Curated Collection of U.S. & Canadian Designer-Makers Will Debut at June 2015 Market in Dallas
BALTIMORE & DALLAS – July 9, 2014 – Dallas Market Center and the producers of the American Made Show today announced plans for the American Made Show to debut in Dallas as part of the Total Home & Gift Market. The American Made Show will be held June 25-28, 2015 as part of Dallas’ summer market, June 24-30, 2015.
“Welcoming the American Made Show to Dallas will offer our buyers the largest collection of quality, American-made merchandise in the southern U.S.,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. “As champions of unique product and small business, the partnership is a perfect fit and we look forward to more than 200 independent designers joining us for Market in June 2015.”
“Retailers on Main Street, in museum shops and even in our National Park stores are under increasing pressure from their customers to carry more American-made products,” said Wendy Rosen, president and founder, American Made Show. “It’s our job to provide an authentic alternative to the look-alike imports that are often presented as authentic American handcrafts. We’re pleased to offer hundreds of lines to Dallas buyers and allow our designers to access a new customer base.”
The American Made Show to be held in Dallas is in addition to the Show’s January 16-19, 2015 Market in Washington, D.C.
The American Made Show is the nation’s premier wholesale market for designer products handcrafted by studio artists from the United States and Canada. The Show caters to professional artists who wholesale their work and retailers who value the distinctively different look of handcrafted American and Canadian products in their stores. Designers include the “Maker” movement, a new generation of micro-manufacturers, who are innovating and producing solo or with small staffs. Many of these small-scale producers start their businesses on kitchen tables or in their garages, testing sales at local farmers markets, fairs or with well-known e-retailers.
The partnership will meet buyer demand for quality, American-Made products – nurtured by the nationwide consumer support of locally and responsibly produced items.
Show management from each respective organization will continue to be responsible for exhibit sales and buyer pre-registration. Exhibit space will be initially offered by invitation later this summer to current exhibitors of the American Made Show’s January Market in Washington, D.C. Inquiries for exhibiting opportunities should be directed to [email protected].
About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men’s, western, women’s and children’s apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
About the American Made Show
The American Made Show, formerly the Buyers Market of American Craft, has been a trusted source for retailers to find original and authentic American designer goods. The show’s management strictly vets each new exhibiting studio artist, providing retailers with assurance that the work presented in the show is authentically made in the U.S. or Canada as claimed. To learn more, please visit americanmadeshow.com.
SOURCE: Dallas Market Center