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HOMI reschedules to March date

HOMI, the Lifestyle Expo, dedicated to the living and home decoration sector scheduled for January, is postponed until 11 to 14 March 2022.

Styles, trends and news from the home sector will return with renewed appeal and in the meantime HOMI will continue to interact with its stakeholders online, enriching it website with themes and market news and the continuous updating of #homicommunity, the platform dedicated to companies and professionals where one can find interviews, product news, stories and information.

Posted: 21 January 2022

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The Giftware Association at Giving and Living

The Giftware Association visited Giving and Living down in Exeter to support the south-west regional show. The show typically kicked off the UK trade show season on the 16th January by opening up its doors to its first physical show after two years off.

Spirits were high as show life slowly returns to normal and exhibitors and buyers return to physical events across the country. The Giftware Association also had another important job at the show by choosing the 'Best Stand' and 'Best Newcomer' something which CEO Sarah Ward had the pleasure of judging at the show on opening day. The new awards were given to Pineapple Island and Metal Motif respectfully.

Posted: 20 January 2022

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Bachmann Europe flies high with Günther Outdoor Toys

Bachmann Europe has announced its appointment as a UK and Ireland distributor for the Günther range of outdoor toys. For more than 65 years, Günther has been developing and producing 'Anything that Flies!' – classic children's kites, dynamic stunt kites, model aircraft, gliders, and a variety of airborne toys. Many of the products are made in its factory in Germany, where they are manufactured to the highest of standards. The brand ethos is to encourage families away from screens and get back to the great outdoors. There can be no better way of enjoying nature than playing with model aircraft, kites and sailing boats made by Günther!

Posted: 18 January 2022

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Scotland Trade Fair Spring postponed to 27-29 March, 2022

Scotland Trade Fair Spring has been re-scheduled to 27-29 March, 2022.

With six weeks to go until the re-scheduled Scotland's Trade Fair in Glasgow, there are many reasons why this show should not be missed, especially with the new March date.

· Seek out new products from a myriad of Scottish suppliers who are only showing at this Show. Many will be ready to turn round orders quickly so can stock to shops by Easter.

· Be first to see the Launch Gallery suppliers who are new young companies, with many unveiling their ranges at this Show. Exhibitors include Agate & Ayre, Craftypups, Edinburgh Illustrations, Eriskay Candles and The Cute Soaperie.

Posted: 17 January 2022

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Regional retail ready for Giving & Living

We are pleased to confirm that the Giving & Living trade show in Exeter is going ahead! The show has always been perfectly timed for buyers looking to get ready for the year ahead, but this year it will also be one of the only early shows where retailers can compare, contrast, and place orders this season. Giving & Living is the largest gift, coast and home trade show in the region, and buyers will be able to browse the latest products, stock their shelves, and get ready for what is predicted to be another busy season in Devon, Cornwall and the south west.

Posted: 13 January 2022

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New addition to DTFMagic printer range

TheMagicTouch in the UK and Ireland, under the DTFMagic brand, has confirmed the arrival of an additional printer option to its DTF (Direct to Film) transfer portfolio with the introduction of the new Mutoh/STS VJ-628D printer.

The 630mm wide compact desktop printer, manufactured by Mutoh in Japan, is based on Mutoh's proven Valuejet 628 8-channel printer chassis and Epson industrial print head. The solution offered is a global collaboration with leading ink manufacturers STS who have configured the best entry-level option for those looking to investigate the many opportunities DTF transfer technology offers.

Posted: 11 January 2022

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Giving & Living confirms show event

Show organisers have confirmed that the Giving & Living trade show in Exeter is going ahead. The show has always been perfectly timed for buyers looking to get ready for the year ahead, but this year it will also be one of the only early shows where retailers can compare, contrast, and place orders this season.

Giving & Living is the largest gift, coast and home trade show in the region, and buyers will be able to browse the latest products, stock their shelves, and get ready for what is predicted to be another busy

Posted: 10 January 2022

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Spring Fair confidently planning ahead

Spring Fair, the UK's diverse, vibrant, and exciting wholesale marketplace for home, gift, sourcing and Moda as the fourth fashion destination incorporating footwear and the Jewellery & Watch Edit, confirms it will take place from 6th – 9th February 2022 in Halls 1-8 at NEC Birmingham, as planned. Registration is live and visitors can visit www.springfair.com and www.moda-uk.co.uk for the latest news, information on over 1000 exhibitors, inspiring content, and up to date Safe & Secure guidelines

Posted: 7 January 2022

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The Stitch Festival returns to London’s Business Design Centre

London welcomes back the textile craft lover's day out as The Stitch Festival returns to the Business Design Centre, Islington from 3rd-6th March 2022.

The Stitch Festival is a hotbed of creativity, textile talent and inspiration, with a line-up of top UK tutors and stitch VIPs sharing their skills and secrets in a packed programme of nearly 250 workshops and daily sessions on the Festival's Stitch Stage. Dressmaking will be a major focus with BBC Great British Sewing Bee contestants Lawratu Patton and Mark Francis joining dressmaking gurus Katya Essery, Claire Tyler, Jenni McGill, Janice Croft, Sarah Brangwyn, Kim Suleman, Anne Drittler and Fiona Hesford. Pattern designers, Sew Over It, will be hosting a display of garments from their pattern archive, and founder Lisa Comfort will be chatting live on the Stitch Stage.

Posted: 6 January 2022

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Frankfurt consumer goods fairs in January and February 2022 to be cancelled

In view of the exponential worsening of the pandemic situation worldwide and the accompanying tightened travel and contact regulations, the consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld are cancelled for January 2022 and Ambiente for mid-February 2022.

The regionally-oriented trade fair Nordstil from 15 to 17 January 2022 in Hamburg will take place at the present time. The easing of the pandemic situation that was still hoped for in December is no longer in sight. Instead, the situation is deteriorating worldwide with an enormous, unforeseeable dynamic. This extreme deterioration due to the spread of the Omicron virus in Europe and Germany currently makes it impossible for Messe Frankfurt, as organiser of the leading international trade fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld, as well as Ambiente, to keep their dates in Frankfurt at the end of January and in mid-February 2022.

Posted: 5 January 2022

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