Gift Focus - Jan/Feb 2020 (Issue 117)

135 SPRING FAIR PREVIEW LADYCROW SILKS /GLENSHEE POTTERY Stand: 4G49 Ladycrowsilks Ladycrow designs and hand makes scarves from pure silk and velvet to be supplied as gift boxed sets with pewter scarf rings or brooches, which are perfect for self-indulgence or giving as a gift. Ladycrow recently bought the Glenshee Pottery business and has continued to develop the famous range of quirky pottery bothies in Angus, the home of Ladycrow Silks, alongside the growing range of fabulous scarves and pewter jewellery. The original ‘Wee bothy’ is glazed in 13 colours and continues to be recognisable in many outlets not only in Scotland but further afield. The new range of ‘Tin roof bothies’ in 10 colour combinations is proving to be very popular, along with a ‘Thatch’ version and an entirely new ‘Wee Castle’ in numerous guises, there’s plenty of choice. MARMALADE OF LONDON Stand: 4E80 Piers and Helen Flook are the owners of Marmalade of London. Piers comments, “It’s been another crazy year visiting our customers and suppliers all over the world. This year we’ve been to the Middle East, Caribbean, Canada, U.S. and Malta. It’s very tiring but probably the best job in the world. Next year we will open new showrooms in Dallas and Las Vegas to complement our already busy Atlanta and Minnesota Showrooms. “We’re delighted to be working with Liza Boone on a lifestyle photoshoot across the US the first shots were taken in an old munitions warehouse apartment in New York. There’s plenty more to come as she travels all over the States scouting great locations to photograph our products. “Our collaborative botanicals range with Emma Sutton from Mosney Mill will launch at Spring Fair. It’s already looking and smelling beautiful. We share a love of the English countryside and the endangered British Bumble Bee. These botanical fragrances are quintessentially English, bursting with floral notes and all beautifully packaged using Mosney Mill’s gorgeous illustrations. The range is also good news for bees, as we are donating five per cent of the gross profit from the trade sales to the Bumblebee conservation trust. The four launch fragrances are English Sweet Pea, English Rose, English Bluebell and English Lavender. “We’re also launching a new winter fragrance at the show. This scent has taken over a year to develop and we’re very proud to have produced the essence of snow-capped fir, pine needles and crisp eucalyptus on a base of leather and smoky woods.” 