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NW Materials Show
Designers, fashion and footwear professionals — mark your calendars for the NW Materials Show, February 7 & 8, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR!
Find hundreds of suppliers under one roof at this dedicated materials and component sourcing trade show for the athletic, outdoor and footwear industries.
Why attend the NW Materials Show?
For one thing, this year marks a major milestone. The Materials Show is celebrating its 25th year! That means in addition to their usual free entry and complimentary luncheons they’ll have an anniversary reception and new show highlights to celebrate!
What you’ll find on the show floor:
Natural leathers, synthetics, textiles, zippers and more, plus trend inspiration and a makers area on the show floor. It’s a great opportunity to get your hands on new materials from over 200 suppliers, talking face-to-face with overseas vendors about the products you need to make your design successful.
Why apparel is important for 2018:
We asked Materials Show founder Hisham Muhareb what Inside Fashion Design readers and other apparel lovers could look forward to at this year’s first show.
“The Apparel and Footwear categories have always crossed over in using materials. The Material Shows, which have been predominantly footwear-related, should be a great materials sourcing platform in bringing the two under one roof,” says Hisham.
“Many of the major Athletic and Outdoor brands have been asking us to bring more apparel suppliers into the mix. In 2018, we are calling on all apparel suppliers, pattern makers, designers and creators to get involved. Established businesses and startups are invited to participate in this new and innovative platform. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the exchange. Don’t miss out, be a part of something great!”
You heard him, designers and makers, this is your call to action! Let’s turn the NW Materials Show into the fashion-friendly sourcing event of our dreams here in the Pacific Northwest. (Are you an East Coast reader? Check out the NE Materials Show this January instead!).
Text courtesy Erin Frank/Inside Fashion Design. Cover image courtesy NW Materials Show.