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HABER / NEWSthe segment of “Everything about Sustainability”, fabric, product and technology manufacturers presented sustainable production tools.Local demand for western brands has increased with the increasing purchasing power of Chinese consumers. Besides, it is striking that Chinese manufacturers increased the variety and quality of their products. In particular, foreign buyers noticed numerous improvements in the standards of local participants. Participants stated that the quality of Chinese products increased step by step and the product variety expanded considerably in this fair. It was also seen that the demand for functional fabrics in the sportswear, men`s wear and women`s wear increased in the local market. Functional fabrics and products which reflect the current textile industry became prominent in the fair. Beijing Fair Moves to Shanghai It was reported that 2014 Spring edition would be held in Shanghai. In the explanation where it was stated that Shanghai is accepted as center for China, it was declared that this decision was taken by considering the closeness of Shanghai to surrounding cities as well as the ease of transport for foreign visitors. Intertextile Shanghai Fair`s Spring Edition will be held in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center on 3-5 March 2014. As to the Fall Edition, it will be held in Shanghai New International Expo Center on 20-23 October 2014.14