Get out of the office!

Trade shows are an absolutely essential part of any fabric sourcing journey. Shows run according to fashion seasons and take place throughout the year, all over the world. You really need to be think about attending these shows if you don't already.
 
Whilst lots of suppliers do have a wealth of online resources, they will most likely not list every single fabric they have access to on their website. There will be development fabrics, end of line fabrics, brand new fabrics….all of which you can usually see at trade shows. The shows are definitely worth the time and investment needed to attend. It’s an opportunity for you to view samples and talk to suppliers face to face. The internet is great but nothing can beat holding the actual fabric sample in your hands, or the chance to connect with a supplier and begin building a great working relationship.

If you can only make one show, we would suggest Premiere Vision in Paris as a starting point. This twice yearly event is like the Oscars of the fashion world and is the World's largest and most well known fabric show, with the highest numbers of exhibitors and attendees. Premiere Vision Paris takes place every February and September and we are always there!
Most other trade shows for fabric sourcing generally tend to run around January/February and then October/September. If you aren't sure where to start, always check out our events page as we regularly attend the most essential dates on the calendar.
Come and see us!
If you're currently looking to source fabric, there's no better place to go than Premiere Vision Paris. We'll be there in February so why not come and see us? Find out more information about dates, times and our stand number HERE. Want to receive one of our FREE show survival packs? You'll receive a bag containing water, sweets, a pen & more - all you need to make it through a busy show day. Click HERE to register now!