The 2018 BFM-organised and hosted London Fabric Show returns to its popular Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge venue in February, held in the football stadium’s west stand, overlooking the pitch.  

The event brings together buyers of high-end upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics with some of the UK and Europe’s best fabric producers, including 10 famed Flemish fabric and textile manufacturers. Open to BFM and non-BFM members, it offers a unique opportunity for UK upholstery and soft furnishing producers to see the latest collections from some of the most exclusive and varied fabric suppliers under one roof.

The ten expert Belgian fabric producers exhibiting in 2018 include Annabel, Beaulieu, Greenstreet, Van Neder Weverj and Symphony Mills. Famed for the quality of their products and both modern and traditional designs, they have long been suppliers of high-end fabrics to UK upholstery manufacturers.  

Other popular European exhibitors include Antecuir and Interfabrics from Spain, Arruma Trapos from Portugal and Aydin, Ketts and Yakar from Turkey.  They are returning in 2018 with the latest collections and fabric treatments. Prestigious UK companies Art of the Loom and Abraham Moon also make a welcome return at the show with new colours and designs.

Visitors to the London Fabric Show in 2018 will benefit from the £1.5m Chelsea FC has spent on improving and updating the west stand of the football ground. A new reception area, lighting, flooring, decoration and fixtures have made the exhibition space brighter, smarter and more comfortable for visitors and exhibitors.

A record number of visitors to the show in 2017 proves the importance of the fixture to UK fabric buyers and selectors. On display will be traditional and contemporary jacquards, plain and patterned velvets, modern tartans and bright cottons and linens in florals, stripes and abstracts, giving buyers plenty of choice in both texture and design.  Shown alongside them will be a large selection of the latest FR treatments and backing fabrics.

The London Fabric Show is a must-attend event for upholstery and soft furnishing manufacturers. Registration for the 2018 show is now open and full exhibitor and visiting information can be found on the show’s website.