Dallas Market Center and the producers of the American Made Show today announced plans for an American Made Show debut in Dallas as part of the Total Home & Gift Market. The American Made Show will run from June 25 to 28, 2015 as part of Dallas’ summer market, June 24 to 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.,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO of the 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.”
The American Made Show caters to professional artists who wholesale their work and retailers who value the different look of handcrafted American and Canadian products in their stores, according to the show operator.
“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 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 partnership will meet buyer demand for quality, American-Made products, nurtured by the nationwide consumer support of locally and responsibly produced items, the company said. The Dallas event is in addition to the American Made Show’s January 16-19, 2015 market in Washington, D.C.