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It's time to register to attend Scotland's Trade Fair, which opens in under eight weeks at the SEC in Glasgow. With a huge array of established and new exhibitors this trade fair is not to be missed.
With over 400 exhibitors, who are excited to unveil new designs and their 2022 ranges, this could be the first time to see many of these products and make orders. After the lull in trade shows due to the pandemic it is clear that once again trade shows will be the place to re-stock, discover new items and ensure retailers stay ahead of the game with fresh, exciting products.
Posted: 3 December 2021
Businesses spreading festive cheer to clients and customers can put a seasonal stamp on their branding this year. Leading print platform Where The Trade Buys specialises in creating personalised products for a wide variety of industries, covering everything from construction to hospitality. Its new range contains a selection of Christmas essentials – including wrapping paper, advent calendars and cards – which can be fully customised with logos and brand imagery. And the products can be ordered in custom quantities to suit a business' demand, making them an option for everyone from Etsy sellers to large corporations.
Posted: 2 December 2021
Following its hugely successful beta trial at Autumn Fair in September 2021, Curated Meetings is supercharging new business and scaling up for its official launch at Spring Fair on the 7th - 8th February 2022 at NEC Birmingham offering more space, more meetings, and more sectors.
Curated Meetings are short, pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings between vetted buyers and relevant brands based on mutual interest to drive new business opportunities together. Designed to offer a platform for bespoke, highly pertinent and time efficient business meetings between buyers and brands, Curated Meetings delivered over 300, 15-minute face-to-face meetings at Autumn Fair, generating thousands of pounds of business and an incredible return on time for participants.
Posted: 30 November 2021
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... and Search Press is hosting another free virtual art and craft festival to get everyone into the Christmas mood!
Search is bringing you a whole host of amazing Christmas fun for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa. Join in from Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th November on the Search Press Facebook Page. It's completely free and there will be demos from some of our popular artists and crafters.
Posted: 25 November 2021
Are you ready to go to Frankfurt? First, Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld will open their doors from 28th -29th January to 1st February, 2022 and present their product ranges for seasonal decorations, paper, office supplies and stationery as well as hobbies and handicrafts. Ambiente will follow from 11th to 15th February, 2022 with its focus on the table setting, kitchen and housewares, furnishing and decoration accessories, living concepts, gift articles as well as jewellery and fashion accessories.
Posted: 23 November 2021
Crafterama at Ally Pally is an exciting new retail event at the iconic Alexandra Palace in London taking place on 12th to 13th March, 2022.
Stamp Addicts started Stamperama in 1998 as there was only one other art stamp show at the time and have now expanded into Crafterama which is a two-day event encompassing more crafts such as resin art, needle felting, die cutting and so much more. Supported by HOCHANDA TV, expect a fun, friendly and interactive event.
Posted: 18 November 2021
ExaClair Limited has revealed the latest addition to their line-up of prestigious luxury Jacques Herbin inks, named Shogun. The ink was developed in collaboration with international fashion designer, Kenzo Takada, who sadly passed away last year, not long after the partnership with Jacques Herbin had begun. Thus, the ink pays homage to the iconic designer.
Recognised worldwide, Kenzo Takada was one of the most renowned fashion designers of his generation. His exceptional style combines a variety of multicultural inspirations with a distinctly Japanese touch. Alongside a creative development team he founded K (pronounced K-3), a luxury brand dedicated to the art of living.
Posted: 16 November 2021
Lavinia Stamps is delighted to be a finalist in the west Cheshire and north Wales Chamber of Commerce Recognition Awards for 2021 in the Business Growth Award Category sponsored by Nat West Bank.
Lavinia Stamps was established in 2005 when founder artist Tracey Dutton started to design stamps for the card making industry and they have never looked back. Over the last year Lavinia Stamps have increased their business by over 130 per cent and now export to over 35 countries worldwide, direct to individual retail customers, and specialist independent retailers
Posted: 11 November 2021
The new Christmas collection invites crafters and stationery lovers of all abilities to spread festive cheer with hand-made cards, crafts and gifts - all made with love. Home For Christmas from Violet Studio, a brand from global craft business Crafter's Companion, features products to entice everyone from beginner makers to expert crafters. It includes pom poms, stamps, stickers, ribbon, paper pads, toppers and much more. Plus comprehensive kits with all the materials to craft home-made Christmas cards, gift wrap and decoupage designs.
Posted: 9 November 2021
With Halloween now around the corner, arts and crafts enthusiasts are set to scour the internet for the most original "DIY" pieces to show off, and certain days of the year feel craftier than others, a new study has found. The study, conducted by Design Bundles found that last year Halloween, with an average of 14,800 searches per month, was the second most popular holiday based on the volume of internet searches for crafts inspired by the event, second only to Christmas, which received 18,100 monthly searches.
Posted: 4 November 2021