London-based sourcing event Fashion SVP is set to double in size this year, with a 40% growth in its core edition and the launch of a second show in November.

The core show, which will take place from 28-29 June at Olympia, is the fastest growing fashion industry event in the UK, according to organisers. 

Since launching in 2011, the event has grown by 30-40% each year and, with the growth in its core edition and the launch of a second annual edition in November, will this year more than double in size.

The show, which is designed for brands and retailers who buy direct from factories, provides buyers the opportunity to meet over 100 hand-picked fashion producers from Europe, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean regions. 

In addition to the exhibition, Fashion SVP also offers free-to-attend seminars, providing information about current sourcing issues and developments. 

"This is the only event where you can not only evaluate potential new suppliers and network with other like-minded professionals from your industry, but also pick up valuable learning tips too, all over just two days in London," explained event director Buzz Carter.