Why Attend?

why-attend

The Marketplace for Buying and Licensing Original Art & Design

SURTEX is the global sourcing destination for retailers, manufacturers and licensees seeking unique art, designs, patterns and prints for commericial use on home textiles, paper products, bed & bath, lifestyle giftware, décor, apparel, beauty, juvenile, trend services and more.

Nowhere else can you see the trend-setting work of some 1,000 professional artists (200 artist/agent/licensor exhibitors) under one roof.

SURTEX Features:

  • The largest domestic market for discovering the latest in original surface art & design- from contemporary patterns to high-end textiles to holiday prints for party supplies and giftwrap, designs you won’t find anywhere else.
  • SURTEX promotes diversity by attracting independent artists that you can’t source on your own; while connecting you to prominent agencies representing in-demand artists.
  • Most SURTEX artists debut their newest and best work of the year, giving you a sneak peek at the next big trends and styles.
  • It’s free to qualified buyers; be seen among 4,500 attendees, with crossover attendance from the co-located National Stationery Show® and ICFF®.

Spot print and pattern trends; discover the latest colors and styles at SURTEX, as you get inspired in New York, the fashion and design capital of the world. This is where you need to be as you develop your upcoming product lines. You’ll see original art & design in every conceivable theme and style.

Catch up with industry colleagues and forge new business relationships at networking events such as evening receptions and parties around Manhattan. Make valuable new connections with artists, designers and licensors at the SURTEX who aren’t seen anywhere else.

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