So many shows and so little time!
I just returned from presenting four seminars at a new two day trade show in NY, the “DG Expo”. A new fabric and trims show that was created by my good friend Susan Power, which she specifically created to highlight fabrics and trims for low minimum orders. Susan created the show out of a demand geared for new creative design driven company who have a hard time finding what they want without having to order 5,000 yards! Susan put herself out on a limb and in the red to fill this fast growing niche! I think she has done a fantastic job, which I think will also be a good business decision. Echoes of Fashion For Profit!
Packing my bags now to fly early tomorrow morning to Vegas for the biggest apparel trade show in the world, MAGIC International. I will have a very busy few days presenting two seminars with a variety of industry experts, then also assist in lunching 20 new lines in FBI Launch Pad section of MAGIC WWD.
This a whole new concept that allows new companies to show for a first time only price through FBI membership of $800.00. They get a rolling rack and table! Great deal! We will also be responsible to hold down an info POD in the sourcing section of MAGIC, which is a great resource of information and International sources.
The FBI active board members and members will be meeting and greeting, giving advice and mixing like a cocktail and networking like crazy to help the FBI mission. Then on Wednesday evening I will be flying back to LA totally exhausted but from my past experience I will be very glad to have made the extra effort which I now know it takes to achieve anything!
I then have in front of me the LA Fashion Week, LA Textile week, which is a big deal and lots of work for us to come up with and then to present twice a year three days of one hour seminars. This is then followed by San Francisco fashion week, which is then followed by Phoenix Fashion Week…… This work load will then followed by three weeks’ vacation in South Africa where my husband and I will be visiting old friends and I think and hope we will make some new acquaintances!!
All in all a very busy scheduled for which I am so very grateful that there is a demand for my services and for any of my advice.