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registration LIVE for Connect @ Autumn Fair

Registration is now live for Autumn Fair, the UK's ultimate shop for shop, for wholesale Home, Gift, and Fashion. Taking place on the 3rd – 6th September at NEC Birmingham buyers now have access to register early for their free ticket. This August sees the launch of Connect @ Autumn Fair, the new meetings programme designed to transform the buying experience and offer a host of pre-show benefits for buyers to connect with hundreds of leading brands including Lesser & Pavey, Sass & Belle, Besp-Oak, Richard Cooper, Hill Interiors, Febland Group, The Satchville Gift Company, Edge Company, Bomb Cosmetics, Chalk UK, Heathcote & Ivory, Upper Canada UK, London Ornaments, Walton & Co, Wilde Java, Ancient Mariner, Final Touches, Indra Importer, McGowan & Rutherford & Originals, Kikkerland, Bookspeed, Joe Davies, Powell Craft, Richard Lang & Sons, Jellycat, Malini, Deluxe HomeArt, JJ Textile, Blooms by Samuel Baker, Hot Tomato, Inis - Energy of the Sea, The Art File, Paper Salad, Emotional Rescue, The Little Dog Laughed, Cardology, The Seed Card Company, RMS International, Ultimate Products, TY UK, Keel Toys, Sea Gems, Big Metal, Scream Pretty, My Doris, Jayley, Lighthouse Clothing, Lunar, and many more.

Posted: 8 June 2023

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Prepare for h+h americas with h+h connect

It's time to explore h+h connect, the digital platform for h+h americas 2023, in Chicago, USA. h+h connect has been designed to streamline the trade fair experience. You can confidently browse fellow exhibitor profiles, make a list of must-see retailers and customers for your business, and ensure your profile is up to date with all of your business, exhibitor, and contact information.

Posted: 6 June 2023

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Creativeworld exhibitors show support

This year, 87 exhibitors at Creativeworld donated high-quality painting utensils and handicraft accessories to the Frankfurt Children's Office. The donations in kind included everything a young artist's heart could desire, from canvases and stationery to brushes, paints and pens, modelling clay, stamps and stickers. Creativeworld will continue to be held at the same time as Ambiente and Christmasworld at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre: 27 to 30 January 2024.

Posted: 30 May 2023

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Jay Blades presents Craftworks launch

Jay Blades presents Craftworks is set to attract craft sector professionals, architects, designers, artists, brands, retailers and will be curated by television presenter and furniture restorer, Jay Blades MBE, known for the Repair Shop, Jay Blades Home Fix, and for co-presenting Jay and Dom's Home Fix. Set to take place during London Craft Week 2024, this three-day free to attend live event (8th –10th May 2024) will host the very best of arts, crafts, and design from all corners of the craft sector and will celebrate niche craftmanship that is in danger of being lost to time.

Posted: 23 May 2023

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Success at h+h cologne 2023

After three busy trade fair days, the international trade fair for creative handicraft & hobby supplies came to a close in Cologne. With the participation of 280 companies from 41 countries, all of the industry's big brands presented their products and services to the international trade audience again this year and ensured that the over 12,000 trade visitors went home with satisfied faces.

Posted: 18 May 2023

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Registration for Home & Gift open!

Mark your calendars – registration for Home & Gift Harrogate 2023 is now open! The industry's most beloved buying event will be gracing the heart of Harrogate once again this summer from the 16th to 19th July, with four jam-packed days of unique networking opportunities and 1000s of incredible new products to discover from familiar names as well as exciting new brands on the block.

Posted: 17 May 2023

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Plans for Creativeworld 2024

The leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld were held together for the first time at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre in February 2023. Under the motto 'Home of Consumer Goods', the trade fair trio redefined the most important and biggest networking platform and formed the hub for the global consumer goods sector. In a short pit stop, Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger answer questions and reveal what's planned for 2024 and what innovations exhibitors and visitors can already look forward to.

Posted: 16 May 2023

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August dates for Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn

Scotland's Trade Fair Autumn has re-positioned itself as the first show of the autumn buying season. Taking place at the SEC, Glasgow from 20th to 21st August 2023, the Show gives buyers better timing for Christmas buying, allows them to top up for autumn and gives them an early snapshot at 2024 ranges. The event is organised with Scottish company Springboard Events

Posted: 9 May 2023

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Two weeks to go until the stationery event of the season

The highly anticipated London Stationery Show is now only two weeks away. Taking place between 16th – 17th May at the Business Design Centre, the London Stationery Show team is ready to unite buyers and brands from around the globe for a full celebration of creativity, dynamism and innovation. The show promises to be a one-stop-shop for stationery professionals looking to source the latest product offerings, discover new suppliers, gain valuable business insight and get a sneak peek at the stationery trends set to skyrocket from both leading manufacturers and newer names on the block.

Posted: 4 May 2023

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Sustainability as the theme of the future at Creativeworld

The subject of sustainability is gaining ground in the DIY community: This was impressively shown at this year's Creativeworld, which was held in Frankfurt am Main from February 4th to 7th. On the opening day, the leading international trade fair for hobby, craft and artists' supplies awarded its 'Industry Oscar' for innovative new products. Eleven of the 54 entries for the Creative Impulse Award were in the category 'Sustainable Product of the Year'. Sustainability in the holistic sense is also the focus of Creativeworld's new Special Interest Ethical Style: The leading trade fair brings together companies and their products and collections that are sustainable on the market.

Posted: 13 April 2023

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