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Attendees explore designs at SURTEX

Where Best-Selling Products Begin

SURTEX® is the premier surface design and art licensing marketplace for more than 35 years. Known as a veritable who’s-who of industry trend-setters seeking first access to today’s best original art, this is where talented artists and agency representatives meet wholesale buyers from the biggest retail brands, and discover out-of-the-box opportunities around the world.

There’s no other event like SURTEX in North America. And no better location than New York, a city with endless inspiration.

From wall coverings and home decor to linens, stationery, apparel and moreif it’s any product with a surface or textile design, there’s a good chance it originated at SURTEX.


Who Attends?
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Art Buyers
  • Buying Offices
  • Interior Designers
  • Licensees
  • Licensing Executives
  • Manufacturers
  • Private Label
  • Retailers
  • Stock Houses
Attendee Industries
  • Apparel
  • Automotive
  • Beauty
  • Domestics
  • Food
  • Gift
  • Greeting Cards
  • Home Furnishings
  • Paper Products
  • Publishing
  • Stationery
  • Toys
  • Weavers and Rugs
Who Exhibits?

SURTEX® exhibitors are any artists who create designs or patterns that can be used on finished merchandise, such as:

  • Art Agents
  • Design Studios
  • Illustrators
  • Photographers
  • Textile Designers
Art & Design Categories

At SURTEX®, you can find original art to be the star of these products and more:

  • Apparel Fabric
  • Children’s Merchandise
  • Craft & Hobby
  • Decorative Accessories
  • Giftware
  • Home Furnishings & Textiles
  • Packaging
  • Paper Products
  • Publishing
  • Softgoods / Fashion
  • Stationery & Greeting Cards
  • Tabletop / Housewares
  • Wallcoverings
  • Wall Decor

You’ll also find solutions for your business including:

  • License Services
  • Surface & Textile Design Technology
  • Trend Services