Attire Accessories - Dec 2017/Jan 2018 (Issue 67)

64 ATTIRE Giving its all Giving & Living is the largest gift and homeware trade show in the UK’s south west, and there’s no better place for you to be if you’re looking for exciting new products for your customers.The 2018 show will bring together up to 250 exhibitors and 4,000-plus retail buyers. With two halls to explore – and four days in which to do so – Giving & Living makes buying an enjoyable experience. In fact, 92 per cent of visitors to last year’s show would recommend it, while 87 per cent placed orders at the show or shortly afterwards. As the first show of the season, Giving & Living provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to see and purchase the very latest new and exclusive 2018 product ranges before anyone else. Packed full of inspiration, and with an impressive line- up of exhibitors, retailers will get a real insight into the new trends for the coming seasons.They can restock successful lines and enhance their offering with new gifting options to get ahead of the competition before Easter, Mothers’ Day, the summer and beyond. After all, Christmas seems to start earlier every year, doesn’t it? Regular visitors to the show will recognise familiar faces such as Betty Boyns, Bomb Cosmetics, Cole, Faye UK, F & J Collection, Gringo Imports, Santoro, Sea Gems, SSP Hats and Talbot Fashions. Making their debut at the show are many first-time exhibitors – new faces to meet, with products not seen at the show before. Try the natural skincare from Boxworth Botanicals, admire the Cornish jewellery from Designed by Brett and Leni, marvel at the jewellery storage solutions from Little Shop Of, and discover the climbing and sailing rope bracelets from BOING. In addition to the exceptional array of general gifts and homeware for all occasions on display, the show covers more coast gifting than anyone else. For buyers from retail outlets and attractions on or near the coast, and for those that are keen to order coastal merchandise to target the holidaymaker, it’s the show to visit. Once again Giving & Living’s Coastal Path will lead visitors around the show to find the exhibitors that are perfect for their business. This dedicated path is the ideal way to discover an exciting variety of unusual products, niche suppliers and fresh ideas that they might otherwise sail straight past. At every step along the way buyers and retailers will find distinctive items that their customers will love. Other special show features include a Newcomer’s area dedicated to new companies that have never done a trade show before. It’s the buyers’ chance to spot emerging design talent and pick up original products that will delight their customers. They can discover the beautiful, handmade Hammam towels from Ebb & Flow, the enigmatic Preseli Bluestone jewellery from Stone Henge Gems, the ceramics and homewares from Welsh Connection, and much more, before anyone else. The Designed and Made in Britain area is dedicated to products of high quality and authenticity that reflect the UK’s heritage, such as the hand-crafted collection of fused glass giftware from Berserks Glass Works, the oilcloth and fabric gifts and accessories from Hootchie Mama, and the distinctive, design-led jewellery from Zamsoe. Many of these exhibitors only exhibit at Giving & Living, offering retailers exclusive access to locally produced items that will delight customers. With Brexit driving UK consumers to buy British, buyers can avoid the rising costs of imports and keep profit margins high. The show also attracts a range of exhibitors with a strong ethical and/or environmental background, such as Cadwyn Fair Trade Gifts, Coastal Accessories, Gone Crabbing, Madaraff, MassArt, and Silver Jewellery Cavern.These companies will be clearly identified at the show, offering retailers the chance to track down products with the right credentials, in keeping with those all-important brand values. Giving & Living presents a sensational selection of products and lifestyle inspiration for retail buyers, from accessories to artwork, bags to books, cards to clothing, jam to jewellery, maps to mugs, and towels to toys, at a wide range of price points. Visitors can meet existing suppliers, discover new ones, place orders for the coming year, and build partnerships for the future. From gifts that can be personalised for their business, to those that reflect the UK’s heritage, Giving & Living has it all. For more information about the show, to book a stand, or pre-register to attend, please telephone +44 (0)1934 733433 , follow @giving_living, or visit the website A With one-of-a-kind gift and homeware finds, Giving & Living is the 2018 trade calendar’s first destination In brief Show: Giving & Living Venue: Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter Dates: 14 th - 17 th January, 2018 Website: Twitter: @giving_living