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London Stationery Show announces LaunchPad winners

After dozens of entries and a scrupulous round of judging, London Stationery Show are delighted to announce the six businesses who have won the annual LaunchPad competition. LaunchPad aims to shine a light on emerging businesses looking to break into the stationery industry and showcase their unique products to a wider audience. The opportunity allows the winners to exhibit alongside market-leading brands at London Stationery Show and meet top buyers visiting the UK's leading trade event dedicated to arts & crafts, greeting cards, paper products and writing instruments. The lucky winners also receive a range of marketing support, plus 50 per cent off a stand at London Stationery Show 2024

Posted: 14 March 2023

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Registration for London Stationery Show is live!

London Stationery Show is thrilled to announce that registration is now officially open for this year's event. The 2023 show takes place between 16th - 17th May at the Business Design Centre. Hosting a curated collection of industry icons and rising stars, London Stationery Show is the ultimate place to source products for next season. With all the best stationery, arts and crafts, paper product and writing instrument brands on offer, retailers will discover a host of original pieces to build an inspiring product range and attract their buyers

Posted: 28 February 2023

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Transforming the future of trade shows

Autumn Fair, the successful marketplace for wholesale home, gift, and fashion taking place from the 3rd – 6th September 2023, sees the launch of Connect @ Autumn Fair. Endorsed by leading UK retailers such as John Lewis, WHSmith and Choice, Connect @ Autumn Fair is a transformational new approach to buying, designed to revolutionise the traditional trade show model by connecting retailers and brands on a scale never achieved before.

Posted: 23 February 2023

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h+h americas expanding product offerings

After a strong initial launch in North America in 2022, anticipation is building towards the next h+h americas set for June 21st-23rd, 2023 (Wednesday – Friday). The event will take place again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center in Rosemont/Chicago. The June dates have been carefully selected to provide buyers with seasonal offers from the entire handicraft industry.

Posted: 21 February 2023

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Frankfurt consumer goods fairs set international benchmark

Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld joined forces for the first time from February 3rd-4th to 7th, 2023, to inspire as the global hub for upcoming lifestyle trends. They reflect the increasing merging of lifestyles and focus on the top theme of sustainability. 4,561 exhibitors occupied the entire Frankfurt exhibition center on 352,950 gross square meters and impressed 154,000 retailers from all over the world with their innovations. Participants from more than 170 nations celebrated the personal encounter.

Posted: 13 February 2023

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CHSI Stitches and The GA collaborate

The Giftware Association is proud to announce it is working in collaboration with ICHF Events, the UK's leading organiser of CHSI Stitches and a portfolio of lifestyle and hobby events, following its takeover of The Creative Industries Association in 2022. The GA has been learning more about the industry and getting to know creative craft businesses and members at Craft Shows organised by ICHF. ICHF Events has welcomed the association to the craft industry and the collaboration will see both businesses embarking on future events and projects.

Posted: 2 February 2023

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Spring Fair reveals Retail Stage line-up

Spring Fair, the UK marketplace for wholesale Home, Gift and Fashion which returns to the NEC Birmingham NEC from 5th – 8th February 2023, has announced its Inspiring Retail Stage line-up. Featuring leading industry professionals and rising stars, the line-up features 40 speakers, sharing exclusive market intelligence, insights and valuable industry information all designed to provide buyers with the opportunity to increase their knowledge, understand critical market trends and themes, and connect with leaders in the field. Located in Hall 6, the Inspiring Retail Stage has a jam-packed programme with trend updates, e-commerce advice, sustainability guidance and business tips across the four days.

Posted: 31 January 2023

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New partnership with the Sarah Hurley Academy

ICHF Events and Sarah Hurley have announced a multi-year partnership to bring creative business education to the CHSI Stitches programme of events through Sarah's new 'Sarah Hurley Academy,' launched in 2022. The Sarah Hurley Academy draws from Sarah's industry and business successes to help entrepreneurs and small businesses at all stages. The Academy provides education to small business, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs via a comprehensive range of courses and resources.

Posted: 19 January 2023

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'Liberty' for all sublimation users!

TheMagicTouch in Dunstable, under the DyeSub Magic brand announce the arrival of some real transfer innovation for all sublimation ink users. Historically the sublimation transfer process has been restricted to applications onto garments and promotional items that required a high polyester content or special polyester coating and had to be either white or pastel in colour. However, this has now changed.

Posted: 5 January 2023

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LSS expands into the arts & crafts sector

The team behind London Stationery Show are delighted to announce the show's expansion into the arts and crafts industry. As the UK's only trade event dedicated to the paper and writing instruments industry this is an incredibly exciting development that will see a broader range of products on offer than ever before. According to Mintel's UK Hobbies and Interests Market Report for 2022, one in five adults have embarked on a new hobby since the outbreak of COVID-19. With people spending more time at home now than they did prior to the pandemic and a subsequent rise in concern for achieving the perfect work/life balance, more people are reaching to arts and crafts to de-stress and detox from the digital world.

Posted: 20 December 2022

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