16 July 2024, 20:57
By Furniture News Nov 01, 2022

New exhibitors broaden fabric show's profile

The London Fabric Show is broadening its appeal for 2023, with recent signings offering new international, sustainable and technological perspectives.

With an American exhibitor joining the show next year, the event has expanded on its international footprint of renowned manufacturers and suppliers drawn from across Europe, including Italy, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Germany and the UK.

Other exhibitors to recently sign up to the show include companies with a focus on sustainability and digital print.

The 2023 show returns to the ILEC Conference Centre in Earls Court on 28th February and 1st March, with the format including private showrooms on the exhibition floor as well as new catering options on the show floor and at the on-site restaurant and pub.

Sean Holt, MD of the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM), which organises the London Fabric Show, says: “The new signings reinforce the confidence in the show’s new format, unveiled in 2022, which saw it take place in larger surroundings at the ILEC Conference Centre.

“More than 70% of the companies who exhibited last year confirmed their return within weeks of the new dates for 2023 being revealed.

“This is the furniture industry’s flagship event for fabric and we are pleased that the changes introduced in 2022 to increase capacity and choice available to buyers have been welcomed by exhibitors and buyers alike. BFM has built a reputation for delivering a high-quality event with leading fabric buyers in the UK market – 2022 saw 98% of buyers achieve their objectives at the show.

“Our message to companies interested in joining a world-class line-up of exhibitors is to get in touch as soon as possible, to secure their space on the floorplan.”

Fabrics on show will include wools, tweeds, velvets, cottons, linens, chenille, silks, leathers, faux leathers, backing fabrics and FR treatments. Alongside the fabrics and accessories on display, the latest advances in fabric protection and cleaning treatments will also be presented.

Attendance is by invitation only, enabling exhibitors to showcase their products directly to a key, professional audience, and offering opportunities to network with colleagues across the industry.

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