16 ATTIRE BTAA News Chief executive Diana Blair brings us all the latest developments from the British Travelgoods & Accessories Association members DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? As the BTAA prepares to celebrate its centenary this year, we are very excited for our future in terms of new partnerships, lobbying activities, as well as celebrating the successes of our members. The travelgoods, handbags and fashion accessories sector is a hugely exciting industry and the BTAA works to celebrate and support the innovation and creativity in this field. We are now looking for individuals from a creative background to join our National Committee, as we understand the importance of working with our members and what a valuable contribution they make to the running of the association.The BTAA National Committee consists of members representative of our sector that assist in the development of forward thinking strategies and make a difference in today’s global market place. If you would like to hear more about how you could be a key part of the BTAA and its future, please contact me directly on +44 (0)121 237 1107 or at diana.blair@btaa. org.uk. We’d love for you to be a part of the BTAA’s future! DEETWO LIMITED LAUNCHES NEW STYLES Dee Two’s Country Cognac accessories has always proved to be a firm favourite with our customers and the public. In recent years the company’s leather and British-tweed finished wallets and purses have been complemented by textured and plain leather accessories, to broaden the range further. One of the biggest surprises for Dee Two Limited last season was the popularity of the red leather wallet and purses that were introduced to the Country Cognac family. The demand for these products has been so high, that the company is delighted to announce the introduction of plain leather wallets and purses in two new colours: a classic black and a vibrant summery pink for the 2018–19 season.The Country Cognac accessories are available in a variety of styles and sizes that complement the leather bags from its four product ranges perfectly, or work as individual items. For more information contact email@example.com or call +44 (0)161 406 7795. MODREC INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES STRONG GROWTH DURING 2017 Modrec International’s latest addition is the Pierre Cardin La Belle ladies collection of soft Nappa leather purses and accessories.The range includes timeless classics and fresh new styles offering a broader range of key retail price points. The vibrant range is available in nine on-trend seasonal colours. In addition to this range a collection of men’s wallets under the Pierre Cardin family is also available. Modrec is a key vendor to many high street retailers in own label ranges, which has seen major growth during 2017. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)191 258 4451. BTAA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS The BTAA has welcomed new members. Celine J is a specialist wholesaler that offers a stunning selection of designer handbags at affordable prices. Backed by more than 30 years of experience, its highly skilled design team provide a range of high-quality products that are available in a variety of models, styles, and designs. Supplying to well-known and recognised retailers and department stores, the company can easily cater for large orders. As a family-run business, it takes pride in offering exceptional customer service, premium products, and expert advice. Tassia Limited, the second new member, has provided an invaluable service to the trade for over 60 years. As a designer, manufacturer, importer and international wholesaler of quality luggage, bags and travelgoods of all kinds, Tassia has established a long-standing reputation for quality products in diverse and classic styles that constantly keep touch with changing fashions. Tassia offers a huge range, manufactured from the best fabrics and the finest leather from around the world. All the items supplied to the trade are of guaranteed quality, the most competitive prices and fully guaranteed.