Have you ever been in a garment exhibition? And your next question might be, is there such a thing? Of course, there is. Textiles are also a work of art, so normally, artists or more specifically textile makers, do have their own textile events where they showcase some of their finest creations.
If your answer is yes to the question above, then surely, textile exhibitions are no stranger to you. But you might still be wondering if spending some money to go to such an event is worth it. You might need some more convincing. So, here are some reasons for you to consider (or reconsider) attending a textile exhibition in the near future:
- To know the ins and outs of the trade: If you are a textile weaver, or simply an owner of a textile manufacturing company or maybe a sales person who’s involved with the trade, attending a textile exhibition will give you some experience. You can learn new ideas from others’ work, see who are the direct and indirect competitors and be updated with the current trends in the field. If you are serious in making your own textile brand public and more profitable, attending events like this will surely keep you in the loop. And you know with any business, staying updated is really important to compete fairly.
- To see and appreciate patterns of nature: If you are simply someone who is open to any traditional and non-traditional forms of art, a textile exhibition will surely be far from being a disappointment. Some old textile weavers who make all of these textile designs say that they dreamt of these patterns of nature; this is especially true for indigenous textile makers. How great is that? It turns out, the textile is more complex than we thought. There is definitely some kind of ingenuity in these creations. There is always a beautiful story behind every fabric, and this is your chance to learn more about this in the exhibition.
- To gain good contacts: For sure, you will meet people in the field that might help you in the future. Take this opportunity to mingle and ask around. Exhibitions, in general, are full of people of different characters and it is really interesting to be around these individuals. Bring your own calling card and do not hesitate to ask for theirs as well. You’ll never know when you’ll be needing their help or advice in the future.
- To gain media attention: Chances are, if this is a big exhibition that gathers in artists and businessmen from all over the country (or even the world), the media is likely to take notice and cover it. If you happen to be one of the exhibition participants, this is a chance for you to gain media mileage for free. Exposure is always important for businesses who want to gain more sales and for those who want to go public.
- To simply get inspiration: Never underestimate the power of art to inspire—in any forms it may come. There is a reason why artworks just like textiles are given great attention, time, and effort. Attending an exhibition just for the sheer heck of it is never a waste.