News and Events


SPESA Expo | Texprocess Americas
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Date: April 24-26, 2012

SPESA Expo is a trade show that serves all sectors of the sewn products industry including: Apparel, Leather and Footwear, Upholstered Furniture, Technical Textiles, Home Furnishings, and Transportation Interiors. SPESA Expo is organized BY the industry FOR the industry. SPESA Expo is held every three years in rotation with IMB in Germany and JIAM in Singapore.

Stroud International Textile Festival
April 30 – May 21, 2011

The festival has built a reputation for delivering high quality, world class work and a stimulating program. The International Festival and year round program supports the cultural regeneration of Gloucestershire and is now a strong part of the creative industries for the county.

Chicago Fabric & Trim Show
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: May 26-27, 2011

The Chicago Fabric & Trim Show is held twice annually and is the only show of its kind in the Midwest. The show attracts up to 500 buyers from as far away as California, Nevada, Florida and Canada. This shows features more than 100 national fabric and trim resources that cater to small businesses. This is the show that allows entrepreneurs, as well as manufacturers, the opportunity to review and purchase fabric locally, at wholesale prices.

The Shoe Shows
Location: New York, New York
Date: June 7-9, 2011
Date: August 2-4, 2011
Date: November 30- December 2, 2011

The largest footwear show on the U.S. East coast and features approximately 600 fashion footwear brands exhibiting in open booths, international pavilions and FFANY Member showrooms. Exhibitor categories include women’s, men’s and children’s footwear, handbags and accessories, industry technology, footwear publications and footwear industry associations. Over 4500 retail buyers attend this show.

Atlanta Fashion Shoe & Accessory Market / The Atlanta Shoe Market
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
June 15-17, 2011
August 13-15, 2011
December 7-9, 2011

The Atlanta Shoe Market (TASM) has been named the 10th largest Shoe & Accessory Show in the world. We have more lines, more variety and more opportunity that meets the needs of both the Retailer and the Exhibitor. If you’re in the shoe or accessory business, there is only one place for you to do business…. The Atlanta Shoe Market.

Home Textiles Fabric Sourcing Expo
Location: New York, New York
Date: July 19-21, 2011

Home Textiles Fabric Sourcing Expo (HTFSE) is the only event in North America features solely on sourcing for fabrics & materials intended for home applications. HTFSE will provide a best platform for manufacturers, retailers, jobbers, converters, contract specifies & designers a one stop sourcing venue where they can locate new materials & fabrics for their latest collections.

Spinexpo New York
Location: New York, New York
Date: July 19-20, 2011

Spinexpo New York is one of the leading trade fair in New York which will design to showcase for yarns, fibers and knitwear industry in New York. The event will attract thousand of visitors from different part of the globe.

Location: Huntington Beach, California
Date: August 3- 4, 2011
Category: Footwear

The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries to unite. Lines speak for themselves and buyers are not intimidated by the usual overwhelming tradeshow experience. From the garage-run lines on the verge of explosion, to the well-established elite, Agenda caters to the needs of buyers and brands that exist on a higher level of design and aesthetic. With a strong emphasis in style, art, music and culture, the Agenda experience is as much a lesson as it is a tool.

Outdoor Retailer
Summer Market
Trade Show: August 4-7, 2011
Open Air Demo: August 3, 2011

OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER MARKET – is the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering in the world, bringing retailers and media together with over 1000 brands in the business of producing and selling the active outdoor lifestyle. Brands include Timberland, The North Face, W.L. Gore, Columbia Sportswear, Patagonia, Ocean Kayak, Nike, Merrell and; buyers include REI, The Sports Authority, Cabelas, Nordstrom, and thousands of other retailers. Media players include Outside Magazine, National Geographic, Men’s Journal and hundreds more, including non-endemics like WSJ, Forbes, Newsweek. 21,000+ overall attendees. 200,000 page impressions/month around showtime.

Northwest Shoe Travelers Market
Location: Shakopee, Minnesota
Date: September 9-11, 2011

Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: September 10-12, 2011
Wholesale buying market for footwear apparel and accessories in the Pacific Northwest.

International Textiles | The Source
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: September 25-27, 2011

Serving the needs of retail fabric, craft and quilting stores, as well as designers and manufacturers in the apparel, accessories, home furnishings and gift industries, we are your source. The Shows provide a market place for Products, professional development opportunities and trend forecasting for the upcoming season.

Metropolitan New York Shoe Market | B&STA |
Location: Edison, New Jersey
Date: September 25-26, 2011

The Metropolitan New York Shoe, Apparel & Accessories Market is the Retailer’s One Stop Shopping Marketplace in the metropolitan New York area. Conducted by Boot & Shoe Travelers Association of New York. Our show facilitates and enhances the retailer and wholesaler experience.