Dot to Dot is a biannual design-led tradeshow for independent children's brands.

Our vision is to handpick the best and most creative brands and designers in the industry, providing a curated, collaborative environment for brands and buyers to explore the potential of new commercial avenues.

The relaxed and intimate atmosphere allows the brands to exhibit at their most creative and buyers and press to get to know the people, ideas and values behind the labels.

We have 3 different stand sizes and prices allowing an affordable platform for new-to-wholesale designers and larger spaces for established brands. We now use every bit of our wonderful venue, the Vinyl Factory. Set out over 3 rooms from the cosy brick exposed front room to our white and grey factory space with pipes and wires a plenty! It certainly has an industrial charm and is a beautiful space to show off modern and design-led collections.

Acting solely in the interest of our exhibitors our admission policy is strictly for buyers, press, agents and distributors only. We do turn away people at the door and any brands who wish to visit must book an appointment before they do.

Meet Carly and Nicole

We are Carly Gledhill and Nicole Frobusch. We met while both showing our own children's brands, Corby Tindersticks and Nixie Clothing.

We have both taken part in trade shows in the U.K and Europe we know what makes a successful show as a brand, we hope to make it easy and cost effective to show with us.

Every season we learn and create small changes to improve and keep the show fresh and exciting for exhibitors and visitors.


What the brands are saying

" It was a fantastic experience all round. You really made me feel very welcome and confident about my brand. I got exactly what I was hoping to achieve from the show which was more confidence, knowledge, networking, and possible leads. The ‘newcomer award’ was the icing on the cake! I have already recommend your event to other brands and hope to trade again with you in the future."

Kaye Stanton / Founder and Creative Director/ Pippins Childrenswear

"I am so happy I discovered the show and decided to attend. A fantastic experience in every aspect; learning, networking, fun, discovery and brand awareness. The Pirouette award was a complete surprise and I am so proud that my collection was appreciated and considered worthy. I would definitely recommend new brands to attend the show and we hope to attend again and again. Again thank you all so much and it’s because of all of you that small emerging brands like ARI can showcase our creativity and vision to the industry!"

Fatimah Hussain / Founder and Director / ARI London

"Even though we had no samples to show, we had a great response to the collection and met so many wonderful people. The quality of visitors was excellent and we came away with another book full of contacts and leads. Since showing with you in January we have gained 55 new stockists! Our AW collection launches on August 5th so we can't wait to see how it is received by our customers. We are thoroughly looking forward to the next edition of the show and can't wait to see you all in January!"

Louise + David / Directors / Jax & Hedley

''What the show lacks in size shouldn’t put anyone off. The level of engagement was way higher than any of the bigger shows, and the small and cosy size almost seemed to make buyers and press take their time and visit longer. I found the entire show organisation to be deeply customer-focused and quick to respond. Working with Dot to Dot could not have been a better experience in any way!”

Betsy Eckbert / Director of Sales and Marketing / Longwave Apparel

''To us, Dot to Dot stands out as the show to engage with press including the weekend magazines and influential bloggers. This is most likely down to the show's location (and excellent PR!). It's also an opportunity to have a proper catch-up with other like-minded brands. I find this incredibly useful and a real boost to morale (it's not easy having your own business).'' 

 Carly Hardy / Founder / Braveling

''We were very happy with its smooth organisation, friendly ambience and beautiful venue. Also the visitors that made it to the show, seemed quality buyers, so hopefully we will establish a good customer base from it.''

Paulina Krzywosinska / Managing Director / Organic Zoo

''Here in London we simply need more sweet and unique trade shows like Dot to Dot for buyers and press to search interesting and lovely brands. We love the atmosphere Dot to Dot has created, we've certainly enjoyed everyone we met during the show.''

Yiying Wang / Director / Noodoll

''Dot to Dot was a really friendly supportive community-minded experience from start to finish. We met some fantastic shops and took some great orders. Thank you so much for including us, it was a really, really positive experience and we wouldn’t think twice about coming back.'' 

Louisa Rowland / Creative Director / ABC123me

''It was a real pleasure to come from Barcelona to be at Dot to Dot and making lots of interesting contacts. The show was really nice, and shops and press that visited us were really of our interest. Our colleagues were beautiful people with beautiful brands. We were so happy to be part of the last edition!'' 

Cristina Romero / Founder / Papilladefruta and Hi Little

''Dot to Dot London is a great place to be, especially for new and emerging independent brands, in order to be seen and heard. It is a very exclusive event and you get the chance to meet the best press and opinion leaders, and buyers who are excited about exploring fresh brands and new perspectives.''

Yon Muslubas / Founder / Nuuba & the Gang and My Nuuba

''From the point of enquiry to taking down our stand the crew have been incredible. They have worked tirelessly, been proactive, friendly, encouraging and are all just lovely folks. During the two days of the show we made some great press contacts and half a dozen wholesale leads, plus a significant re-order from a current stockist, prompted by seeing us again. The location was excellent, the other exhibitors were so supportive and there was a wonderful atmosphere. Before I'd even left I was already planning next year's stand!''

Fiona Burrage / Creative Director / Nor-Folk

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