The Dallas Market Center and the producers of the American Made Show, headquartered in Baltimore, have announced plans for the American Made Show to debut in Dallas as part of the summer Total Home & Gift Market. The American Made Show will be held June 25-28 in conjunction with the Dallas 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.,” says Bill Winsor, President and CEO of 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,” says Wendy Rosen, President and founder of the 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 former’s January 16-19, 2015 Market in Washington, D.C. The American Made Show is a premier wholesale market for designer products handcrafted by studio artists from the U.S. 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.