Posted by Andrea Ashfield on 9 October 2019
Pre-registration for CHSI Stitches is now open to retailers and craft trade buyers.
Next year's event will include more than 100 hours of free education as well as a keynote seminar revealing the results of latest The Craft Report, an independent study looking at the buying motivators and habits of the crafting public. Visitors can also attend free, trade-only workshop sessions focusing on new techniques and imparting product knowledge to improve sales.
There will be plenty of product inspiration in the popular catwalk show, which will feature garments created using the latest fabrics, yarns and haberdashery, while the new Trending Now area will highlight new product releases from exhibitors. The returning Bright Sparks area will also showcase new designers and cutting-edge products from across the world.
"CHSI Stitches is the meeting place for the craft industry," says Simon Burns, managing director of the show's organiser, ICHF Events. "The 2020 show offers independent retailers and trade buyers the chance to test, touch and experience the latest craft products, take part in free seminars and workshops and get vital industry insight. CHSI Stitches brings together more than 6,000 craft buyers with innovative suppliers from around the world. It is a celebration of our industry and we are looking forward to our 42nd year of Stitches in February."
The show will take place from 16th-18th February at the NEC, Birmingham. To register, visit www.chsi.co.uk