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Northern Ireland-based textile manufacturer Ulster Weavers has announced it will relaunched a homeware brand.
The 140-year-old textile manufacturer from Northern Ireland is going through its biggest change in generations as it repositions its business as a contemporary homeware brand targeting the millennial audience.
The company, which has customers in 50 countries, is introducing new contemporary kitchen textile and homeware collections that are inspired by the places and culture of Northern Ireland as part of the major brand relaunch.
Posted: 15 December 2021
Hannah Dale owner of Wrendale has won the award for the most inspirational woman who has been running a business trading for six to nine years.
The 19th annual NatWest everywoman Awards, held December 2021, celebrated the UK's most inspiring female entrepreneurs, recognising their outstanding achievements during one of the most challenging periods for businesses in living memory. Bringing together some of the UK's most successful business owners, the ceremony featured the stories of many extraordinary women who, against the odds, have brought business concepts to reality, creating jobs, opportunities and global brands.
Posted: 14 December 2021
Spring Fair, taking place from 6th – 9th February 2022 at NEC Birmingham, has revealed that its manifesto for 2022 is Empowering Change. The manifesto will set the agenda for the live show's Inspiring Retail Stage as well as a year-round content programme.
Created as a platform to champion retail, the Inspiring Retail Stage's full schedule of live content from experts in their field will provided exclusive insights, trend reports, keynote conversations, and panel discussions on the key topics facing retail. Each of the four days of the show will cover a dedicated theme correlated to the Empowering Change manifesto.
Posted: 13 December 2021
The Puppet Company, the largest wholesaler of puppets and soft toys in Europe, has announced that it has signed a contract with WWF-UK as the new supplier of the soft toys sent to supporters who take out a WWF-UK animal adoption.
The Puppet Company has also announced its accreditation with the eco label Blue Angel. The Puppet Company is the only UK toy company accredited and one of only two toy companies in Europe to be awarded this certification for soft toys, which reduces impacts on the environment.
Posted: 10 December 2021
Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri, is a new Pantone colour whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.
Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light.
Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we're going through. As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing, and our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways.
Posted: 9 December 2021
Fanattik, the pop culture specialist is ending 2021 on a high, winning a Business Masters award at a ceremony held in Manchester.
The gift and collectibles company, a licensee for Hasbro, Universal Studios, Microsoft, ViacomCBS and others supply all levels of European gift retail and this award crowns what has been an amazing year for the boutique gift supplier, which is also in the running for a Gift of the Year award with its SpongeBob SquarePants premium bottle opener.
Posted: 8 December 2021
Top Drawer is set to double in size from its AW edition, to take over the whole of Olympia London this coming January.
The destination for creative retail buyers opens its doors on 16th January for its S/S22 edition. With a focus on reinventing your new season edit, Top Drawer promises to help you find something new to excite your customers for 2022.
With safety remaining paramount the team is working closely with the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), which is liaising with the government directly on live event guidelines. In line with current government advice and previous event feedback, we have produced an All Secure Standard document which details measures we are implementing to reach our commitments above.
Posted: 6 December 2021
It's time to register to attend Scotland's Trade Fair, which opens in under eight weeks at the SEC in Glasgow. With a huge array of established and new exhibitors this trade fair is not to be missed.
With over 400 exhibitors, who are excited to unveil new designs and their 2022 ranges, this could be the first time to see many of these products and make orders. After the lull in trade shows due to the pandemic it is clear that once again trade shows will be the place to re-stock, discover new items and ensure retailers stay ahead of the game with fresh, exciting products.
Posted: 3 December 2021
Enesco's Peter Rabbit baby collection achieves Best Preschool Gift Range award. Enesco has received the Best Preschool Gift Range award from the Progressive Pre School Awards for its Peter Rabbit baby collection. The collection is now the company's most recognised both in the industry and with consumers. The collection has now won a prestigious Gift of the Year award in 2020, the changing bag won the gold in the UK Mums.TV, Mums Choice Award in 2020, while the pram organiser won silver in the UK Mums.TV Baby and Preschool awards in 2021.The backpack is also shortlisted in the Mother and Baby Awards 2022, in the best changing bag category, winners to be announced on November 23rd, 2022.The collection is in stock now for immediate shipping.
Posted: 2 December 2021
The Giftware Association has today announced the extension of its Gift of the Year competition. The awards will be extended for a massive 15 days until the 15th December, so there is plenty of time for companies to enter their products and gifts.
Although the GA does usually extend the competition as it's a busy time of year for entrants approaching the Christmas season, this year has seen other reasons for the extension. The GA has listened to a lot of companies who have been affected by supply chain issues caused by the perfect storm of Brexit and the pandemic and they want to give everyone a chance to enter within enough time, whether companies are waiting on actual products, samples, or photography to enter. This is your chance to get involved.
Posted: 1 December 2021