“The stationery market is on the up, and a big opportunity for all gift and card retailers” says Chris Leonard-Morgan, organiser of the London Stationery Show which takes place at the Business Design Centre on Tuesday 1 – Wednesday 2 April. “The market is being driven by fashion and colour, and writing by hand is becoming fashionable which is great news for everyone in it”.
The Stationery Show is the UK’s leading exhibition for stationery and writing instruments, and is part of National Stationery Week (31 March – 6 April). Buyers will be able to see the products of nearly two hundred different suppliers all in one place, two thirds of which are exclusive to the show and haven’t been seen at any other exhibition this year.
Nearly all of them are showing new products. Exhibitors to date include AT Cross, Sheaffer, Post-it, Letts Filofax, Faber-Castell, Castelli, Caran d’Ache, Mustard, j-me, Leathersmith of London, Robert Frederick, Pyramid International, ExaClair, Museums & Galleries, Luckies of London, Staedtler, from you to me, Pukka Pads, Life Canvas, Silvine, Busy B and Lamy, among others.
For the exhibitor list to date and to register for free entry, go to www.stationeryshow.co.uk
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