Miss Milly Founder Sarah Ward shares how the Pantone Colour of the Year has found a place in her collections...As we've become more sensitive to the fragility of our planet and sustainability has become increasingly important, the decadent complete overhaul of fashion from one season to the next has happily slowed down. And we now see colour palettes shifting gradually rather than a wholesale transformation from one set of shades to something completely diff erent. And in a cost-of-living crisis, we defi nitely don't want to be renewing our wardrobe every few months. And this is where jewellery and accessories play an important role in refreshing outfits and sparking interest.
Posted: 14 February 2023
Made in Britain, the trade association representing close to 2,000 SME manufacturing businesses across the UK, has appointed three new Non-Executive Directors to its board, as it marks 10 years of growth: Warren Gell, Global Global Commercial Director, Dartington Crystal; Katy Moss, Managing Director, Trent Refractories; Henry Beaver, Chief Executive Officer, Beaver Bridges.
They join existing Made in Britain board members: Prof. Chris Harrop OBE, ESG Strategy Director, Marshalls plc (Chairman); Camilla Hadcock, Owner and Director, Roach Bridge Tissues; Peter Atmore, Head of Global Sales and Marketing, Fracino.
Posted: 10 February 2023
ACID has announced CEO Dids Macdonald has won the legal category in the UK Enterprise Nation Awards 2022.
According to ACID: "It is a fantastic outcome for ACID and all designers as it further amplifies our combined voices for the importance of IP design law reform.
"Dids has worked tirelessly over the last 25 years to raise awareness for issues within the landscape of intellectual property (IP) and the design industry."
Posted: 7 February 2023
JATC is very excited for the upcoming show in X10 days' time at the Truman Brewery. This season the event has doubled the floorspace within the Truman Brewery and taken the whole of the second floor and is now sold out with over 120 brands on show.
DKNY are taking a space and bringing a bespoke made bar serving complimentary cocktails to add to the already laid back atmosphere the order writing show already exudes.
Posted: 2 February 2023
Spring Fair, the UK marketplace for wholesale Home, Gift and Fashion which returns to the NEC Birmingham NEC from 5th – 8th February 2023, has announced its Inspiring Retail Stage line-up. Featuring leading industry professionals and rising stars, the line-up features 40 speakers, sharing exclusive market intelligence, insights and valuable industry information all designed to provide buyers with the opportunity to increase their knowledge, understand critical market trends and themes, and connect with leaders in the field. Located in Hall 6, the Inspiring Retail Stage has a jam-packed programme with trend updates, e-commerce advice, sustainability guidance and business tips across the four days.
Posted: 31 January 2023
Harrogate Fashion Week is set to open for the eight edition on 5th February, 2023. Once again organisers Sarah and Wendy are delighted to announce it will be the largest show to date, so don't delay register now.
Held in 3 halls at the Harrogate Convention Centre which is set right in the heart of this beautiful spa town with hotels, guest houses, restaurants and bars all on its doorstep. Harrogate has a reputation as a great place to do business and network after hours – what more could you want.
Posted: 24 January 2023
Ocean Media Group has announced a collaboration with Sarah Laker, founder and owner of award-winning stationery and gift store, Stationery Supplies Marple and Wilmslow. Since its launch in 2011, National Stationery Week has celebrated stationery in all its forms and campaigned to get more consumers into shops by encouraging people to put pen to paper. This year, National Stationery Week takes place between the 15th-23rd May 2023.
Posted: 23 January 2023
As one of the UK's leading campaigning organisations for Designs and IP, Anti Copying in Design (ACID) has presented Government with potential solutions to address what the majority think are an outdated set of laws that are not fit for purpose.
The organisation says: "Simplifying the complexity of design law and enabling access to enforcement more cost and time effectively are high on the agenda. Strengthening design law with a tangible deterrent against copying, includes a strong recommendation of the introduction of criminal sanctions for the deliberate infringement of an unregistered design, in line with those who rely on copyright.
Posted: 6 January 2023
For many, gift giving is as much a part of Christmas as any other tradition. This means a considerable rise in the number of purchases of all sorts of items, from clothing and toiletries to electronics and our favourite festive treats. But this increase in spending can come with a downside, particularly when it comes to sustainability. There's one unexpected part of Christmas that may be having one of the biggest impacts on the environment, and it's paper receipts.
Posted: 29 December 2022
A new blockchain powered technology that protects ownership and tackles the growing blight of counterfeiting has been quickly adopted by businesses keen to protect themselves and their customers. UK-based DNA creates unique digital passports which prove authenticity and ownership of jewellery, collectibles, art, rarities and luxury goods. The technology makes virtually any physical product instantly verifiable storing every historical transfer of ownership, and other information about the product, on a unique DNA digital passport (Native Asset) which is then safeguarded on the Kadena blockchain platform.
Posted: 19 December 2022