Attire Accessories -Jul/Aug 2018 (Issue 71)

ATTIRE 21 NEWS AND EVENTS April 2018 once again saw another successful edition of The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. More than 400 of the best British designer-makers showcased their latest creations to the trade at the event. Buyers made a beeline for the much-loved exhibition, where the cream of British jewellers, artists, ceramicists, sculptors, greeting card designers and other artisan suppliers presented some of the most beautiful and covetable new products available to retailers this year.There was a fantastic community feel and buzz about the show, which welcomed visitors from all corners of the UK and Ireland. They came to source from the thousands of exclusive British-designed and British-made new products that make BCTF such a special event on the exhibition calendar. One of the show’s highlights was the hotly anticipated BCTF awards ceremony, which took place when the exhibition closed on 9 th April and was well-attended by exhibitors. Among the prizes given out at the ceremony was the Award For Excellence in Jewellery, sponsored by the National Association Of Jewellers (NAJ), which was won by Ellen Monaghan, while Caroline Finlay was highly commended. The next BCTF show will take place on 7 th - 9 th April, 2019. Visit BEST OF BRITISH DESIGN CELEBRATED AT THE BRITISH CRAFT TRADE FAIR 2018 London’s biggest festival of fashion, Pure London, is launching a new section at the July show called Pure Conscious. Placing the spotlight on sustainable brands and giving them a dedicated space to be seen and heard, Pure Conscious, together with Common Objective – the new online platform launched by the team at the Ethical Fashion Forum – aims to educate and connect conscious designers with retailers and brands whilst also creating a platform for new and emerging talent. An edited curation of footwear and accessories, menswear and womenswear from a host of emerging designers, this will be the only place to source fashion with a conscience in London this summer. Big brands and retailers can see their investment in sustainable clothing justified by this growing awareness and are launching dedicated collections and increasing the presence of sustainable materials into their core collections. Pure Conscious will also be supported throughout the show’s content programmes, with seminars discussing the circular economy, sustainable fashion and why we need to care. Fashion technology will also be represented as key to empowering the fashion supply chain to be more sustainable. Visit Pure London launches Pure Conscious with Common Objective DIARY DATES Home &Gift Buyers’ Festival 15 th – 18 th July, 2018 Harrogate Conference Centre Scoop 22 nd – 24 th July, 2018 Saatchi Gallery, London Pure London 22 nd – 24 th July, 2018 Olympia, London Moda 5 th – 7 th August, 2018 NEC, Birmingham IJL 2 nd – 4 th September, 2018 Olympia, London Autumn Fair 2 nd – 5 th September, 2018 NEC, Birmingham