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Autumn Fair puts trends and sustainability centre stage

Renowned for its inspirational and insightful content, Autumn Fair has announced this year's focus will be on home & gifting trends and sustainability with dedicated days for each. Visitors to the show, taking place from the 3rd – 6th September at NEC Birmingham, are invited to attend trend workshops with leading global futures agency TrendBible, sustainability sessions with Products of Change, as well as presentations offering trade show advice for new businesses, how to navigate through challenging economic times, and motivational masterclasses – all taking place on the Inspiring Retail Stage & Moda Catwalk in Hall 8 which will also host the high energy trend-led catwalk shows.

Posted: 19 August 2023

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25% of young people would like to work in fashion

Recent data highlights a striking trend among those aged 18-25 revealing that three quarters of young adults want to work in the UK's booming creative industries, but career pathways are not clear. A study conducted between 1,000 young adults and commissioned by Ravensbourne University London – a specialist university for the creative and digital industries – revealed two in three (43%) young adults are either employed in creative industries (17%) or actively seeking employment in them (26%), with another third (33%) expressing interest in working in the creative sector[i]. The top five industries that young adults are interested in are TV and film (33%), Design (28%), Fashion (25%), Music (23%) and Games (22%)1.

Posted: 18 August 2023

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Pure London teams up with Just Around the Corner from 2024

Pure London, the UK's largest Festival of Fashion, has announced that from February 2024 Just Around The Corner (JATC) will unite with Pure London to create Pure London x JATC, sitting under Hyve's retail division umbrella.

The first combined show will take place on the 11th – 13th February 2024 at Olympia London and will offer buyers a transformed show with an increased number of inspirational fashion designers and brands.

Posted: 16 August 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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Launching in 2023 is Connect @ Autumn Fair

Launching at Autumn Fair 2023 is Connect @ Autumn Fair, a new way for the retail community to connect and collaborate. Making history, the new connections programme will give exhibitors more visibility than ever before, and buyers the opportunity to plan and pre-schedule double opt-in meetings before the show opens. Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Blue Diamond, Hillier Garden Centres, Card Factory, Coney's, Robert Dyas, Walt Disney Co., Holland & Barrett, Wilkies, Artistic Gift Boutique, Avon Cosmetics, Sterling Home, and Moonpig are amongst the thousands of leading retailers who have already registered.

Posted: 9 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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Moda puts the spotlight on new & international fashion

The ultimate fashion destination Moda, an integral part of Autumn Fair with the next edition taking place from 3rd -6th September 2023 at NEC Birmingham, will offer visitors a focus on new and international across the four clearly defined sectors, Clothing, Footwear, Fashion Accessories and Jewellery & Watch, in a curated space designed to make buying for the new season accessible and inspiring. Moda is the place to discover the latest trends, new designers and must-have looks that will adorn the season. The 200 strong showcase of fashion brands will include over 40 new and 20 international brands as well as the new jewellery collection by Dame Prue Leith for Zsiska, who all choose Moda as the platform to launch their new season collections. Islander UK, Coastal UK, Elizabeth James, Elegxnt Clothing, Miss Sparrow, From the Source, and Tales From The Earth are just some of the names that will be joining Moda for the first time to present their latest designs to retailers and buyers from the UK and overseas.

Posted: 5 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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Lunar to launch stellar new line-up at Moda

Moda, the ultimate fashion destination at Autumn Fair taking place on the 3rd – 6th September, is the perfect hunting ground for lifestyle and fashion buyers to discover next season's highly coveted and on-trend clothing, fashion accessories, jewellery, footwear and more, and this Autumn visitors will be treated to new designs and collections from footwear favourite Lunar. Martin Rye, Managing Director at Lunar says, "Following an exceptional Summer 2023, Lunar is thrilled to announce that Summer 2024 is shaping up to be another strong season. Our in-house design team have been carefully working to perfect new styles and enhance our bestsellers to enable customers to both indulge in their favourite styles once and try the exciting new introductions."

Posted: 2 August 2023

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Harrogate Fashion Week is a fantastic buying experience

Harrogate Fashion Week opened its doors to buyers queuing around the building to gain access to the first day of the biggest edition of Harrogate Fashion Week to date. Now expanding across four halls, this established show is seen by the fashion industry as a must visit exhibition in the calendar, with many brands choosing HFW as the only trade show they support each season.

Posted: 31 July 2023

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