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Contents Page Pg3 Ideal Home Show - Best Selected Exhibitors

There was a great range of companies showcasing their products at this years Ideal Home Show at Christmas. Twenty of them have been selected for their outstanding products... find out which companies made it into the review!

Pg7 Festive Gift Fair - Best Selected Exhibitors EDITOR’S COMMENT

Welcome to the latest edition of Show Review UK. The weather is finally starting to pick up! We have had some awful weather the last few months haven’t we?! With the heavy rain causing floods all across the UK I really think the government need to plan a new way of protecting households who are vulnerable to these floods - the flooding has had disastrous effects on peoples lives. In our March/April edition we have some fantastic reviews on some of the best exhibitions that were held at the beginning of 2014. The first half of the year is always busy in the exhibition industry, with the shows launching on a regular basis our directors were spoilt for choice. Starting of this edition of the magazine is the Ideal Home Show at Christmas. This event was full of outstanding exhibitors who launched various new products and showcased their best sellers to the public. Our directors have singled out who they felt stood out at last years event. Further on in the magazine is Interiors UK 2014. The event offered a great range of products and services from furniture, lighting and flooring down to the all important décor items. Exhibitors selected this year fully deserve merit for their performance at the show! Next up is the Top Drawer Show. This year they launched ‘CRAFT’ which we felt was a complete success. There were new exhibitors launching at the new co-siding event who offered some brilliant and never seen before products - some of which we have selected in our ‘Best Selected Exhibitor’ category. Turn to page to see why... Following the Top Drawer Show Review is the much anticipated Spring Fair International. The biggest event that our directors visit each year and it did not disappoint! With over 300’000 products to choice from, visitors were spoilt for choice. We were left in awe - and so will you when you see who we have selected this year! Read on and see who catches your imagination in this edition...

Based at the NEC, Birmingham the Festive Gift Fair was a fantastic event to attend prior to the Christmas period. Our directors have singled out those few exhibitors who stood out at the show, turn to page 7 to see why.

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Targeting interiors designers, architects and retailers the Interiors UK 2014 was a successful event for all involved. With the latest furniture and decor products on offer buyers buzzed around the event looking for that ideal product. We have selected some of the best products from this years exhibition...

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Top Drawer really lived up to it’s high expectations this year. With new and unique products on offer for those key buyers within the retail industry it was the ‘Must See’ event. Check out which exhibitors stood out this year!

Pg24 Spring Fair International - Best Selected Exhibitors If you could choose one word to describe this show it would be ‘buzzing’. With fantastic companies showcasing their range of products we have brought the best to you! Get ready to say ‘Wow’.

Pg32 Pure Show - Best Selected Exhibitors

This show left us well educated with the latest fashion trends about to hit the high street. Exhibitors showcased a range of different clothing and accessories to buyers within the trade. We have selected who we felt deserved merit for their performance at the show.

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IDEAL HOME SHOW

Ideal Home Show at Christmas - Best Selected Exhibitors IT’S ALL SNOW BUSINESS AT IDEAL HOME SHOW AT CHRISTMAS! A festive filled programme, Pantomime Dames, over 700 first-rate exhibitors and a whole host of celebrity ambassadors and stars all led to a bumper packed Ideal Home Show at Christmas with record numbers for 2013. The biggest consumer Christmas event in the UK smashed previous attendance records with over 90,000 visitors flocking to Earl’s Court during the 13th to 17th November 2013.

Visitors arrived to a snow-kissed Earl’s Court for an event launched in style by show ambassadors Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Lisa Faulkner, Gino D’Acampo, Olly Smith and Suzi Perry and panto stars of stage Paul Burham and Graham Hoadly, playing the Ugly Sisters with Bobby Crush as Widow Twankey adding to the festive fun. Covering seven show sections including Interiors & Home Accessories, Food & Drink, Home Improvements & Outdoor Living, Fashion & Beauty, Technology & Gadgets, Gifts and Christmas Decorations, the show offered visitors the opportunity to tick everything off the Christmas list. Plus this year showcased some very special celebrity exhibitors including Peter Andre, TOWIE’s Amy Childs and Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Lang, who were out in force at the show for signings and product exclusives. The Homes for Heroes appeal supported Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Family Accommodation Services, an essential service that enables parents of children requiring intensive treatment accommodation near the hospital so that children know that their parents are right beside them and celebrities and visitors alike showed their support in the thousands. “This has been a fantastic end to the year for Media 10. The show

had everything you could want for Christmas and it is fantastic to see our visitors eating, drinking, shopping, skating and getting into the festive spirit”, said Media 10 CEO Lee Newton. He continued, “Christmas should be about fun, fabulous and family and we are delighted at the mix this year. Fun and frolics with the panto dames, family and charity with the wonderful Great Ormond Street Hospital and of course our superb expert Ideal Home Show at Christmas celebrity Ambassadors. It was a truly spectacular event all-round.”

Rob Nathan, Marketing Director of Media 10 also commented ‘To achieve a visitor increase exceeding 10,000 people year on year is a tremendous result and testimony to the hard work and innovation of everyone that works on this event. It is particularly impressive when you consider the competition for live events at this time of year. Ideal Home Show at Christmas is not only the largest exhibition in the market but its visitor numbers exceed the cumulative totals of Good Food Show, Country Living Fair, Gadget Show Live and Spirit of Christmas combined. This event has rounded off a fantastic year for Media 10, which has seen visitor numbers increase on every single one of our consumer and trade events’. In 2014 the Ideal Home Show at Christmas will be bringing festive cheer again to Earls Court from 19th-23rd November and for the very first time, the show will be heading North West with Ideal Home Show at Christmas taking place at Event City in Manchester on 14th-16th November 2014. The Ideal Home Show will return to London at Earls Court with the iconic spring show, from the 14th – 30th March 2014. For more information and to book tickets visit www.idealhomeshow.co.uk.

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Ideal Home Show at Christmas - Best Selected Exhibitors Intriguing Brands Ltd: Offering An Intriguing Taste Sensation! Without doubt, one of the most popular newcomers on the show circuit this year has been 66 Classic Key Lime Pie liqueur, which combines lime, cream and vodka to create an intriguing taste sensation. Its funky pouch, which dispenses a green liquid from its spout, has captured audiences’ attention up and down the country. In particular, they’re drawn to its wide repertoire of serves, which includes drinking it through chocolate straws and even layering with Jagermeister to create ‘Jager Pies’! This year’s Christmas pack, which contained a pouch together with a box of mini chocolate tea cups proved massively popular, especially for customers wishing to purchase something a little bit quirky! And looking ahead to 2014, the company plans to broaden its range of pouch flavours to include British favourites, like Eton Mess. Furthermore, a bottle format will be available later in the year, together with a selection of quirky shots - with a difference. For more information contact: E: graham@intriguingbrands.com W: www.intriguingbrands.com

Brush Maid: For Homes And Salons. New invention! British Product!

Discover how to clean your hairbrush smoothly and effectively! Hand made! Best Hairbrush Cleaner in the market! • Revolutionary hairbrush cleaner invented to clean all types of hairbrushes, different sizes, designs, shapes, ladies, or gents, metal, plastic or wooden, even to pull out a single hair trapped on a hairbrush. • Bristles friendly, no damage to the bristles when cleaning the hairbrush and remove dirt in between bristles and on bristles. • Detangles and removes trapped or knotted hair clogs on the hairbrush efficiently and effortlessly and 100% safe for any kind of hair brush. • Beautiful, neat, clever device, no sharp ends, and very light in weight, not bulky, easily carry in your handbag. • Quick and easy to clean with warm or cold water and re-usable. Brush Maid is registered with EU - OFFICE FOR HARMONIZATION IN THE INTERNAL MARKET (TRADE MARKS AND DESIGNS) Certificate Number: No 001744715-0001

Contact: Email: info@brushmaid.com Web: www.brushmaid.com

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Soladapt: Transforming Any Screen Into Touchscreens... Soladapt manufactures interactive touch-based products for consumers and business. The company’s range of products, including the flagship Touchscreen Overlay, give any desktop PC, laptop and television touchscreen capabilities. Today’s operating systems and all web based media are designed with touch interaction in mind. Not everyone who owns a desktop PC, laptop or TV screen has touch operation, so by adding the one of Soladapt’s products, anyone can have all the advantages of touch capabilities. The Touchscreen Overlay attaches to any desktop PC monitor or screen between 17 and 150-inches and users can enjoy all the interactive benefits of touch control, such as pinch-to-zoom and drag and drop, without having to invest in a costly new monitor or screen. Laptop users can also enjoy touch capabilities with the upcoming Laptop Overlay. Delivering 10 touch points, this frame converts any Windows 8 and 8.1 laptops into a touchscreen. Alternatively, the Soladapt S8 pens offer interactive, touch, slide and handwriting input operation on all laptops. For more information please visit www.soladapt.com, email sales@soladapt.com or call 020 7748 5203. Follow us on Twitter @soladapt and Facebook at www.facebook.com/Soladapt

PROagro: Let Nature Breathe... PROagro produces only the finest extra virgin olive oils from fruits that have been individually selected for their colour, ripeness and prime condition. PROagro Premium and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from the heart of the state of Laconia, in southern Greece. Our farms product, process, and package the finished product for delivery to the consumer. “Let Nature Breathe” is our slogan and commitment to future generations. PROagro uses olive fruits from the local regions of Laconia – Koroneiki (80%) and Athinolea (20%) - in the Greek Peloponnese, near historic Sparta made famous by Helen of Troy. Koroneiki olive oil originated from the southern Peloponnese around Kalamata and Mani in Greece. This small olive, though difficult to cultivate, has a high yield of olive oil of exceptional quality. From picking the fruit buds to pouring the oil, every endeavour is made to capture the natural and pure essence of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Check out their website: www.ciproagro.com


IDEAL HOME SHOW

Ideal Home Show at Christmas - Best Selected Exhibitors DBEST London: Offering Our Clients With Only ‘The Best’. Founded in 2004, DBEST Ltd. is a privately owned electronics manufacturer focusing on high quality electronic devices. Our products are defined by innovation, intelligent design and premium performance. Our brand name is a statement of our ambition. We believe in offering our clients with only “the best”. In 2010, we developed the world’s smallest Bluetooth speaker, the Mini-Eiffel (PS4011BT). Since then, we have developed a broad range of premium products and won numerous awards at international tech shows. For the 2013-14 season, DBEST has launched the HEX-BOX and TRANSFORMATIVE speaker models. The HEX-BOX (PS5213BT) is a unique product in the market. It features a 3-Watt speaker with a high quality in-built amplifier. The device can also be used as a hands-free kit featuring a built-in microphone. The TRANSFORMATIVE (PS4007BTN) is our newest innovation. It is a fully featured stereo wireless Hi-Fi system with a compact and transformative design. Two-way Bluetooth connectivity transforms the device into a portable call-conferencing unit. Email: enquiries@dbest.co.uk - Web: www.dbest.co.uk Twitter: @ dbest_london - Facebook: facebook.com/dbestlondon

Zuzka Natural Beauty...

Zuzka Natural Beauty is the creation of Susan Kohutova a health & Beauty specialist and medical herbalist. Studying medical herbalism Susan discovered the incredible healing powers of plants, herbs and flowers and utilised these precious ingredients to their best potential in her unique skin care products which are designed to care for all skin types with exclusive formulas for Anti Ageing, Acne Prone & Sensitive Skin, plus 100% Pure Mineral Make-Up.

New: “Argenine Hydroxy Serum”

This year Zuzka are proud to announce the launch of their high performance “Argenine Hydroxy Concentrated Serum” £55. A non-invasive solution to skin rejuvenation, which customers are referring to as “Botanical Botox”. The serum works deep into the base layers of the skin, helping plump out wrinkles and regenerate fresh new cells. Order Online at www.zuzkanaturalbeauty.co.uk or Phone 07715 570714

Treasure Chairs: Made With Love In Hampshire! Treasure Chairs, is an online based company. Check out our beautiful collection of hand-made wing-back chairs for children, made locally in Hampshire. The collection consists of a single chair, sofa and chaise longue. These are available in a variety of stylish yet durable fabrics, designed for heavy domestic upholstery with a stain resistant finish.

