The August Rocky Mountain Gift and Denver Apparel & Accessory Market week held August 28 – 30, 2020 kept the health and safety of all in attendance, whether that be buyers or exhibitors, at the forefront of planning. Over-all the experience was well-received by all in attendance. While the footprint of the event was based on the normal business model for the Denver Mart and not that of a traditional trade show floor plan, buyers found and explored 4 floors of exhibitors representing 906 lines and were able to experience new lines presented for the first time at the Denver Mart during the weekend.
Buyer’s Choice Award Winner: Swee & CO M1419 for the Woodland plush by MON AMI. A new super soft plush collection, sparking the imagination with whimsical designs. Three generations of the Swee family have had a showroom at the Denver Mart for 43 years.
Elsewhere Candle Company a new and first-time exhibitor to the trade industry with a candle product that utilizes all the natural flora and vegetation of the National Parks around the country and distills them into a single hand-poured candle. Our favorite was none other than their Rocky Mountain candle.
Terry Moore & Assoc. M1122 introduced Madd Capp and the award-winning manufacture of animal-shaped puzzles. This category has been in high demand this year.
While summer markets can vary in size and Covid19 has impacted everyone’s concern for safety and the welfare for all, the Rocky Mountain Gift Show was a welcomed surprise to all. Exhibitors were steady writing orders as buyers were placing orders while social distancing was adhered to. We welcomed six Mask Sponsors, Cinch; Corral; Myra Bag; Mount Inspiration; Liverpool Los Angeles, and SSA Group. “With the addition of Temperature checks at our entrance, mask sponsorships, and a simplified business model, we aimed to create a place for all to safely and efficiently conduct business,” said Misty Flachman, GM of Denver Mart Trade Shows.
Buyers enjoyed Free Lunches, Swag bags for six lucky winners from NE, CO, MT, KS, and the commerce’s energy was alive and well. The Denver Mart hopes that this was the start of a new beginning, after a long hot summer in Denver, Colorado.