Craft Focus - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 94)

FUN AT THE FAIR Four days, three key buying destinations. There’s a place for every business and every product type at Spring Fair. Check out the individual sectors to find out more about the area of Spring Fair that suits you best Spring Fair, the UK’s marketplace for wholesale Home, Gift and Fashion returns to the NEC Birmingham NEC from 5th-8th February 2023 hosting an even more dynamic and inspirational offering. As the largest and most accessible ‘shop for shops’, Spring Fair is a trusted platform for discovery and innovation, putting the most sought-after products, bright new finds, and industry-leading creative thinkers, under one easy-to-navigate roof whilst giving retailers unparalleled cross-buying opportunities. Almost 90 per cent sold out across the show, Spring Fair encompasses 14 sectors within four destinations across eight halls – Home which includes Living & Décor, Housewares, Everyday, and The Summerhouse; Gift including Christmas, Floral and Seasonal Decorations; and Moda fashion featuring its own catwalk as well as Jewellery & Watch, Womenswear, Fashion Accessories, and Footwear, and the newly launched responsible sourcing show Source Home & Gift - all offering thousands of much loved and established favourites alongside an array of sustainable and new brands showing for the first time. The show creates a compelling and unmissable platform for buyers to touch, feel, and experience the latest products, trends and innovations. Nicola Meadows, Portfolio Director, Spring Fair, says, “All of the team at Spring Fair are very excited about opening the doors to the next Spring Fair. We’re all committed to offering our visitors, thousands of the UK’s brilliant retailers, the most accessible, diverse, and inspirational marketplace for discovering their shop’s bright new finds. The show offers an incomparable destination for sourcing newness, innovation and your next bestsellers. Our vision for discovery builds on the show’s heritage as a trusted platform for buyers and adds an improved layout and unparalleled opportunities for crossbuying and creativity.” Spring Fair exhibitors The Kids, Toys and Play sector at Spring Fair will be brimming with suppliers of craft gifts for children of all ages. You can find one of our newest exhibitors, The Mauveworx showcasing their new dino marble game, a whole kit for children to put together and play instantly, and their new Pack a Den kit/ playhouse which is great for in and outdoor play. Offering a wide collection of crafting kits for children, James Galt is showcasing arts and crafts products including creative cases, stationery, water magic and young art. Long-standing Spring Fair exhibitor, Wilton Bradley, is showing its new Sew 29 SPRING FAIR