With prices ranging from £265 for a single chair, £325 for a sofa or chaise longue - look no further than Treasure Chairs for a unique birthday or christening gift. They really are a perfect addition to any lounge, child’s bedroom or playroom! Treasure Chairs only uses the best materials, so that the products will survive the little knocks from everyday life and stay in the family for generations to come. Treasure Chairs cleverly combines functionality and comfort, whilst being aesthetically pleasing. The modern take on the classic English wing-back chair will help to make children feel grown up and it will compliment any interior. Treasure Chairs also offers a professional embroidery service to personalise these beautifully crafted chairs with a child’s name. Visit our website.www.treasurechairs.co.uk

The Contemporary Home: Modern And Retro Homeware... The Contemporary Home is a small (but perfectly formed) company living in a big converted boathouse on Hayling Island: A real island just off the coast of Portsmouth. Founded by Clare Satchwell in 2005, www.tch.net sells over 1,000 interiors and gift products at any one time, from doormats to wreaths, egg cups to cushions. Our mission is simple: To bring our love of shopping and all things inspiring to our customers in the way we’d like to experience it ourselves (unusual, eclectic, fuss-free, unforgettable and fun!) From small beginnings we’ve found ourselves branching out to stock products from some of the most up-and-coming new designers, as well as creating several of our own – the most notable being our Brussels sprout wreath (which has appeared in more magazines and TV shows than we feel we can safely mention without deafening ourselves with our own trumpet!) We’re constantly creating and collecting and we never, ever get bored, so that our customers won’t either. With a great new-look website up and running, we’re looking forward to an exciting 2014 filled with Easter treats and a long, hot summer! Website: www.tch.net Email: info@tch.net Phone: 0845 130 8229

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Ideal Home Show at Christmas - Best Selected Exhibitors David James Furniture: High Quality, Service and Value!

Magnetix-Wellness Jewellery: Full Of Energy, Life And Colour.

David James Furniture manufactures top quality Kitchens, Dressers, Home Offices, Bedroom furniture, Bookcases and TV/Media cabinets.

Our magnetic jewellery has a variety of designs and a wealth of ways in which the jewellery can be mixed and matched to suit every style and occasion.

By dealing direct with David James you keep the cost low and this makes your money go further giving you more to spend on the quality features you really want. David James is privately owned and family run by people who share the same passion, to provide our customers with outstanding quality, service and value. Customer satisfaction drives the way we work every day.

Magnetix is dedicated to making authentic high quality, designer magnetic jewellery and wellness accessories suitable for all the family including a special line for our beloved pets.

Your David James furniture is made to order, so please let us know if there are any personal touches or adjustments needed to ensure it’s perfect for you. Having furniture made the way you want it is easy and you don’t pay a premium for the service. All we need is a little information to design furniture that’s perfect for your home, your space, your lifestyle and your budget.

Recommended by ostepaths and physiotherapists worldwide, for symptoms such as Migraine, Insomnia, Fatigue, Arthritis, Tennis elbow, Back pain and many other problems.

Tel: 01525 722 230 Web: www.davidjamesfurniture.co.uk

For our brochure contract me directly or visit my on line web-shop and start looking and feeling fantastic. Melanie Beaton-Brown 07563 754883 melaniebeatonbrown@gmail.com www.melanie.magnetix-wellness.com

Burton sous vide: Changing the way you cook forever!

Moroccan Bazaar: Luxury Moroccan Interiors...

A revolution is happening in the home kitchen market with the innovative Burton sous vide set to lead the charge. This new game-changing gadget – the first to really shake up the domestic market since the microwave 40 years ago – is a stylish water bath cooker meticulously designed for everyday home use by the inventive Yorkshire-based brand Burton Kitchenware. Professional chefs have used industrial sous vide cookers for years, but it is only now that home cooks are being given the chance to produce consistently delicious, tender and flavourful results in their own kitchen using the Burton sous vide system. This unique kitchenware package, which includes not only the appliance itself but also all the accessories needed for perfect results every time, is the first product launched by Burton Kitchenware, a brand dedicated to developing premium home products and technology here in the UK. ‘Our sous vide is going to revolutionise the way people cook,’ said entrepreneur, innovator and founder of the company Richard Burton. ‘It will give everyone time to enjoy life while their new appliance quietly gets on with the job of creating fabulous and succulent dishes.’ To find out more about Burton sous vide, visit our website www.burtonsousvide.co.uk or call 0844 848 1043 today.

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Our jewellery and accessories are fitted with particularly durable neodymium magnets which are among the strongest magnets in the world.

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Moroccan Bazaar is the largest importer and wholesaler of Moroccan furnishings based in the UK and supplies many major retailers. Over 3000 products are available purchase at Moroccan Bazaar’s West London Greenford showroom alongside the stylish online boutique for consumers to explore further. The company is looking to offer luxury Moroccan interiors direct to the consumer so showing at the Ideal Home Show will be a great introduction. You can see the full range of authentic luxury Moroccan interior products at www.moroccanbazaar.com


FESTIVE GIFT FAIR

Festive Gift Fair - Best Selected Exhibitors PHENOMENAL SUCCESS AT THE FESTIVE GIFT FAIR 2013! The Festive Gift Fair 2013 held at the NEC was a phenomenal success. Now in its 18th year, it is without doubt the most popular Christmas Shopping Fair in the Midlands. With an established reputation as THE PLACE to buy unusual Christmas presents, the Fair welcomed over 33,000 Shoppers – all there to buy and enjoy the fabulous Christmas atmosphere. Business was buoyant for the exhibitors – as over 70% of exhibitors have rebooked their stands for 2014 – which will be held on 20-23 November. www.festivegiftfair.co.uk 20 - 23 November 2014, NEC, Birmingham

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Festive Gift Fair - Best Selected Exhibitors Meg & Marth Ltd: Only Beautiful Things! Meg & Marth Ltd – Ruth & Rebecca started Meg & Marth in 2013, approaching our 1st anniversary as we look back over the last year and realise we have learnt a great deal, especially how appreciative our clients are of beautiful things. Based in Wiltshire we provide wonderful accessories for the home and person, sourcing from the UK, Europe & further afield. We both have a love for beautiful things and a keen interest in shopping ourselves. We love sharing our new products with our customers & are rather sad at times to part with them! Our Italian range currently consists of delightful Cashmere Blend Ponchos, Wraps & Throws. To complement this range we have British made Authentic Shetland & Merino wool blankets, 100% cotton throws all in subtle tones and accessories such as scarves, gloves & bags. We believe our products to be of a high quality but very affordable and we are sure you will not be disappointed. We are very excited for 2014 sourcing new designs to share with you.

Amber Affair: Celebrating The Timeless Power of Baltic Amber! AMBER AFFAIR was established to celebrate the timeless power of Baltic amber. We offer a wide range of outstanding silver jewellery and decorated glassware collections of both traditional and experimental design sensibilities. Our jewellery pieces as well as other gifts are decorated with certified amber. Quality is very important to us and our extensive collection of glassware and jewellery is mostly made by hand in hallmarked 925 Sterling Silver. AMBER is a beautiful, magical stone with millions of years of history and fascinating properties. Amber is as old as time itself, dating back millions of years. And yet, it is still believed in today and used for its magnificent healing power for treating joint problems, arthritic ailments, and different sort of pains. Our wide range of products falls into two categories: Decorated glassware with silver and amber manufactured by jewellery artists and silver and amber jewellery of the highest quality. Collection consists of bracelets, bangles, necklaces, pendants, rings, earrings, brooches, charms, beads, cufflinks and many more. Natural amber is our main fascination. Telephone: 07984 163 214 Website: www.amberaffair.com

For further information visit our website www.megandmarth.co.uk to see our latest ranges and keep informed of future events we will be attending. Telephone 07889559937/07766320577 or Email: info@megandmarth.co.uk

By Sikora: Slippers With Personality...

We are so pleased that Show Review UK spotted our slippers with personality and declared us one of the Best Selected Exhibitors at The Festive Gift Fair 2013. By Sikora is a young business offering a discrete selection of handpicked sheepskin slippers, catering for a variety of tastes. Our retro, handmade traditional mountain slippers are snug and hard wearing. The incredibly soft, deep pile sheepskin trim, keeps the cold well and truly at bay. For the more glamorous, our fabulous FFY 100% luxurious, top quality sheepskin mules are edged with flowing wool to style or leave wild! For the more spontaneous, our wooden based and heeled sandal is a stylish alternative. We’ve even catered for tiny toes with our colourful range of cosy JNR slippers. We know each pair is unique, because sheep like humans come in every shape, size and colour. If you, like us, want something just a little bit different and a little less pedestrian, keep your eyes on our website, facebook or twitter. E-mail: info@bysikora.co.uk Facebook: Write on the ‘by Sikora’ wall Twitter: Follow us @bySikora

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Let Customers Taste Your Brilliance With Corporate Treats From Need-A-Cake! With more than 27 sweet years in the business, Need-a-Cake is Berkshire’s largest independent cake decorating specialist. Not only does the highlyskilled team produce mouth-watering bespoke cakes for birthdays, weddings and every other celebration you can think of, but they’re dab hands at delivering your corporate message in a way that’s memorable, fun and bound to keep clients talking about you! Need-A-Cake can target your top clients, businesses you want to start working with, or even lapsed clients with their sweet treats. Individually designed and branded for you, Need-A-Cake can deliver specially created corporate cakes direct to your customers - and potential customers - or send them to you to give out personally. Talk to the Need-A-Cake team today and start impressing clients with your personalised corporate cakes, direct to their door. There’s no better way to give them a taste of your brilliance! Call 01189690221 or email info@need-a-cake.co.uk. We’ll help you come up with the branded cakes to keep your business booming! Check out www.need-a-cake.co.uk/corporate-cakes to see some of the amazing corporate cakes we’ve created this year, and why the likes of Apple, Vodafone, Sky, Gillette and Peninsular trust Need-a-Cake to deliver their messages.


INTERIORS UK 2014

Interiors UK 2014 - Best Selected Exhibitors VISITORS NUMBERS RISE AT THIS YEARS INTERIORS UK! INTERIORS UK, organised by UBM Live Built Environment, closed its doors last Wednesday following four days of good business as high calibre retailers attended the event from across the UK. Now in its 29th year, the show proved an even bigger draw for its latest edition with representatives from across key multiple, independent and contract retailers with Lee Longlands, Fishpools, Taskers, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Dreams, C P Hart, Zaha Hadid Architects, to name a few, all in attendance. With over 500 brands exhibiting, an expansion on 2013, there was an extensive range of both high quality and relevant brands on offer, which too reflected in visitor numbers which were up 15.09%*yearon-year. Event organisers UBM are world-renowned in delivering relevant audience figures which has culminated in an impressive 21,114 visitors* to the four day show. Retailers from around the UK were pleased with the quality and variety of brands exhibiting as well as the comprehensive features at the event, giving positive feedback on the latest edition of the show. Hinta Anssi, Retailer at Kohiwood said; “There is definitely a buzz at the show, lots of people around, business being done and valuable seminars to attend.”

Angela McGee from Hauss in Eire added: “I have been incredibly impressed by the amount of new products on offer.” Visitors were also keen to share their opinion on the news that INTERIORS UK will become The Furniture Show at May Design Series, making this a must-attend event in the interiors calendar. Jonathan R Jones, Freelance Writer comments, “For me, shows like this offer a great opportunity see the work of up-and-coming designers. This year I was particularly excited to visit New Design Britain and DesignersBlock, and well as the Fabric Pavilion. I’ll definitely be heading to The Furniture Show at May Design Series; the London venue is easy to reach and the show looks set to earn a place in the design calendar for those seeking new talent.” Victoria Westredge, Retailer at Wayfair: “Shows like this are a great

opportunity to meet suppliers that I don’t see on a daily basis. The news of the move to London will make the show easier for me to attend as my head office is based in the capital and I am excited to see the various networking opportunities on offer, which are vital to do business.” Exhibitors too reported a successful show with plenty of interest from quality retailers. Managing Director of Ercol, Nick Garratt commented; “We’ve had some great orders on our new collections and lots of interest in the brand so it has been a really busy show for us. We have been pleased with footfall too and are excited by the prospect of an international visitor draw which the new London show is set to fix.” The seminars also proved popular with more than 15 hours of insight from over 20 industry experts covering everything from business, sales and marketing, to the latest trends, designs and innovative technologies in a series of thought-provoking talks and panel discussions.

Suzie Ager, Brand Director of INTERIORS UK, concluded; “This year’s INTERIORS UK has been an outstanding success and I am hugely proud of the team that helped to deliver such a fantastic finale. It has reaffirmed that there are some incredibly innovative interior designers and retailers operating across the country who know the importance of discovering new brands at events such as ours that will keep them ahead of their competitors. We were incredibly pleased with the support we received on site for our relocation to London. With this we are excited to be able to build upon both the heritage of the interiors show and its popularity, uniting an enviable portfolio of exhibitors and visitors, to present an even better proposition with The Furniture Show at May Designs Series.” We are moving to London and re-branding as The Furniture Show. See you in May 2015!

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Weavart: Success at Interiors UK 2014! Weavart is based in İstanbul. After having attended several international Fairs like İndex Dubai (3 times), Domotex Hannover (7 times) and Stockholm Furniture Fair (2 times) we have decided to share our market experience with new companies in England. While we were exhibiting at İnteriors UK we have seen that our products have been appreciated a lot and we have made an agreement with a chain store in UK. Our products are very popular in Central Europe, Northern Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. Classic designs have been sold for around 70-80 years all around the world.

Consumers are always looking for new reflections and new appearances - these contemporary rugs have achieved that success. We will be exhibiting at the May Design Series in London 18th20th May 2014. Our stand is at F360 and we hope to meet there with newer designs. WEAVART - SERKAN GÜNEY PROJECTS FOR İNTERİORS AND WHOLE SALERS Telephone: + 90 532 552 8477 - Email: info@weavart.net Website: www.weavart.net

Oaks Lighting: Innovative Designs! We have always enjoyed the UK Interiors show and 2014 was no exception.

Innovative Designs 2/3 Days Delivery In UK

Our large stand included displays of over 65% new ranges all on exclusive “show only” special offers. We had plenty of visitors to our stand, there was a real buzz of excitement, and the products were very well received. Oaks Lighting covers a wide diversity of ranges from budget non-electrics, such as the Marley, to premier collections like the Isabella. Our range incorporates spotlights, exterior lighting and an ever-increasing range of shades. Our top selling ranges at this year’s show included the Esmee, Santi and the stunning Blitz. As well as our Madison desk and floor lights in a selection of bright, bold colours. In our view the show is an important date in the calendar to introduce our new ranges, catch up with existing customers and hopefully meet new ones. Moving forward into 2014 we can only see positivity, our range will continue to increase and we will have a new catalogue launch this summer, ready for an exciting autumn lighting season. Website: www.oakslighting.co.uk - Telephone: 01732 77 1070

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Website: www.oakslighting.co.uk Telephone: 01732 77 1070 - Fax: 01732 36 3584


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smartbedz

The First Complete Multimedia Bed The Directors of Smartbedz, with backgrounds in design, manufacturing and electrical retailing have brought all three skills together to produce the first multimedia bed. Our stunning multimedia bed utilises the latest technology from major brands including Bose, Samsung and Logitech and comes with a white glove delivery and installation service. After a successful show at Interiors UK 2014 we look forward to seeing you all at The Furniture Show, Excel in May 2014.

TCS Imports: “Your Sofa, Your Way”. TCS Imports was established in 1998 and has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and a half. We are the UK and Ireland’s fastest growing furniture supplier who are dedicated to providing a bespoke service. Through research and innovation we offer options like no other, with the ability of making your sofa wider, narrower, higher, seats deeper or shallower, you really can design “Your sofa, Your way”.

All TCS suites are handmade by our own highly skilled staff using hardwood frames and we use only the finest Italian leather and Quality British Designed Fabrics to ensure the highest standards of comfort, quality and value is provided to our customers. Furthermore we only supply independent retailers who are in a position to provide customers with what they want and need and not merely what multi-groups have on offer. Along with our superior line of upholstery we offer luxurious dining and bedroom ranges as well as our industry leading Royal Coil Range of Mattresses. Interiors UK was the perfect event to launch our new collection of mattresses, gaming chairs and solid American oak dining ranges, all of which were received extremely well by our customers and show attendees. To view the full range of products visit http://www.tcsfurniturerange.com/ or check out our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Alternatively call us on 00353 429 351351 or email info@tcsimports.com

Mono Furniture: Bespoke Handmade Furniture, Classically Elegant! Mono Furniture by Design manufactures quality bespoke soft furniture for modern, classic and traditional living spaces. Our luxurious bespoke range provides unique individual pieces for the discerning client, interior designer or architect.We offer sofas, occasional, dining and living room chairs, headboards and furniture accessories. We are family owned and run since our inception in 1978. All our furniture is handmade in Ireland in our workshops. We have an in-house team of expert craftsmen who are passionate about their work detailing and quality. Using Irish hardwoods and traditional techniques they create your unique hand crafted piece of furniture. Working together with you, we provide design inspiration to help bring your ideas to fruition. We then craft your bespoke pieces, to order, to transform your living spaces for many years to come. Today our furniture adorns government buildings, universities, cafes, hotels, residential care homes and fine residential homes across UK & Ireland. T: +353 (0)47 87113, M: +44 (0)7429 031010, E: padraig@monofurniture.ie W: www.monofurniture.ie

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Interiors UK 2014 - Best Selected Exhibitors GCL UK: Innovative Bedroom Furniture.

Think Design, Think Style, Think Rugs!

Inspirational design is the key to the success for GCL UK and this years offerings at the Interiors Show will help cement them as a major supplier of affordable design lead bedroom furniture.

Think Rugs is the fresh, modern and unique new brand and trading name of the company formerly known as Oriental Carpets and Rugs.

The company was formed in 2010 when experienced furniture retailer Vincent Tobin and leading occasional furniture wholesale company ValueMark identified a gap in the market for bedroom furniture which could offer an alterative to the traditional “box designs” saturating the market. That joint venture has grown into GCL UK becoming one of the country’s leading suppliers of innovative bedroom furniture. Their ranges offer high gloss and wood foil products in an array of colour options and combinations, either from stock via their Leicester warehouse or by direct containers made to retailer’s specific requirements. This years show winners were the Joyce range, a bow fronted design in Havana Oak 3D foil highlighted with brushed steal trims, and the Amy range, a Sonoma Oak 3D foil product based on the curved design of their hugely successful high gloss Lorna range. Email: vincent@gpamail.co.uk - Telephone: 0116 235 7222

Metal Beds Ltd: Rest On Our Reputation. Lean On Our Experience. Metal Beds exhibited for the first time this year and found it a very positive and enjoyable experience. Our new contract beds proved to be of great interest especially such high spec at such low prices. Our new children’s models caused a stir and with our current floor discount sold well. Having gained two patents and some good design copyright there was great interest in the uniqueness of our offering. Our Solid Oak beds were much appreciated as they have a steel support frame built inside the Oak side rails, which requires no centre legs. All three models are priced to suite the tightest of budgets but with top specifications. We shall be showing in London in May. Contact Details: Telephone: 01785 250 888 Website: www.metalbedsltd.co.uk Email: info@metalbedsltd.co.uk

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At Think Rugs we import and distribute oriental, modern and traditional rugs to the trade. We stock contemporary and traditional designs in Wool and Acrylic from India, China and Europe. Our dedicated design consultant and buying team is constantly working with our suppliers’ designers and weavers from China, India and Europe to ensure our trade customers are offered innovative and progressive textures, designs and colours. The Think Rugs product ranges are based on the same ethos. In fact, the 2014 brochure includes more hand made products from India and China than ever before. We now have over 180 products originating in India and over 100 coming from China, this means that over 60% of the brochure is made up of hand made products. We always have, and always will, import oriental rugs from all over the world including the likes of China, India and Turkey. For more information call us on 01782 747 713. Alternatively visit our website: www.thinkrugs.co.uk


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Interiors UK 2014 - Best Selected Exhibitors

John Sankey: Designers & Makers of Exceptional and Comfortable Furniture. British furniture designers and manufacturers of traditionally handcrafted seating, John Sankey, are devoted to creating enduring custom-made pieces that promise unrivalled comfort. Best known for their unique take on classically inspired furniture that updates styles to meet 21st century tastes, John Sankey welcomed Interiors UK visitors with an exclusive preview of their new furniture collections, including ‘Duvet Day’ and ‘Bronte’; each model set to offer quality, luxury and inspiration in abundance. All of their furniture is expertly crafted by hand using only the finest manufacturing practices to ensure each piece will last for decades. Their well-engineered frames are constructed from fully seasoned quality beech and hardwoods and are traditionally upholstered on various webbing and tethered spring units to achieve the perfect shape and desired comfort.

John Sankey are proud to have been presented the prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark, which is awarded for Excellence in British Furniture Manufacture; this illustrates that their designs meet stringent standards. Less than 30 have been awarded since the scheme was launched in 1993. They’re also extremely proud to be the first manufacturer to introduce a unique lifetime guarantee on all of their wood frames and springs that is endorsed by FIRA. For more information please call 0115 946 2121 or visit their website: www.johnsankey.co.uk.

Arkana: Artistry With Passion. Designed For Todays Interiors... Arkana was born out of look and style which clearly has a “boutique and highly theatrical feel” creating a very unique look. The emphasis being placed on shape, style, fabric and quality features combined with exceptional value. Manufactured in the UK from one of the Countries leading upholstery facilities, this unique environment allows our Designers to be highly creative with both shape and styling while being backed by some of the most modern upholstery techniques currently in the marketplace.

Offered exclusively to some of the UKs leading retailers Arkana allows stockists the ability to offer a stylish and alternative offer while achieving exceptional margins. The range is set to expand to cover various sectors of the upholstery offer, while continuing to maintain its “edgy and flamboyant” handwriting. Telephone: 01724 407 700 - Website: www.arkanafurniture.co.uk

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Interiors UK 2014 - Best Selected Exhibitors Kelston House: Beautifully Hand 3D board: Creating New Crafted Furniture... Possibilities For Your Walls! Kelston House expanded their successful painted collections, Avignon, Marseille and Valerie. Each collection with its own style and finish, hand painted and lightly distressed to give the authentic aged look. Still going strong are our Bordeaux, Lou Alexander and Burl oak collections Bordeaux consists of dining and occasional reproduction pieces. Lou Alexander was originally made for our French customers but has been a huge success in UK and Ireland. Our Burl oak is gaining more and more interest every month. Each piece beautifully hand crafted using the finest quality mahogany and mindi and with cross banded burl oak, each piece can fit seamlessly in any interior style. For further information contact; Telephone: +353 128 99441 Mobile: +353 870 995269 Website: www.kelstonhouse.com Email: kelstonhouse@gmail.com

Dubbed as one of the best and most innovative eco-friendly home décor products; 3D board is an exciting new range of interior wall décor. A wall cladding that is: outstandingly innovative, durable and environmentally friendly creating new and refreshing possibilities for interior design! One of the most exciting and effective solutions for bringing walls to life. Each panel is combined to form a pattern that can be painted in any colour to suit your scheme. Feature walls no longer need to be restricted to a mere splash of paint or patterned wallpaper. Produced using plant fibres that are compostable and biodegradable, 3D board wall panels are a real eco-friendly product! 3D board is seeking stockists in all areas of the UK. If you are interested in becoming an official 3D board stockist, please feel free to contact us for more information. Telephone: 0845 686 1415 Website: www.3dboard.co.uk Email: sales@3dboard.co.uk

Skovby Mobelfabrik: Awarded ‘Best New Product’ At Interiors 2014 Since 1933 Skovby Mobelfabrik have proudly designed and produced innovative and functional solutions to dining room requirements. Danish design Made in Denmark. Eighty-one years later and a proud family tradition continues. At the Interiors Show 2014 held at the NEC our new #30 table won ‘the Best New Product Award’. Accompanied by the new bar stool #50 this dining set cleverly addresses many of today’s lifestyle requirements with simple and easy adjustments. The table can offer a low level surface where children can do homework or play while the evening meal is being prepared. Then with a simple touch of a button the table achieves dining height. After dinner a further touch and it becomes a work table or kitchen island. And the chairs adjust in height to each stage of use perfectly and simply – right from breakfast bar height down to children’s seating height. A truly innovative solution to modern living. In addition we present our #26 and # 27 dining tables. Soft lines and innovative leg systems give elegance and functionality. Within each table are stored three leaves as standard. The #26 can be purchased with one additional leaf taking it from a compact four seats to a generous 14 places. The #27 can take an additional three leaves extending from 6 seats when closed to 20 whenever required.

The #63 chair is skilfully designed to complement the subtlety of these tables. The comfort achieved with this chair guarantees a long and pleasant dining experience. Our #900 series of cabinets has been extended to allow for use within the living room. A most attractive display/bookcase has been added along with new TV units featuring Skovby’s Remote Link system. The #941 TV unit has a compartment where sound bars can be hidden behind a perforated door allowing the sound to pass from within the unit. Two sizes of floating shelves add to the flexibility of the range. Innovative, functional and stylish. Designer: M. Arch. Per Haansbaek Website: www.skovby.dk/en - Email: skovby@skovby.dk

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TOP DRAWER SHOW

Top Drawer Show - Best Selected Exhibitors HOME, TOP DRAWER & CRAFT ATTRACT RECORD NUMBERS OF BUYERS AND EXHIBITORS! London was the ultimate spring retail destination as the season of buying started in style at Top Drawer, Home and new launch, CRAFT, attracting record number of buyers and exhibitors. The three complementary events presented over 1,000 British and international brands and designer-makers for eager buyers of design-led homeware, gifts, accessories and craft. As the first event of the year, the shows provide an indicator for the outlook for 2014 and early signs are positive; visitor numbers enjoyed an increase against 2013 and trading was brisk; buyers across the board commented on the calibre of exhibitors this year and were inspired by the stylish, contemporary offering at the shows. At Home… New launches seemed to appear on every stand; Sebastian Conran introduced us to Universal Expert, his new collection of useful and beautiful kitchenware, Makers and Merchants unveiled their range of exclusive food and homeware products and catching everyone’s eye was the UK launch of the Martone Cycle and items from the new Spring/Summer collection from Alessi.

