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25 Nov 2019

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Registration now open for CHSI Stitches 2020

Posted on in Creative News

The ICHF (International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd) have announced that pe-registration for the UK's trade show for the creative craft industry, CHSI Stitches, is now open to all retailers and craft trade buyers.

 

Simon Burns, Managing Director of ICHF Events, says, "CHSI Stitches is the meeting place for the craft industry. 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 over 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."


CHSI Stitches is the UK's leading craft trade show and will be taking place from the 16th to the 18th February at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The annual February event features over 100,000 products from more than 200 exhibitors across the globe, showcasing the latest innovative products and designs.


More than 100 hours of free education will be on offer throughout the event. The keynote seminar will reveal the results of The Craft Report, the independent report on the UK craft industry giving insights into the UK craft industry, buying motivators and habits of the crafting public. Visitors can also attend free, trade only workshop sessions focussed on teaching new techniques and imparting product knowledge to improve in store sales.


Product inspiration can be found at the popular catwalk show featuring garments created using the latest fabrics, yarns and haberdashery and a new ‘Trending Now' area highlighting recent product releases from exhibitors. The Bright Sparks feature showcases brand new designers and leading-edge products from across the world.

 

Both retailers and craft trade buyers can reigister now, free of charge, at www.chsi.co.uk

Register now

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