Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - July/August 2022

5 CONTENTS SHOWS 85 Home & Gift preview The sourcing destination for all your home, gift and fashion needs. Check out what’s to come at this year’s Home & Gift show 125 Harrogate Fashion Week Looking to source the latest and greatest fashion and accessory goods for your store? Head to Harrogate Fashion Week and check out what the industry has to offer… 127 Moda Sitting alongside Autumn Fair and incorporating Jewellery & Watch, longeststanding fashion trade show Moda is set to showcase hundreds of brands and designers 131 Pure London Reuniting the fashion and jewellery community, Pure London is set to come back with a bang. Here’s what you’ll discover at the show… 118 135 ATT I RE ACCESSOR I ES 117 Editor’s Letter 118 Industry news All the latest from the world of accessories 123 Brand spanking new Latest launches and brand-new products 135 Premium products Looking to push your store or boutique into the premium market? Experts from Chrono24 reveal what luxury items to buy 143 Up & Coming Adhering to a slow fashion philosophy, Voylok is a new footwear brand keen to place an emphasis on sustainable footwear 150 Blog With the majority of consumers welcoming the end to free returns, this will only serve to help the planet and boost business for independent retail BUSINESS ADVICE 55 ACID The World IP Day 2022 theme was IP and Youth – Innovating for a Better Future. Dids Macdonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID) shares a cautionary tale about NFTs 58 FSB Martin McTague, National Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), looks at how to support disabled people in the work force 81 The final free ride While ‘wardrobing’ – wearing an item once then returning – is booming, retailers have had enough of free returns eating into profits, and we’ve almost reached the point of no (free) return, says ParcelHero 103 Get noticed! Sara Davies gives us tips on how to make your website professional, efficient and easy to use 143 61 131