Established global brand, Bloomingville provided visitors with a top edit of relaxed contemporary homewares while Au Maison, Broste Copenhagen and Ferm Living satisfied the evident desire for ontrend elegant Scandinavian living. As well as being an exclusive first chance to see the leading international brands, Home was the place to discover a wealth of new talent. Homegrown, the area of the show dedicated to up-andcoming designers, saw designer and printmaker, Fanny Shorter - winner of this year’s bursary - make her debut with a distinctive collection of detailed print work. An eclectic and varied range of exhibitor demonstrations created a lively buzz at Home: from wine tasting with legendary chef Raymond Blanc to a screen printing workshop with graffiti artist Pure Evil on the Royal Doulton stand, which raised over £1000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust Charity. In Top Drawer: The biggest ever Top Drawer made its mark this year with more new international brands than ever before. Exhibiting for the very first time were Millefiori, the pioneering Italian wellbeing brand, Bakker Made With Love, representing French style and design, popular Icelandic children’s brand, Tulipop and Matt & Nat, the vegan

handbag specialists from Canada, amongst others. Visitors were also delighted see the return of many leading contemporary brands such as Nkuku, Rice, Miss Etoile, Culinary Concepts and many more. ‘Spotted’ in Top Drawer welcomed 11 new and exciting design talents, who were expertly hand selected by independent design writer Charlotte Abrahams. In its 11th edition, exhibitors included Foldie, Studio Scrase, Helen Round, Meryn, Petra Borner, Wit Shop, Francesca Iannaccone, Rhian McLaren, Made In Dad’s Shed, Justine Ellis and Wick & Tallow. CRAFT Launched: Brand new show CRAFT offered a rare opportunity for retailers to meet and source covetable one-off pieces from over 100 leading UK and international artisans and makers, including collectives of design groups such as Craft Northern Ireland, Emergents Makers and Handmade Japan. Each group nurtures new and existing craft talent and brought with them a handful of their most talented makers who offered their own interpretation of the handmade.

The launch was a resounding success, drawing a new audience of galleries, museums and collectors to the London buying event. “CRAFT has been brilliant for us - above and beyond all expectations. We’re delighted to have been part of the show. Thank you Clarion and visitors alike” Victoria Armstrong, CRAFT Exhibitor “Drawing to an end, CRAFT was an incredibly buzzing show, with bundles of positive and friendly people. Thanks for all the support” Clare McEwan, CRAFT Exhibitor. New Chapter - “We are moving to Olympia” The announcement that from January 2015, there will be a new venue for Top Drawer, Home and CRAFT, was enthusiastically received. The shows will take place in the magnificent central London location of Olympia, thus creating a new ‘super event.’ This 3-in-1 collection of shows is set to be the UK’s most compelling and relevant design-led trade show; one that’s meticulously curated and beautifully designed, with a unique character and appeal. The move to Olympia allows room for expansion for all shows being spread over two halls, two floors and a stunning gallery area. Next Shows; Top Drawer / Home - 14-16th September 2014 at Olympia Top Drawer / Home / Craft: 11-13th January 2015 at Olympia

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THE LEXINGTON BRAND The assortment of Lexington is influenced by the typical New England style. Lexington follows the tradition from the American East Coast, and the Collections are true to the American tradition of superior craftsmanship and sustainable quality. Lexington offers a complete range of Home Textile Products in Bed, Bath, Table & Kitchen Linen as well as Apparel Collections for Men and Women. Lexington is a premium lifestyle brand now available in the UK. Please contact our Office/Showroom in Amersham, Bucks on phone nr 01494 787210 or info@lexington.uk.com

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Top Drawer Show - Best Selected Exhibitors Ladies Who Lunch: Gorgeous, Contemporary Pieces...

Atlas & I: Unusual and Exciting Gifts!

Ladies who Lunch Jewellery offer gorgeous, contemporary pieces that are effortlessly stylish. From our workshops in Oxfordshire, England, we design and handcraft a new Jewellery Collection each year to reflect both the colours of the season and current fashion trends. We design our jewellery to work for the “individual” using semi-precious stones with gold and silver plate. Whether it is a statement piece or classic staple, each unique design is beautifully finished in an array of colours from gorgeous brights to sophisticated neutrals. As all our pieces are handmade, we are able to react quickly to our client’s needs. Most of our designs can be made in all our colourways, or to a colour of your choice, and we can match bracelets, necklaces and earrings to create a beautiful display. With trade prices from £3 - £26, Ladies Who Lunch Jewellery is couture jewellery at affordable prices. For more information contact Mandy Browne on 01494 729813, or email us at lwljewels@yahoo.co.uk

ATLAS & I, founded in 2011 by designer Sophie Kirkpatrick, who – finding herself strapped for cash having recently moved to London – came up with the idea of giving her friends and family original, personalised presents at Christmas. Initially the gifts were created by hand cutting silhouettes of animals and pets from antique maps using old bits of wallpaper, cards and wrapping paper mounted in old picture frames.

Through word of mouth, orders started flooding in for bespoke pieces. Whether it’s a silhouette of Poppy the bull dog chasing the ducks with a map of the village in the background or the outline of Ed the amateur jockey winning his first race over a 1930’s map of Cheltenham Race Course, every picture tells a unique story and the use of antique maps over bespoke locations makes every commission different. Today her range has expanded to include bespoke leather notebooks, diaries, photo albums, I-pad covers and passport holders to name but a few, all printed with personalised antique maps and available to buy through the website www.atlas-and-i.com. For further information call Sophie on; 07738 086843 or email info@atlas-and-i.com

The Snuggle Sac Company: Sleep Safe... Sleep Well...

Boing Inc: Boing Up Your Life!

The Snuggle Sac Company had their range of funky, cosy, award winning sleeping bags for tots to teens on display at Top Drawer. Tina Goldsmith, the company owner and founder explained “Any young child who has slept soundly and securely in a baby sleeping bag will love the move into a more grown up My First Snuggle Sac. Toddlers are kept warm and cosy, their covers aren’t kicked off, but they aren’t in something that a baby could have. This is their next step.” The highly acclaimed Millpond Children’s Sleep Clinic (The country’s largest sleep clinic for babies and children) has a 97% success rate in solving children’s sleep problems and they recommend Snuggle Sacs as an alternative bedding solution to help your child stay in their own bed at night and to help an active sleeper stay warm all night long. My First Snuggle Sacs measure 150cm x 60cm. and come in several bright appealing designs. They are machine washable and can be tumble dried at low temperatures overcoming inevitable accidents during toddler potty training years and making them perfect for every night of the year.

Our rope wristbands are designed for those who love an active lifestyle. BOING has created a fresh and vibrant collection of unisex bands using amazing coloured climbing and sailing rope connected with a unique and very strong magnetic stainless steel clasp. They are tactile, funky and superbly designed to withstand most that Mother Nature can throw at them. There are 3 rope band thicknesses to choose from; Skinny (in single, double and triple wraps), Middy and Chunky. RRP varies from £30 - £40 and each band comes packaged in a tin embossed with the Billy goat logo, great for those tricky boy gifts! BOING offer up to 60% discount for trade with a MO of 25 bands. Telephone: 01628 78 99 99 Website: www.boing-inc.com Email: billy@boing-inc.com Billy and Belinda x

The Original Snuggle Sacs measure 180cm x 70cm and have been a firm favourite of children around the world since 1999. Not only perfect for sleepovers, long car journeys and snuggling infront of the TV; they are designed to be used every night of the year. Website: www.snugglesac.com - Email: enquiries@snugglesac.com

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Top Drawer Show - Best Selected Exhibitors Artists On Cards: Colour, Character and Joy...

SupaDupa Designs, cards designed by a 1-year-old!

Artists on Cards, founded in 2011. Over the past three years we have had much fun creating and publishing an eclectic mix of hand drawn and painted images from original bespoke art, exclusively designed in the UK. Our cards depict colour, character and joy! We continue to add to our ranges and our new online ‘trade only’ website www.artistsoncards.com.

We’ve been around for 12 months now, and we’re still expanding our range.

Our business continues to expand and our cards can now be found in independent gift shops, bookshops and museums across the UK. We are beginning to expand our customer base to Switzerland and Dubai.

Now stocked in over 100 stores nationwide, we’re not only getting older – we’re getting bigger too!

We are delighted to have received ‘BEST SELECTED EXHIBITOR AWARD’ for TOP DRAWER, 2014, from the directors of Show Review UK. Telephone: 01444 882494 Website: www.artistsoncards.com Email: mail@artistsoncards.com

Cherith Harrison: Fun and Quirky Conversational Pieces! Cherith works from home in Edinburgh, designing what she describes as ‘fun and quirky conversational pieces for anyone who loves animals and colour!’ Having launched in 2012, her products have gained widespread appeal across the UK, with stockists including ASOS, Waterstones and Historic Scotland. Her beautifully illustrated animal themed products range from her popular 100% cotton tea towels featuring wild rabbits and birds, durable stag tote bags, bold scottie dog bone china mugs and eye-catching red squirrel aprons. Her designs also feature on greetings cards and all Cherith Harrison’s products are produced within the UK. The contrast of growing up in a small, countryside town in the Scottish Borders to living in a city has been instrumental in influencing her approach to designing both her original screen printed artwork and her home & giftware ranges. Being both a graphic designer and printmaker she has a great eye for detail, colour and composition and her often rural themed prints tend to have a modern, contemporary feel to them. Telephone: 077118 51608 Website: www.cherithharrison.com Email: hello@cherithharrison.co.uk

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To our existing range of nearly 200 quirky everyday and seasonal cards, we’ve now added a brand-new range of SupaDupa “posh” cards. They’re bigger, foil-finished, and destined to be even better sellers.

If you’d like to stand out from the crowd, give Barbara a call on 07721 081126, or check out our whole range on our website; www.supadupadesigns.co.uk We’d love to hear from you.

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TOP DRAWER SHOW

Top Drawer Show - Best Selected Exhibitors The Lyndon Company: Luxury Bed Linen... The Lyndon Company is a small British business that has only recently started exhibiting. The company works with a variety of designers and brands. The company’s objective is to offer great quality, design and service. Each brand/designer have their own unique handwriting. The Lyndon Range offers practical, functional bed linens in quality fabrics.

‘Also Home’ offers a clean life style range of mainly hand-crafted products. Designer Anna Smith’s company has been established for over 6 years. The Cygnus Papilio collection includes quirky, vintage art work on cushions, bed linen and kitchenware, designed by Joseph Alexander Goode. Deborah Stepney creates art work inspired by the countryside. She is soon launching a range of cushions which reflect the beauty of Nature.

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Visit these websites to find out more; www.cygnuspapilio.com www.thelyndoncompany.moonfruit.com www.alsohome.com

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Wick & Tallow: Luxury Scented Candles... Wick & Tallow is a luxury home fragrance company offering its own unique take on traditional productsby combining an emphatically British style with an eccentric sophistication. Taking inspiration from centuries past, combined with cutting edge design and manufacturing techniques allows Wick & Tallow to create time-honoured products with a contemporary twist.

Born out of a love for good design, great fragrances and a deep respect for heritage and character, Wick & Tallow exists to challenge the conventional and established market, bringing a youthful dynamism to the industry. Launched in Autumn 2013, Wick & Tallow’s first range of scented candles challenges the status quo of what is an otherwise familiar market. They have quickly gained national press and an international reputation for their daring bold lines and sensational scents complemented by their trademark use of colour. Wick & Tallow also offers a bespoke service for both corporate and private clients, enabling the creation of unique scents and individually designed home fragrance products. Telephone: 020 3286 3940 Website: www.wickandtallow.com Email info@wickandtallow.com

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blooming briony: Luxury Works Of Art For Homes & Wardrobes! blooming briony is a new and exciting home ware and gift company based in ‘The Garden of England’, founded by artist Briony Benge-Abbott. Not everyone can afford original works of art, so blooming briony transforms oil paintings into unique designs that not only retain the richness and intricacies of the original art work but are also functional. From cushions to mugs and umbrellas, and greeting cards to lampshades and scarves, blooming briony products lift, warm and brighten! Each collection is inspired by wild n’ wonderful nature, offering vibrant designs that are guided by the fantastic saying ‘bloom where you’re planted’ and accompanied by their own ‘blooming adventure’ - stories of the travels and experiences that inspired the designs. The first range is as eclectic as it is exciting, with inspiration coming from peacocks in Prague, flowers in Zanzibar, mountainsides in Greece and hummingbirds in Tobago! www.bloomingbriony.co.uk Find us on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest

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Top Drawer Show - Best Selected Exhibitors Zixiao: Mixing Her Love Of The Natural World With Abstract Patterns! Zixiao Designs & Creates exquisite Gifts & Accessories, that include hand-crafted resin brooches, printed scarves, cushions, and cards. The label launched 3 years ago and has quickly established itself as a source of vibrant, original design-led gifts. Mixing her love of the natural world with abstract patterns. Zixiao’s designs are meticulously hand drawn & painted here in the UK. Zixiao is now based in Frome, Somerset, & has just launched a new website: www.zixiao.co.uk contact email: zixiao@zixiao.co.uk We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Aynsley: Producing High-Quality China For 239 Years... The Aynsley brand was established by John Aynsley in 1775 in a small pottery in Lane End, later known as Longton, in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. The early production was of decorative china ‘tea wares’ and soon progressed to ‘breakfast and dessert services’ which were hand painted and gilded. To this day Aynsley continue to manufacture in Longton, creating fine bone china tableware, tea ware and gift ware which is sold in over 30 countries worldwide. We have recently been searching through the archive pattern books for inspiration to create our vintage themed Regal Cups and saucer sets and Blue Archive Tea range. In addition we have introduced Florentine a stylish new tableware design featuring an elegant satin finish with raised white detailing. Between the Group, Aynsley, Belleek and Galway, we strive to grow this multi million pound company by taking the best of past traditions, present talent and future trends. Contact details; Jill Daniels, National Sales Manager Tel: 01782 339400, Jill.daniels@aynsley.co.uk Aynsley China, Atlas Works, Sutherland Road, Longton, Stoke On Trent, ST3 1HZ

HOME London - Best Selected Exhibitors Zoe Attwell: Surface Pattern Design... Zoe Attwell launched her first range of homewares and stationery at HOME London in January 2014. The collection includes a selection of colourful abstract cushions printed on 100% natural linen, finished with luxurious feather fillers, fun and cheerful cotton tea towels, and a collection of A3 prints. Zoe also has a beautiful range of patterned notebook sets and greeting cards. Zoe Attwell is based in London and all Zoe’s products are designed and made to a high standard in the UK. Zoe worked for many years in editorial design before deciding to pursue her long-standing love of colour and pattern. Drawn to design from the 50s, geometrics, Scandinavian design, and to the colourful and abstract, Zoe’s design style is mostly hand-drawn, abstract and stylised. Zoe Attwell’s patterns are happy and cheerful, and are designed to bring fun and colour to your home. To find out more and view Zoe’s range of homewares and stationery visit: www.zoeattwell.com. Get in touch by email at: zoe@zoeattwell.com

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Three Authentic Brands...

