DesignerInc’s virtual fall market starts on Monday, Sept. 14.
SAN FRANCISCO – Technology platform and marketplace DesignerInc is holding its virtual fall MKT from Sept. 14 through Nov. 30.
“Each month of MKT, DesignerInc hosts a virtual communication week where we open up the floor to our manufacturers who will be sharing their experiences, updates and information about their newest creations with a special eye toward artisanal craftsmanship, production processes and the inspiration behind their collections,” said Heather Gillette, DesignerInc founder and CEO.
Gillette said the week of Sept. 15-18 features a series of discussions with The Rug Co., Currey & Co., Theodore Alexander and Hellman-Chang.
DesignerInc is also expanding its coverage of the fall market season by offering the DesignerInc MKT for the full, 90-day spring and fall seasons.
Launching concurrently with its fall MKT is the company’s new Gilded Circle Loyalty Program, a tech-infused loyalty program for designers and manufacturers. According to the company, highlights of the program include ShopTalk, a professional networking platform that allows designers and manufacturers to connect directly. This allows designers to share reveals, announcements and projects, while manufacturers can share promotions, events and new introductions.
The Gilded Circle Loyalty Program also includes functions such as AI image search, augmented reality options and virtual showroom tours.
“We will continue to work with our vendor partners to help them reach designers online. We believe in the power of design to bring communities together in these challenging times,” Gillette added.