Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - May/June 2022

7 EDITOR’S LETTER On the cover Groovy UK develops new ranges in line with current trends in movies, TV and fashion as well as always comprising a sense of humour to add fun in sharing gifts. With an in house design team Groovy creates its own collections which add to the eclectic mix of products and will further develop its ranges of lifestyle accessories going forward. Pulling together There’s is no greater term to describe the last two years than the buzzword of 2020 - unprecedented. As ‘unprecedented’ sums this time period up perfectly. Just as we were getting our head’s round BREXIT, then came the pandemic, then the global supply chain issues, and now the untimely Russian invasion of Ukraine. As independent retailers, community and a sense of belonging is of utmost importance to you, so the conflict and the suffering of Ukrainians will undoubtedly be causing heightened anxiety. Head over to my blog on page 118 to discover ways to help. In times of crisis, it’s time to pull together. Talking of crises, the ongoing call for environmental action is never far from our minds, so this issue we have an eco-friendly feature that looks at products that are good for the planet and look great in the home – win/win! But of course, that’s not all. I also spotlight baby gifts – a trend that never goes out of fashion – as well as bath & body products, tabletop & glassware, and houseware. As always, please do get in touch with any news and new products you want to shout about, or simply to say hi! Enjoy the issue, Louise Prance Editor EDITOR Louise Prance +44 (0)1376 535 613 EDITORIAL MANAGER Danielle Harvey SALES AND EVENTS DIRECTOR Sarah Ellis +44 (0)1376 538 490 ACCOUNT MANAGER Sharon Dengate +44 (0)1376 535 601 PRODUCTION MANAGER Scott Brothwell SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Sarah Hill, Stephanie Hodder, Vicky O’Connor +44 (0)1376 535 616 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Lorna Butcher WEB DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Stuart Weatherley SUBSCRIPTIONS +44 (0)1376 514 000 KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP Gift Focus and Attire Accessories are solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility of the standing of advertisers nor by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Gift Focus is published six times a year. ISSN 1758-0897 @giftfocus @giftfocusmag @gift_focus Gift Focus magazine is proud to be associated with and supporters of: