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Home & Gift 2021 to take place as part of the Government’s Events Research Programme pilot

Home & Gift 2021 to take place as part of the Government’s Events Research Programme pilot

Clarion Events has announced that following detailed discussions with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Public Health Bodies and Harrogate Convention Centre, the Home and Gift Buyers' Festival & the Manchester Furniture Show in Harrogate has been selected to be part of a limited number of pilot events in the third phase of the Government Events Research Programme.Under the ERP pilot conditions, there will be no restrictions on visitor numbers or social distancing requirements on any day of the event (18-21st July). All attendees will be required to certify either they have had two vaccinations at least two weeks prior to attending or a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test at least 48hrs before attending.... read more

Posted: 23 June 2021

Kidly expands own brand label

Kidly expands own brand label

Leading online kids' retailer KIDLY is expanding its own label offering this summer, with a new Recycled Swim Collection and signature invention: a Foldaway Bucket & Spade Set.Following the success of the first KIDLY Label Recycled Swim Collection in 2020, the range has expanded; with more styles and colours on offer. Combining good looks, safety and sustainability, the seven mix-and-match pieces are all made from 80% recycled pre-consumer nylon waste and OEKO-TEX-certified dyes and they give parents the reassurance of UPF50+ sun protection.... read more

Posted: 23 June 2021

Interior Lifestyle China rescheduled to September 2022

Interior Lifestyle China rescheduled to September 2022

Originally due to take place this September, Interior Lifestyle China, the country's leading international event for the consumer goods sector, will now be held in September 2022 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. The decision was made due to travel restrictions likely remaining in place in the lead up to the fair, impacting international participation in the event. Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd explained, "It is with regret that we must make this decision, however, with travel restrictions likely to still be in place in September, this means many of our international exhibitors will not be able to participate in person."... read more

Posted: 21 June 2021

BCTF Online to welcome the best of British makers

BCTF Online to welcome the best of British makers

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is now less than a week away from the launch of BCTF Online 2021, which will run from June 27th – July 1st and is unaffected by any changes to the lockdown roadmap.Some of the best British makers are getting ready to present their latest collections to gallery owners and other independent retailers, with products that range from ceramics, fine art and glasswork to jewellery, fashion accessories, greeting cards and home fragrances, all handmade here in the UK.... read more

Posted: 21 June 2021

Bloomsbury Mill wins Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby award

Bloomsbury Mill wins Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby award

Children's textile brand Bloomsbury Mill has won a prestigious Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Award for its innovative Nap Mats in the Best Baby Product Nap Time category. Commenting on this year's winners' quality and ethics, Beauty Shortlist Awards founder Fiona Klonarides said: "2021 has been the highest-scoring year, that's to say collectively, across the board, since the Mama & Baby Awards originally launched 8 years ago in 2014. The standard of entries overall – and particularly the baby & toddler categories – was exceptional. These awards serve as a trusted, useful guide for consumers, and this year's Baby Awards winners list is packed with shining stars."... read more

Posted: 18 June 2021

Anderson Entertainment announces new publishing venture

Anderson Entertainment announces new publishing venture

Anderson Entertainment, the company founded by Gerry Anderson – the man behind such shows as Thunderbirds and Space:1999 as well as modern hits like Space Precinct and the 2005 reimagining of Captain Scarlet – has announced its entry into the direct-to-consumer publishing business. Books in a wide selection of formats – including hardbacks, coffee table books, comic anthologies, series guides, audiobooks and more – will soon be launched. They will be based on classic Anderson properties, as well as many new Anderson projects in production or planned.... read more

Posted: 16 June 2021

Home & Gift 2021 will go ahead following government announcement

Home & Gift 2021 will go ahead following government announcement

Following the government announcement on 14th June, 2021, Home & Gift Buyers' Festival organiser Clarion Events has confirmed the show will be going ahead as planned in July.Co-located with Manchester Furniture Show, it is taking place from 18th to the 21st July and is set across the Harrogate Convention Centre (HCC) and grounds of the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate, meaning ample space for exhibitors and visitors to adhere to the Covid-secure requirements with social distancing measures in place.... read more

Posted: 15 June 2021

Manuscript Pen Company launches new animation series

Manuscript Pen Company launches new animation series

National stationery brand, Manuscript Pen Company has launched a new animation series following the success of its Lionheart Collection early learners' craft brand. Manuscript launched its Lionheart Collection in 2019, with a range of arts and craft products for children aged three to 10 years old, specially designed to support development, learn new skills and offer additional benefits, such as pen control, concentration and mindfulness for young learners.Following the success of the range, the company has now decided to bring The Lionheart Collection to life with a series of animations about the characters, which is aimed at children aged three to five years old, as well as extend the product range.... read more

Posted: 14 June 2021

London Stationery Show returns bigger and better this October

London Stationery Show returns bigger and better this October

London Stationery Show, the UK's only trade show dedicated to writing and paper products, is returning from 5th-6th October, 2021. As well as bringing together all the biggest brands in stationery and gifts this autumn, the team are thrilled at the prospect of uniting suppliers and buyers for the first time in over two years. "We're very much looking forward to bringing new and existing customers together to do business face-to-face" said Event Director, Alex Butler.... read more

Posted: 9 June 2021

NAJ Summit prepares for inaugural event in September

NAJ Summit prepares for inaugural event in September

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) will host its inaugural NAJ Summit in September, incorporating a range of events, workshops and masterclasses designed for the entire jewellery sector, including retailers, suppliers, designers and valuers.The NAJ Summit has streamlined the Association's most popular in-person events to give time and resource-strapped jewellery business owners the best return on time investment. The five core pillars of the event are: The Valuers' Conference, hosted by the Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV); the Retail Jewellers' Congress, hosted by the NAJ Jet Business Network; the NAJ Members' Gala Dinner sponsored by Back on the High Street (BoTH); a Suppliers' Showcase, hosted by The Jeweller magazine; and a series of workshops, seminars and networking events for the trade.... read more

Posted: 9 June 2021

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