Pearl River International Textile City was planned to be built as the new landmark of China textile in 2011, which includes one 400,000㎡ textile professional trade and expo mall, five themed office buildings, one 60,000㎡ garment design headquarter base, one 46-floor garment brand headquarter base and a four-star hotel with 50,000㎡ area. It is supposed to be an integrated textile mall of multiple functions of trade, expo, brand show, R & D, design, commercial interaction, logistics, garment design, office and information lease.
But, it seems to have backfired, people get used to visit Guangzhou International Textile City and this Pearl River market is quite empty now. The shops are big but few visitors. As a tradition in Zhongda market, all the big sellers have their shops in Guangzhou International Textile City, but it’s hard to handle logistics inside that highly prized commercial center, to some extent, Pearl river International Textile City is like a backyard, workers drive forklifts to transfer fabric from warehouses to container trucks.