4 Reasons Why Trade Shows Are Worth It

Zach from 613 Originals discussing new products with a customer at a trade show booth.

Have you ever considered attending an industry trade show? Are you thinking about skipping an upcoming one? We hope you'll reconsider!

The 613 Originals trade show booth display, featuring a modular shelf with rolled up tshirts in a colorful chevron pattern, hanging garments with applied heat transfers, etc.We know, we know - in today's fast-paced economy, it can be tough juggling all kinds of business--related responsibilities. Dedicating a whole day (or two!) to a trade show can seem like a low-priority compared to an immediate demand. But, hear us out. Investing time in researching for your business can really pay off in the end - especially given how quickly the apparel decoration industry is evolving. 

Because we know your time is valuable, here are 4 reasons why attending a trade show is totally worth it: 




Zach from 613 Originals discussing new products with a customer at a trade show booth.1. Stay Ahead of the Curve

Attending an apparel decoration trade show is the perfect opportunity to stay ahead of the competition. At an apparel decoration trade show, you can learn from experts, touch and feel new products, attend workshops, and gather new ideas to improve your business. From cutting-edge printing technologies to unique and creative design techniques, you'll get to see the latest trends, technologies, and techniques in the industry. Who knows, you might just stumble upon the next big trend!

2. Network Like a Pro

Rick from 613 Originals fist-bumping an excited customer at a trade show while other attendees watch.

Trade shows are not just about the exhibitors, but also about the attendees. At a trade show, you'll be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are just as passionate about apparel decoration as you are. It's the perfect opportunity to network, make new connections, and even collaborate on future projects. It's a great opportunity to build relationships that can help your business grow.


Various garments with applied heat transfers displayed on the wall of a trade show booth.

3. Get Inspired

In a fast-paced industry such as ours, it's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day operations. Attending an apparel decoration trade show can reignite your passion for your business and provide a much-needed dose of inspiration. You get to see what other successful businesses are doing, hear their success stories, and learn from their failures. You can also get inspired by the amazing displays, designs, and products showcased at the event.


4. Seeing Feeling is Believing

A green puff heat transfer applied to a black garment, draped over a heat pressIt's one thing to learn about new products online through photos and videos on the web. It's a completely different thing to experience them in person. Let's face it - the apparel industry is a super tactile one, and the only way to really understand a product's value is to see it IRL. Our trade show booth is designed to allow you to feel and touch our products so you know exactly what you're getting. Plus, we'll press a transfer with you and give you free samples you can test our products at home.