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GOING GLOBAL
At the June Total Home & Gift Market, look for unique international  nds right as you walk through the doors of the World Trade Center. This summer marks the seventh year for the International Folk Art Market (IFAM), which features more than 20 exhibitors from around the world.
The International Folk Art Alliance curates these exhibitors specifically for Dallas Market Center to showcase cultural diversity through the exhibits— which include everything from fashion to gift
to home goods. The IFAA coaches and prepares its exhibitors to handle larger wholesale orders and international shipping, said Sandy Peinado, director of artist development and social impact for the IFAA.
Not only do these exhibitors introduce retailers to
a whole new “world” of products, many give back to their communities as well, creating jobs, schools, wells, any improvements that might be needed. “We empower them to do more and better,” Peinado noted. “It’s the best kind of economic development.” To take a peek into the art and culture of these global regions, visit the International Folk Art Market in the Atrium, WTC.
ONE-STOP SHOPPING
During Market, the Atrium at Dallas Trade Mart is bustling with exhibitors that showcase the epitome of design. From apparel to tabletop and gift ideas galore, Dallas Design Temps are home to some extraordinary exhibitors.
One of those companies, The Grommet, is coming up on its sixth show at the Dallas Market Center. It showcases makers in its Design Temp location.
In 2014, when The Grommet expanded into wholesale, Dallas Market Center was one of its  rst stops and continues to o er something special. “For us, every market has gotten better than the one before it,” Jason McCarthy, vice president of wholesale, said. “We love our retailers here.”
The Grommet’s Design Temps location rings true with the companies it represents as well. “Retailers are looking for the diamonds in the rough; they want to be ahead of the curve,” he said. “The Grommet highlights those companies.
The Grommet is located at booth #634,
Trade Mart Atrium. Visit them and other great design exhibitors at the Total Home & Gift Market.
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