Jan 28, 2014
Buyers Market of American Craft Final Show in Philadelphia a Smashing Success

The Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation’s premier wholesale trade show for American Made, has wrapped up their 2014 winter market, bidding farewell to its long-term home in Philadelphia. The show will rebrand itself as the American Made Show and relocate to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

“We are thrilled about the success of our final show in Philadelphia,” states show director, Rebecca Mercado. “Of course, we are sad to leave Philly, but we are excited about the new opportunities that await us in Washington, D.C.”

For more than 30 years, the Buyers Market has showcased the finest handmade products by American and Canadian studio artists to qualified retail buyers. This year, the Buyers Market partnered with e-marketing expert SnapRetail to bring their attendees six new marketing seminars. Drawing a large crowd of buyers and exhibitors, the seminars provided participants with tips and tricks for driving online marketing success.

In addition to the seminars, the show held daily fashion shows featuring wearable art designed by Buyers Market exhibitors, and the Jewelry Preview gave studio jewelers an opportunity to showcase their latest designs to early arriving buyers. The annual NICHE Awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the Buyers Market, celebrated excellence in fine craft and design.

“This is our first time at the Buyers Market of American Craft and we love the diversity that the show brings in, says Katelyn, of Moxie and Oliver. “The staff and all the exhibitors have all been incredibly kind and helpful. We are looking forward to next year.”

The show has closed their doors for the final time in Philadelphia and will bring their talent to the nation’s capital in 2015. Artists and retailers trust the Buyers Market of American Craft as their definitive source for authentic American-made merchandise. To learn more about the American Made Show, visit http://americanmadeshow.com/.

About The Buyers Market, The American Made Show

The American Made Show is the nation’s premier wholesale market for artist-made merchandise from the United States and Canada. Approximately 700 artists exhibit to more than 4,500 buyers from across the United States and Canada.

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