British homeware and lifestyle brand, Sophie Allport, is delighted to announce the launch of its new collection for Halloween, Trick or Treat. The collection will be available from 8th of August 2023. The new design celebrates all things Halloween, one of those occasions when children and adults alike can enjoy all things spooky and seasonal, with pumpkins and black cats creating an iconic hand-drawn print. Sophie's Trick or Treat collection is perfect for giving your kitchen and dining space an autumnal feel, whether preparing a hearty homemade pumpkin soup or stew or sitting around the table to share out the sweets and goodies.
Posted: 7 July 2023
This year's National Stationery Week saw more than 150 retailers and suppliers take part in what some call the biggest marketing campaign in the stationery industry calendar. Taking place between 15th to 21st May 2023, National Stationery Week was backed by world renowned brands including Maped Helix, Pentel, Snopake, edding, Zebra Pens and Staedtler, as well as Jakar International, Esterbrook, Kaweko, and Sinclairs.
Posted: 6 July 2023
Just in time for Summer, Canal Toys is thrilled to unveil its latest 'must have' product... introducing the So Chill Mini Fridge, the ultimate gadget for every teen looking to kit out their bedroom in style, and to chill their favourite drinks, beauty products and more. So Chill Mini Fridge proves the retro craze is back with a bang! Renowned for its effortlessly cool, trend-setting, and innovative products, Canal Toys is delighted to unveil its modern take on the Mini Fridge. The super fun, compact and brilliantly handy accessory is the perfect gift for every gamer, influencer, beauty queen, student, teen and tween.
Posted: 5 July 2023
From hand-forged river rocks to naturally sourced materials and botanic-inspired collections - this year's designers were awarded the top accolades at the launch of New Designers 2023. The ND Awards are an integral part of the event, with accolades given to the most creative and forward-thinking exhibitors in the show, in partnership with leading design brands and organisations: Cole & Son, Creative Conscience, The Designer's Guild, Fashion & Textile Museum, Habitat, Hallmark, Hockley Mint, Marks & Spencer, Romo, Sanderson Design Group, Stephen Webster, Tu Clothing, and Weston Beamor. The prizes, which include cash, professional advice and paid work placements, offer graduates vital support as they embark on their creative careers.
Posted: 4 July 2023
With new business-heads having recently joined and strengthened the team at Ashleigh & Burwood, the company, celebrating its 30th year, is embarking on its next exciting phase.
Jed Kenrick, recently appointed CEO, has been making a strategic review of products and initiatives, investing and improving their offer to customers.
As a first step Jed is keen to put more space between the company brand and the product brands they have created, for Ashleigh & Burwood.
As part of the initial phase of development, the company has unveiled a reimagining of the company logo.
They are re-presenting their logo with a new strapline that underpins their position as a leading home scenting company.
Posted: 3 July 2023
Willemien Bardawil has created three exclusive designs for Original Duckhead umbrellas and bags, as a celebration of Spring, new beginnings and abundance of life.
The artist, founded her London studio in 2020, and has since collaborated with some of Europe's leading names, from homeware to luxury fashion. Her style draws on the figures of classical art – a celebration of the Divine Feminine at its most blissful, translated to a modern context through expressive lines and a playful way with colour.
Posted: 3 July 2023
Pure London, the UK's largest Festival of Fashion, has partnered with the Romanian Contemporary Jewellery Association (FRDVA) to showcase 24 Romanian fashion, footwear and jewellery brands including Bizar Concept, Carolina D, CHIC, Nissa, Desire Avenue, Maoro, Concept Nature, Ginette, HAIART, Hamza, Inga Valerie, Fena, Leonard Collection, Les Waves, Mark-Off, Monarh, MYSIMPLICATED, Narru, Diana Cojocaru, Nissa, Paisi, Papucei, Colloris and Stada Boutique.
Posted: 30 June 2023
When adults in the UK receive a gift card it is now more likely not to be a gift, with alternative uses for the versatile product outstripping gifting for the first time according to research from the Gift Card and Voucher Association (GCVA).
The study of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned for the association's 'What's in a Name' whitepaper (supported by KPMG and sponsored by Tillo), found that 54.1% of UK adults (equivalent to 28.8 million people) received at least one gift card in the last year.
Just under a quarter of the population (24.84%) received at least one as a gift from family or friends.
However, 29.26% received gift cards solely for non-gifting reasons.
Posted: 28 June 2023
With their high protein content and cat-pleasing aroma, fish suppers and maritime morsels delight most cats' tastebuds. Playing into a cat's passion for all things fishy, British luxury cat collar and lifestyle brand Cheshire & Wain has trawled the ocean for inspiration for an assortment of fancy gifts to enrich a feline's lifestyle. Made with high-strength premium catnip, bringing fishy joy to playtime is the Prawn Catnip Toy handmade using recycled wool and velvet, and the Catnip Caviar Toy, which are both purrfect for pouncing on and throwing about. Alternatively, the 'Lucky Dip' Leather Jellyfish Cat Teaser Toy is a plaything to stalk and chase.
Posted: 26 June 2023
Sustainable homewares brand LIGA launch their latest collection, a charming collaboration with heritage label Hornsea. Known for their clean and contemporary eco-friendly pieces, LIGA's signature collection of cork placemats, coasters and trays are now available featuring eye-catching vintage Hornsea patterns and prints. The iconic Hornsea pottery designs - Saffron, Happy Cat Sad Cat and Peacock amongst others - are featured on LIGA's organic cork homewares, with these bold motifs creating an uplifting and stylish addition to any table or kitchen. This collaboration of two Great British brands - one a historic influential design leader and the other a contemporary, forward-thinking sustainable label - brings the past and future together beautifully.
Posted: 22 June 2023