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VISIT STYLE BANGKOK 2024 For aficionados of lifestyle products, fashion, and crafts, particularly those emanating from the vibrant Asian design scene, STYLE Bangkok is a must-know event, taking place 20-24 March, 2022 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. It stands tall as the largest international showcase of lifestyle, fashion, and craftsmanship in Thailand and Asia. The revolution of STYLE Bangkok in 2024 promises a display of lifestyle and fashion products, coupled with crafts and design from both renowned and emerging brands. The focus is on delivering STYLE Solution+, encompassing Design Solution+, Product Solution+, Project Solution+, and Material Solution+. This comprehensive approach aims to meet the evolving preferences of buyers and business trends. STYLE Bangkok 2024 revolves around the theme of Chicnature, a fusion of Chic and Nature, echoing the concept of Signature. ‘Chic’ reflects the event’s stance on unique and stylish presentation, while ‘Nature’ emphasises a commitment to responding to global megatrends, particularly Sustainability. The event showcases works aligning with ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles, currently a global focus. When the design and lifestyle industry seamlessly aligns with sustainability, it presents a golden opportunity for a global audience to encounter designers and manufacturers with diverse capabilities in this comprehensive event, covering every conceivable category. Whether it’s distinctive products reflecting Thai culture, such as Muay Thai shorts and shirts from the esteemed Buakaw Gallery, fashion and textiles blending state-of-the-art novelty and local wisdom from Homrak, or exquisite fashion jewellery crafted from recycled plastic by the visionary brand Ethnicabaca, the diversity is truly astounding. Experience the brilliance of unique teak furniture from Deesawat, locally crafted teak furniture from Chiang Mai’s collaborative brand Moonlar or upcycled furniture utilising leftover materials from the manufacturing process by Corner 43 Décor. Revel in home decor designs using bamboo and natural materials, blending seamlessly with creative concepts from Korakot. Enter the realm of 103Paper Shop, offering home decor crafted from recyclable paper and natural products, or indulge in the renowned fragrances of Thaniya, featuring soy wax in ceramic bottles. Immerse yourself in the natural fragrances crafted with environmental consciousness by Sedar.W, or elevate your living space with premium quality, plastic-free glassware from SaYa. Don’t miss out on ecofriendly cleaning products from the environmentally conscious brand Pipper Standard. The New Faces zone features products from various entrepreneurs, including OTOP manufacturers, emerging designers from Talent Thai & Designers’ Room, and fashion items from the Qurated Fashion Incubation project. Indulge in the exhibition showcasing the potential of Thai design, including zones dedicated to the Material Thai to Japan project and the STYLE Bangkok Collaboration Project. Witness the excellence in Thai-designed products, recognised with the Design Excellence Award — DEmark. Immerse yourself in the Art Zone exhibition, explore the sections with a distinctly Thai essence catering to buyers worldwide, discover products crafted under the ESG ethos, and much more. The showcase is brimming with diverse presentations that capture the essence of Thai creativity. In the vibrant array of works originating from creative thinking and the dedicated pursuit of solutions for the environment, society, and cultural ethics, over 1,000 booths from more than 400 companies showcase the essence of design at this event. It is therefore apt to describe STYLE Bangkok 2024 as an occasion that provides a space for the harmonious coexistence of ‘chic’ and ‘nature.’ Explore the immersive three-dimensional design and experience STYLE Bangkok 2024 through Augmented Reality (AR) technology at stylebangkok-ar. Follow for more details on Facebook: Style Bangkok Fair and at www. Spring Fair 2024 ends on a high Spring Fair, the UK’s largest and most inspirational retail marketplace for Home, Gift and Fashion, closed on a high after four days of intensive buying, creativity and fun, and now looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in 2025. Jackson Szabo, Portfolio Director, Spring Fair said, “I have been blown away by the energy, passion and community at Spring Fair during the last four days. The feedback and stories from buyers, exhibitors, and partners have highlighted just how integral this show is to the retail calendar. As well as the day job of buying, it enables the retail industry to come alive with inspiration, innovation, knowledge and networking. All of our new experiences and activations across the show floor, and the awe-inspiring content on the three stages, have been very well received and I’ve also loved the sense of fun our exhibitors bring – I’ve seen people dressed as sheep, sharks, dogs, naughty elves, and of course Peppa Pig! “We’re now very excited to look forward to 2025 as we celebrate 75 years as the Home, Gift and Fashion industry’s most established and inventive buying show.” Many exhibitors were celebrating milestone anniversaries this year, and were all hand delivered a birthday cake from Spring Fair organisers Hyve. Lotus Imports celebrates 60years, Verma Enterprises is 40, Enesco and Garden Trading are 30, Talking Tables celebrate 25 years, Laura Darrington Designs hit 20, Berni Parker Designs celebrates its 15th year, and Academie, Raspberry Blossom, Tache, Louise Tiler, Pickmotion, and Rush Design all reached double figures. From Sunday to Wednesday, the UK’s longest serving retail show attracted thousands of buyers from retailers including John Lewis, Asda, Fortnum & Mason, Tesco, Aldi UK, Elphicks, Cards Galore, Costcutter, TK Maxx, Mint Velvet, RAF association, NEXT, World Duty Free, Squirrels UK, Yarnton Home and Garden, Claire’s Accessories, Willows Activity Farm, Smiffy’s, Clintons, Macmillan, Wayfair, Harrods, National Trust, Blue Diamond, Fenwick, Laura Ashley, Merlin Entertainment, WHSmith, RSPCA, Warner Bros, TJX Europe, Creaseys, Hallmark, Card Factory, B&Q, Costco, Natural History Museum, and Dobbies Garden Centre, Denby Retail, McElhinneys, and many more, all sourcing for new products and looking for the competitive edge. The licensing business delivered a big impact on the show floor with thousands of trend-led licensed products including gifts, collectables, toys, clothing, beauty and housewares. Feedback throughout the show indicated high quality footfall, new customers, and a buzzing atmosphere, with many exhibitors reporting their best show ever. #SBS Village exhibitor and Pitch Live Gift winner Sally Deer from Ducky Zebra commented on how beneficial the Pitch Live experience has been to her business. “Winning Pitch Live is a huge achievement and I’m really happy,” she said. “I’ve opened up 10-year accounts and I have also got several new genuine connections and leads so I’m absolutely buzzing! 19 NEWS & EVENTS