Embellishments and prints dominate at Textile Forum
The show takes place this week at One Marylebone, London.
By Isabella Griffiths
13 March 2017
Emebellished and textured fabrics take centre stage at this season’s Textile Forum, which takes place this week (15 to 16 March) at One Marylebone in London. Exhibitors include the likes of Bella Tela, James Hare, Michael’s Bridal Fabrics, Pongees, Ringhart Fabrics, A W Hainsworth and Holland & Sherry.
“Fabric designers have produced some of the most elaborate ranges we have seen at Textile Forum since the show was launched in 2002,” says co founder and organiser Linda Laderman. “Suppliers have moved up a gear when it comes to creativity in texture, pattern and colour and are keen to introduce British quirkiness in design and artisanal techniques, to provide exciting collections to tempt fabric buyers.”
She adds: “While there is an overall mood of optimism among the majority of exhibitors, there is no doubt that trade is going to be more difficult this year and prices have risen a little. With the decision to leave the EU and the uncertain consumer market, innovation, matched with exceptional service, are going to be the keystones for winning business.”
Steven Ledgerwood, MD of Esmarsys, shares how retailers can reduce the impact of returns.
Amsterdam label showcases its range as part of the official schedule for the second time.
New womenswear website is set to become one-stop destination for independent and ethical brands from across the globe.
Brand joins forces with the Prince’s Trust to aid entrepreneurship in young people.
Scottish knitwear brand manufactures designer’s MacAndreas tartan range.
German womenswear brand has reopened its Hamburg store with latest technological innovations.
Trendy.guru connects consumers directly with designers and sellers on single marketplace.
The show opens this weekend at the Business Design Centre in Islington.