Known for their wide range of furniture and home accessories always with elegant style. Jardin d’Ulysse aims to create collections of unique designs, made by true ‘artisanales’, for each new season. They search for originality with a mixture of colours and a diversity of materials.

Comptoir de Famille creates the atmosphere and fond memories of a French family home.

Bright colours, amusing images and witty messages sum up Natives products and although not everyone may fully understand the French, that in itself is part of their charm and. . . joie de vivre! UK Agents : Astrid & Chris Della Porta www.entredeux.co.uk Telephone : 01454 625560 Email : astrid@entredeux.co.uk


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HOME London - Best Selected Exhibitors Behrens Group: Textiles With Heritage The Behrens Group was established in 1834 by Jacob Behrens, businessman, educator, and philanthropist. A man with a vision of product quality, service and integrity, he opened a small textile merchants with the enduring motto, “to be, rather than seem to be”. Jacob Behrens & Sons grew into a successful supplier of quality fabrics, while Jacob became Sir Jacob, leaving an indelible mark on British trade, charity and society. The Behrens of today is a diverse group of textile brands, as committed to Sir Jacob’s vision as ever. With a reputation for excellence built on a tradition of trusted products, faultless service and an unwavering belief in authenticity. Behrens Home Textiles, one of five divisions within the group, supply the retail market with a vast range of bed and bath linen as well as a brand new range of cushions including a stunning range of exclusive Harris Tweeds. Within a competitive and demanding marketplace, we provide the option of a fully serviced, stock supported and distributed route via our UK warehouse, or alternatively, a bespoke direct route to the customer offering flexibility and convenience.

All You Need Is... VALLILA! DESIGN FROM FINLAND SINCE 1935 Vallila is a renowned textile, rug and wallpaper design company founded in 1935 with an extensive retail experience. We are inspired by our seaside landscape, urban city views and our passion for Finnish nature. LIFESTYLE COLLECTION Our designs are available as meter fabrics, curtain panels, decorative cushion covers, bedlinen, shower curtains, rugs, kitchen accessories and wallpaper. Contact Details: Emma Niskanen Vallila Collection Nilsiänkatu 15 00510 Helsinki

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Phone: +358 (0)20 776 7700 Fax: +358 (0)20 776 7701 Email: vallila@vallilainterior.fi Website: www.vallilainterior.fi/en

LIVING by Colors: A Family-Owned Danish Company.

Luella Linen: 100% Pure Linen Soft, Light and Luxurious...

Behind LIVING by colors you find Peder & Susanne Skovhøj, who have been in the interior business for many year. With webshop and shop in the center of Copenhagen, they have a quite good feeling of, what the customers want.

Having lived in the United States for several years with my young family, I had the chance to sample some of their fantastic selections of premium bed linen. Ever since I returned to the UK, I have been frustrated by the lack of choice available on the high street and the extreme cost of most luxury bedding brands.

From the start, they specialized in knobs. A systematic range of knobs – in different shapes and sizes, all in the chosen range of colours. The concept of the knobs is simple - change your knobs on your drawers, and get a whole new look. That idea moved further to the next idea: change your cable in your old lamp, and get a whole new look on your lamp. Now the range of colourful braided cables – flex - is counting more than 65 different colours and patterns. As a natural development, lamp holders and decorative bulbs have been added. For more information visit the website www.livingbycolors.dk LIVING by colors, Tømmerupvej 64, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark Phone: +45 30 30 31 42 Mail: mail@livingbycolors.dk

In the Spring 2013 I flew to Ho Chi Minh City to meet with a number of different textiles cooperatives to discuss the manufacture of a small range of hand-embroidered bedding made of 100% pure luxury linen and a selection of beautiful hand stitched mulberry silk and velvet quilts. I found a workshop in the countryside that employs around a dozen local women. They are all highly skilled artisans and every piece is finished with great attention and care. They were delighted to work with my designs to create a unique product at an affordable price. The range combines classic luxury with a contemporary twist. Our linen is a very soft, light and fluid material, with a rich and luxurious feel, and as it is absorbent it keeps moisture away from your body, so it’s lovely to sleep in. Luella Linen is the ultimate in bedroom luxury. Theresa Wallis-Smith - Founder, Luella Linen. Tel: 0783 023 7345 Website: www.luellalinen.com - Email: enquiries@luellalinen.com

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Large Ceramic Vessels by Moyra Stewart... These large ceramic vessels are hand built and fired by the Naked Raku technique. This new range of “Lewisian Gneiss” dishes, urns and vessels take their inspiration from the ancient rock found on the west coast of Scotland. Ceramic Artist, Moyra Stewart has been hand building her large ceramic vessels for more than 30 years, in London and Canada before returning to her native Scotland. Now back in production from her studio in rural Fife, Moyra’s award winning large designs have been exhibited at The Royal Scottish Academy and Galleries across Scotland. Bringing her beautiful, one of a kind, pieces to Craft and the South for the first time, Moyra hopes to attract interior designers, stylists and galleries looking for new original work, perfect for signature pieces in contemporary and classic interiors.

Naked Raku is a highly labour intensive process, each piece being fired individually in an outdoor kiln, extracted at high heat and smoked in a covered container to achieve the rich crackle and dense black lines. The multiple layers of slip and glaze are laboriously rubbed off when the piece has cooled. You can watch this process by viewing the video on her website: www.moyrastewart.com Contact Details: stewartmoyra@yahoo.co.uk, Telephone; 01337 828454, Mobile; 07846563508

Norman Yap Ceramics: Thrown Stoneware and Porcelain...

Penny Price: Designer & Maker of High Quality Furniture!

Norman is a British studio potter who throws bowl, bottle and vase studio forms in either porcelain or stoneware. His forms are simple but striking and gain their final identity from the choice of clay, form and embellishment.

Penny Price is a professional furniture designer/maker and trained at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College where she obtained a BA Hons degree in Furniture Design and Craftsmanship. For a time she worked with other makers before setting up her own business in 1999. Penny is particularly interested in movements such as Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Bauhaus and Art Deco and often uses these features in her work.

Stoneware work is thrown from clay stained with oxides, which then bleed through the matte blue green glaze, resulting in one off pieces. The black glaze picks up flashing from the gas flames, adding movement and dynamism. The work is raw glazed and once fired in reduction to 1225C. Porcelain pieces are subjected to surface treatments highlighting the whiteness and feel of fired porcelain. Glazed work features brilliant, fluxing glazes in blue green celadons and copper red that flow down the work. New work however features carving and gouging, resulting in dramatic textures and exciting translucency when near a source of light.

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Designing contemporary furniture that is based on traditional methods of construction and finishing she believes that furniture must have a sense of proportion, balance, elegance and little over elaboration. Her work has simple clean lines, delicate curves and this is often enhanced by fine inlay work. Individual pieces are tailor made to a client’s specifications and requirements resulting in furniture that offers them a lifetime of joy and pleasure.

Norman is also a writer and editor and produces London Potters News. He sits on the councils of London Potters and the Society of Designer Craftsmen, both charities sharing the objectives of promoting and supporting excellence in British craft. His work is sold in galleries in England and Scotland and he shows regularly at major exhibitions.

From design to conception each piece is produced to the highest levels of craftsmanship using quality materials. Penny approaches her work with enthusiasm and she has a passion for wood because of its versatility and tactile qualities. Whether working for private clients or trade it is important that their decision to commission a piece should be an exciting experience.

For more information call Norman on 07739 731291 or visit his website www.normanyapceramics.com.

For further information please visit www.pennypricefurniture.com Email: penny@pennypricefurniture.com

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CRAFT London - Best Selected Exhibitors Elisabeth Bourget : Ceramic Sculptures Between Serenity And Humor! Elisabeth Bourget creates unique decorative abstract and figurative ceramic sculptures. From her relationship with clay and modeling were born two kinds of sculpture: enigmatic “stones”, abstract and timeless sculptures that are the witnesses of a spiritual quest and “little fellows” well grounded in daily reality. Relying on drawing and the plasticity of clay, she links the instinctive shaping and projected building she learnt during her architecture studies. She feed her gesture as much with geological concepts than with organic images she discovered during her scientific studies. After this atypical academic and professional career she chose to settle down in Ardeche, a beautiful area in South-east of France. Here, in 1999, she created her workshop where she finds joy in creation and teaching. Tel: +33(0) 4 75 66 21 71 Email: elisaceramique@wanadoo.fr Web: www.elisaceramique.odexpo.com

ArtHouse Originals: Vibrant Designs where East meets West and Art meets Design! ArtHouse Originals is a small but perfectly formed design house creating luxury interior accessories 100% designed and handmade in Britain . Our elegant signature style is a unique fusion of Oriental inspired flora and fauna with a contemporary Gothic British twist. Fabrics, wallpaper, wall hangings ,cushions and lovely little footstools in gorgeously soft velvets, crisp cottons and pure silks – all beautifully crafted for the discerning home lover . www.arthouseoriginals.co.uk louise@arthouseoriginals.co.uk

Aure, de Col’Aure la Vie: A Magical Glass World To Light Your Life! “Col’Aure la vie”, is a craft glass workshop, established in the middle south of France (Ardèche!), which plays with glass and colors to... “col’aure’’ your life! It is born from L’Aure’s passion for the magic of the glass, and its possibilities in decoration schemes, using shining colours and light to play with.

Master in glass art, L’Aure uses the magic of glass, with its colors and transparency, to create unusual sculptures and crystalline objects, which all are hymns for Life and Hope. They can be abstracts, like “Coeur Rubis’’ and “Terres en Flammes’’ or figuratives, like her ingenuous bestiairies (“Hypolite’’- the owl duke, “Aussie Ta!” the Australian butterfly…) or her “Life Tree” on its lava stone!… L’Aure works with ancestral techniques –Fused and kilned glass, or contemporary ones - thermoforming, uv glue, engraving, blasting… Her aim? To create a... “magical world where light triffles with dreariness in a symphony of colors that calls for Life”. L’Aure is member of Ateliers d’Art de France. (By the way, L’Aure can also shape all decorative glass items and tableware for your home: so don’t hesitate to get in touch with her!) Laure RONDEAU - Atelier Col’Aure la vie 49, avenue de la Gare -07380 LALEVADE D’ARDECHE Tel. 0033 (0) 475367827 – 0033 (0) 669959020 Website: www.colaurelavie.com Email: contact@colaurelavie.com

Diggory Brown: Kilts Made In The Outer Hebrides... Diggory Brown specialises in applying traditional kilt making techniques to create unique and contemporary kilts and accessories. Located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, we focus on using locally woven Harris and Breanish Tweed in our designs. Having served a traditional apprenticeship, the business was established as a bespoke kilt maker by Netty Sopata in 2008. Whilst exhibiting in London for the first time at CRAFT 2014, (under the sponsorship of ‘EmergentMAKERS’: wwww.emergents.co.uk) Diggory Brown launched a small range of ready to wear accessories. Created from a combination of leather work experimentation, kilt cloth off – cuts and a sense of curiosity, these accessories and bespoke kilts, are available to purchase by contacting Netty: thetailorshouse@googlemail.com www.diggorybrown.com

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Spring Fair International - Best Selected Exhibitors SPRING FAIR IS BRITAIN’S BAROMETER OF RETAIL RECOVERY! • Strong edition of UK’s leading retail exhibition reveals green shoots of economic growth • Largest new product offering in the country with over 300,000 launches • More than 66,500 buyers from 130 countries visited the show over six days • Expert consumer trend presentations helped define retail buying for the year ahead • UKTI report that Spring Fair was their most successful exhibition partnership to date • Gift of the Year 2014 Award winners announced by Sebastian Conran

Visitors were impressed by the quality and variety of product on display, with the bar being raised year-on-year as Spring Fair exhibitors pulled out all the stops to inspire and define retail buying for the year ahead. Gregory Olley, director of independent contemporary furniture store Beadle & Crome, commented;

Spring Fair International 2014, an i2i Events Group exhibition, opened its doors on February 2 2014 at The NEC, Birmingham, welcoming 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.

