Events of interest to the craftware industry

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

March 2024

13 - 14
Mar 2024

Textile Forum

One Marylebone, London, NW1 4AQ
Dates: Wednesday, 13 March 2024 - Thursday, 14 March 2024
Time: 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

22 - 24
Mar 2024

H&H Cologne

Cologne Exhibition Center, Messeplatz 1, 50679 Köln, Germany
Dates: Friday, 22 March 2024 - Sunday, 24 March 2024
Time: 9am - 6pm

Tel: +49 221 821-3206


With a new zones concept that promotes knowledge transfer and networking, across four new zones an event programme tailor-made to meet the needs of the retail trade and its partners awaits the visitors of h+h cologne from 22.-24.03.2024. One of the highlights is the Future Talents Day on the last day of the fair,

23 - 24
Mar 2024

Artisan Made UK

Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
Dates: Saturday, 23 March 2024 - Sunday, 24 March 2024
Time: 10am - 4pm 9am - 4pm


Tel: 01756 709 666


Artisan Made UK (AMUK) began showcasing exceptional craft making talent from around the country in 2023. Now we're gearing up for our return in 2024

Based in North Yorkshire, Artisan Made UK takes place at Skipton Auction Mart and is run by the organisers of the long standing and well regarded Art in the Pen and Crafts in the Pen.

We pride ourselves on creating high quality events where creatives can showcase their talents to potential buyers. All of our exhibitors go through an application process to ensure only high quality, hand crafted work is on display.

Our unique venue provides affordable exhibition space. This means that Artisan Made UK is accessible to new and emerging talent who have previously found trade events cost prohibitive.

ArtisanMadeuk is developed alongside a team of established artists and makers and welcome involvement from our exhibitors

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: 07795 951244


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

July 2024

21 - 24
Jul 2024

Home & Gift Buyers Festival

King's Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LA
Dates: Sunday, 21 July 2024 - Wednesday, 24 July 2024
Time: 9am - 6pm, 9am - 6pm, 9am - 6pm, 9am - 4pm


Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 8012​​


The industry's favourite UK retail trade show. Source new wholesale products across home and gift, interiors, fashion, stationery and the latest retail ...

September 2024

1 - 4
Sep 2024

Autumn Fair 2023

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK
Dates: Sunday, 1 September 2024 - Wednesday, 4 September 2024
Time: 1st-3rd: 9am-6pm, 4th: 9am-4pm


Tel: 020 3033 2500


Autumn Fair is the unmissable Gift & Home show for the retail industry held at the NEC in Birmingham.

3 - 4
Sep 2024

The London Textile Fair

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH
Dates: Tuesday, 3 September 2024 - Wednesday, 4 September 2024
Time: 3rd: 9am - 6pm, 4th: 9am - 6pm


Tel: +44 (0)20 8347 8145

With 500 exhibitors, TLTF is the UK's premier platform for fashion fabrics, apparel accessories, print studios and vintage garments. Held at the Business Design Centre twice a year, it's an unmissable event for all industry professionals.

TLTF concept is very simple: we provide each exhibitor with a single stand, chairs, table cloth, rails and a sign. We ensure that each and every exhibitor is promoted equally in this way and we don't allow big banners on the floor. Whether a large or a small manufacturer, the modular format of single tables offers an equal opportunity for all.

8 - 10
Sep 2024

Top Drawer London

Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX
Dates: Sunday, 8 September 2024 - Tuesday, 10 September 2024
Time: 9:30am - 6pm


Tel: 0207 384 8137


Held in the heart of London, Top Drawer is the UK's leading design-led trade show, carefully curated with buyers in mind. The team hand-select the best bands to bring you a diverse mix of new names and rising stars as well as top brands and household faves. Browse new products from over 600 brands under one roof, carefully grouped per sector to help you pinpoint just what you are looking for. Your next best-seller is waiting for you.

11 - 12
Sep 2024

London Packaging Week London

ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
Dates: Wednesday, 11 September 2024 - Thursday, 12 September 2024
Time: 10am - 5pm, 10am - 4pm


Tel: +32 (0)2 7401070


London is at the heart of a global network of brands, innovators, designers and creators. The UK capital is a world leader in key markets like luxury products, FMCG, beauty and premium drinks. The four events at London Packaging Week create the perfect meeting place for everyone involved in creating packaging in these key sectors. Hundreds of the world's biggest suppliers and thousands of designers, packaging developers, marketers, founders and buyers rely on the event to drive their innovation and creativity. Create the future of your packaging at London Packaging Week.

November 2024

12 - 14
Nov 2024

Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE
Dates: Tuesday, 12 November 2024 - Thursday, 14 November 2024

Tel: +971 4 3894 500


A vibrant platform for lifestyle, accents and gifts

January 2025

21 - 23
Jan 2025

The Toy Fair

Olympia, Grand & National Halls
Dates: Tuesday, 21 January 2025 - Thursday, 23 January 2025
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.

February 2025

7 - 10
Feb 2025


Messe Frankfurt, Germany
Dates: Friday, 7 February 2025 - Monday, 10 February 2025

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.

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