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Textiles Scotland at Xpo North 2018

24-May-2018 1:56 PM | Kimberley White

The annual Inverness-based XpoNorth festival is Scotland's leading creative industries festival, with this year's edition taking place across the 27th and 28th of June 2018. 

A hot-bed of creative activity, the conference and showcase takes place over two exciting and energising days and nights in the Highland capital. The only festival of its kind in Scotland covering crafts, fashion and textiles; writing and publishing; screen and broadcast; digital and technology and music, XpoNorth is a unique event in the UK's cultural calendar.

Our Director, Jaki Love, will be chairing two panel discussions:

1. Industry Insights: The World of Fashion and Craft Buyers

Time: 2:15 - 3:45

Date: Day 2, 28th June

Venue: Studio 2, Eden Court

Speakers: Kathy Shenoy, Commissions Project Manager at The New Craftsmen, Laurian Davies, International Business Development at UKFTAlex Munden, Photographer / Filmmaker, Brits around the World 

Chair: Jaki Love, Director of Textiles Scotland

Join industry experts for a workshop giving insights into the world of the fashion and craft markets.

ShowTalk with Laurian Davies, UKFT and Alex Munden, Brits around the World.

Overseas trade shows are still the route to market for fashion and textile designers and brands. The right exhibition will give you the exposure you need and the opportunity to meet potential retail and online buyers and agents.

This session will cover which exhibition is right for you and how to get accepted, pre-show preparation and what buyers really want.

2. The Power of Made in Scotland

Time: 3:50 - 4:45

Date: Day 2, 28th June

Venue: Studio 2, Eden Court

Speakers: Joan Johnston, Director of Bespoke Fabrics, and Jaki Love, Director of Textiles Scotland

This session will explore trends and new market research findings surrounding the importance and power of the 'Made in Scotland' label.

Join us and a whole host of creative heads from Scotland at XPo North on the 27th and 28th June.

Register here.

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