“We come here every year and really enjoy it, there is a very nice mix of products and suppliers, it is our favourite UK show, I can’t actually fault it. The quality has definitely gone up and up since we started coming eight years ago. We noticed from the pre-show literature that there are some really fantastic contemporary products here and we’re looking forward to seeing them on the stands. At Spring Fair you can find great suppliers who are keen to work with independent stores, there is a fantastic selection here to choose from, with a lot of cross-over buying opportunities. We find it very inspirational”.

As the largest and most important retail trade event in the country, Spring Fair serves as a crucial barometer for the economic health of the sector. What has been widely billed as the most successful show in years revealed a clear upswing in the home and gift trade, and billions of pounds worth of transactions will be carried out as a direct result of participation in the show.

Exhibitors were also happy, with Paul Hooker, commercial director of Joe Davies saying: “It’s been a fantastic show, we’ve been extremely busy every day. We have 7,500 products in our range and we launch 2,500 at Spring Fair, it’s a very important show for us. We’ve had everyone from small independent retailers to good department stores buying from us here.”

The upswing 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.

Speaking at the close of another successful edition of Spring Fair, managing director Louise Young commented: “There was an incredibly positive and upbeat vibe at the show this year, reflecting both the fantastic quality of product being launched and a welcome return to buoyancy in the retail trade. We saw a strong upswing in particular of Home Interiors & Furniture and Greetings & Stationery companies choosing Spring Fair as their UK showcase, and it’s great to see those market sectors performing so well after a few challenging years. The overwhelming majority of exhibitors are very happy with how the show went.

The positive atmosphere on site at Spring Fair is supported by major industry research carried out by the Local Data Company on behalf of the show at the end of 2013 that shows a dramatic uplift in retail optimism. Particularly strong product categories at this year’s show included design-led home interiors and furnishings, outdoor living items, contemporary gifts, seasonal decorations, general giftware and British-made product. Expert trend presentations from WGSN and Tom Mirabile, contributing editor for Pantone View and SVP, Global Trend & Design for Lifetime Brands, provided Spring Fair visitors with an overview of key emerging trends, as well as insights into what drives consumer spending habits and earns consumer loyalty. Along with tens of thousands of independent retailers, senior buyers from the biggest multiples, supermarkets and department stores,

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“I would like to thank everyone who participated for supporting Spring Fair, which continues to be the most important retail exhibition in the UK and a crucial barometer for the wider economy. I hope all involved have an excellent year of trading ahead and we’re now looking forward to a strong edition of Autumn Fair International in September.” The next edition of Spring Fair International will take place from February 1 – 5 at The NEC, Birmingham. Volume halls open one day early on January 31. Website: www.springfair.com


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Stuart MacPherson’s Shortbread – Bringing you a taste of the Scottish Highlands! It was only just over 2 years ago that Stuart MacPherson decided to use an old handwritten recipe that he had found in his greatgrandmother’s recipe book to produce favours for his sister’s wedding. The resulting shortbread received so much praise from the 300 guests that a number of orders were placed and the business was started in his home kitchen. Initially, the business supplied mainly private buyers in the USA but, over the past 12 months, a number of US stores have been successfully selling the complete range of products. This now includes 7 flavours in a range of regular packs – 50g to 160g – the Standard and Special Occasion Tins – 320g – and a Variety Park of all 7 flavours. Custom orders, Christmas Specials and Favours are also available on request. This year, it was decided to present the range of products to the UK and European markets and the Spring Fair 2014 was the event chosen to do this. Yet again, the comments on the taste, texture,

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Home Made Luxury Shortbread Inverness Scotland range and quality of the shortbread were great, with many attendees looking to place orders. The business is now looking to further expand into larger premises but Stuart remains the main baker and the traditional, handmade and homemade principles will always be used so as to maintain the quality, taste and ‘melt in the mouth’ texture of the original shortbread. Contact Stuart at stuart.macpherson@aol.co.uk or 07789 773 155. Take a look at www.stuartmacphersonsshortbread.co.uk

Mark F Lodge: A Collection of Unique Imagerisense: Create. Learn. Play. Paintings and Signed Art Prints... Imagerisense is dedicated to awaken I was born in the Holme Valley, Yorkshire. From a young age I was inspired to paint by the magnificent moorland countryside around me. When I was 11 one of my early watercolour paintings was exhibited in a national exhibition and at age 12, I started working with oils, now my favourite medium. On leaving school my first path was into architecture, enhancing my drawing, precision and perspective skills which reflect in my paintings. I went on to study Art first at Huddersfield Art School then to Central School of Art in London. Inspiration for my work comes from my love of architecture and from the magnificent mountain scenery of the Alps, having been an alpinist and now you can find me in the summer painting high up in the Swiss mountains, my unique style has been developed over the years, using detail, light and dark and perspective to draw the viewer into the painting. I have a collection of original paintings and from my paintings signed Giclee prints available for galleries, retail outlets and private collectors. I undertake private commissions and I am also interested in licencing. For more information please contact Mark F Lodge 07720 575703, mark.f.lodge@gmail.com. Website: www.markflodge.co.uk

and develop the artistic and creative senses in children. Exclusive distributor for three top-quality French companies, we were delighted to launch at Spring Fair a fabulous range of enchanting puzzles and games from Glottogon, Australia.

Develop artistic talents with Sentosphère’s magical Aquarellum painting kits to make children and parents proud. Discover creative passions with kits to make marshmallows, candles, jewellery and cosmetics. Awaken sensory awareness with unique aroma/flavour games. Glottogon’s eco-friendly, beautifully designed, puzzles and games, designed to encourage children to “Play more, dream longer” are made to be loved and to last for years. With AladinE’s superb quality ink-stamp kits, children from 18 Mths+ to 6 Yrs+ create beautiful scenes from dinosaurs to unicorns, jungle to sea, fairies, princesses and knights. Even learning the alphabet and numbers is fun! Enter the make-believe world of knights and princesses with foam swords and shields from Le Coin des Enfants or make children’s rooms a dream come true with a range of beautiful accessories. At Imagerisense, we want only the best for our children! For more information please call 01344 560001 or email; info@imagerisense.com. Alternatively visit www.imagerisense.com

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Spring Fair International - Best Selected Exhibitors Soulful Creations: Art For The Soul... Soulful Creations is a new company we set up last year to show and sell my artwork. We are a husband and wife team, I paint and my husband supports me with marketing, sales, events and media. I am fortunate to have the support of my husband to help give my work a good platform, hence our leap of faith at the Spring Fair. I am in the process of working with an author who wants to use some of my designs on her next product. It is important to me to have a range of products to suit everyone’s pocket therefore; I have my original canvasses, limited edition prints, canvas prints, and greeting cards, all of which can be seen on my website; www.soulfulcreations.co.uk What my art offers is a little breathing room for the soul. Created from the heart I believe my art should move you in some way, how I cannot predict as we all see art through very different eyes. Most of all, it should put a smile on your face. Tel: 0845 643 6687 Email: debbie@soulfulcreations.co.uk

Elecosy: Eco-Friendly, Beautiful Paper Products! There aren’t many Stationery products of which we can say, they are recycled, sustainable, tree-free, acid free, good for local Communities…and good for Elephants. But the products of the new Company Elecosy fit all those criteria. Elephant paper, made from Elephant Dung and recycled paper in the jungles of Sri Lanka, does just that. It’s truly recycled (by the elephant) and brings much needed employment for Man…and Animal. Elephants are being shot as pests, as they eat crops, so the project aims to make locals think more positively about the elephant, through turning them into a resource and with 180kg every day from each raw material supplier, that gives the locals a good chance to make money out of collecting and supplying wheelarrow loads to the factory… The paper itself is bulky, soft and printable. Elecosy turn it into Notebooks, Paper Holders, Sketchbooks and many other things, including Christmas Tree decorations and Earrings. The aim of Elecosy is to make many other Elephant paper products in unexpected areas…watch their space! Website: www.elecosy.com - Email: info@elecosy.com

Neviti: An Invite To All Occasions! Aracne: Wood Fantasies... Neviti are a leading designer and distributor of Wedding and Party supplies. We offer a variety of unique ranges and lines for special occasions, including Birthdays, Weddings, Christmas, Easter, Baby showers, Halloween and much more. Offering over 600 high quality products we have collections for all your customer’s tastes and preferences and launch new and innovative ranges throughout the year. Our warehouse is kept well stocked with all of our high quality product lines and we are committed to shipping all orders to you quickly and beautifully packaged ready to retail to your clients. We offer licensed ranges including the popular ‘Baby Miffy’ collection for baby showers, Christenings and first Birthday celebrations and our ‘Dear Zoo’ range featuring illustrations from the bestselling children’s book, perfect for children’s parties. For 2014 we have two new children’s collections ‘Dino Island’ and ‘Fairy princess’, a new wedding collection ‘Just my Type’, and our ‘Frills and Spills’ collection for summer parties and afternoon teas. Visit our website www.neviti.com for more information on our new and existing ranges. Tel: 0845 638 1358

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Over 30 years ago, from the creative pencil of our designers and from the precious craftsmanship of our artisans, an infinity of objects dedicated to children and to their infinite world of fantasies born today: stools, hangers and photo frames; lamps and lampshades; letters stretch, selves and chimes. Wood item to furnish or decorate the children’s room and able to give a smile to all children. The Aracne products are made in Italy respecting the environment and the safety of workers and are distributed nationwide through an extensive network of stores specialize in selling wooden toys and wooden objects to furnish children’s rooms. Contact details: Telephone: +39 0541.857204 Website: www.aracneitaly.com Email: info@aracneitaly.com


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Spring Fair International - Best Selected Exhibitors Qualatex®: The Very Best Balloons! Pioneer® Europe Ltd. started things off on a high note this year with successful exhibitions at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany and the Spring Fair International in the UK. Attendees at both shows were introduced to the Qualatex Everyday Catalogue 2014 and an exciting line-up of new products. Creative window displays showcased the products in value-added balloon arrangements and characters. Popular new licenses include Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates, The Little Mermaid, and Sofia The First, as well as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse 1st birthday designs. Nickelodeon properties include classic favourites such as Sponge Bob & Friends and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Another exciting addition to the Qualatex licensed line-up is Me to You balloons, featuring the lovable Tatty Teddy and My Blue Nose Friends. Phase two for Me to You products will be announced later this year.

The range of Rachel Ellen Microfoils—now including ages 1-5 for boys and girls—was also received well by customers. Additionally, the launch of coordinating Rachel Ellen partyware in 2013 was so successful that Pioneer has expanded the line to include bunting and party bags. Outside of licenses, other new everyday offerings include an easy-to-personalise baby bottle Microfoil Shape and other coordinating baby designs. New Microfoil and latex designs have also been added to the birthday and wedding categories. And in response to customer requests and the latest fashion trends, Coral is the newest colour addition to the Qualatex latex line. “We had two exceptional shows at Nuremberg Toy Fair and Spring Fair International and have received great response to our new products launched at each show,” said Michelle Comerford, Head of Sales and Marketing at Pioneer Europe Ltd. For more information please visit: www.qualatex.com. Alternatively call 0800 28 12 15 or email: pelorder@qualatex.com

SPARQ Home: High Quality Gourmet Housewares. SPARQ Home offers a full line of entertaining products that add a touch of sophistication to any occasion. From hand-crafted soapstone appetizer plates that keep food cool and warm to stainless steel pearls that give your best liquor or wine a little chill, SPARQ Home delivers high-quality and visually appealing serveware, cookware and tabletop products. The company’s product line began by using reclaimed soapstone to create elegant serving and barware pieces, leveraging the natural properties of soapstone to maintain warm and cool temperatures. From the popular whiskey rocks to pizza stones, SPARQ’s line of soapstone products is sold worldwide. Continuing its commitment to high design and quality, SPARQ Home recently expanded its product line to include stainless steel, reclaimed wood, marble and slate. Each piece is unique, capturing the beauty of the natural resource.

SPARQ Home’s product line starts at £10 retail. Its line of bar accessories is the most popular, followed by their cookware as a close second. SPARQ Home is based in Denver, CO. For more information on SPARQ Home, visit www.sparqhome.com or call 1-303-800-6591.

