Gifts Today January 2021

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Preview Product Top Drawer Focus Eco Gifts


the Demand Typically, Top Drawer kicks of the Trade Fair calendar for the giftware community but like many others, 2021 sees this event operating online, but you can still find plenty of new things to inspire.


op Drawer On Demand is the first buying event of the year and kicks off from January 25-29 with a week of live content and then the On Demand content will remain available until February 21. So, there will be plenty of time shop the brands and access all the latest trends from wherever you are calling your ‘office’ right now. The agenda features live product launches and expert seminar sessions throughout the virtual event. Attendees will be able to see a programme of product launches across the show’s offering including gifts, interiors, greetings and stationery, fashion, giftable food and drink, craft, and children’s goods. There will also be presentations from companies such as S-C Brands, Beyond Living and Raine & Humble plus some new names will be making their debut including pavilion presentations from Design Nation, University of Arts London (UAL), and Essence of Japan (JETRO). The Design-Nation network includes some of the most innovative designers and craftspeople across the UK. Their nine exhibitors for the ss21 edition bring a selection of quality items including artworks, fashion accessories and homeware that span a variety of styles, incorporating contemporary and traditionallyinspired artisan techniques. The exhibitors being showcased by Design Nation are: BAKKA and Majeda Clarke (knitted and woven textiles respectively), Carin Lindberg, Lucy 58 Gifts Today

Spink and Mari Thomas (jewellery), Caroline Egleston (ceramic tiles), Linescapes (illustration-based products), Sally Burnett (wooden vessels) and Wolfram Lohr (leather goods for home and wear). VENT For Change will be launching their new recycled leather journals at the virtual event. The new collection is made with recycled leather covers and certified sustainable paper and the range includes pocket and medium journals with mixed plain and lined paper content. “It’s exciting to be launching new ranges after the difficult year suppliers and retailers have had,” said Evan Lewis, Founder of VENT for Change. Industry experts will also share their knowledge and advice throughout the week, with virtual versions of the show’s two seminar streams, RetailFest and Design Talk. These panel discussions and interviews have been carefully curated to inspire and educate retailers and designers, helping them to evolve and grow for continued success in the changing industry landscape. Top Drawer’s week-long celebration of retail and design will be followed by three weeks of opportunities to network, source and discover through the On Demand platform before it closes on February 21, 2021.


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