The leading trade show for surface and textile designers

SURTEX® is a global resource offering the full scope of art sales and licensing under one roof. At SURTEX, you’ll connect with the owners and creators of surfaces and textiles, retailers, marketers, brand licensing companies, and others who want to purchase or license your original art to create the next best-selling products. 

Every single time we meet a new client at SURTEX, we almost always see them the next year. It makes me so happy that we can bring joy to people’s lives through art!


Pink Light Studio

I met about 50 new contacts and a year later had three new licensing partners, including a fabric license.

Amy Frazer


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 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