The Selvedge World Fair: a celebration of cloth, culture and creativity
Dates: 1 - 4 September 2021
The event will represent textile traditions from at least fifty countries and will offer opportunities for visitor engagement, providing artisans working with handmade textiles a platform to sell and showcase their work to an international audience of 89,000 textile enthusiasts worldwide. As with last year’s event, the 2021 World Fair will be held online and will include a virtual marketplace, workshops, talks, slow TV, podcasts, panel discussions and more.
CALL FOR EXHIBITORS
We are currently looking for artisans working with handmade textiles to exhibit at the Selvedge World Fair 2021 - the virtual marketplace that is free for artisans to enter and if selected, free to participate. Artisans, designers, companies, NGOs, co-operatives or not-for-profit organisations are all invited to apply.
SUSTAINABILITY Products should be environmentally and economically sustainable, and ethically produced
CULTURAL AUTHENTICITY The work must connect to the cultural heritage of the maker's home country or countries, either contemporary or traditional interpretations
+ Additional category of cross-cultural collaborations - for work produced as a result of a collaboration between two or more individuals from different geographic regions
2021 selections will be made by six separate independent panels grouped according to continent. Click here to find out more about the selection committee.
Selvedge Magazine is a bimonthly textile publication. As well as publishing the magazine to showcase textiles, nurturing the designers and makers behind them is crucial to the Selvedge ethos – This aspect is now more important than ever as many maker's livelihoods have seriously been affected by the global pandemic. With Selvedge World Fair we are bringing the pages of the magazine alive by celebrating cloth, culture and creativity.
Before you start the application please familiarise yourself with the requirements, gather all necessary documents, photos and materials needed to complete the application. Please set aside approximately 1 hr to complete the application. With any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, chat to us online or call +44 7723 465522.