Stitch hosted 48 exhibitors at Old Billingsgate Market in London on February 14-15. Show organisers declined to release visitor numbers but a spokeswoman said: “We were very targeted about who we invited and it was never a quest for volume but rather for quality. On this we delivered 100%.” She added that an extra day would give buyers more opportunity to visit.
Boxfresh head of sales Mark Underwood said: “Stitch is a first-class offering. It just needs to work at getting more buyers.”
Next season the show will run from June 30 to July 2 - an earlier dateline than this season.