Spring Fair, the UK’s leading marketplace for wholesale Home, Gift and Fashion returns to the NEC Birmingham NEC from 5th – 8th February 2023 hosting an even more dynamic and inspirational offering. As the largest and most accessible “shop for shops”, Spring Fair is the UK’s trusted platform for discovery and innovation, putting the most sought-after products, bright new finds, and industry-leading creative thinkers, under one easy-to-navigate roof whilst giving retailers unparalleled cross-buying opportunities.
Almost 90% sold out across the show, Spring Fair encompasses 14 sectors within four destinations across 8 halls – Home which includes Living & Décor, Housewares, Everyday, and The Summerhouse, Gift including Christmas, Floral and Seasonal Decorations, and Moda fashion featuring its own Catwalk as well as Jewellery & Watch, Womenswear, Fashion Accessories, and Footwear, and the newly launched responsible sourcing show Source Home & Gift - all offering thousands of much loved and established favourites alongside an array of sustainable and new brands showing for the first time. The show creates a compelling and unmissable platform for buyers to touch, feel, and experience the latest products, trends and innovations.
Nicola Meadows, Portfolio Director, Spring Fair, says, “All of the team at Spring Fair are very excited about opening the doors to the next Spring Fair in February 23. 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 shop’s bright new finds. The show offers an incomparable destination for sourcing newness, innovation and your next best-sellers. Our 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.”
Within Home, Living & Décor and The Summerhouse buyers will discover the most stylish and on-trend furniture, textiles, housewares, art, and decorative interior accessories from the UK and around the world. The Summerhouse welcomes back Bloomingville, MyGiftsTrade (including Urban Nature Culture), Hot Tomato, The Libra Company, Jellycat, Stone Glow Candles, Bronte by Moon, and Gallery Direct.
Returning from Denmark is VanillaFly, where you’ll be dazzled by their unique and eclectic must-have home decorations and accessories. New to Spring Fair, visitors will be delighted to discover one of Scandinavia’s leading wholesalers, Wikholm Form, bringing their comprehensive range of products, decorations, furniture, and accessories made from ceramics, glass, wood, metal, basket, leather and textiles.
Spring Fair is delighted to welcome back an array of home lifestyle brands for the 2023 event in February, including Coach House, Mint Interiors by Kettle, Art Marketing, Ascalon, Malini, Chic Antique, Maison French, Hanlin, and Hill Interiors. Fifty Five South from Glasgow will offer luxury furniture, lighting, and home living products designed for opulent interior settings, and Native Natural will be showcasing their sustainable products which look as good as they are for the planet. Personality in any brand is key and the show welcomes back Matt Buckley, the designer at Edge Sculptures, who offers a striking collection of emotionally evocative and fiercely modern figures of animals and mythical creatures. New to the show, look out for Bakers Direct, Sarita Handa, Artsy Doormats, Home Décor Hub, Nortonvale Homeware, and Esselle. Hunter Price and their new Billie Faiers range can also now be found in Home.
Serving up the best in culinary must-haves, from the latest innovations in cookware to the most beautiful tableware décor, visitors to Housewares will encounter kitchenware and dining ideas from Apollo Housewares, Honest Bottle, Artisania, Kin Limited, Captivate Brands, David Mason (Design), Goodtobee, Jomafe, International Cookware, Juice and Jam, Kuhn Rikon, Olivawood, Pendeford Housewares, T&G Woodware Ltd, RKW, Ultimate Products, Blue Stem Group, and Ulster Weavers. The BIRA/BHETA Village also returns.
New to the show are Pure Table Top, pitched as ‘the home of beautiful tablewares’, their collections feature much-loved brands including Joules, Olly Smith, and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, each with their own signature style.
Following the acquisition of French glassware brand, Duralex® in 2021, International Cookware, who also license the brand Pyrex® in EMEA, has announced it will now operate under a new company name - La Maison Française du Verre and will present both brands at Spring Fair 2023. The two iconic emblems of French glassmaking will now be united within a single and unique house, to complete the company’s approach of French excellence.
The Everyday sector in Hall 1 continues to meet the growing demands for everyday affordable items and this season sees an abundance of newness and innovations. New brands include textiles from Harvey James, natural bathing accessories from Max-Link, haberdashery from Utopia Crafts, storage solutions from Barbosa & Ribeiro, and health and beauty products from Nutri-Trade. Returning to the show are large numbers of established European exhibitors including Import Distribution, Winners Europe, RMS International, RSW International, Gem Import, Tallon International, PMS International and Rayburn.
As the UK’s love for grow-your-own and gardening continues unabated, visitors will not want to miss the Clever Pots team who will debut at the show showcasing everything greenfingered shoppers need to enjoy growing success year after year.
