The latest edition of the Textile Forum opens on Wednesday 15th March, with an even greater choice of embellished and textured fabrics for designers looking to be inspired. “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.”
Some of the best fabrics from the UK, Continental Europe and Japan will be available catering to designers of menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, bridalwear, lingerie, knitwear and accessories. Exhibitors include: Holland & Sherry, Michael’s Bridal Fabrics, Pongees, AW Hainsworth, Marco Lagattolla, GH Leathers, Laurent Garigue, Nunoya, Chrisanne Clover, Forest Digital, Cluny Lace, SanMartin, James Hare and many more.
“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,” she adds. “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.”
The Textile Forum takes place on 15-16 March between 10am and 6pm at One Marylebone, London.