A new Papercraft Zone at CHSI Stitches has been announced by the show's organiser, ICHF Events. The area will feature specialist demonstrations, workshops and exhibitors, each with a new product to launch.
"We our working with our papercraft exhibitors to build a brand-new area of the show to focus buyer attention on the new products, opportunities and innovation in this sector," says Simon Burns, managing director of ICHF Events. "We have ensured that each exhibitor in the Papercraft Zone has something new to bring to market, giving this area of the industry a real boost."
New exhibitors to CHSI Stitches 2020 will including India's largest manufacturer of glass beads, Banaras Beads and yarn maker Filatura di Crosa. From Germany, Kremke Handelsgesellschaft will also be showcasing its range of Soul Wool.
More than 50 hours of free education will be on offer throughout the show, with the keynote seminar revealing the results of The Craft Report, an independent study on the UK craft industry. Visitors can also attend free, trade-only workshop sessions focussed on teaching new techniques and imparting product knowledge to improve store sales. Inspiration can also be found in the popular catwalk show featuring garments made using the latest fabrics, yarns and haberdashery. There's also a new 'Trending Now' area, highlighting recent product releases, and a Bright Sparks showcase featuring new designers and leading-edge products from across the world.
Pre-registration is now open to retailers and craft buyers. The show will take place from 16th-18th February at the NEC, Birmingham and will feature more than 100,000 products from over 200 exhibitors. Find out more at www.chsi.co.uk