London Fabric Show Is Heaped With Glory

Five up and an all out winner the 5th London Fabric
Show to be held at Chelsea’s FC’s Stamford Bridge Ground ended with accolades a
plenty.  A feast of fabrics was on
display and both exhibitors and visitors left the show in sprightly mood after
a positive and successful show.

James Lowe from Aqua Clean, who launched a number of
new inherently fire resistant and wipe cleanable fabrics at the event said as
the show ended, “This has been the best
London Fabric we have ever exhibited at, we had only real, positive customers,
and there was a steady flow of customers on both days which made the show extremely
manageable for us and pleasurable for the visitors.  Can’t wait for 2020!”

Organised by the BFM (British Furniture Manufacturers
Association), the 2-day event ended on 5th March and featured 38
high-end fabric producers and suppliers from Europe, including 10 from Belgium,
9 from Turkey and 9 from the UK.

Attended by fabric buyers from the biggest names in UK
upholstery, along with buyers from many group retail stores, the show featured
the latest designs in everything from heavy duty jacquards to light cottons and
also new fire and stain resistant fabric treatments.

New exhibitors, Bill Beaumont from Lancashire, Ragolle
Textiles from Belgium and Teksium Tekstil from Turkey all reported their
satisfaction at the event and vowed to return next year.

The renowned Belgian exhibitors including Annabel,
Boyteks and Ter Molst were also keen to express their praise of the 2019 show with
Koen Mortier from Ter Molst saying “It has been an excellent show, we are very
pleased and saw everyone we wanted to see.”

Turkish companies who are also a central part of the
show, had a vast array of different fabric types and designs to show to the
willing buyers.  Adoksan, Aydin, Marsteks
and Yakar are among the regular exhibitors who find the show invaluable in
reaching the full breadth of UK buyers in one hit.

British companies are another firm fixture at the
London Fabric Show and included many prominent returning exhibitors – Abraham
Moon, Art of the Loom, British Velvets, Mobus and Warwick Fabrics among
them.  Showing their newly launched
National Trust Collection, Abraham Moon which left the show in spirited mood
with their sales manager Julian Smith saying “It would take 2 months of solid
driving around to see all of the companies that we can see here in 2 days. This
show is a winner and we’ll definitely be back next year.”

The relaxed and sociable atmosphere at the show  also makes it a special event in the UK
furniture calendar.  Outgoing BFM MD Jackie
Bazeley, said, “I am gratified to go out on a high.  This show has become an essential date in the
diary for many of our members.  It is
always a pleasure to see so many well-known and friendly faces at Chelsea and
I’m sure that the show will continue to develop and thrive. We have had great
feedback already from this year’s event and I’m thrilled at its success.”

The show will return to Chelsea FC’s West Stand in
2020 and the dates will be announced shortly.

For more
information contact:

Merrills, Marketing Consultant –

07770 916926


Bazeley, Managing Director, BFM Ltd