Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - January/February 2023

Heart of the home Check out this round-up of the best kitchenware items to stock LADELLE T: +44 (0)203 514 6626 E: With Carnival-inspired stripes and striking splattered glazes, this coffee, tea, and serveware range creates the perfect platform for presenting irresistible treats to family and friends. Choose from four bright colours - mix and match them or choose one to create a monochrome look. Every piece is hand painted – creating a unique look. AQUA OPTIMA Leading water dispenser and filtration specialist Aqua Optima has launched the easy fill Perfect Pour collection, a range of two water filter jugs and an 8 litre fridge-friendly water dispenser. The Perfect Pour collection has been developed using consumer insight and feedback, with 80% of those surveyed expressing a desire for a water filter jug that is easier to fill and pour from. Central to the design of the Perfect Pour jugs is an easy-fill sliding fill lid, situated at the front to allow quick and easy top up. The Perfect Pour jugs dispense at less of an angle than traditional water filter jugs, delivering a consistent flow with no glug or drip. Aqua Optima has also added an ergonomic handle which aids the smooth pour and prevents wrist strain. In designing the Perfect Pour, Aqua Optima wanted to create a range that looks good on the table and the result is a sleek modern design with two colour options – Blue and Teal. Both the jugs and the dispenser fit in most UK fridges, and the entire range is dishwasher safe. The water dispenser, which will be available in Spring 2023, features a built in elevated stand to allow it to be used on counter tops, a sliding front fill lid which eliminates splashing when filling and the need for carrying, plus a nested jug which also simplifies refilling. It also includes dual filters for ultra-fast filtering. Laverne Eldridge, Head of Category & Sourced Goods at Aqua Optima, said: “We listened carefully to our consumers in order to develop Perfect Pour and introduce some real innovation into the water filter jugs and dispenser market. This collection answers consumer demand for an easier fill and pour and it is really elegant and compact, which means it looks right at home on the dinner table.” D & J GLASSWARE T: +44 (0)1953 450 280 E: Building on the success of its colourful fused glass animals, D & J Glassware has launched a stylish collection of home textiles. “Over the past 20 years, we have built up an enviable reputation for quality products, so it was important that our textiles embraced this”, explains David Roznowski, Co-founder of the Company. The Collection comprises tea towels, aprons, double oven gloves and cushions: all proudly made in Britain. The bold colours are right on trend. The tea towels have useful hanging loops, the aprons are a great size to fully protect even the messiest of chefs and the oven gloves protect the wearer against heat and steam, exceeding the industry standard. The cushions are a generous 45cm square and have a design on the reverse to complement the front; the cushion pads, also British-made, are filled with ethically sourced feathers. Six designs are available: Highland Cow, Puffin, Donkey, Sheep, Dogs and Garden Birds. Each item is stylishly packaged for maximum appeal in-store. Visit the company’s stand at Spring Fair – Hall 5 A31 or contact David or Jocelyne to find out more. 98