Next week the New Zealand women's and men's clothing industry is running its first seasonal buying show for many years.

Called FashionSource, the twice a year seasonal event is being staged in Auckland in a joint venture between industry magazine Apparel and the large buying co-operative Composite Retail Group.

The first strictly trade show runs on 19-20 September, with over 700 buyers registered (and up to 1000 expected) to see over 100 stands.