Stand: 6 M30-20 A31
For 25 years, Half Moon Bay has been supplying retailers of all sizes across the globe, and prides itself on its great quality, award-winning products and wide range of Entertainment brands including Harry Potter, Disney Classic, Paddington Bear, Aardman Animations, Moomin and The Beatles.
As well as continuing to build its well-established ‘Entertainment’ catalogue, the company has now added to its offering with ‘Half Moon Bay By Design’. This new area of the business focuses on collaborating with charities, talented artists, and iconic heritage brands to create collections that tell a story – as well as sticking to Half Moon Bay’s core values of producing products that make people smile.
Working from its design studio in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, Half Moon Bay By Design aims to produce trend-led gifts and homewares, extending Half Moon Bay’s product reach into new and exciting markets and retailers.
Showing at Autumn Fair, Half Moon Bay By Design’s latest collections collaborate with several new artists including Kate Heiss and her vibrant linocut prints inspired by her love of flowers and nature; and Natasha Kirby, a painter, surface designer and printmaker with a love of all things floral, bright, and beautiful.
In addition to artists, the supplier is working with several heritage brands and charities, from the iconic arts & crafts designer William Morris and his distinctive fabric designs to the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB. The ‘Free as a Bird’ collection is brimming with an array of iconic British birds, brought to life through colourful homewares.
Its most recent charity collaboration is with Great Ormond Street Hospital, where it produced a giftware collection inspired by the popular novel Peter Pan. This book was generously gifted to Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1929 by the author, and £0.30 plus VAT of each sale from the range will go directly to supporting the hospital.
Building on Half Moon Bay’s extensive retail experience and broad customer base, the firm aims to add ‘By Design’ brands to its already diverse product offering, to become a one-stop-shop for all types of retailers including garden centres, department stores, cookshops and bookshops of all sizes.
While design and great customer service is at the heart of everything Half Moon Bay does, it is equally committed to conducting its business in a manner that reflects ethical and environmental values. It applies this approach to the whole supply chain, from design and sourcing to production and transportation.