Gift Focus - Jan/Feb 2020 (Issue 117)

123 SPRING FAIR PREVIEW  THE PUPPET COMPANY / WILBERRY Stand: 5E20–F21 The Puppet Company will be exhibiting new glove puppet designs and more additions to the Wilberry Toy collection at Spring Fair. Expect more dinosaurs and dragons to the company’s puppet ranges, including a huge T-Rex head glove puppet and storytelling characters including pirates, Goldilocks and Red Riding Hood. The design team has really focused on puppets for storytelling this year and are delighted with the results. The Wilberry Toy designers have excelled themselves by also introducing a new knitted Wilberry Animal collection in subtle, muted colours. You can expect miniature dressed animal ‘Collectables’, which are simply delightful. There’s also a collection of large dressed animals including a donkey, llama and highland cow that are perfect for that special present. New point of sale products includes hessian fabric display trays in three sizes and a nest of four Wilberry suitcases for displaying smaller items. The nest of all four mini cases wholesale for £6.50 but order more than £300 of Wilberry toys and receive one set free Wilberry is growing fast and when you see the range, quality and prices it’s not hard to see why – plus you can buy in singles! Visit both companies in hall five to view them all on the company’s biggest ever stand. HOT TOMATO Stand: 20E32-F33 Hot Tomato considers one of its greatest accolades as being invited to join The Summerhouse group of companies: a like-minded consortium of premium suppliers creating a focus for all thing’s lifestyle – from fashion to furniture and everything in between. “It’s the dynamic offering of The Summerhouse that creates a valuable capsule, forecasting the trends that set a business apart on the high street,” says director Alex Machin. “Joining The Summerhouse was a real endorsement of everything we stand for. We strive to set ourselves apart and create a real point of difference in store for our customers. Being invited into The Summerhouse fold was the icing on the cake for us. “With The Summerhouse re-locating in 2020 to Hall 20 (a good omen I think!) we’ll be celebrating our own evolution with a new stand and launching more than 500 new lines encompassing; jewellery, hair accessories, scarves, bags and beachwear to name a few. Spring Fair is always an exciting time and this year’s no exception – with the whole fair undergoing a re-edit and update we thought it was time to polish up ourselves too!”