London's exclusive luxury fashion fabric show

16-17 October 2019 One Marylebone London 10.00am - 6.00pm

Quality, exclusivity and sustainability rule the day

Quality, exclusivity and sustainability rule the day

Quality, exclusivity, sustainability – these are the three bywords that designers are concentrating on as they put together their new collections, says Amy Packham, event director Textile Forum, the UK’s luxury fashion fabric show held from 16-17 October 2019 at One Marylebone London. "With the uncertainty of Brexit, which has dulled spending, a wish to be more environmentally conscious and competition from new market disruptors – such as clothing rental subscription businesses – fashion designers have got their work cut out to succeed in 2020,” adds Amy Packham “However, the beauty of a show such as Textile Forum is that designers can work closely with their fabric suppliers, order small minimums and meet customers' individual demands for bespoke outfits. As such they can generate luxurious signature led designs with longevity… Read More
Lots of new faces appeared at Textile Forum’s March 2019 edition

Lots of new faces appeared at Textile Forum’s March 2019 edition

There were a lot of new faces at the March 2019 Textile Forum, among both the exhibitors and visitors to Textile Forum which delivered a very buoyant edition of London’s only luxury fashion fabric fair catering for designers. While outside of the show, there may have been all the discord surrounding Brexit, inside One Marylebone, everyone was focused on the fabrics.  With all exhibitors able to offer small minimums this provided the flexibility that buyers were looking for in these uncertain times. Exhibitor Linton Tweeds was showing its new collection of stock lines, Nunoya showed its laminated, waterproof quirky prints, and anything embellished or embroidered was very much in demand. With articles in the press the week of the show highlighting leather shirts as the latest trend it was not… Read More
Fabrics for all seasons at March Textile Forum

Fabrics for all seasons at March Textile Forum

Fabrics for all seasons at March Textile Forum New UKFT supported garment manufacturing section launched The next Textile Forum, London’s luxury fashion fabric show running from 13-14 March at One Marylebone, will offer designers and fabric buyers the opportunity to select textiles for current and future collections. Additionally UKFT is supporting a section for garment manufacturers. "UKFT has supported Textile Forum since its inception in 2002 and we are delighted the association is helping us develop this aspect of the show," says Textile Forum event director Amy Packham. "One of the most common questions we are asked is: where can I source good garment manufacturing? For our visitors to be able to select fabrics and production in one place makes perfect sense." Textile Forum exhibitors are geared up to provide… Read More
Textile Forum was a great success

Textile Forum was a great success

Last month’s Textile Forum was a huge success with buyers enjoying the relaxed and beautiful venue which led to good orders and lots of sampling from our largest selection of luxury fabrics from across the globe. Established brands, big designer labels, newcomers and next generation students working on their final collections were among the visitors from across the UK, as well as from Scandinavia and even the US. “Exhibitors at Textile Forum are in a perfect position to  sell to both entrenched brands and also be in the forefront of working with the businesses of tomorrow. We heard many stories this week about customers who started off with a small sample order at Textile Forum who have become much bigger customers and finding these ‘gems’ is an exciting aspect of… Read More
Textile Forum relates a fabric story strong in  quality and provenance

Textile Forum relates a fabric story strong in quality and provenance

This autumn’s Textile Forum running from 10-11 October 2018 at One Marylebone, London, will be showcasing its broadest range of luxury fabrics to date, with many exhibitors emphasising not just the quality of their fabrics, but also their provenance. “Today’s fabric buyers are as keen to know the story behind the fabrics they have chosen as they are to ensure that the designs are on trend; provenance is really important these days as designers are looking to ‘connect’ with their suppliers," explains Amy Packham, Textile Forum’s event director. “At this October’s show we have many exhibitors who have a long history of producing the finest, specialist fabrics and constantly improving their quality and investing in new developments to meet today’s designers’ exacting specifications.” A W Hainsworth is using Textile Forum… Read More
Textile Forum marches on with more than 100 luxury fabric collections

Textile Forum marches on with more than 100 luxury fabric collections

The next spring edition of Textile Forum running from 14-15 March 2018 at One Marylebone in London, will showcase more than 100 collections, mainly from luxury European fabric suppliers. In addition, more than 20 garment manufacturers will be offering production and sampling services, as following the success at the October Textile Forum, the Manufacturers Trade Show (staged by the Centre for Fashion Enterprise) will again be relocating its event alongside the fabric companies. “The interest from fabric companies in Continental Europe to promote themselves in the UK has never been stronger, despite the difficult retail conditions in the UK and we also have some fantastic new UK suppliers presenting in March,” says Amy Packham, Textile Forum’s event director. First-time exhibitors in March include UK heritage menswear suitings brand Dormeuil; Linton Tweeds with… Read More
Fresh faces at Textile Forum this October

Fresh faces at Textile Forum this October

Textile Forum’s 30th show lived up to expectations with attendance some 10 per cent higher than for the March show this year. While British designers made up most of the visitors, there was the usual sprinkling of overseas customers, this time particularly from Russia and Eastern Europe. “Textile Forum always has a high percentage of returning visitors who know that in addition to our regular exhibitors with their new collections  there are always new companies to explore and this October we had some fantastic first time participants,” says event director Amy Packham.  Among then was Vema, which produces its embroidered trimmings and appliqués on its own looms in Italy.  Paola Mazzuchelli, general manager, was “very happy" with the show and  delighted to meet “nice buyers who were genuinely interested". Also… Read More
Textile Forum sponsors Designer of the Year at Bridal Buyer Awards

Textile Forum sponsors Designer of the Year at Bridal Buyer Awards

Congratulations to Marguerite Hannah, designer for Alan Hannah, who won the Textile Forum sponsored Designer of the Year category at this year’s Bridal Buyer Awards. One of Textile Forum’s longest participating exhibitors Michael Bristow of Michael’s Bridal Fabrics presented the award to Marguerite Hannah, who is seen here with Alan Hannah. Well done everyone who entered the competition and we hope to see many of you at next month's Textile Forum. Read More
Textile Forum adds garment manufacturers show

Textile Forum adds garment manufacturers show

Centre for Fashion Enterprise’s Manufacturers Trade Show Relocates to Textile Forum The Centre for Fashion Enterprise(CFE), based at London College of Fashion, UAL is relocating its Manufacturers Trade Show so that it runs alongside luxury fashion fabric show, Textile Forum, at One Marylebone, London, from 11-12 October 2017. “The two shows will provide designers with an unrivalled opportunity to source quality fabric and garment manufacturing under one roof,” says Linda Laderman, co founder Textile Forum, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. CFE is London’s pioneering Fashion and FashTech business incubator whose purpose is to fast-track designers and entrepreneurs into successful businesses. Current businesses supported include Wales Bonner, Liam Hodges, Faustine Steinmetz, Roberts Wood and Alex Mullins. The Manufacturers Trade Show is a part of CFE’s Fashion Technology Emerging Futures… Read More
Textile Forum relaunches its website in run up to autumn show

Textile Forum relaunches its website in run up to autumn show

As part of the 15th anniversary celebrations of London’s leading luxury fashion fabric show, Textile Forum is approaching its autumn event with a brand new website, which looks its best both on a mobile or laptop. “We are always striving to improve the Textile Forum experience for our visitors and exhibitors and the website is an essential part of keeping everyone informed,” says Amy Packham, event director.  “The new site provides plenty of space for even more pictures of exhibitors fabrics as well as atmospheric images from previous events to tempt buyers and also illustrate the uniqueness of our long-standing event.” Textile Forum continues to attract exhibitors to its luxury venue that are specialists in their field and at the next show in October there will be first time exhibitors… Read More

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