The flourishing Gift sector continues to offer everything you want to gift and be gifted with. Curated to create special moments from the show floor to your shop floor, explore an array of best-sellers, contemporary designs, unique and personalised gifts. Hall 4 will also feature the New Product Showcase and the Power of One® Showcase, offering a curated edit of the best in show and sustainability.
Celebrating its 140-year anniversary in 2023, Widdop & Co continues to wow gift and home retailers with innovation and excellence across its exciting portfolio of brands and licenses. Coming up to its 25th birthday, another much-loved returning favourite, Sass & Belle promotes the joy of home sprucing, lovingly designing trend-led gifts and homeware.
This year DCUK are 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, they promise 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 are turning 10 and to celebrate the Dorset based company which makes craft kits for beginners and beyond is growing their range of inspiring embroidery kits, adding to best-sellers ‘Make Your Own Magic’ and ‘Today I Choose Joy’ as well as new kits across all their other collections. Puzzle Post returns with its innovative escape rooms in an envelope.
Renowned for its range of beautiful nightwear for women and girls and matching washbags and eye-masks, Powell Craft will be launching light cotton nightwear that’s perfect 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 pretty new range of dresses for kids.
Ava May Aromas will be launching a new home fragrance range at Spring Fair, called Ava Mayfair. Not only is the Ava Mayfair range the world’s first certified Fairtrade home fragrance range, every product is also 100% natural.
The much-loved 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 have recently collaborated on a Seeded Card and Wish Bracelet range with award winning wholesaler Richard Lang & Sons. The two Derbyshire based businesses have teamed together to offer customers a sustainable gifting solution, these beautiful gifts offer 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. View on the Richard Lang & Sons stand.
Visitors will also discover the latest designs from Lesser & Pavey, Fantasia, Gingko, Portico Designs, Thumbs Up, Coulson MacLeod, Funco UK, Gift Republic, History & Herald, Kikkerland, Bookspeed, Enesco Gifts, Puckator, Joe Davies, Fallen Fruit, Half Moon Bay, Shoeless Joe, Abysse Corp, University Games, Elgate, Rubies Masquerade, Straits Trading, British Fossil, and Giftware Trading. The debut Design First area offers a first-time showcase to new brands including Fox Under the Moon, Nzuri Trading, Dunked, and Loyal Candles.
With indulgent products for the mind, body and soul, the Beauty & Wellbeing sector features products that pamper, groom, spritz and energise with a huge rise in sustainable, vegan, and ethically made and sourced products. From holistic home-fragrance and beauty staples to hair care, male grooming and styling kits, this is where the most sought-after beauty and wellbeing products glow. Celebrating 25 years creating cosmetics & home fragrance, Bomb Cosmetics continues to harness the power of essential oils extracted from plants, flowers and fruit. They have to power to soothe the soul and are choc full of magic to heighten, change or enhance your mood.
New to Spring Fair, Feel The Glow is passionate about creating accessible products that inspire self-care, increase well-being and help people to find their inner glow. Look out for its bestselling affirmation cards and journals as well as activity books, clothing, aromatherapy candles, pin badges and more. Visitors will also discover Kushboo Soaps, Bath Bubble & Beyond, Clarityblend, Fruu.., Heathcote & Ivory, La De Da! Living, Sevin, The Highland Soap Co, The Somerset Toiletry Company, and Upper Canada UK Limited.
As the biggest showcase for greetings and stationery in the UK, the Greetings & Stationery sector goes from strength to strength and the renewed trend for writing cards and stationery items continues. A vibrant collection of every kind of greetings and stationery, look out for the most creative, fun and colourful greeting cards, wrapping papers, stationery and paper decorations. From pen to paper to partyware, it’s all here, with Vent for Change, Cardgains, Ling Designs, The Great British Card Company, The Art File, Wrendale Designs, Dandelion Stationery, Museums & Galleries, Paper Salad, Louise Tiler, Emotional Rescue, Five Dollar Shake, Out of the Blue Studios, The Seed Card Company, Crumble and Core, Dyson Designs, and many more showcasing their latest designs.
The GCA Debut edit returns with a host of new exhibitors including striking black & white illustrations from Wildlines, and eco-friendly collections from The Little Green Paper Shop.
The Party & Celebrations sector is full of exciting and bright new finds, bringing joy to every occasion. The place for balloons, Halloween items, Christmas favours, party tableware and decorations for all celebrations, there’s all kinds of party favourites from leading brands including Amscan, Kalisan, Grabbo, Gingeray, Gemar, Oaktree, Unique Party, Hootyballoo by Club Green, Eurowrap, and Pioneer Party, waiting to be discovered.
