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Announcing the Pantone Colour of the Year 2022

Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri, is a new Pantone colour whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.

Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light.

Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we're going through. As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing, and our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways.

Posted: 9 December 2021

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Online fashion brand The Fashion Bible opens first bricks and mortar store

Online fashion store The Fashion Bible has opened its first bricks and mortar store in Sunderland. Lisa Fox, Founder and Owner of The Fashion Bible, is hoping the new store will be the first stage in the company's UK expansion plans.

Set up from an initial £90 investment 10 years ago, The Fashion Bible now sells clothes worldwide. Lisa said, "It was just the right time to do this. And because I'm from Sunderland I always wanted our first flagship store to be in my hometown."

Posted: 8 December 2021

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Top Drawer doubles in size

Top Drawer is set to double in size from its AW edition, to take over the whole of Olympia London this coming January.

The destination for creative retail buyers opens its doors on 16th January for its S/S22 edition. With a focus on reinventing your new season edit, Top Drawer promises to help you find something new to excite your customers for 2022.

With safety remaining paramount the team is working closely with the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), which is liaising with the government directly on live event guidelines. In line with current government advice and previous event feedback, we have produced an All Secure Standard document which details measures we are implementing to reach our commitments above.

Posted: 6 December 2021

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Registration opens for Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring

It's time to register to attend Scotland's Trade Fair, which opens in under eight weeks at the SEC in Glasgow. With a huge array of established and new exhibitors this trade fair is not to be missed.

With over 400 exhibitors, who are excited to unveil new designs and their 2022 ranges, this could be the first time to see many of these products and make orders. After the lull in trade shows due to the pandemic it is clear that once again trade shows will be the place to re-stock, discover new items and ensure retailers stay ahead of the game with fresh, exciting products.

Posted: 3 December 2021

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Scoop X Pure launches A/W campaign at Old Truman Brewery

Following the success of the last show, Scoop and Pure London will once again collaborate and unite to showcase the most exciting Autumn/Winter 2022 collections from the best in show designers and labels across the Scoop and Pure London rosters. Under the creative direction of Scoop founder and MD, Karen Radley, Scoop X Pure will co-locate at The Old Truman Brewery on Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th February 2022 bringing together the very best premium and ready-to-wear collections.

Posted: 2 December 2021

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Gift of the Year competition extension until 15th December

The Giftware Association has today announced the extension of its Gift of the Year competition. The awards will be extended for a massive 15 days until the 15th December, so there is plenty of time for companies to enter their products and gifts.

Although the GA does usually extend the competition as it's a busy time of year for entrants approaching the Christmas season, this year has seen other reasons for the extension. The GA has listened to a lot of companies who have been affected by supply chain issues caused by the perfect storm of Brexit and the pandemic and they want to give everyone a chance to enter within enough time, whether companies are waiting on actual products, samples, or photography to enter. This is your chance to get involved.

Posted: 1 December 2021

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Do new business in 15 minutes with curated meetings at Spring Fair

Following its hugely successful beta trial at Autumn Fair in September 2021, Curated Meetings is supercharging new business and scaling up for its official launch at Spring Fair on the 7th - 8th February 2022 at NEC Birmingham offering more space, more meetings, and more sectors.

Curated Meetings are short, pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings between vetted buyers and relevant brands based on mutual interest to drive new business opportunities together. Designed to offer a platform for bespoke, highly pertinent and time efficient business meetings between buyers and brands, Curated Meetings delivered over 300, 15-minute face-to-face meetings at Autumn Fair, generating thousands of pounds of business and an incredible return on time for participants.

Posted: 30 November 2021

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Caprice to begin production at Sri Lankan factory

Pirmasens-based shoe manufacturer Caprice is strengthening its commitment in South Asia and will be producing shoes from a production site based in Sri Lanka.

As early as April 2022, Caprice leather shoes for the coming autumn/winter season will be running on the production lines of the shoe factory in Colombo, which is operated jointly with the Pakistani SGF Ltd.

The island state of Sri Lanka has benefited from improved market access to the EU within the framework of the Generalised System of Preferences towards Developing Countries (GSP+) since May, 2017.

Posted: 24 November 2021

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Spring Fair sells 90 percent of stand space; floorplan set to increase

Following on from the success of Autumn Fair and the highest ever re-book, Spring Fair has announced that 90 percent of its stand space has been sold and its organiser Hyve Group plc is looking to increase the floorplan to accommodate the flurry of new brands keen to join the show.

As the leading and most definitive marketplace for wholesale home, gift, fashion and sourcing, Spring Fair, which also now incorporates fashion destination Moda, is known as a nucleus for creativity, inspiration, trends, and order writing, as well as bringing the industry together, building communities, nurturing collaboration, and facilitating relationships that last.

Posted: 15 November 2021

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Apparel and footwear licensees on board for Care Bears collaborations

Bulldog Licensing, which manages the UK and Eire rights for Care Bears, has announced deals with Brand International for footwear and Aykroyds TDP for a collection of underwear and nightwear. Brand International is set to design an extensive range of footwear for all ages and occasions, based on the heritage bears. Product categories include slippers, footlets, flip flops, sliders, jellies, aqua shoes, trainers, wellies, fashion shoes, and back-to-school shoes.Meanwhile, Aykroyds TDP's range of underwear and nightwear, inspired by the inhabitants of the clouds of Care-A-Lot, will feature pyjamas, onesies, and dressing gowns.

Posted: 5 November 2021

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