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CHSI Stitches 2022 saw strong turnout for first post-pandemic show

CHSI Stitches 2022 saw a strong turnout, innovative new products from leading brands and high-profile speakers at its first post-pandemic show at the NEC in February.

The show, the first since February 2020, drew leading creative craft brands, showcasing new ranges, many of which were being displayed for the first time in person since the pandemic started.

The show saw new retailers attending the show for the first time, reflecting the growth in craft during the pandemic.

Independent retailer from Warrington, Stitch Station, was launched by Diane Hughes five months ago after lockdown. She was one of the many new businesses to attend the trade show.

Posted: 25 March 2022

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BCTF will return live and direct in Harrogate

The owner of British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF), Kerrison Exhibitions, is thrilled to confirm a return to the physical exhibition this April following a two-year hiatus. The much-loved show will take place from 10th-12th April at its usual venue of the Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) in beautiful Harrogate.

Having run for more than 45 years, BCTF is a very special event in the trade exhibition calendar in its focus on purely handmade British goods. From exquisite hand-wrought jewellery and spectacular works of fine art; to the best of British-made ceramics, woodwork, metalwork, paper products, textiles and more, BCTF is proud to fly the flag for British artisans.

Posted: 17 February 2022

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Be inspired at London Stationery Show

Are you looking for a new sustainable brand to entice Gen Z into your store? Do you want to add a new product category after feedback from your customers? Or are you just looking for something to excite you? If you are in the market to discover new products for your business, then London Stationery Show is a must attend.

The London Stationery Show believes in championing the full stationery supply chain. From the brands behind the latest products to the stores who lovingly select and sell a vast array of stationery to hungry consumers.

Posted: 15 February 2022

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IHGF Delhi pushed back to March dates

In light of recent developments with the surge of COVID across the world, the organizers of IHGF Delhi Fair have pushed back its dates to end of March. The show will now be held from 30th March to 3rd April 2022 at its regular venue – India Expo Centre & Mart, New Delhi NCR, India. The show's display themes and product propositions remain unchanged. Covering Home, Fashion, Lifestyle, Textiles and Furniture, this edition will welcome trade visitors to more than 2000 exhibitors in 14 halls and 900 Mart showrooms.

Posted: 11 February 2022

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Retailers flock to Spring Fair

Thousands of retail buyers, and owners of independent stores from across the UK flocked to Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham on Sunday as it opened its doors for the first time in two years. As the largest and longest running wholesale marketplace encompassing the very best in home, gift and fashion, the busy aisles and stands across all eight Halls showing that retailers are ready for a return to business as usual and in-person trading, with a palpable thirst for newness and desire to re-stock their stores with the latest products and innovations.

Posted: 7 February 2022

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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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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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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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