On 29th - 30th September, over 150 garment and fabric producers from across the UK, Europe and the Mediterranean - who produce for brands such as Phase Eight, ASOS, Inditex, Otto Group, Ted Baker, Karen Millen, Coast, French Connection and Massimo Dutti - will be participating in the 5th edition of Fashion SVP at London Olympia. Fashion production professionals including designers, brands, boutique owners and larger retailers are busy registering for one of the most useful events of the year for anyone at the sharp end of fashion production.
This year the event will feature fashion producers and factories from over 12 countries, producing both casual and formal wear in knits, jerseywear and wovens, with a mixture of conventional and specialised fabrics and techniques. Visitors can view samples of their work and discuss their capabilities in terms of design, fabric sourcing, minimums and lead times. The exhibition will benefit both experienced sourcing professionals who wish to discuss larger orders and smaller brands and boutiques looking to manufacture their own label for the first time.
Visitors can view fashion garments and fabrics presented by carefully selected manufacturers and design agencies, all on hand to give you the best advice on production and fabric sourcing. Groups from Portugal, Turkey and Romania are featured this year, as well as an exciting Sustainable Fabrics feature presented by Future Fabrics Expo, which has doubled in size from last year.
The event will also be packed with useful information in the form of seminars and workshops, which are free to attend for all visitors, looking at all aspects of fashion production; from “how-to” hands-on advice in workshop sessions about the techniques, methods and problems in production, to more strategic issues in sourcing and retailing. Speakers include professionals from Jaeger, Bolongaro Trevor, F&F, Vivienne Westwood, Coast, Fashion Enter and UKFT.