Spring Fair returns to the NEC in Birmingham from February 5 to February 8 and, according to organiser Hyve Group, the show is already almost 90% sold out.
The exhibition encompasses 14 sectors within four destinations across eight halls: Home which includes Living & Décor, Housewares, Everyday, and The Summerhouse; Gift which includes Christmas, Floral and Seasonal Decorations; Moda which comprises fashion and features its own catwalk as well as jewellery & watches, womenswear, fashion accessories, and footwear; and the newly launched responsible sourcing show Source Home & Gift.
The flourishing Gift sector offers an array of bestsellers and contemporary designs, alongside unique and personalised gifts.
Celebrating its 140-year anniversary in 2023, Widdop & Co continues to wow gift and home retailers with innovation across its portfolio of brands and licences. Coming up to its 25th birthday, another much-loved returning favourite, Sass & Belle, promotes the joy of home sprucing with trend-led gifts and homeware.
This year DCUK is celebrating a Duckensian Christmas in honour of the great writer. You’ll find evergreen garlands, lavish gold trimmings and, most of all, a spirit of goodwill to all friends and friends-to-be. As always, the company promises exceptional quality of gifts made by hand with love, symbolised by the DCUK pin. Every duck and feathered friend is fledged from earth-kind bamboo, with a light dusting of imagination and charm.
Hawthorn Handmade is turning 10 and to celebrate, the Dorset based company which makes craft kits for beginners is expanding its range of embroidery kits, adding to bestsellers ‘Make Your Own Magic’ and ‘Today I Choose Joy’, as well as new kits across all their other collections. Meanwhile, Puzzle Post returns with its innovative escape rooms in an envelope.
“The team is very excited about opening the doors to the next Spring Fair in February 2023. We are all committed to offering our visitors – thousands of the UK’s brilliant retailers – the most accessible, diverse, and inspirational marketplace for discovering their shops’ bright new finds”SPRING FAIR PORTFOLIO DIRECTOR NICOLA MEADOWS
Renowned for its range of nightwear for women and girls, and matching washbags and eye masks, Powell Craft will launch light cotton nightwear suitable for holidays and warmer nights, in classic white or vibrantly coloured signature prints, as well as a range of women’s floral summer dresses and a new range of dresses for kids.
Ava May Aromas will launch a new home fragrance range at Spring Fair called Ava Mayfair. Not only is the Ava Mayfair range billed as the world’s first certified Fairtrade home fragrance range, but every product is also 100% natural.
Meanwhile, the Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball collection sees new additions at Spring Fair to add fresh appeal to this popular range. Tapping into the latest Modern Rustic trend, new gardeners’ accessories in galvanized steel showcase the beauty of the material in which they’re crafted. Plus, a new heart-shaped trowel in mirror-polished stainless steel combines perfect planting performance with irresistible good looks.
A rising star in the gifting industry, Letterbox Love has recently collaborated on a Seeded Card and Wish Bracelet range with Richard Lang & Sons. The two Derbyshire businesses have teamed together to offer customers a sustainable gifting solution. The gifts combine the traditional and much-loved Richard Lang’s artwork and best-selling bracelets by Letterbox Love. Customers can plant the seeded card to grow wildflowers – perfect for bees and butterflies – and treasure the bracelet, creating a wholesome and meaningful gifting experience.
Visitors will also discover the latest designs from Lesser & Pavey, Fantasia, Gingko, Portico Designs, Thumbs Up, Coulson MacLeod, Gift Republic, History & Herald, Kikkerland, Bookspeed, Enesco, Puckator, Joe Davies, Fallen Fruit, Half Moon Bay, Shoeless Joe, Abysse Corp, University Games, Elgate, Rubies Masquerade, Straits Trading, British Fossil, and Giftware Trading.
Finally, the debut Design First area offers a first-time showcase to new brands including Fox Under the Moon, Nzuri Trading, Dunked, and Loyal Candles.
Spring Fair portfolio director Nicola Meadows said: “The team is very excited about opening the doors to the next Spring Fair in February 2023. We are all committed to offering our visitors – thousands of the UK’s brilliant retailers – the most accessible, diverse, and inspirational marketplace for discovering their shops’ bright new finds.
“The show offers an incomparable destination for sourcing newness, innovation and your next bestsellers. Our new vision for discovery builds on the show’s heritage as a trusted platform for buyers and adds an improved layout and unparalleled opportunities for cross-buying and creativity.”