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London Fabric Show

For the second year in a row, the BFM will host the London Fabric Show at Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge. Over 30 companies from Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey and the UK will show an increased variety of fabrics for both the domestic and contract markets.

This year, the London Fabric Show will be broadened to include manufacturers of beds, carpets, rugs, and a wider variety of soft furnishings. Fabrics from mattress ticking and curtain linings to plush velvets and wool weaves will be on display. 

Exhibitors including Ter Molst, Symphony Mills, Boyteks Textiles, Warwick, Annabel Textiles, British Velvets, Muvantex, FSN UK, Green Street Textiles, Abraham Moon & Sons, Ketts, Prostex SPA, and Clarkson Textiles will bring new weaves and ranges, as well large selections from their current catalogues. 

The wider appeal of the show to the contract market includes Warwick, which will bring its new contract standard vinyls, Chesterfield and Marlborough. FSN UK will exhibit its flame-retardant velvets, high performance polyester fabrics, and 100% wool fabrics suitable for the contact markets.

Clarkson Textiles will display a wide variety of its flame-retardant back coatings which have applications for both the domestic and contract customer, including its new stain resist, anti-microbial coatings and a patented waterproof/Crib 5 application for healthcare and hospitality.

For the domestic markets, nearly all of the mills and companies exhibiting have their own in-house design teams and offer buyers the opportunity to customise their fabric choices. This gives buyers the opportunity to have exclusivity in designs and colour combinations for upholstery and soft furnishings. There will be choices in cottons, wools, velvets, tweeds, chenilles, linens, leathers, faux leathers, and synthetics among many others with designs in everything from bright, billowy florals to monochrome geometrics. 

Each exhibitor has its own executive box overlooking the world famous Chelsea pitch, in which to display their collections. This unique venue was a huge hit with both exhibitors and visitors to the show in February this year.  It proved to be an individual and comfortable exhibition space in the buzz of the capital, with added interest for any sports fan.

BFM MD Jackie Bazeley says: “The BFM is delighted to be organising the London Fabric Show for 2016. The reaction to the 2015 show was so positive, it was a very simple decision to host the show again in 2016.

“It might not be the biggest furniture industry event in the diary, but that does not in any way diminish the value of the London Fabric Show to UK manufacturers of upholstery, beds, and interior furnishings for every market. We look forward to welcoming a large number of visitors to the Show next year.”

The London Fabric Show is a must for anyone interested in seeing the latest innovations in fabric production, meeting the people who produce them and choosing the newest and best fabrics currently available.

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