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General FAQs

What is Source Fashion?

Source Fashion is the UK's new sustainable sourcing show, bringing the international fashion supply chain under one roof at Olympia, London. We're passionate about uniting manufacturers from key sourcing regions around the world with high profile retailers, brands, and designers. Find out more here.

What is a trade show?

A trade show is an event that brings together members of a certain industry, allowing exhibitors to showcase their products and services to a large audience. Products are sold at a wholesale cost to visitors (retailers), and are often sold in bulk, at a lower price than the RRP. 

At Source Fashion, we strive to bring the best manufacturers, fabric producers and technology providers from around the world to Olympia London – putting the fashion supply chain at the fingertips of fashion buyers. 

What are the opening times?

Sunday 9 Feb 2025 | 09:30 - 18:00
Monday 10 Feb 2025 | 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 11 Feb 2025 | 09:30 - 16:00

Where does the show take place?

Olympia London
Hammersmith Rd
W14 8UX

Start planning your visit to Olympia, London.

Visitor FAQs

Who can attend?

Source Fashion is open to registered trade visitors, those looking to start a new business in the next 12 months, and accredited journalists*. 

*Press, including bloggers, influencers, PR agencies, photographers and videographers must be accredited by our public relations team. Photography is not permitted at any time unless you have been authorized as an officially accredited photographer. For accreditation enquiries, please contact

You can find our terms & conditions of entry here.

Is the show free to attend?

Source Fashion is free to attend for all trade visitors registering online (or those looking to start a new business in the next 12 months).

Are seminars free to attend?

Yes our seminars are free to attend.

Can I bring children?

We advise that children under 16 do not attend the event, as this is a trade only event and there will not be crèche facilities available.

A child entry pass will be required for all those under the age of 16 – these can only be picked up on the day from the registration desks in the main entrance.

Anyone over the age of 16 will be required to register for the event by completing the visitor registration form.

Can I register on arrival at the show?

Yes, you can register on arrival to the show.

When will I receive my entry badge?

You will receive your entry badge 2 weeks before the event starts.

Can I edit my registration details?

Yes, if you'd like to edit any of your registration details please email and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

Is my show registration date specific?

Registration for the shows is non-date specific. Once you have registered and have your entry badge, you can attend the show on any of the open days, as many times as you'd like.

How can I find my way around the show?

On arrival to the show, our show guide will be available to collect at the entrance which includes a floor plan and other useful information. There will also be signage once you arrive.

What if I have forgotten my entry badge when I arrive to the show?

If you've forgotten your entry badge, please go to the registration desks and they will print a new one for you. You may be asked to provide proof of company name or ID, so please have confirmation in the form of a business card or confirmation email available. 

Are the exhibitors audited?

Yes, at Source Fashion all of our exhibitors are required to have had a recent audit from Sedex, or another recognisable audit institution – giving you the confidence to know you'll only be meeting manufacturers that have responsible and ethical business practises. 

Exhibitor FAQs

Can my company exhibit?

If you are interested in exhibiting at Source Fashion, please register your interest, and a member of the team will get back to you with more information. 

Who attends Source Fashion?

You'll meet key buyers, heads of procurement and sustainability, along with designers and industry professionals from across the globe.

Will I require a visa to visit the UK?

Not sure whether you'll need a visa to visit the UK? Take a look at the UK Border Agency information page here

Venue FAQs

How do I get to the event?

To find out the easiest way to get to Source Fashion, take a look at our plan your visit page.

Can I park at the venue?

Yes, Olympia London has parking facilities. We advise pre-booking online as spaces are limited, and can't be guaranteed on the day. To find out more about parking at the venue click here.

Is there free WiFi at the venue?

Yes there is free visitor WiFi at the venue.

Can I get refreshments?

Yes, there are lots of food and drink options available inside the venue. You can find out more here.

Is there a cloakroom?

Yes, there are cloakrooms available near the main entrance, with prices starting at £1.00 per item. Please note that items are left at your own risk. 

Is there an ATM?

Yes, there are several ATMs in the entrances to the venue, although please note that card and contactless payment is preferred by the venue, wherever possible.

Are there accessible facilities at the venue?

Yes, there are accessible facilities at the venue, find out more here.