The largest Textile Forum spring event takes place next week at One Marylebone, London, with over 70 collections of luxury fashion fabrics on show. “British Fashion Council chairman Natalie Massenet declared that London is the greatest fashion capital in the world and fabric plays a huge part in justifying this accolade,” says Linda Laderman, Textile Forum co-founder. “To maintain their position in the global marketplace, fabric suppliers continue to invest in the people and processes that together deliver innovative fabrics and we are delighted to be able to showcase exceptional collections from the UK, Continental Europe, Japan, Thailand and the US.”
Among the first time exhibitors is Offset Warehouse, offering a wide range of ethical fabrics including collections produced from banana stalks; advancements in digital printing are available from exhibitors such as R A Smart and Forest Digital, alongside the artistry of embroiders from Hand & Lock. “Textile Forum is unique in that our exhibitors are geared up to provide the swatches, sample lengths and low minimums for sampling that the majority of our independent designer visitors need as well as the volume orders,” adds Laderman. The Textile Forum is open from 10am to 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday 9 and 10 March 2016.