Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - November/December 2022

70 High quality, innovative products take centre stage at Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring It’s time to place orders, source new stock, peek at 2023 ranges and network at Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring from 2224 January, 2023 at the SEC in Glasgow. Back to its traditional dates, this show is Scotland’s only trade gift show, so the perfect place to seek out some high quality, creative suppliers. With about 500 exhibitors, many who only exhibit to trade here, this show allows them to unveil their new ranges, network with buyers and display their gifts, jewellery, textiles and homewares. Scotland is renowned for the quality and creativity of the products it develops, and this show will display exactly that. Coupled with a far greater awareness for sustainable products this is not to be missed if retailers want to offer their customers something different. The 2023 show is seeing a huge rise in soap and toiletries suppliers, as they are quick, impulse buys for consumers and something almost every gift or homeware shop will stock. Sustainability is high on the agenda for producers, and buyers will welcome the reduced packaging and increased emphasis on provenance and components of products. Siabann’s Fiona Ritchie said: “Scotland’s Trade Fair is a wonderful way to start the retail year. It is a great focus for launching new products, catching up with existing stockists and creating relationships with new customers. Nothing beats face to face!” New to the Show Central to the show is the specially created Launch Gallery for new, young suppliers and includes macSoap, handmade soap and shampoo bars from the Highlands, The Tale of Ballard & Hill homewares, Victoria Gordan Art Scottish designs, Teeny Tartans, and Oir Soap. Other newbies outside the Launch Gallery include Mosney Mill homewares, Whale & Bird Publishing, Scott’s Apothecary, Deborah Cameron Artist, The Coorie Company and Olivia Jacq Jewellery. The Show is also welcoming IN BRIEF: Who: Scotland Trade Fair Spring, Where: SEC, Glasgow When: 22-24 January, 2023 Quality giftware