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WHY VISIT US?

It’s great! You can meet the face behind the supplier, you get to build a rapport and relationship with the supplier and see the quality of their products, to touch and feel them.

Buyer, ASOS

I came specifically for the seminars and found them really useful and interesting. The speakers took time for questions, but they had covered the topics so well that we didn’t feel the need to ask any!

Product Developer, Perry Ellis

The UK’s leading event for fashion sourcing


Fashion SVP
  is designed specially for people wanting to meet directly with leading fashion producers, to discover what the world of manufacturing has to offer. Held over just two days at Olympia, London’s premier event venue, the event features a world-beating exhibition so you can meet and evaluate potential new suppliers on the spot. In addition there is a host of fascinating seminars and features to keep you completely up to date with the latest in fashion know-how, practical demonstrations, the latest fashion jobs and candidates, PLUS valuable networking with other like-minded fashion people.

The Exhibition

Fashion SVP presents a hand-picked selection of high quality manufacturers who are able to meet the varied demands of retailers, brands and designers. Leading suppliers from the UK and across the world will be showcasing their products and services and discussing their capabilities. Services on display will include:

  • Full service
  • High quality CMT
  • Specialist processes
  • Fabric ranges
  • Complex garments
  • In-house services including design and garment testing
  • Technical services and QC

All exhibitors have been vetted by our in-house team. Over 100 suppliers from, among others, UK, France, Italy, Lithuania, Mauritius, Portugal, Egypt, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Tunisia, Poland and Turkey will be on hand to discuss their skills and your requirements in knitwear/jerseywear, wovens, denim, streetwear and casuals, everyday fashion wear, formal wear, outdoor wear, swimwear, lingerie, hosiery and accessories.

Show features and seminars 

The show brings you knowledge and information to answer all your needs: (for more detail see the Show Features section of the website

‘Sourcing Briefing’ seminar sessions: When you attend these valuable and popular sessions (free to attend for all show visitors) you will be kept up-to-date on the latest developments in fashion sourcing, fabric development, costings and negotiation, ethical and sustainable sourcing, logistics and supply chain, new technology and supplier evaluation. Expert speakers from across the fashion spectrum, from retailers, brands, and manufacturers will share deep knowledge, insights, advice and tips, and innovative ways to improve the way you work.

Fashion Enter Interactive Workshops: Leading social enterprise Fashion Enter will be providing a ‘drop-in’ practical workshop and interactive area that all visitors, whatever your experience or level of expertise, can engage with practical demonstrations and advice, from design to final production and delivery, and everything in between. Test and improve your knowledge in this fascinating and useful area with live machining and skills demonstrations

The Fashion Station: A special area offering up and coming new brands, fashion entrepreneurs, pop-up retailers, and new designers a place to network and get practical insights from recognised experts on subjects like sustainable and ethical sourcing, fashion business funding and mentoring, legal protection for your brand, how to further your career in the industry and much more. Fashion Enter, Fashion Angel, CO and Fashion Jobs will all contribute to this vital area.

Fashion Angel drop-in clinics: Alison Lewy, MBE and head of Fashion Angel, will be dispensing one to one advice for entrepreneurs from her stand. Whether you’re brand new and looking for advice in start-up finance; how to launch your own brand; crowdfunding; selling online; getting it made and more, Alison will be sharing valuable tips and advice.

The Fashion SVP JobsForum in association with FashionJobs.com: If you’re looking for a new position or looking for a new recruit; visit the JobsForum, where you can register your CV, get access to the CV database, access available opportunities, post positions and receive alerts.

 

New Show categories! The show is divided into different categories that we started to introduce in the last edition, including:

Middle/Upper Middle Market
The core show offering has always been focused on the Middle/Upper Middle Market where we present factories with the widest range of manufacturing capabilities. This sector offers visitors quality suppliers from around the world who make everything from outerwear to underwear. Production minimums are generally around the 300 pcs range and many exhibitors in this section also offer in-house design capabilities.

High Volume
If you are looking for high production volumes and want to deal with only the biggest manufacturers, then this section is ideal for you.

Luxury/High End and small run
Within this sector we present producers who are able to cater for high-end and/or couture brands & retailers in the luxury sector at one end of the spectrum, as well as those offering very small runs for new and emerging brands and retailers at the other. Often minimums are low with factories well skilled in unusual or specialist fabrics and embroidery/embellishments

Denim
The very best curated selection of denim fabric, apparel and accessories manufacturing, with sustainability and ethical production being a key theme throughout. From high volume commercial production to high-end luxury, our denim section is the perfect opportunity to meet key new denim producers.

 

More exciting show features will be announced in the months leading up to the show – keep abreast of developments by registering here to receive news and updates