a mobile app and trade shows.

Four China Sourcing Fairs which offer fashion buyers and suppliers high-level networking and sourcing opportunities will be held April 27-30 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. These are Fashion Accessories, Garments & Textiles, Underwear & Swimwear and the India Sourcing Fair: Garments & Accessories. This spring, the shows are co-located with China Sourcing Fairs: Gifts & Premiums and Home Products.

President of Global Sources Fashion Group, Livia Yip, said: “Fashion is a fast-moving industry with many retailers changing styles on a weekly basis. The market is growing quickly and expected to exceed US$2 trillion by 2025.

“Our ecosystem enables buyers to source more efficiently from quality suppliers while maximizing profits as the industry expands.”

“Our shows are the leading sourcing event for fashion products each April and October in Hong Kong. At the spring shows we will also be launching new fashion product websites featuring exclusive industry news and analysis, the ‘Top 20’ products in each sector and much more,” added Yip.

Among the thousands of buyers pre-registered to attend the shows are Cotton On, Debenhams, El Corte Ingles, Esprit, FILA, Li & Fung, Marks & Spencer, Monsoon Accessorize, NAF NAF, Nike, Triumph and Woolworths. The shows are also supported by international industry organizations including Malaysian Knitting Manufacturers Association and The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia.

Exhibitors are experienced exporters, 90 percent are exclusive at Global Sources shows, while 70 percent are direct manufacturers. This allows buyers a unique opportunity to cut out the middleman and source directly at competitive prices, with flexible terms for production and delivery.

Other show highlights include:

— Hong Kong’s largest bags pavilion featuring 10,000 products including luggage, fashion bags and promotional bags with a special bag promotion 3D art area. — Asia’s largest scarves collections with 300 booths. — A new functional fabric area showcasing a wide selection of high demand anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking, flame-retardant fabrics as well as high-performance sportswear. — Trends Forum: Hosted in cooperation with Fashion Snoops, a global online forecasting company in the fashion industry. It aims to bring visitors up-to-date on accessories and ladies trends. — Color Trends Area: Hosted in cooperation with Pantone, the world-renowned authority on colors, color trends will be illustrated with Pantone’s swatch cards, photos, videos and products from pre-selected exhibitors. — Conference programs: Offers a unique and valuable opportunity to gain knowledge on best practices when importing from China. — Fashion Parade where models show off the hottest styles from top suppliers. — Product Showcase enables suppliers unable to attend the shows to present their latest products and generate buyer inquiries. — Private Sourcing Events allow pre-selected exhibitors exclusive opportunities to meet large global companies in private during the shows. Sourcing teams from companies including ESOTIQ, Hermes-OTTO International, Max Mara, RNB Details and Brands are scheduled to participate, representing combined annual sales of more than US$23 billion. — VIP Buyer Office Suites provide selected buyers with fully-equipped, on-site offices for meetings to enhance their sourcing effectiveness at the shows.

Opening hours for the fashion trade shows are:

— April 27-29 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. — April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Buyers can register for free and find more information about the show at

More information about Global Sources is available on the company’s corporate site (, Facebook and Twitter (/globalsources).

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (, print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, and trade shows.

More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources’ other businesses provide Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 30 office locations and a community of more than 5 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.


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