The Exclusively Show returns to the Business Design Centre 13th and 14th June 2023 with the very best brands from the housewares, tableware, small domestic electricals and gift sectors in attendance. This year, Sue Ure Maison is making a debut at the show; inspired by mid-century design and the vibrant colours of the 1960s, Sue Ure Maison design beautiful and useful home accessories for contemporary interiors. In beautiful and durable white and black porcelain, the Ambit collection consists of mugs, jugs and bowls made to enhance the enjoyment of the most ordinary of daily activities. The range includes two mug shapes: 'tall & wide' perfect for hot drinks and 'small & tall handle-less cups' for espresso or long cold drinks, plus two new jugs and a very versatile deep bowl
Posted: 31 May 2023
Corinne Lapierre loves bees and so do customers. Her Bee Linen Lavender Bag are so popular that she decided to design a bee-themed mini kit with a difference. Covered in buzzing bees and trailing leaves and flowers, this adorable Beehive hanging decoration would grace any garden room or could even be suspended from an indoor plant! The on-trend printed craft card recyclable box is packed with absolutely everything needed to complete the project including soft wool mix felt, DMC thread, a needle and toy filling. Detailed instructions and templates are very clear and easy to follow.
Posted: 12 May 2023
Men are notoriously difficult to buy for but if you are looking for a gift that is both useful and sustainable then look no further than the Equilibrium collection of bamboo socks for men from Joe Davies. There are many colourful, fun designs to choose from including cycling, football, beer and fast cars! The socks are available to buy in hanging packs and in sets of two pairs, which come beautifully packaged in luxury "opening drawer" gift boxes. Good socks really do make a difference, so blend functionality with style with these cool statement socks! Joe Davies has a reputation for award winning service and a great range of gifts, jewellery and fashion accessories dedicated to the independent retailer, add to that their "little and often" ordering quantities and their industry beating minimum order value of just £100 for carriage paid orders and this is an opportunity you won't want to miss!
Posted: 10 May 2023
100 per cent plastic-free beauty brand KinKind announces its launch into mass retail, supported by a £2.3m TV advertising campaign to raise consumer awareness. The brand's mission to convert the family bathroom to plastic-free, high performance beauty care alternatives is accelerating following an 'airtime for equity' deal agreed with UKTV Ventures over two years, which will see KinKind feature across seven channels reaching 28 million viewers. Following the investment, KinKind has upscaled and is now launching a retail-ready range in January 2023, and is seeking partnerships with like-minded retailers who support the brand's plastic-free mission.
Posted: 8 May 2023
Andersen Press, publishers of the popular picture book character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, has recently signed four partners to its growing licensing and brand extension programme: The Puppet Company is launching Elmer hand puppets, Pawprint Family is creating badges and awards, publisher Immediate Media will create Elmer projects for their leading crafting titles and Kabode will collaborate on a special Elmer collection of infant bedding. These companies, alongside bags and aprons licensee, Petit Jour, will be launching brand new Elmer products in 2023. The partnerships were brokered by licensing agency, Metrostar.
Posted: 6 May 2023
The decadent Afternoon Tea collection was inspired by Victoria's love of this quintessentially British ritual. The delicate design includes Afternoon Tea favourites including tea cups filled with blooming florals, intricately decorated cupcakes, and delicious finger sandwiches and macarons. All items from the collection are lovingly hand-crafted right here in the UK. Fine Bone China ceramics are made from the finest Cornish clay, and textiles are printed onto unbleached 100 percent cotton using environmentally friendly water-based inks.
Posted: 1 May 2023
Poetic Brands, the leading and innovative apparel licensee, has announced the launch of its newly developed footwear division. The first signing for this new division is Original Squishmallows – the lovable, ultra-soft, collectible plush phenomenon from Jazwares. Producing children's footwear and slippers initially, this partnership is the perfect way for Poetic Brands to showcase their new line. Commercial Director of Poetic Brands, Anne Bradford has spent six months developing the new product line and says...
Posted: 28 April 2023
The employee share-owned company is paving the way in the UK packaging scene as the first to launch an app to support customer ordering. The app, which runs on all smart phones and mobile devices, will make the experience of purchasing packaging a notably smoother and faster transaction for Kite's credit account customers. Customers will be able to sign in to the app using their existing login details to access their tailored products at their contracted prices as well as their payment, shipping and order history. Pending orders can also be viewed and tracked within the app.
Posted: 26 April 2023
Shining a spotlight on some of the most enduring characters and much-loved icons of the last century, Mad Beauty's newest Disney Princess range, Pure Princess, captures the eternally inspirational Disney Princesses Tiana, Ariel, Jasmine, Belle and Cinderella, reimagined in a timeless pencil art style that's fresh out of the Disney studio. Consumers can bring a touch of Disney magic to their beauty regimes with this range of dazzling cosmetics from innovative stacking lip and cheek tints to shimmering lip glosses, versatile eyeshadow palettes, reusable cleansing pads and iconic cosmetic bags.
Posted: 19 April 2023
Myths and legends surround the new Muguet and Magnolia fragrance from Pintail Candles. This spring, floral fragrance features the bell flowers of Muguet, also known as lily of the valley. The flower is associated with bringing good luck and eternal happiness and is given to friends and loved ones especially in the month of May. In mythology, it is said that the ancient god Apollo created muguet so his nine barefooted nymphs had a soft and fragrant carpet on which to walk. With such a rich tradition to live up to, this new fragrance does not disappoint.
Posted: 17 April 2023