Positive response for Texfusion and The London Print Design fair
The London Print Design Fair, in its 8th edition, confirm
its prominent position within the UK fashion market. About 40
studios came to the Business Design Centre this autumn (October
2017) to present their latest designs straight after the
Texfusion, which presents the best international textile and
garment manufacturers, with about 90 exhibitors from 22
Countries. The show confirms its positive trend, with an
increase of 15% in exhibiting space from the March 2017 edition,
becoming the largest UK show focussed on non-European textile
The combination of the two shows attracted 2420 visitors in
two days, confirming the numbers of the previous edition.
Creative Director, Sara Collections.
Collections is active in the manufacturing and export of
garments in India. Spearheaded by Tushar Gupta employing
1000 people, Sara Collections customers include reputed
retail stores in many countries of Europe, especially in
Norway, Sweden, France, Denmark, Spain and Italy. They
manufacture high-end fashion ladies apparel ranging from
casual outfits to formal evening wear. Recently they have
expanded their range to children wear.
British exhibitors have a big share within The London Print
Design Fair, with 90% of the Studios coming from the UK.
Texfusion confirms its international predominance, with new
Countries represented at this edition such as Brazil, Pakistan,
Romania and Belarus. A consistent increase in a number of
exhibitors from South Korea which had the 8% of the total
exhibiting space. The Garment section has a larger share with
increasing number expected for March 2018.
About the 85% of the total visitors came from the United
Kingdom with increasing numbers from the rest of Europe, the
United States and the Middle East. Among them 39% came
specifically for Texfusion, 26% specifically for TLPDF and 35%
expressed to be sourcing from both shows confirming the
crossover between the two fairs.
Buyers’ industry is a bit more fragmented as compared to
previous editions, with an increase of Garment Manufacturers
(24%) and retails (22%), the presence of Wholesales and Trade
Brands remains the same as before in terms of numbers.
Among our regular customers were Sainsburys, Fat Face, Ted
Baker, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Disney,
Monsoon, M&Co, Topman, Harrods, French Connection, Saint
Laurent, Penfield, TKMAXX, Asos.com, Missguided, Superdry, Tesco,
O'Neill, Hugo Boss, Next, Bershka, Topshop, Zara Home, Karen
Millen, Warner Bros and many more.
Buyers location is predominantly the UK, with a strong
presence of local visitors (58% of the total from Greater
London). The central location of the show is easily accessible
for most of the top British and international fashion brands
which have headquarters within London area.
Increasing numbers from the rest of Europe (Italy, Germany,
Belgium, Portugal and North Europe) and outside the EU (United
States, Turkey, Middle East and Russia).
Next Texfusion and The London Print Design Fair will take
place on 20th and 21st of March 2018 at Business Design Centre.