Some favourite websites
Forever Creative Photography
Product & Lifestyle imagery / White Background Shots...
For Artists, Craftspeople, Designer-Makers & Brands all across the UK...
website: Forever Creative
Venue: Olympia, London
Carefully edited by a panel of market-leading experts to excite, inspire and, ultimately, save you time by bringing you the very best design-led products and brands available. At home in London’s iconic Olympia, which is nestled in one of the world’s most highly-recognised design districts.
Top Drawer is as much about the exchange of ideas and experiences as it is about the buying and selling. With two inspiring stages, learn all there is to know about retail at one of the many keynote presentations, masterclasses, panel discussions and case study presentations.
website: Top Drawer
Scotland's Trade Fairs Spring and Autumn
Venue: SEC, Glasgow
Scotland’s Trade Fairs take place twice a year at Glasgow’s SEC, with January's 'Spring' event being the largest. A wide range of companies exhibit thousands of products to trade buyers from the department stores, multiples, mail-order, online, tourist attractions and independent retail outlets who attend the shows.
The shows incorporates four specialist areas: Home & Gift products, Fashion & Accessories, Craft and Food & Drink.
website: Scotland's Trade Fairs
Giving + Living Trade Show
Venue: Westpoint, Exeter EX5 1DJ
From bags to books, cards to cushions, mugs to maps and soaps to seascapes, Giving & Living showcases an extraordinarily wide range of merchandise at very different price points. The timing is perfect and the environment is ideal for building those all-important relationships – whether you want to discuss personalising merchandise to match your brand or negotiate the best possible terms, discover niche products that reflect Britain’s unique heritage or just catch up with the latest fashions, trends and ideas, Giving & Living is one trade show you can’t afford to miss.
website: Giving + Living
Just a Card
We are proud supporters of the Just a Card campaign, which aims to encourage people to buy from Independent Galleries, Shops and Designer/Makers. The campaign promotes the message that all purchases, however small – even 'just a card' – are vital to the prosperity, perhaps even the survival, of small businesses.
Find out more about the campaign here: justacard.org
or simply engage with it here:
justacard | @JustACard1 | #justacard #justsupportsmall