Attire Accessories - Sep/Oct 2018 (Issue 72)

10 Industry news Find out about all the latest from the fashion accessories industry in our regular news roundup MEENU GRAZIANI LAUNCHES IN THE UK Luxury brand Meenu Graziani has launched its first collection in the UK. The company, known for shoes and clutch bags, has created designs that are influenced by the energy of London and the vibrant colours from the brand’s Indian heritage. All shoes and clutch bags are personally designed by creative director Meenu. Meenu Graziani ensures that its shoes and clutch bags are designed with a distinctive twist and combine contemporary elegance. The signature elements of the brand are the use of bright colours, bold metallics and exciting patterns. According to Meenu: “Our designs are ageless and aimed at women of all ages. We believe that a woman wearing our shoes will feel confident, powerful and in control of her situation. All our shoes and clutch bags are designed in London but handcrafted at a family-run factory in Portugal.” Visit A GIFT FROM THE GODS LAUNCHES NEW WHOLESALE WEBSITE A Gift from The Gods has announced the launch of its new wholesale website that will open up to the company a fresh commercial audience. According to the company: “Consumer fans have already fallen head over heels for our distinctive range of accessories, stationery, jewellery and sleepwear, and now commercial buyers have the chance to get in on the act.” The simple and intuitive wholesale website allows buyers to pre-order and order AGFG favourites, explore the latest offers and find out about upcoming trade shows. Buyers must first email wholesale account manager at chloe@agiftfromthegods. com to request access and will then receive a personalised logon link. After creating a password, they can then explore the site. The easy-to-use interface means that buyers can order, reorder and reserve stock in minutes. They can also explore the full AGFG range, including new-season items and special offers. Visit SHOES BY SHAHERAZAD WINS EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARD Birmingham-based shoe business Shoes by Shaherazad has won the prestigious Exporter of the Year award at the National Small Medium Enterprise Awards in London. Shoes by Shaherazad is the brainchild of Birmingham-born businesswoman Shaherazad Umbreen and features designs made in Birmingham and Norwich. The concept, which only became available two years ago, beat off tough competition from a number of other national brands to become this year’s winner. The judges at The National SME Awards said: “This was an absolutely outstanding entry. Not only are the winner’s product being exported all over the world, but they are also ensuring they are sustainably made in the UK, indisputably comfortable and that 100 per cent of profits are donated to good causes. Truly awe inspiring.” Shaherazad, who lives in Kings Norton, said she originally came up with the idea 10 years ago and has seen a massive surge in sales following the announcement of Brexit. She said: “The uncertainty caused by Brexit hasn’t dampened the world’s appetite for British- made product.” Visit