Bridgetown, BARBADOS, August 18. Caribbean fashion is always in season and right on time. Ten designers from across the region will be heading to showcase and promote their brands at one of the leading international marketplaces – Autumn Fair at Birmingham, UK from 4-7 September 2022, funded by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the European Union (EU).
“The Caribbean fashion industry remains an important sector within the cultural industries. We created the Caribbean Fashion Showroom to support the increased visibility of Caribbean designers with the ultimate aim of increasing exports of Caribbean fashion” shared Allyson Francis, Services Specialist at Caribbean Export.
The regional fashion brands set to exhibit at the upcoming Autumn Fair under the Caribbean Fashion Showroom booth are Theodore Elyett (Bahamas), Catori’s (Barbados), Gisselle Mancebo (Dominican Republic), Sandilou (Haiti), Reve Jewellery (Jamaica), Designs by Nadia (Saint Lucia), FETE-ish (Saint Lucia), Kimmysticclo (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), LOUD by Afiya (Trinidad & Tobago) and Aya Styler (Trinidad & Tobago).
With the support of the EU and Caribbean Export, these creative businesses aim to attract and network with leading European buyers while exhibiting the warmth and uniqueness of the islands through various fabrics, colours and indigenous materials covering clothing, footwear, jewellery and accessories.
“We are excited to participate in a trade show garnered towards the fashion industry, and really happy to be a part of this group and to meet the other participating brands and designers. I look forward to meeting potential retailers and to tap into the UK market; the Caribbean has a lot to offer! Going with an open mind, to learn and of course to network, it’s a great opportunity! Thank you to Caribbean Export for the inclusion and look forward to being a part of more events such as these in the future.” – Tease Bennett, Co-Founder, Reve Jewellery.
Autumn Fair is the UK’s industry leading marketplace for wholesale home, gift and fashion. This four-day event aims to host and offer the best products and inspiration as well valuable connections, just in time for the Golden Quarter. Autumn Fair provides the perfect opportunity for buyers to top up their stock and make last minute orders for the festive season. With over 600+ UK and international exhibitors showcasing their collections each year, there’s a huge variety of products at Autumn Fair from across their four key buying destinations – Home, Gift, Moda and Design & Source.