So, an update to the below email. It looks like the Northwest Fabric and Trim show is back and will be in Renton on Oct 2 & 3rd. More info on their website: http://www.nwfabricshow.com/
is for Sale. I'm not sure how you buy a trade show, but there you are. I haven't gone in a few years and thought recently that I would the next show only to find that it is retired pending a buyer. There really aren't a lot of fashion fabric resources in Seattle. A couple very nice fabric shops (mostly for bridal) and the rest is mainly quilting.
It makes me miss my favorite fabric shop in London, The Cloth Shop, which looks like is now called The Cloth House. They used to have a sneaky shop on a side street in Camden, but it's not on their website so, not sure if it is even there anymore. The Berwick one is lovely and a must see for any fabric lover shopping in London. Berwick street in Soho has a great selection of lovely fabric shops on both sides of the street. On their website in the gallery section they have a great picture of shopping bags made from recycled Indian newspapers. Love.