Following on from the success of its inaugural show at Spring Fair in February, Source Home & Gift – which will co-locate with Autumn Fair at the NEC from 3-6 September – has confirmed that the show will be triple the size.
“We launched with 150 manufacturers in February, and I’m delighted that in September we will welcome over 450 manufacturers, showcasing over 15,000 products from exhibitors who have never shown before in Europe,” states Suzanne Ellingham, director of sourcing of Source Home & Gift. “There is huge demand from UK businesses to find new suppliers and manufacturers to responsibly source from.
“Source Home & Gift meets that need, and already attracts a wide variety of UK retailers and brands who want to source from good businesses. We bring together heads of buying, procurement, sourcing, quality control alongside heads of sustainability and design, all of whom are key decision makers when bringing on board a new manufacturing relationship. The quality of the Source Home & Gift visitors and, importantly, the quality of the beautiful products at the show is the reason this is the fastest growing sourcing platform in Europe.”
Countries will include the UK, China, India, Pakistan, Portugal, Philippines, Germany, Bangladesh, Ghana and Uganda.
Continues Suzanne: “Source Home & Gift brings together the best responsible manufacturers at a time when the European buying community are looking to buy better and build direct relationships with new manufacturers and suppliers. As the only international sourcing show of its kind in the UK, we set out to create a platform that offers global manufacturers with sustainable production methods, the opportunity to meet with key retailers, brands and contractors who care about how great products are made. This show does just that.”
The show features eight sectors across Gifts; Homewares; Stationery & Greetings; Toys: Furniture; Textiles; Technology & Services and Packaging.
Visitors will also be able to attend four days of discussions on the Responsible Sourcing Stage held by industry-renowned professionals, covering a range of topics surrounding sustainability and responsibility.
Top: Source Home & Gift will make its debut at Autumn Fair in September.