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Junk Kouture sustainability fashion event launches in the UK

Junk Kouture sustainability fashion event launches in the UK

Following on from its success in Ireland, which has seen over 100,000 participants engaged to date, the acclaimed programme for youth creative expression and sustainability Junk Kouture has arrived in the UK.Empowering young creatives to be at the forefront of change, Junk Kouture challenges students aged 13-18 to create bespoke garments using only recycled materials. A year-round, free to enter programme for entrants in second level education, Junk Kouture challenges its participants to design, create and model their wearable haute couture styled from waste with the ultimate achievement of qualifying for a spot at the Junk Kouture World Final, taking place in September 2022.... read more

Posted: 17 September 2021

Autumn Fair & Moda deliver record orders

Autumn Fair & Moda deliver record orders

Millions of pounds worth of business was generated during the last four days at the UK's leading home, gift and fashion trade show, Autumn Fair co-located with Moda, reigniting, and refuelling the retail industry.Retailers from across the UK, including Harrods, Anthropologie, Dunelm, Walt Disney Company, Graham & Green, Tesco, Hobbycraft, La Redoute, Lakeland, Next, Paperchase, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury's, flocked in their thousands to attend the first major retail trade show since lockdown in March 2020.... read more

Posted: 15 September 2021

Kyme sunglasses launches new collection; Wild View

Kyme sunglasses launches new collection; Wild View

Italian sunglasses brand KYME has launched a new collection, named Wild View. The collection is said to mix ethereal elements with the contemporary, setting minimal and eccentric glasses in textures of natural abstractions.According to the company, "A wide palette of natural nuances such as moss, earth and sand stand out in monochromatic or turtle patterns, designing over-shape styles that stretch the hand to slightly angular and impacting lines made by bold acetate like Ida and Florette for her, or to subtle and elegant metal frames like Jordi and Shepard for him."... read more

Posted: 13 September 2021

Theo Paphitis discusses Hybrid Retailing at Autumn Fair

Theo Paphitis discusses Hybrid Retailing at Autumn Fair

On day three of the UK's leading home, gift and fashion show, Autumn Fair co-located with Moda, visitors were treated to an insightful and honest conversation with retail entrepreneur and small business advocate Theo Paphitis in which he championed hybrid retail - the mix of physical and online retailing. As well as highlighting the growth in convenience and localised shopping, he urged would-be retailers to take the opportunity now to open physical stores and revealed that his businesses are looking to open more stores and have identified 200 sites to investigate.... read more

Posted: 9 September 2021

BCTF Online delivers for makers

BCTF Online delivers for makers

BCTF Online 2021, which ran from 27 June – 1 July, welcomed close to a thousand verified retail trade buyers to the five-day digital event, plus hours of content from an expert line-up of speakers.Participants in the show, where categories ranged from jewellery and fashion accessories through to ceramics, glass, woodwork, fine art and paper products, were lavished with attention from exclusive retail buyers in search of the best British handmade products.The event attracted 888 buyers in total, who viewed thousands of catalogue pages and images, watched hundreds of videos and created hundreds of favourites during the show.... read more

Posted: 3 September 2021

TV Dragon Theo Paphitis to delve into the evolving shape of UK retail at Autumn Fair

TV Dragon Theo Paphitis to delve into the evolving shape of UK retail at Autumn Fair

The largest European Home & Gift buying event of the year, Autumn Fair, taking place on 5th – 8th September at NEC Birmingham, is pleased to announce that retail entrepreneur, TV Dragon, and founder of Small Business Sunday, Theo Paphitis will deliver a keynote conversation on Tuesday 7th September delving into the evolving shape of UK retail.For more information and to view the full programme please visit https://www.autumnfair.com/seminar-programme-2021 or pre-register and download the official Autumn Fair App https://www.autumnfair.com/show-app-visitor.... read more

Posted: 2 September 2021

UK shoppers to spend £120.5 billion online in 2021; increase of £10 billion from 2020

UK shoppers to spend £120.5 billion online in 2021; increase of £10 billion from 2020

Following a surge in online sales in 2020 thanks to COVID-19, UK shoppers are predicted to further increase their spending as new data forecasts £120.48bn of online purchases in 2021.The VoucherCodes.co.uk Life after COVID: Prospects for online retailing, physical stores, and how we pay report, carried out by the Centre of Retail Research (CRR), examines the impact of the pandemic on both online and offline retailing. It also looks ahead to 2021 and 2022 to understand how online sales will be impacted as the UK recuperates from the pandemic.... read more

Posted: 27 August 2021

Havaianas doubles its size in Q2 2021

Havaianas doubles its size in Q2 2021

Alpargatas, parent company of flip flop brand Havaianas, has announced net revenue of BRL 1,095 million, up 71 percent year on year. The company has put the growth down to three strategic drivers, advances in international markets, acceleration in online channels, and portfolio expansion with product innovations.Growth in Europe was said to be a key highlight, where volume increased 38 percent, while digitalization is said to be one of the company's strategic pillars. Online sales reached R$ 220 million. Three times higher than Q2 2019 – pre pandemic.... read more

Posted: 16 August 2021

Autumn Fair launches sustainability library

Autumn Fair launches sustainability library

Following the successful launch of the Sustainability Trail at Spring Fair 2020, the focus on sustainability continues for Autumn Fair 21 with the launch of The Sustainability Library and a host of onsite initiatives. Pre-show, visitors can connect with sustainable brands at Autumn Fair 2021 at www.autumnfair.com/the-sustainability-library-at-autumn-fair-home in just a few clicks; making it super easy to discover the brands and suppliers that are striving to do their part to ensure a more sustainable and ethical future for us all.Simply visit the Exhibitor List on www.autumnfair.com or via the soon-to-launch Autumn Fair app, filter by The Sustainability Library and discover exhibitor stories, pledges and initiatives from brands who are doing their part.... read more

Posted: 12 August 2021

Spring Fair 2022 to take on four-day format

Spring Fair 2022 to take on four-day format

After extensive research, and collaboration with exhibitors, buyers and partners alike, Spring Fair organisers Hyve has announced that next year the show is to become a four-day event. The new show dates will run from Sunday 6th February – Wednesday 9th February, 2022 at The NEC in Birmingham, and will include the introduction of late-night openings until 7.30pm on the Sunday and Monday. The team will also introduce a new sourcing destination, expanding the marketplace even further.... read more

Posted: 10 August 2021