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
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, visitpulse-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
May at The Old Truman
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 websitesmeetthemanufacturer.co.uk
A NEWFOUND ENERGY FOR WHO’S NEXT AND
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
For more information on the next
edition of the shows, visitwhosnext.com