As Club Green celebrates its fortieth year, its focus is on fun and sustainability and since launching Hootyballoo in 2018 their ambition has been to create an exciting range of products that are both great for its customers and great for the planet. Continually working to reduce single-use plastics wherever possible, the company are currently upgrading all its display packaging, using card display pouches instead plastic bags. For 2023, they also have new eco-friendly ranges incorporating a new coating that allows items to be wiped clean and recycled after use.
Bringing the festive season to life, from small seasonal decorations to life-size Santa’s and show-stopping festive trees, explore the magical Christmas, Floral & Seasonal Decorations sector at Spring Fair with Christmas Inspirations BV, Festive Lights, Gifts 4 All Occasions, and Swift Imports.
Home to the finest, most magical children’s toys and gadgets, Kids, Toys and Play offers a celebration of the most beautiful, handcrafted toys, brain-teasing puzzles, must-have high-tech gadgets, and craft gifts for all ages. Tap into the hottest toy trends and those elusive Christmas hits from leading brands including Keels, Orange Tree, Noble Collection, Big Jigs, Inside Out Toys, Mai Clothing, Willsow, Happy Little Doers, Djeco, House of Puzzles, Click Europe, Kiddicraft, and Ty.
Hippychick has tripled its Vilac offering and new additions to source at Spring Fair include beautifully crafted wooden tea sets, educational toys, games that get the whole family involved, and even traditional kites.
The Puppet Company and its sister soft toy brand Wilberry will be showcasing their exciting new collections of ‘Walking’ Puppets and ECO Cuddlies made from 100% recycled materials. Re-using plastic bottles, every single thing in each puppet and soft toy, from the thread used to embroider the eyes to the stuffing making it extra cuddly, has been recycled and re-used, even the swing tickets and display stands.
Offering a wide collection of crafting kits for children, James Galt is showcasing arts and crafts products including creative cases, stationery, water magic and young art. Long-standing Spring Fair exhibitor, Wilton Bradley, is showing its new Sew Amazing range created for kids taking an interest in sewing, and a new licensed kids cooking range, Bake Me a Story, in partnership with Nadiya Hussain specifically designed to make cooking and baking accessible to children.
New to Spring Fair and based in The Netherlands, SES Creative offers a wide range of crafting kits for kids from fingerpaint, poster paint, colouring pencils, markers, chalk, play dough and more. Kids crafting experts, Thames & Kosmos return to Spring Fair with a magnificent range of scientific kits to enable kids to explore their imagination and learn through play. Reviving an old favourite, Bachmann Europe have gone from strength to strength launching Thunderbird 2, International Rescue’s heavy transport aircraft model kit containing Pod 4 and its cargo Thunderbird 4 and piloted by Virgil Tracy.
The EUGY craft craze shows no signs of abating in 2023 as UK distributors Brainstorm Ltd return to Spring Fair with a raft of brand-new additions to the range. EUGY is an eco-friendly arts and crafts phenomenon, launched in the UK in 2019 and owned by New Zealand based Dodoland. Made from environmentally friendly, biodegradable card with natural eco-friendly ink and non-toxic glue, EUGY models can be built by following a simple number sequence. Each creative and collectable pack also features educational fun facts about the animal.
With a treasure trove of fashion, Moda returns to Spring Fair with over 300 brands. Expanding over two halls, this edition presents a fresh layout out and edit incorporating fours sectors clearly defined: Womenswear, Footwear, Fashion Accessories and Jewellery & Watch. Showcasing the latest collections from established and new brands including Jayley, Godske, Lighthouse Clothing, One Hundred Stars, Soya Concept, FIKA, Fly London, Chatman, XTI, Carmela, Refresh, Lunar, Alpe, Mustang, My Doris, Big Metal, POM, Lisa Angel, Powder, Ashwood Leather, it is designed to inspire and help retailers with their sourcing for the new season.
With over 100 exhibitors, the Jewellery & Watch (J&W) brings together a unique selection of fine jewellery, silver jewellery, fashion jewellery and jewellery designers, all launching their new season collections. Names include Breuning, Gecko, Sea Gems, D&X, Herbert Marx, Pre-Owned Jewellery, London Pearl, Scream Pretty, Jackie Brazil, Kali Ma Designs, Perfection Jewellery, Reeves & Reeves, to mention just a few. With a live trend-led Fashion Show and seminars of inspirational and educational content, Moda presents an essential hub for creativity, collaboration, and buying.
As the buyers one-stop marketplace for everything new and on-trend for 2023, Spring Fair is the most impressive home, gift and fashion buying showcase. It runs from 5th - 8th February 2023 at NEC Birmingham.
For further information please visit www.springfair.com