Trade shows that focus primarily on sourcing and production offer designers access to the fabrics and trims required to make their apparel, footwear, and accessories. These trade shows also offer designers the opportunity to meet several factories and various fashion production focused professionals. Admission is typically free with registration. Networking events and business seminars are usually offered as well.
Here’s a list of fashion sourcing and production trade shows to add to your calendar…
DG Expo: DG Expo features a two-day fabric and trim show for designers and manufacturers. Exhibitors include wholesale suppliers with low minimums. The seminars offered focus on business growth, textiles, marketing, and profitability.
Upcoming dates: August 3-4 in NYC, October 5-6 in Miami, November 20-21 in San Francisco
Texworld USA: Texworld USA is North America’s largest sourcing event and provides the opportunity to meet directly with a wide range of manufacturers from Asia, the Middle East, North America and many other regions from around the globe.
Upcoming dates: July 12-14 in NYC
Sourcing at MAGIC: Sourcing at MAGIC connects established and emerging designers to a global supply chain of manufacturers, materials, technology, logistic solutions, and talent.
Upcoming dates: August 14-17 in Las Vegas
Premiere Vision: Premiere Vision provides an opportunity for North American fashion industry professionals to meet approx. 360 exhibitors including the world’s top weavers, leather producers, accessories companies, design companies and manufacturers.
Upcoming dates: July 19-20 in NYC