Events of interest to the craftware industry

Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements.

October 2023

18 - 19
Oct 2023

Textile Forum

One Marylebone, London, NW1 4AQ
Dates: Wednesday, 18 October 2023 - Thursday, 19 October 2023
Time: 10am - 5pm, 10am - 5pm


Tel: + 44 (0) 78787 64645


Since launching in 2002, Textile Forum has cemented itself as London's premier sourcing event for luxury fashion fabrics, now presented over two floors at our prestigious venue One Marylebone. The show attracts fabric buyers from major fashion retailers and brands, established independent design businesses and start-ups, tailors, craft shops, seamstresses and costumiers.

Visiting companies include: Alice & Co, Alison Rodgers Design,
Anne Fontenoy, ASOS, Aspinal,Azagury, Bonsoir,Calvin Klein Japan,Caroline Charles,
Chris Clyne,Christopher Kane, Coco de Mer, Curry's PC World, David Charles,
David Shilling, Disney, Dunhill, F & F, H&M, Halfpenny London, Harrods, Hemyca,
Ian Scott Kettle, J & M Davidson,J Crew, Janet Reger, Jermyn Street Design, Jimmy Choo, John Lewis,Joseph, JW Anderson, Little Bevan, Lyn Mackie, Merlin Entertainment, N Peal,Next, Nicola Anne Bridal, Nordstrom, Ozwald Boetang, River Island, Royal National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Sassi Holford, Savin London, Sir Tom Baker,Sophie Hale, St Pauls Cathedral, Stewart Pavin, The Norwegian Opera and Ballet,Tiffany Rose, Victoria &Albert Museum, Vivienne Westwood, Warner Bros.
Also students from leading fashion and textiles college

January 2024

14 - 17
Jan 2024

Harrogate Christmas & Gift

Harrogate Convention Centre, King's Rd, Harrogate HG1 5LA
Dates: Sunday, 14 January 2024 - Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Time: 9am - 6pm, 9am - 6pm, 9am - 6pm, 9am - 4pm

Tel: 01902 882280


The UK's trade show for the festive and gifts sector has announced a new date for 2023.

The show, is a highlight of the year for buyers from numerous sectors including department stores, garden centres, tourist attraction outlets and independent gift retailers.

14 - 16
Jan 2024

Giving & Living

Westpoint, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
Dates: Sunday, 14 January 2024 - Tuesday, 16 January 2024
Time: 9.30am - 6pm, 9.30am - 6pm, 9.30am - 5pm


Tel: 01934 733433


Giving & Living is the largest Gift and Home trade show in the South West and covers more Coast than anyone else.

23 - 25
Jan 2024

The Toy Fair

Olympia, Grand & National Halls
Dates: Tuesday, 23 January 2024 - Thursday, 25 January 2024
Time: 9am - 6pm, 9am - 6pm, 9am, - 5.30pm


Tel: 020 7701 7271


The Toy Fair is the UK's largest dedicated toy, game and hobby trade show taking place annually at the end of January at Olympia London. The toy industry's showcase welcomes more than 250 companies exhibiting thousands of products to visitors including retailers, buyers, media and the wider industry.
NB: General public and children between the ages of 5 and 15 are regrettably not permitted entry to the show.

27 - 30
Jan 2024


Messe Frankfurt, Germany
Dates: Saturday, 27 January 2024 - Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Tel: +49 69 75 75-0


At Creativeworld, trends for the coming season, new products and the latest techniques are presented live and can be experienced directly. Exhibitors will show innovative articles for creative hobbies, materials for graphic arts and artists' requisites, handicrafts and textile design, as well as graffiti and street art. Products for creative writing and drawing ideally complement and enrich the diverse range of products at Creativeworld. As a trend and business platform, the trade fair is the first port of call and the home of the international DIY sector.

February 2024

25 - 26
Feb 2024

Craft, Hobby & Stitch International Trade Show

Dates: Sunday, 25 February 2024 - Monday, 26 February 2024
Time: 9am - 6pm

Tel: 01425 272711


UK's leading Trade show for the Craft & Hobby Industry

April 2024

7 - 8
Apr 2024


Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, HG2 8QZ
Dates: Sunday, 7 April 2024 - Monday, 8 April 2024

Tel: 01444 246 446


For the past 45+ years BCTF has showcased the best of British artisan crafts, including: Ceramics, Glassware, Metalwork, Jewellery, Textiles, Fashion Accessories, Greetings Cards, Stationery, Fine Art, Sculpture, Home Accessories, Tableware and more. As the demand for quality British-made product becomes a priority for UK shoppers, BCTF offers an ideal sourcing environment for discerning retailers.

May 2024

1 - 3
May 2024

h+h americas

Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center in Rosemont/Chicago IL
Dates: Wednesday, 1 May 2024 - Friday, 3 May 2024
Time: 9am - 6pm

Tel: +1.773.326.9920

Welcome to h+h americas – the platform for the North American Handicraft Industry and sister event of the German h+h cologne, the world's leading trade fair for the handicrafts industry.

h+h americas is a B2B trade show with an extended digital market place accessible before and after our event. Open to everyone who makes a living in crafts, h+h americas serves a community without membership requirements. Our show dates in June are carefully timed to serve buyers with seasonal offers to the entire handicraft industry. The first time event in 2022 combined 2,000 attendees with 200 exhibitors who displayed a wide range of products from yarn, fabric, art, craft materials to toys and pastimes. The product range also includes material and tools for painting, handicrafts, gluing, sewing, modeling, kneading Clay adorning, and decorating to high-quality papers and paints, easel brushes as well as graphic accessories.

14 - 15
May 2024

The London Stationery Show

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH
Dates: Tuesday, 14 May 2024 - Wednesday, 15 May 2024
Time: 9am - 6pm

Tel: 020 7772 8300


At London Stationery show you'll find the biggest UK and international brands, exciting new designers and innovative start-ups, all under one roof.

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