The Art of Dance: Exclusive Designs & Artwork by Steve O’Connell The Art of Dance exhibited at the Spring Fair NEC for the first time this year. The Art of Dance specialise in high quality blank greeting cards featuring charming images of child ballerinas, fairies and cute kittens. All the ballerina cards and fairies are finished with a delicate touch of glitter to add an extra sparkle to these exquisite greeting cards. The Baby Ballerina cards are 5x7” format and are accompanied with a complimentary range of miniature gift cards following the same style which have proved very popular as are the Fairy Friends range of gift cards. All the images in this brand new range are based on the artwork of Steve O’Connell who has specialised in painting and drawing ballet images for the past twenty years. There is also a cute range of kitten images, which should appeal to all pet lovers. These square format cards measure 6x6” and are also accompanied by a range of miniature gift cards. For further information regarding The Art of Dance contact Caroline at www.steveoconnell.co.uk. Telephone: 01438 545243.

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Spring Fair International - Best Selected Exhibitors Ashers Bakery: Fresh Ideas Since 1877... Ashers are a 4th generation bakery business based in Nairn in the Scottish Highlands. As well as supplying 14 of our own shops we produce awardwinning whisky & liqueur cakes. We have also recently introduced a range of chocolate cakes. More of what we do can be found on www.ashers.co.uk & our facebook page; facebook.com/ashersbakery. Alternatively call us on; 01667 453206

Santex, Your Deco Partner... Our company is one of the leading company in France for wedding and parties decoration product. We create, import and distribute our range only to retails and website. We run more than 3000 kind of products, used in several atmospheres of colors and styles. We prepare 2 collections per year to offer the best choice to our customers. All our products are in stock during all the year and can be dispatch under 2 days. Please ask to see our complete collection with our best-sellers in terms of: - Table runners, favor boxes and bags, Banners, Chair covers, Table accessories, Christmas Decorations If you need a complete overview of products, prices, pictures, technical data and to order, you can send us a mail and we will give you a full access to our website by receiving your password. SANTEX - Rue Auriol - 42160 Andrezieux Boutheon - France +33477912121 - o.louison@santex.fr

The TLC Range: Dare To Try... After a hard day’s work with all the hustle and bustle in the pursuit of life’s best, all you can think about is one moment to float in space with a long lasting reward. TLC comes with the very solution that will completely revitalize, rejuvenate and revamp the mind, body and soul. The TLC Range has been designed to aid tranquility, calm, and soothe the entire being. Our current range include Revitalize Tea, Day Candles to Uplift the mood and Soothing Candles for the night to relax and calm the senses, Body / Bath Massage Oil, Body Butter, Body Mist, Body Wash, an aphrodisiac Perfume range and Fragrance Sticks for the home. TLC uses a luxury combination of natural products perfectly blending our passion and expertise, to produce the optimum results offering our customers value for money and quality. Our products are natural and our scents have been carefully selected to indulge your senses. Telephone: 0208 800 5176 Website: www.thetlcrange.com (under construction) Email: admin@thetlcrange.com

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Plan B: Retro Artwork, Bold Colours and Daring Designs! Launched at the Spring Fair, Plan B is a new vintage and street wear inspired accessories brand currently offering various styles of bags and wallets. With bold eye catching colours we hoped we would attract buyers looking for something different and new to stand out in displays. We were right! So far the brand has had a phenomenal uptake and we are already expanding the range with new designs and products and have a very exciting year ahead. The force behind the brand, Heather, graduated in 2013 with a degree in Maths from Glasgow University convinced when she started that Finance was the job for her. However after four years of Maths she felt her flair for creativity calling and changed track completely. Not all skills from her Maths degree have gone to waste though. Learning to solve problems by thinking outside the box has really shone through in the ‘Plan B’ designs with the first collection being right on trend for 2014…she’s great with a calculator too! Watch this space at Pulse, Harrogate and the Autumn Fair to see what’s next. Expect more retro artwork, bold colours and daring designs. See you there! Telephone: 01786 465377 Email: heather@robinruth.co.uk


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Spring Fair International - Best Selected Exhibitors Tarmac-Fresh Roadkill Teddies Gardiners of Scotland: Scottish Roadkill Toys is a designer toy boutique, creating toys with a twist. Toys as dark as a Goth’s wardrobe. For they all have one thing in common. They’ve been run over. We like to call it Squash Plush™. So far we’ve scraped five not-socuddly plush characters off the tarmac. Twitch the Raccoon, Grind the Rabbit, Splodge the Hedgehog, Smudge the Squirrel, and Grill the Armadillo. Their innards ooze out of zips in their sides. They come in body bags, keeping them fresh and maggot-free. They have toe tags and death certificates, helping you identify their grisly remains. And an ‘I love roadkill’ bumper sticker, to pop on to the bull bars of your SUVs. We also have a roadkill door wedge, called Pop the Weasel. Our mission is simple. To put a Roadkill Toy on the coffee table of every person in the world. Except the Taliban. And fans of Justin Bieber.

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Established 1949, Gardiners of Scotland Ltd are manufacturers of delicious handmade confectionery. We use only the finest of ingredients to ensure our products maintain the quality our customers have become accustomed to. Being a small family company we are proud to have achieved the ability to supply to customers both in the UK and Worldwide. All our flavoured fudges from, Cranberry & Blueberry to Ginger and Strawberry & Cream have been developed by Mr Tom Gardiner Junior adding a great variety to the range over the last few years. We also supply Malt Whisky Fudge to a number of Distilleries, all of them packaged in their own branded cartons and tins. Gardiners of Scotland Ltd are privileged to be an approved licensee for Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey Fudge, which is packaged in the Traditional Jack Daniels Style of cartons and Tins. These two items are very popular with customers here in the UK and in selected Countries in Europe and worldwide.

If you love roadkill, then you’ll love Roadkill Toys.

For 2014 we are launching our Fairy Tin which contains Vanilla Fudge and also, Strawberry & Cream Fudge and Ginger Fudge in Tins, all of which will compliment our extensive range of Tins and Cartons.

Please visit roadkilltoys.com to find out more.

Tel: 01555 894155 - E-mail: info@gardiners-scotland.com Website: www.gardiners-scotland.com

BATELA 1991 SL: Seaside Style... BATELA is a company of more than 20 years of life located in the Basque Country. We have two range of products: Decoration and Clothing, both with a marine style. We started commercialising a raincoat, and slowly introduced the wide catalogue we have nowadays, combining style and quality. As for the decoration, we have become designers of our products. Our main markets are of course the ones in the seaside. However, since our products evoke the sea but could fit anywhere, you can also find our products in the inland.

Contact Details: Address: BATELA 1991 SLSansinenea Industrialdea A 1 - 13 partzela. E-20749 ZESTOA Gipuzkoa Telephone: (34) 943 140 945 Fax: (34) 943 140 072 Email: info@batela.com Website: www.batela.com

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Jewellery & Watch Birmingham - Best Selected Exhibitors Brands & Buyers Enjoy A Successful Jewellery & Watch Birmingham Jewellery & Watch Birmingham, organised by i2i Events Group, closed its doors on Thursday February 6th following five days of good business with brands and buyers reporting a high caliber and successful show that saw over 20,000 people through the doors of halls 17 and 18 at Birmingham’s NEC. Buyers from all of the UK’s major jewellery retailers and department stores including Beaverbrooks, Fraser Hart, Swag, Fenwick, John Lewis, House of Fraser and many key independents were out in force for the five day show which took place from 2-6 February. The rebranding of the show as Jewellery & Watch Birmingham, to emphasise the importance of the watch market, was well-received by buyers and brands alike and the show’s exhibitors overwhelmingly reported a successful show spent writing lots of business. Buyers were pleased with the quality and variety of brands exhibiting at the event, giving positive feedback on this must-attend event in the jewellery and watch buying calendar. Sara Usher director of Jenny Jones Jewellery in Manchester commented: “We always enjoy this show and this year is the same. We have picked up a couple of new brands and seen lots of interesting things.”

There was also a strong presence of members from the CMJ, Holden Group, BJA and NAG in attendance at the show as Jewellery & Watch Birmingham continues to grow and strengthen its relationship with these key partners and associations. Acclaimed jewellery designer Fei Liu, who returned to exhibit for the first time since 2008, said he had a great show. “We have had lots of enquiries and I secured a great new stockist on the first day,” he said. “It was a prestigious retailer that I have been trying to reach for ages so I am really pleased.”

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Ian Latham of watch brand Bering Time added: “We are having an amazing show. We are currently UK watch brand of the year and we have had lots of buyers coming to see us. I think that the economy is starting to pick up and this is definitely reflected in the mood of the show.” Such was the success of the show that the organisers i2i Events Group have seen a big upswing in demand for exhibition places at the eagerly awaited Jewellery & Watch London show taking place in June and over 70% of exhibitors have already booked even bigger stand and promotional packages for Jewellery & Watch Birmingham 2015. Booked brands include many companies that have been doing business at the event for many years including Domino who, in 2015, will have exhibited there for 25 years and Brown & Newith who have been at the show for well over 20 years.

Commenting on the success of this year’s Jewellery & Watch Birmingham, Driscoll said: “Jewellery & Watch Birmingham surpassed all our expectations this year and there has been a fantastic response from brands and buyers who attended the show. We look forward to repeating this success at Jewellery & Watch London in June at our new venue of the Saatchi Gallery.” Jewellery & Watch London will take place on June 18-19 at London’s Saatchi Gallery. The next edition of Jewellery & Watch Birmingham will be held at the NEC from 1-5 February, 2015.


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Jewellery & Watch Birmingham- Best Selected Exhibitors David Deyong: Exquisite Silver Jewellery!

Tregawne: Sole UK Distributor For ‘Waldmann KG’ Pens!

We are delighted to have been picked as the ‘Best Selected Exhibitor’ at Jewellery & Watches Birmingham 2014. Thank you for this prestigious award.

`Tregawne` have been in business for 33 years and have been the sole UK distributor for `Waldmann KG` Pens for the last 11 years. Over this period we have seen the pen brand grow substantially in the UK and worldwide. Waldmann are in the top 3 best selling branded pen companies in Germany, and sell their silver pens in over 80 countries worldwide. They also specialise in bespoke pens for the Retail and Corporate Market.

Together with our new 2014 collection of David Deyong Sterling Silver jewellery, we came to Birmingham to showcase our exclusive DiamonDust Collection of Sterling Silver jewellery Made with Swarovski Zirconia. The inspiration behind our DiamonDust Collection can be found in the Artic and the Antartic. At bitterly cold temperatures below -40C snow can actually fall out of the clearest blue sky. At such temperatures water vapour in the air spontaneously forms ice crystals which slowly fall. When these crystals are caught in the light they sparkle like diamonds and gemstones. This phenomenon is known as Diamond Dust. Come and join us and become part of this growing phenomenon. You can reach us on 020 8905 7077 or email us at sales@daviddeyong.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you. From all the team at David Deyong.

Tregawne also specialise in the following: Sterling Silver & Plated Gifts - Such as Ladies & Gents Gifts, Tableware, Christening , Sports, Novelty Gifts, Cufflinks. The plated range is suitable for the Corporate Market as most gifts are engravable. Valenti & Co Silver Frames - An affordable range of Silver Photo Frames with gloss wooden backs (Sole UK distributor) Pewter Gifts - A large range of Tankards, Hip Flasks, Quaiches, Trophies, and Christening Gifts. For any further information please contact Tregawne on: Tel: 00 44 (0)1386 861800 - Email: sales@tregawne.co.uk Website: www.tregawne.co.uk

Edblad: Jewellery, Clothes & Interior Design! Edblad had a very successful show and found many new stockiest and interesting leads. Edblad is delighted and very proud to be stocked in more than 130 shops in the UK and Ireland. The theme for our spring collection is ‘Island Life’ – Hans and Cathrine Edblad have taken inspiration from their life in the Stockholm archipelago where ropes, buoys and anchors have influenced the designs. Edblad’s collection features rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings in stainless steel and rose gold. Edblad was founded in 2006 by designers Hans and Cathrine Edblad. On the island of Singö, in the northern archipelago of Stockholm, the couple have a studio by the Sea of Åland. Here they design jewellery, clothing and furnishings for style conscious customers worldwide. Working with a vast range of materials from stainless steel and semi-precious stones to concrete, porcelain and bamboo, Hans and Cathrine’s innovative experimentation always ensures surprising new creative solutions. For more information about Edblad, please go to www.edblad.com

www.edblad.com Swedish design – Stainless steel jewellery | Clothes | Interior From spring collection 2014

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Pure London AW/14 - Best Selected Exhibitors BUYERS AND BRANDS PRAISE CHANGES AT REFRESHED PURE LONDON Pure London, the premium event for progressive fashion buyers, drew to a close on a high today (February 11th) as brands and buyers praised the changes made to the show this season. Buyers from this country’s top retailers were out in force at the show with the likes of Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, House of Fraser, Fenwick, John Lewis, Atterley Road and Asos all visiting the show along with many of the UK’s top independents including Strut, Press of Primrose Hill, Coco Boutique, Sunday Best and The Dressing Room. The reaction of the buyers and brands to the changes at Pure London implemented this season was overwhelmingly positive with the re-editing of womenswear and the re-positioning of the catwalk, back to the centre of the show, being welcomed. Following extensive investment from parent company, i2i Events Group, Pure London worked on re-editing the show this season, re-zoning womenswear into three distinct sections; Allure, Aspire and Agenda alongside the existing Spirit and footwear and accessories areas. As a result of these changes, the show attracted a lot of new brands many of which had never shown at Pure London before. This was especially true in Agenda, the more premium section of the show, which proved to be a big hit with buyers. Katie Stamer-Smith buyer at Atterley Road said: “The show looks more premium downstairs than in previous seasons. This is definitely our favourite show due to the groupings of the brands and the spaciousness in the halls.”

