If you’ve been intimidated by the prospect of attending a wholesale fabric show, you won’t find a better introduction than the Chicago Fabric & Trim Show which takes place next week, May 26 & 27th.
Mostly targeted at independent designers, most vendors offer low or no minimums! This is an excellent opportunity for folks in the Midwest to shop for fabrics, trims and guts. A partial listing of the 100+ vendors can be found on the AIBI site.
If you’re a member of the F-I forum, check this thread to meet other members who are going and to get the details of Jay’s open house the day before. If you can’t make the open house on the 25th, there will be a meet up on the 26th. Jay is a wonderful host; rumor has it that he buys the first round.
The Chicago Fabric & Trim Show
Hosted by the AIBI (tel: 312-836-1041)
May 26, 2011 Hours: 9:00-5:00
May 27, 2011 Hours: 9:00-4:00
Location: Conference Center, Merchandise Mart (2nd Floor Pedway)
Free but pre-registration is required.
Credentials: Driver’s license, business card and a tax ID number