Materials Show will be held in the UK from May 1 to 2, 2019. This is the first European event of Materials Show. Brands will get an opportunity to meet hardware, textiles and components manufacturers at the event. The popular NE and NW trade shows, which took place in Portland and Boston earlier this year, are frequently used to provide inspiration for future product lines, with global companies like Nike and Under Armour sending product development teams to tour the exhibits. This event aims at sharing similar innovations and insights with a new audience of international footwear, outdoor and performance and apparel brands. The February and March shows in the US saw consistent trend for sustainable technologies and multipurpose textiles, which are expected to be seen in this edition as well.
Leather industry, popular in England, in particular is to watch out for. Footwear companies from across Europe will gather under one roof, offering unprecedented brand access to European attendees. Materials Show also coincides with the 100-year anniversary of Satra, a footwear research and testing non-profit and one of the event’s sponsors.