England will host Textile Forum from October 14 to 15, 2015. This will be the biggest exhibition since the first event 13 years ago. While the event has traditionally focused on women’s wear fabrics, especially those for occasion and bridal wear, this session will have a bigger selection of fabrics for men’s outer wear and daywear.
So there will be top British wools and tweeds, laces and silks, fine cottons and leathers with a sprinkling of buttons, linings and labels. Hantex will exhibit a range of jersey, baby cord, canvas and batiks, A-Tex, a leading global provider of brand identity products, will offer packaging solutions, hang tags, labels and in-store visual merchandising. Acorn and Ringhart will present quality shirtings. The Wool Lab, which collaborates with the world’s most innovative and quality-oriented spinners and weavers, will showcase samples of fabrics in line with leading fashion and textile trends.
Cotton prints will be displayed at Anbo and Makower. Also on display will be top silk companies James Hare, Bennett Silks, Henry Bertrand and Pongees; fancy fabric specialists Laurent Garigue and bridalwear experts Michael’s Bridalwear and Platinum Bridal Fabrics. Textile Forum will expand this autumn to provide more sourcing options for designers looking for luxury fabrics. And fabrics there will be in a huge array.