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Global Sources Fashion x Lifestyle open side by side
Co-location creates a one-stop sourcing experience

Hong Kong SAR, October 27, 2019 The curtains open today for Global Sources Fashion and Global Sources Lifestyle at AsiaWorld-Expo. Sourcing professionals can have the opportunity to discover a wide range of gifts, premiums, housewares, apparel and other fashion products all in one place, meeting the demand for on-trend fashion and innovative home and lifestyle products.

Hong Kong’s biggest fashion sourcing event, Global Sources Fashion is a gathering of high-quality suppliers from the Asia-Pacific region, exhibiting their latest fashion bags, sportswear, apparel, footwear, accessories and fabrics. The show’s pavilions for fashion handbags, sports fashion and active lifestyle products as well as socks and leggings are the largest in Hong Kong SAR. The show features exhibitors from Vietnam, Bangladesh and India, as well as pavilions from regional trade groups in mainland China, helping suppliers from Xiamen, Quanzhou and Shishi to reach out to international buyers.

Global Sources Lifestyle, being held simultaneously with Global Sources Fashion, is the only sourcing event in Hong Kong SARdedicated to creative, curated and innovative gifts, premiums and home products. Taking quality of life as a central theme, the product focus is on sports, health and environmental protection. Building on established categories of home decoration, gifts and stationery as well as the e-commerce area, new offerings in sports and outdoor products, together with travel goods, personal care and beauty products round out the product selection to provide a comprehensive lifestyle sourcing show. Regional pavilions include Xiamen, Quanzhou and Dongguan, introducing buyers from Asia and beyond to the specialties of these places.

Promoting local creative design
Global Sources is unstinting in its efforts to promote original design in Hong Kong SAR. The “Young Designers Corner” within Global Sources Fashion showcases fashion bags, jewelry, apparel and other products from emerging designers at home and abroad from the Institute of Textiles and Clothing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU ITC), Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong (SCAD) and Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) and Project Paper Studio, which brings cutting-edge creations from designers from Hong Kong SAR and elsewhere. The participating designers also plan to display their creativity through a number of Fashion Parades at the show.

Inspired by the mantra “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, the "3R Waste Reduction Design Competition" consists of Fashion Footwear Design Competition and Denim Wear Design Competition of which the winners are scheduled to be announced; Making its debut at Global Sources Lifestyle, “WOW Sparkle Hong Kong Smart Designs” is a showcase created in collaboration with The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association, which is scheduled to highlight 50 innovative gift product designs and 60 home and houseware products developed by Hong Kong SAR design talents to support local designs.

Comprehensive services for online and Amazon sellers
A range of services designed to improve the show experience as well as the sourcing efficiency of online and Amazon sellers are available, such as enabling exhibitors to order small quantities on-the-spot and providing conferences. The free conference programs have invited industry experts to share e-commerce strategies and marketing techniques. In addition, the show is scheduled to showcase best-selling products for Amazon through Fashion Parades and to hold the Global Sources Summit. The summit is a three-day conference that won the Best Amazon Conference award at the 2017 Seller Awards, and it helps middle and high-end Amazon and e-commerce sellers to expand their businesses.

Other Global Sources Fashion highlights :
    •  Trends Spotlight
       Upcoming seasons’ trend-setting hues in fashion based on Pantone’s forecast, with a selection of matching exhibitor products.

    •  Fashion Tech Product Demo
       Presents innovative products of exhibitors of Fashion Tech Zone to buyers with product demonstrations and Fashion Tech Forum
       at the conference stage.

    •  Conference Programs
       Upcoming trends from visionary speakers and influential experts, including:
       Oct 27 – Fashion Tech Forum
       Oct 28 – Learn from Insiders: The Latest Fashion Trends
       Oct 29 – New Retail Transformation.

Other Global Sources Lifestyle highlights :
    •  Millennial Top Picks
       A curated selection of innovative products that appeal to today’s highest-spending demographic according to 5 different lifestyles
       of this generation: On the Go, Smart Fit, Tech on Tech, My Home and Unwind.

    •  Cool Design Gallery
       Showcasing more than 60 innovative, award-winning gift products.

    •  Color Trends Area
       A gallery of 2020’s hottest hues in home décor, in collaboration with colour experts Pantone.

    •  Conference Programs
       Noted experts and industry leaders share their insights on future industry trends, including:
       Oct 27 – Smart Sourcing & Supply Chain Strategies
       Oct 28 – Smart & Eco Living
       Oct 29 – Chic Lifestyle: Design & Innovation

Developing sustainable exhibitions
Global Sources is committed to building a sustainable exhibition practice. Since 2006, it has partnered with Crossroads International to donate more than five shipping containers worth of materials, including furniture, mobile phone accessories and stationery, to 64 non-profit organizations and social welfare organizations in Hong Kong SAR and in numerous places around the world.

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

The company organizes export sourcing shows in Hong Kong SAR every April and October with eight events annually, including the world’s largest electronics and mobile electronics shows. Global Sources is also a majority shareholder in Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition (SIMM) and its related shows – the leading machinery exhibitions in Southern China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world through English-language media such as trade shows (GlobalSources.com/exhibitions), online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), magazines, and apps.

More than 1.5 million international buyers, including 94 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 regions.

Over the past 48 years, Global Sources has been serving the B2B industry with a reliable and professional trade platform highly trusted by the Company’s buyer and supplier communities.

Press Contact
Global Sources
Lierence Li
Tel: (852) 2814-5580/ 6110-8495
e-mail:lierenceli@globalsources.com