This year’s Spring Fair International 2014 welcomed over 66,500 retail buyers, including more than 5,250 from overseas, a 2 per cent increase on last year’s show. They came to view over 300,000 new product launches from 3,000 exhibitors across 13 different market sectors.
The show has been widely billed as the most successful show in years, and revealed a clear upswing in the home and gift trade. This surge is being driven by a number of key factors, including an impressive commitment to new product development by Spring Fair exhibitors, teamed with a sharpened focus on consumer-driven trends and a clearer understanding of changing buying patterns from our nation of shopkeepers.
The next edition of Spring Fair International will take place from February 1 – 5 2015 at The NEC, Birmingham. Volume halls open one day early on January 31.
Based in Edinburgh, Rachel Elliott Glassworks specialises in kiln formed glass. Using traditional techniques, such as screen-printing with fired enamels, combined with innovative water-jet cutting technology, Rachel creates intricate shapes from the glass.
The Fair Trade supplier, Tilnar Art, is proud to announce that it has linked up with WWF to produce a special WWF collection of its very popular small soapstone range. From January 2014 the range will come branded as "The WWF Collection - Help make a Difference". It is a great privilege for Tilnar Art to be able to support, with its Fair Trade products, such a well-respected and world renowned conservation and environmental charity as WWF.
Giftware Review is really loving the modern vintage vibes from Cinnamon Aitch's Mustard range of mens cards. The designs are wonderfully simple and hugely effective.
TV presenter, craft and property expert Kirstie Allsopp launches her new ‘Beautiful’ collection of bold, embossed and textured cards at Spring Fair 2014. The domestic goddess also discussed craft tips, person style and her licensed collections with audiences at the gift & home accessories trade show.
Loving the 'nautical naughtiness' from Port and Lemon and its blue and white range of seaside inspired goodies. Suitable for sailors and sea lovers alike, the company's fantastic products range from cards to gifts and homeware.
Gary Birks has set out to design the ultimate mug range. Whether your customers want a quirky handle, a cheeky china mug, or a classic chintz pattern, his collections offer the perfect way to drink a cuppa. All these unique mugs are made in Stoke on Trent, out of bone china.