The Most Remarkable Fair in South China – The 10th China (Dongguan) Int’l Textile & Clothing Industry Fair

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Hosted by Paper Communication Exhibition Services and Guangdong Sewing Equipment Chamber of Commerce, The 10th China (Dongguan) Int’l Textile & Clothing Industry Fair and The 4th South China Int’l Sewing Machinery & Accessories Show were successfully organized on 4-7 March 2009, at Guangdong Modern Int’l Exhibition Centre, Houjie, Dongguan.

254 exhibitors gathered and experienced this important business and communication platform this year. They were mainly from China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Holland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, England, the USA and so on. Influenced by the financial tsunami, order from overseas diminished, the no. of exhibitors slightly decreased, as well as the influence to the scale of the fair.

This 4-day show attracted over 32,920 buyers visiting. Although the no. of visitors slightly decreased by 15%, exhibitors believed that buyers visiting this years were more professional. Under the special arrangement of the Organiser, an obvious increase of overseas buyers was recognized.

As March is meant to be the peak season for purchasing of equipments for textile & clothing factories, hence, the Organiser believed that this fair would still be the most remarkable event in the clothing industry. Some exhibitors mentioned that the quality of visitors were higher this year, while the quantity of order of products were better than that expected.

At the same time, the Organiser was very honoured to be supported by 13 professional associations and organizations from China, Hong Kong and Macau. They are:

Clothing Industry Training Authority
Dongguan Association of Textile & Garment Industry
Hong Kong (SME) Economic and Trade Promotional Association
Hong Kong Apparel Society Limited
Hong Kong Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers
Hong Kong Knitwear Exporters & Manufacturers Association
Hong Kong Productivity Council
Institute of Textiles & Clothings – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Knitwear Innovation and Design Society
Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute
Textile Council of Hong Kong
Textile Institute Association (Hong Kong) Ltd
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel

At DTC 2009, diversified exhibits of sewing equipments, pressing & finishing equipments, weaving & knitting equipments, CAD/CAM system, ERP, Embroidery, laser & ultrasonic equipments, accessories & parts and so on were displayed in the fair. To meet the market needs, a number of special zones and competitions were organized, including “Knitwear Technology Pavilion”, “Sewing Technology Pavilion”, “Textile Printing Pavilion”, “Knitwear Design Competition”, “The 3rd Em~touching Int’l Embroidery Design Competition” and “The 3rd Marker Layout Competition”.

The 3rd Em~touching Int’l Embroidery Design Competition

A concurrently held event, The 3rd Em~Touching International Embroidery Design Competition, successfully came to an end. The display of 25 outstanding pieces in the final stage revealed the talents of embroidery designers and the superb embroidery techniques nowadays. Approximately 800 visitors voted for their favorites on-site. For the designs, please visit:

The 3rd Marker Layout Competition

The 3rd Marker Layout Competition on CAD/CAM application was enthusiastically supported this year with almost 60 visitors participated in the competition. The award presentation ceremony was completed on 7 March. Also, thank you for “Gerber Scientific International Limited” to be the technical support and souvenir sponsor.

Knitwear Design Competition / Knitwear Technology Pavilion

Designers stand an important role in clothing industry. Hence, the Organiser hosted “Knitwear Design Competition” aiming at discovering new designers and promoting cultural exchange of design between Hong Kong & China. This competition received an overwhelming response. Over 130 applications received on the preliminary stage. The top 10 designs were shortlisted and displayed at the fair and to be voted by visitors. Approximately 1,000 visitors voted for their favourite designs.

Furthermore, thank you for the support from “Knitwear Innovation and Design Society”, “Hong Kong Knitwear Exporters and Manufacturers Association” and “Textile Institute Association (Hong Kong) Ltd”, as well as the sponsor from: Fenix Hong Kong Ltd, Golden Jade HK Ltd, Nameson Group Limited, Natalia Fashion Limited, Novetex Spinners Limited, Oriverse (HK) Ltd. and Pine Hover Limited.

In addition, a number of exhibitors participated in “Knitwear Technology Pavilion”, including: Chemtax Industrial Company Limited, China North Optical-Electrical Technology Co., Ltd., Knitwear Innovation and Design Society, Matsuya Machinery (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Skt Limited, by presenting the most updated knitwear machines to the fair.

Sewing Technology Pavilion

“Sewing Technology Pavilion” was newly launched at the fair, showcasing the top sewing technology for clothing and leatherware. The pavailion was successfully held with exhibitors including Far East Honest Co., Ltd., Juki (Hong Kong) Limited and Pfaff Industrial Hong Kong Co., Ltd. Also, thank you for the support from Hong Kong Sewing Machine Association.

Textile Printing Pavilion

Under the support from Hong Kong Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers, the fair newly launched “Textile Printing Pavilion”, showing the visitors the most updated digital printing system and equipment. The exhibitors of pavilion included Chemtax Industrial Co., Ltd., Fountain Set Limited, Soma Textile Limited and Toshi Kogyo Co., Ltd.

A concurrent event DFM 2009 was also held. A display of the most outstanding footwear technology encompassed footwear machinery & components, synthetic leather machinery, leather chemicals, bag/luggage machinery, injection machinery, CAD/CAM and so forth. Moreover, “Hong Kong Footwear Design Pavilion” was set up showcasing the designs of the awardees from Hong Kong Footwear Design Competition.

The fair was recognized as a must-go annual fair in the purchase tour of textile & clothing equipments. The 11th China (Dongguan) Int’l Textile & Clothing Industry Fair (DTC2010) will be on 29 March – 1 April 2010. See you there!


GD Modern International Exhibition Center

Address: Junction of 107 National Road (S256 Road) and Furniture Road, Houjie, Dongguan, Guangdong, P.R. China 523952 (Opposite to Jia Hua Grand Hotel)

Fair Date & Time:
4~6 March 2009
09:30 – 17:00
7 March 2009
09:30 – 14:00
37,000 sqm, 450 Exhibitors
Related Activities:
The 3rd Em~touching Int’l Embroidery Design Competition

The 3rd Marker Layout Competition

Knitwear Design Competition

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