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ATTIRE

Expect the unexpected at Pulse 2017

Breaking the boundaries of design innovation,

Pulse is the UK’s ultimate boutique trade event for

inspiring gifts, modern living and fashion accessories.

Pulse 2017 will offer buyers an unrivalled edit of

unexpected products, undiscovered brands and wall

to wall inspiration. Held from 14

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May at

London’s Olympia, it’s a must-see for savvy retailers.

New for 2017 is the launch of Makers, the UK’s

first retail event dedicated to emerging creative

talent. Held alongside Pulse, Makers unites a fresh

new wave of up and coming designer-makers and

takes place for the first time at the 2017 edition

of Pulse. With more than 150 brands exhibiting

it is the origin of distinctive design. FOUND, an

international trail of discovery bringing you the very

best in unseen design talent from around the globe.

Meanwhile, located at the very front of Pulse, Brands

is an inspiring new feature dedicated to new product

launches from 20 of the industry’s most iconic

brands. It’ll let you buy the latest new product ranges

from the likes of Bronte by Moon, Tatty Devine and Gentlemen’s

Hardware by Wild & Wolf in one exciting, new buying experience.

Complement your buying at Pulse with ShopTalk, an inspiring

conference programme for independent retailers. Experts at the

top of their game offer invaluable retail advice across all types of

topics in the form of panel discussions, Q&As and presentations.

What’s more, Pulse Trends offers you exclusive trend content for

the seasons ahead live at the show. Working with industry-leading

design and retail trend experts, Pulse is a hotbed of commercial

products and actionable design trend insight.

Louise Wallace, Pulse’s Event Director, comments, “From

getting first choice of the new Christmas must-haves to

discovering the latest unseen design talent, Pulse is designed

by experts to give retailers the best tools to make an impact.

The incredible buying opportunities are complemented by an

excellent conference programme in Shoptalk. With the launch of

Brands and Makers, Pulse 2017 will be our most original buying

experience to date.”

Featuring an unmissable collection of emerging talent, unseen

brands, unique products, expert retail and trend insight, Pulse is

designed to support your retail business in every way. To register

for the show now, visit

pulse-london.com

Meet the Manufacturer

introduces a Brands hall

Demand for home-produced goods

is on the rise! A survey carried out

by Make it British shows that UK

manufacturers are reporting increases

in production of 25 to 30 per cent

compared to 2015.This growing appetite for all that’s UK-made will

be reflected in this year’s Meet the Manufacturer event, organised by

Make it British, on 24

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May at The Old Truman

Brewery, London.

Kate Hills, founder and CEO of Make it British, says, “We’ve

been inundated with enquiries since our last event from people not

only looking for manufacturers to help them make their product in

the UK, but also from people who would like to buy from brands

that are making in Britain. That’s why we’re introducing a new

brands hall at our next event.”

For the first time, Meet the Manufacturer is giving a selection

of these creative businesses the opportunity to showcase their

inspirational labels in a dedicated brands hall. Companies include

Geoff Stocker, Isabella Queen, Wild Things,and Unibu.

Meet the Manufacturer is the only sourcing event exclusively for

British fashion, textiles and homeware. The two-day event features

more than 100 exhibitors and a series of workshops, connecting

textiles, apparel and leather goods manufacturers with buyers,

designers and retailers.

For more information on the show go to the websites

meetthemanufacturer.co.uk

or

makeitbritish.co.uk

A NEWFOUND ENERGY FOR WHO’S NEXT AND

PREMIERE CLASSE

The leading international professional fashion and accessories trade

shows Who’s Next and Premiere Classe at the Porte de Versailles

closed the doors to their first event in 2017 on a positive note.

The two trade shows have been a platform for a newfound energy,

indicating an improved market dynamic.

A reassuring edition marked with the return of numerous leading

buyers and boutique owners, efficient services for visitors, acclaimed

conference programme and events; a positive general energy which

reconnects the trade shows to their initial role: to stimulate the desire

to buy, discover new brands, trigger sales and the flow of orders, and

bring back together the fashion community.

Many different exhibitors from a range of sectors have noticed

the arrival of new accounts as well as the upholding of their ‘regular’

visitors. Nevertheless, the distributors have reduced the number

of coworkers present, which explains a final visitor count of 45,192.

On an international level, there’s a consistency in European buyers

and above all the return of outside-Europe, with a notable 27 per

cent increase in Japanese and eight per cent more American buyers.

Those from the Middle-East also placed some big orders, especially

in the Studio and Private areas,

where eveningwear brands have been

very successful.

For more information on the next

edition of the shows, visit

whosnext.com

or

premiere-classe.com