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A Brief Overview
Craft, Hobby + Stitches International is a meeting point for all the players in the creative craft industry in the UK. Not only is the international trade fair a place to debut products and enjoy high sales numbers, it’s also where you’re able to meet with buyers from all over Europe and take note of the bigger trends happening right now. Booking at stand at CHSI is an investment that pays off on the first day.
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Why Your Visit Is Worth It
Let’s examine the financial aspect of your visit. Should you go and what do you stand to gain? The answer is a definitive yes, because you’ll be in a favored position to meet with a high number of qualified leads, build better reputation and open yourself up to foreign markets:
- 200+ exhibitors book stands at the fair;
- 6000+ international buyers attend regularly;
- 100,000+ products are on offer;
- 50+ hours of educational content are available.
Craft, Hobby + Stitches International has its beginnings in the 1980s and has been an annual fixture at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK every year. Editions are held at the end of February and the international trade fair is constantly evolving and the most recent example of this is the creation of the Papercraft Zone, which will also host its own workshop program. There’s a healthy dose of discovery of trends in a fun environment and more business-oriented part of the show. The product portfolio is one of the biggest in the country with a great variety across all the major craft and hobby categories – paper supplies, beading supplies, fabrics and tools, clays and doughs, painting supplies and paints.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
Craft, Hobby + Stitches International features a number of high profile exhibitors such as Novita, Moon, Craft Yourself Silly, Lion Brand Yarn, Rico Design, Creative World of Crafts, Cygnet, Mrs. H, Sark Textyle, Stylecraft and Vlieseline. In terms of the buyers you’re going to meet, these are high street retailers, department stores, independents, multiples, online retailers and garden centres. Buyers come from all over the country in addition to 35 other countries, the majority of which are from the European Union. The professional visitors are mostly in the position to make purchases with 75% of them being directors or direct owners. Overall, more than half of the UK craft businesses are present and they have a total spend of £407 million.