Deryane Tadd owner of award-winning boutique The Dressing Room in St Albans added: “You can immediately feel the difference when you walk in. This season it has been a really positive experience, I love the catwalk and the new feel of the show.” Brands exhibiting at the show for the first-time were also full of praise for Pure London this season. Charlotte Woods sales manager for Innocenza Agency, which brought its Ilse Jacobsen, Stella Nova and Gestuz brands to the show this season, said: “There has been a wonderful selection of buyers and a steady flow, and we are extremely pleased with the position of the stand.” Awa Malina-Stelter, co-owner of Ema ét Malina added: “The separation of the brands is a brilliant concept and the space is very good and spacious. There is a good variety of international buyers, and we would definitely recommend this show to other brands.”

Press also praised the show this season. Catherine Meimoe fashion and beauty manager at the Evening Standard said: “I love the new edit and this is, by far, one of the best tradeshows I have been to this year.” In addition to the re-edit Pure London also strengthened its partnership with UK Trade Investment (UKTI) this season in a bid to help showcase more emerging British brands and designers at the event. As a result of this, international buyers present at the show increased this season, with countries including Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Italy and Russia all represented. Commenting on the success of this season’s show Julie Driscoll portfolio director for Pure London at i2i Events Group said: “The reaction to Pure London this season has been phenomenal and demonstrates that we are the show for the industry and we understand what the industry needs. “Our developments for Pure London form part of an on-going three season plan and we will continue to listen to the market and build on the success of this year’s show, to make further changes and deliver an event better event next season.” As part of the changes to the show Pure London has already announced that it is to re-edit its footwear and accessories sections next season, moving footwear brands into a new section of the exhibition halls. The next edition of the show will take place from August 3-5, 2014 at London Olympia.

Mandkhai: Bringing A Fresh Approach To Cashmere! Mandkhai is the destination for contemporary cashmere knitwear at an affordable price with great quality. Our design philosophy is creating a piece that is fashion forward and exciting. Not only is the material important but we also pay great attention to the aesthetic of the products because our unique selling point is great design as well as excellent quality and usage of world’s finest material Mongolian cashmere. Moreover Mandkhai is hoping to break the general assumption that cashmere products are all about classic jumpers in one color. We will be offering a full range of clothing in cashmere like dresses, skirts, pants, coats and accessories etc. that are young and modern. Our products are made incorporating the latest technology in knitwear and staying innovative in design and making careful choices of color to enhance the product is very important to us. We would like to celebrate the great potential of cashmere knitwear and produce collections with a fresher attitude than what you see on the current market. Website: www.mandkhai.com Email: contact@mandkhai.com

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PURE LONDON AW/14

Pure London AW/14 - Best Selected Exhibitors MY-PERFECT-T: Beautiful, Unique And Versatile Prints... MY-PERFECT-T is a contemporary fashion label with its foundations rooted in the 4 main ancient classical elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Taking inspiration from classic elements with a subtle sprinkling of British cool has led to the creation of beautiful, unique and versatile prints, thus making it a label identifiable by its alluringly dreamy, effortlessly chic designs. Simple, flattering, body skimming precision cut silhouettes made out of specially sourced silks and ethical cotton, projects unassuming sexiness whilst allowing the inimitable prints to flourish as the main focus of the design. By focusing on upper body garments, MY-PERFECT-T is able to provide its clients with an exquisite array of prints to suit your mood, the trends, or the occasion.

The Fifth Element and the Playtime Element are the final two elements to complete the label. The Fifth Element encourages the idea of individuality, whilst the Playtime Element captures the playful side of the brand, as well as allowing us to commit to meaningful causes. Please visit www.my-perfect-t.com to view the collection. Telephone: +44(0)203 402 5109 Email: enquiries@my-perfect-t.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/MYPERFECTT Twitter: www.twitter.com/myperfectt

Larissa K: The Ultimate Changeable Handbag™

Pure London saw the launch of our new fashion brand in February 2014, where we created quite a stir with our innovative and unusual British designed handbags. Our handbags are no ordinary handbags. They are versatile and interchangeable and new to the UK marketplace. What makes our handbags different? They have a removable and interchangeable TrendStyler™ (flap), which zips off and can be changed with another TrendStyler™ from our boxed collection. Customers choose a base bag and then decide which Trendstylers™ to purchase to create their own designs. Aimed to be fun, quirky and trendled, with the design team drawing inspirations from key seasonal trends and adding a Larissa K twist to the formula. Talent, passion and technique truly shine through our range from our designers. Our collection comprises: totes, weekenders, clutches, X-body bags and satchels – the only satchels on the market where the design of the flap can be changed! Our AW14 collection features a boxy and vintage theme. Contact us today for more information: W: www.larissa-k.com E: enquiries@larissa-k.com - Tel: 07710 490633

WalkBoxx & SilkBoxx: A Label To Watch! Pressing, pushing, pounding, plying – in a hot tub …

What conjures up images of a vigorous massage is, in fact, a woollen craft. Producing a very special kind of fabric for a bold new fashion statement from WalkBoxx. This new label from Germany will be making its debut at Pure London, unveiling modern couture created entirely from top-quality fulled or walked pure wool. “This feel-good, understated collection feels like nothing you’ve ever experienced before,” promises designer Constanze Janusch. Janusch is also presenting a second, similarly prestigious, collection called SilkBoxx at the Pure trade fair. As the name suggests, the SilkBoxx collection uses pure silk to create tops, dresses and skirts in perfect harmony with the WalkBoxx pieces. The silk fabrics are printed with exclusive motifs from Janusch’s captivating ConstanzeJanuschDesignPhotoArt series, focusing on natural, structural and architectural subjects. Exclusive boutiques are extremely enthusiastic about the trendy, individual new label from Germany, claiming it “really stands out as a new design landmark”. Walkboxx website: www.walkboxx.com Silkboxx website: www.silkboxx.com

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Pure London AW/14 - Best Selected Exhibitors

Ese O Ese: Timeless Elegance...

SnoodyDo It Anywhere!

Ese O Ese opened their first small shop in Barcelona in 1988, since this time Ese O Ese have strived to create a brand that has timeless elegance which appeals to all ages. The clothes are always about freedom, comfort and quality. The customers who buy Ese O Ese are never a slave to fashion preferring a unique individuality. The clothing is always feminine, bohemian and truly chic. Ese O Ese have attracted a loyal following not only in their home country but also in France, United Kingdom and Germany.

SnoodyDo is a new fashion accessories brand – we launched our debut collection of knitted hats, gloves, scarves & snoods last year with great success.

The Ese O Ese SS14 collection is based on a theme of 2 sisters, these sisters can be different but still they inspire each other. Inspiration for the clothing came from the moments we all enjoy, being together with family and close friends, dreaming of the Summer, sharing sunrises and trips to the beach, eating alfresco….

Designed in the UK and produced in our Chinese factory – SnoodyDo is a brand that provides both style and comfort. Using the best yarns of Lambswool, Cashmere, Nylon and Cotton mixes together with polar fleece lining for additional warmth. All our products include a branded antique metal button for brand identity and comes complete with unique SnoodyDo gift packaging to add value perception to the consumer. We are now showing both SS14 and AW14 collections and look books are available either by emailing us on info@snoodydo.com or phone number 01798 667977. Visit our website: www.snoodydo.com

Website: www.eseoese.com Sales: felipe.garcia@eseoese.com

Welcome To The Amazing World Of Dee Duce Modern Couture! LONDON – Dee Duce, founder and CEO of the successful Dee Images brand, has decided to launch a separate label dedicated to the exclusive sale of designer dresses. Following her success at this year’s Top Model UK runway shows, she is eager to build on her current client base and recognition as an emerging designer. Called simply ‘Dee Duce’, the pieces will be offered in short runs and limited editions at affordable prices. All of Dee Duce’s styles are uniquely British-made with superb quality as well as style. Dee is creating and producing Modern Couture in London for fashionable women who want a sophisticated look. Her current collection offers stunning modern couture and occasional-wear with styles to suit every taste. Pieces suite all body shapes and personalities and are in keeping with Dee’s commitment to help her clients feel confident, sexy, and contemporary.

A heady mix of flowing Silk chiffon, sensuous Satins and luxurious Lace, beautifully finished in the vibrant colours of the Season. The exquisite detailing and the quality of the production lift these exciting pieces into the realm of the Fashion Houses. Contact Details; Telephone: 0208 778 9297 Email: cs@deeimages.com Website: www.deeduce.co.uk

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Pure London AW/14 - Best Selected Exhibitors Sophie’s Wild Woollens: Warmth, Sinerji Textile: Ladies Fashion Comfort and Individuality... Garment Producer. In the tiny village of Dent nestled at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales the artisans at Sophie’s Wild Woollens create a unique range of designer knitwear. Passionately produced combining luxurious merino lamb’s wool spun and dyed in a Yorkshire Mill in a sumptuous selection of colours and immaculate detailing with unique hand felted buttons which are very much their signature. Styled for the individual who expects to get noticed. An enduring look that is both practical and versatile, equally at home in city, town and country from casual to smart, an absolute delight to wear. From boxy collared, swing and ¾ tailored jackets, throw-overs with the odd splash of colour, A-line waistcoats with fabulous fair isles and striking stripes, raglan coats with pockets and back belts to the ever popular jumper with an interesting twist. All carefully detailed in thoughtful rich and vibrant colour combinations. Telephone: 015396 25323 Email: sales@sophieswildwoollens.co.uk

Anne Wiggins London: Ethical Luxury Everyday! Anne Wiggins London creates beautiful nightwear and loungewear, inspired by archive couture, re-created with a modern perspective, designed to be timeless investment pieces. Believing that women should feel elegant and effortlessly stylish during their downtime, and that seduction is all about discretion and subtlety for those with discerning, confident taste, Anne’s high attention to detail has resulted in the creation of luxuriously relaxed, understated, glamorous, contemporary - and yet timeless - collections, made to exceptionally high ethical and quality standards. Free from the obligation to produce in large quantities, Anne painstakingly sourced the very finest raw materials and the best craftsman using traditional artisan techniques, all without compromising her ethical beliefs. Her beautiful classics for everyday life are ethically made with quality fabrics and shapes that flatter and last, combined with elegance and discreet signature details. The emphasis of each Anne Wiggins London piece is about ultimate cut, impeccable finish and flattering clean lines - all elegantly and ethically tailored in the most premium fabrics. Telephone: 020 3731 2879 Website: www.annewiggins.com

Sinerji Textile built its reputation as a ladies fashion garment producer with designing capability. Every season the collection is presented to the customers and accordingly the production of selected designs start. Our product strength are all outerwear (down jackets, padding jackets, coats, double-faces, trench coats). We have a special team to manage salesman sample development and bulk production, including designers, pattern makers and materials sourcing specialists, to provide full service in fashion garments production. As our vision is to provide the best quality garments to our buyers great care and attention is given to the designing of the garments. Quality assurance is our key objective so, from raw material in-housing to finished products, every steps of the production is monitored carefully. We always guarantee excellence to our customers by providing them with excellent quality goods and customer service. The past 10 years we have been producing top quality garments for Turkey including the following brands: BEYMEN, ATALAR, NETWORK, QUE, POLO, ROMAN, IPEKYOL, TUZUN. For over 4 years we have expanded in the European market especially in Spain and Italy including: ADOLFO DOMINGUEZ, SINTESIS, AMITE, UTERQUE, PAROSH, LUISA BECARIA. Telephone: +90 212 291 5746 - Website: www.intrend.com.tr

Lemon Jelly: Inspiration... Philosophy Picture an explosion of all the best feelings in life. Then imagine picking pieces of it and squeezing them into a concentrate of wonder. It will have friends, great escapes, summer outings, laughs, countryside smells, sea sprinkles, tight hugs, beach parties and glamorous city nights. That’s Lemon Jelly! Designed, developed and produced in Portugal, Lemon Jelly is a high-tech product that relies on human feeling for the choice of materials and in the attention to details. Lemon Jelly is colorful and reliable companion that will make your life easy squeezy lemon jelly. Autumn Winter 14/15 Inspiration Lemon Jelly Autumn Winter 2014 collection is set for the stars with more attention to details and glorious metallic finishes, from classic styles such as the oxford cut to high country boots. We also have introduced a stylish new handbag to complement a wider range of styles from our winter collection. Address: Largo Alminhas das Barrancas, 97 4415-343 Pedroso - Portugal Website: www.lemonjellyshoes.com Telephone: +351 227 470 610

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