New Products: Industry news from Attire Accessories magazine

Choose wool accessories this winter, the sustainable option

Textile designer Fiona Ross, the proud owner of Candy Coated Accessories, located in the North East of Scotland, advises on why investing in wool accessories this winter is better for the environment than quick-fix acrylic accessories from the highstreet. Fiona's top reasons why... 1. Wool is Biodegradable As a natural fibre, it breaks down quickly unlike synthetic fibres making it a much better choice for the future of our planet. 2. Wool is an all-natural product Sheep are part of the natural carbon cycle, consuming the organic carbon stored in plants and converting it to wool. Half of the weight of wool is pure organic carbon. So you can buy wool with a clean conscience knowing that your beautiful scarf or cosy hot water bottle cover supports carbon reduction.

Posted: 20 September 2023

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BAEKKE unveils new brand and launches colour coded sustainable jewellery into the UK

BAEKKE, the Danish sustainable jewellery brand, is excited to unveil its new brand look and announce its arrival in the UK.

Timed perfectly with a new interest in coded jewellery thanks to the 'Pear' dating ring, BAEKKE takes the concept a step further, and BAEKKE fans are excited to tell their own story using these first-of-a-kind pieces.

BAEKKE jewellery features interchangeable coloured beads that click on and off, allowing wearers to customise their jewellery according to their mood, style... or even send subtle coded messages.

BAEKKE jewellery is more than an accessory; it's a means of authentic self-expression, so it can be used to communicate values, support causes or perhaps share gender identity or neuro diversity.

Posted: 18 September 2023

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That's a wrap at Autumn Fair!

Thousands of retailers including Sainsbury's, Next, Dunelm, Boots, Ocado, Waterstone's, Osprey London, Brand Alley, Tropic Skincare, Scribbler, Clintons, Oliver Bonas, Fenwick Ltd, Cardzone, Lakeland, M&S, Matalan, Pengethley Garden Centre, Aldi, Tesco, TJX Europe, Toys R Us, The Works, WHSMITH, and The Walt Disney Company,to name a few, converged at the NEC Birmingham from the 3rd – 6th September to shop the show for their next bestsellers across a huge breadth of product categories within Home, Gift and Fashion. Many enjoyed special features including the New Product Showcase and the Gift Of The Year Showcase which took centre stage in Hall 6 as well as an insightful and visual content programme on the Inspiring Retail Stage & Moda Catwalk.

Posted: 11 September 2023

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Top Drawer Announces a host of new and exclusive brands

Retailers are in for a treat this September, as Top Drawer prepares to open the doors to its biggest collection of new and exclusive brands to ever attend the A/W show. Over 35% of the exhibitors will be making their show debut this season, bringing both a dynamic new energy and a wealth of exciting products to Olympia London; from cutting-edge technology to one-of-a-kind crafts and artisanal goods, there's something for everyone to discover - here are just a few of the new names that visitors will be able to meet:

Posted: 7 September 2023

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The Royal Horticultural Society appoints Threadbare to produce apparel range

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the appointment of Threadbare, a family-run fashion house where style and quality meets the needs of everyday life, to produce a wide range of apparel for women, men, children and – in a first for the RHS – dogs!

The first collection launches in time for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire (19-23 July 2023), and features eight pieces consisting of two tops, one pair of trousers and one dress – each in a choice of two colourways.

All the designs used in this collection have been inspired by assets from the RHS Lindley Collections, the world's finest collection of botanical art. The partnerships with the RHS will be highlighted on the Threadbare website.

Posted: 5 September 2023

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Inspiration flows on day one at Autumn Fair

Drawing buyers from across the UK, Ireland and across the globe, the leading wholesale marketplace for home, gift and fashion, Autumn Fair opened Sunday with a spectacle of newness and source of inspiration from over 500 exhibitors. Buyers from Homebase, Graham & Green, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Card Shop, Mothercare, Paper Tiger, The Olive Branch, Wilkies, John Lewis & Partners, Mooch, The Cotswold Shop, Ashwood Nurseries, and many more flocked to the show enjoying a host of special features including the New Product Showcase, Connect Buyers Lounges, and captivating fashion brought to life on the Moda Catwalk.

Posted: 4 September 2023

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New from the Cambridge Satchel Company: A Highland fling

Inspired by the beauty of the Scottish Highlands, the new handbags and key rings launching for Autumn from Cambridge Satchel Company, boast a selection of soft and versatile colourways including salmon pink, heather green and French grey with Lochcarron of Scotland tartan. Buyers can personalise their bags with a highland-inspired key ring including, the Highland Cow, Loch Ness Monster, Scottish Thistle and two-finger Shortbread.

Posted: 11 August 2023

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Meet The Hoop Station – your destination for timeless hoops

Hoop earrings are a timeless classic that work whatever the occasion; a fashion staple that can elevate any outfit in an instant, hoops are the wear-with-everything accessory that work harder than anything else. Meet The Hoop Station, the female-founded, British brand is the ultimate go-to for perfect hoops. From modern, chunky huggies to elegant, embellished designs, The Hoop Station has got all of your jewellery needs covered with its stylish collection of exceptional quality, sustainable, made-to-last earrings.

Posted: 7 August 2023

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Not An Ordinary Accessory's new slimline case

It's easy to accidentally damage your glasses or sunnies, especially when most traditional storage cases are too bulky and inconvenient to have on the go. That's why Not An Ordinary Accessory (NAOA) came up with its Apple-Leather Slim Glasses Case, the perfect solution for keeping your glasses clean and safe that won't take up precious real estate in your bag or jacket pocket when out and about. NAOA's slimline glasses cases aren't just any glasses cases, they are specially designed to keep your glasses safe without taking up too much room. No more struggling with what bag to pack or what jacket to wear, this case can fit into even the smallest of handbags or pockets with its compact and lightweight design perfect for popping in a shirt pocket or a tiny bag when on the go.

Posted: 4 August 2023

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Pure London has joined forces with #TOGETHERBAND by BOTTLETOP

A trade collective of global fashion designers, brands, buyers, creative minds and inspiring trends, the next edition of Pure London will see the return of the Sustainable destination showcasing a carefully curated selection of conscious exhibitors leading the way in addressing their environmental and social impact and sponsored by #TOGETHERBAND by BOTTLETOP. Entirely unique to Pure London, the Sustainable destination uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to assess the impact of all exhibitors, who must demonstrate that they are tackling specific key issues to exhibit within the destination. Building on the success of its launch at the February show, Sustainable will continue to raise the profile of ethical and sustainable fashion across the entire event, helping lower the industry's carbon footprint and invest in a better future.

Posted: 14 July 2023

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