Gift Brands In The Spotlight

With two days to go to The Housewares Show, many leading gift suppliers are getting ready to showcase their Autumn/Winter collections this week at the Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre in Shirley, Solihull, which takes place on August 14.

The show is also introducing the Gift Edit, an area dedicated to a curated range of giftware.

Making their debut at the show will be contemporary art publishers The Art Group, which will be making their first foray into gifts and home. The company, best known for their greeting cards, wall art and frames, will launching an inaugural range of homeware products featuring designs from artists Sam Toft, Scott Naismith and Jane Bannon. Categories include ceramics, stationery and soft furnishings.

Above: The new homeware collection from The Art Group.
Above: The new homeware collection from The Art Group.

Meanwhile, among the companies returning to the show will be Wild & Wolf, licensing partners with global brands that include Ted Baker and Orla Kiely, and innovators of in house brands such as Gentlemen’s Hardware, Ridleys Games and Pretty Useful Tools, as well as Wax Lyrical, which will be showcasing the company’s new RHS Wildscents range, as well as launching three new home fragrancing collections.

Above: The new Wildscents Wax Lyrical/RHS candles and diffusers are available in four fragrances.
Above: The new Wildscents Wax Lyrical/RHS candles and diffusers are available in four fragrances.

Other gift suppliers exhibiting include Portmeirion, Creative Tops, Dartington, Churchill, KMI Brands and Global Journeys Gifts.

 

The show is open exclusively to independent retailers. Visit www.housewaresshow.co.uk

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