Organisers of the third London Fabric Show, which was held over 27 and 28 February have announced that the show was successful for both exhibitors and visitors.
Organisers of the third London Fabric Show, which was held over 27 and 28 February have announced that the show was successful for both exhibitors and visitors. An increase in pre-show registrations of over 62% resulted in record visitor numbers, an increase of 26% on 2016. What’s more, the number of companies represented rose by almost 50%.
The event, which brought together 35 high-end fabric producers and suppliers from Belgium, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Germany and the UK, was boosted this year by a new website, which offered live registration and easy to access information about the show. Visitors included the majority of the UK upholstery industry and a large proportion of major UK furniture group retailers, who were there to select fabrics for upholstery and soft furnishings, which will be exclusive to them
Jackie Bazeley, md of the BFM confirmed that The London Fabric show will return to Chelsea FC in 2018 with the dates to be announced shortly: “We are delighted with the success of this year’s show and have received many complimentary comments from exhibitors and visitors. All of the British and Belgian exhibitors, along with many others, have already confirmed their attendance at next year’s event. The substantial increase in the visitor numbers proves the value of this show to UK upholstery manufacturers. We will announce the dates as soon as we can confirm them with Chelsea FC and look forward to another successful show next year.”