A curated collection of U.S. and Canadian designer-makers will debut American-made quality handcrafted selections
Originally published by Caroline Kennedy - Gifts & Decorative Accessories
BALTIMORE and DALLAS, July 10, 2014 - In a joint announcement, the Dallas Market Center and the Rosen Group, producers of the American Made Show, revealed 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. This will be in addition to the American Made Show’s January 16-19, 2015, edition in Washington, D.C. This partnership is a move to meet buyer demand for quality, American-made products, a demand that is nurtured by the nationwide consumer support of locally and responsibly produced items.
The American Made Show, formerly the Buyers Market of American Craft, is a major wholesale show for American and Canadian studio artists and designer-makers of handmade works, including ceramics, jewelry, art glass, metal and wood work, and fiber crafts, Designers include the “Maker” movement, a new generation of micro-manufacturers, who are innovating and producing solo or with small staffs.
“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.”
Each respective show management 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.