The only international sourcing platform of its kind in the UK, Source Home & Gift opens this Sunday bringing together a compelling line-up of over 150 audited, quality manufacturers from around the world including China, India, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Nepal, Singapore, across Europe and the USA, who will join the inaugural show running parallel to Spring Fair.
Taking place from 5th – 8th February at NEC Birmingham, Source Home & Gift will showcase homewares, furniture, gifts, toys, textiles, packaging, and stationery and greetings producers and manufacturers from over 20 countries, including dedicated country pavilions from China, three Indian pavilions organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts EPCH, and the Handloom Export Promotion Council HEPC.
With leading retailers and brands including Dunelm, John Lewis, Avon, Dobbies, Wilko, B&Q, Argos, Ann Summers, Oxfam, RSPCA and Liverpool FC, and many more pre-registered to attend, Source Home & Gift also welcomes a host of manufacturing and retailing experts and changemakers to the Responsible Sourcing Stage. Offering visitors a packed schedule of informative talks designed to share knowledge and advice on topics from the latest retail trends to B Corps movement and sustainable packaging development, highlights include a keynote with founder of JoJo Maman Bébé, Laura Tenison MBE on ‘Ethical retailing: The challenge of ‘doing well’ whilst ‘doing good’; an inspiring session on manufacturing and eco design with Josh Valman, Chief Executive Officer of RPD International; an invaluable session on the B Corps journey with Toast Ale’s co-founder Rob Wilson; the story behind much loved accessory brand Skinnydip London and how to deal with the wasteful business of e-commerce returns with Lewis Blitz, Co-Founder of Skinnydip London; a deep dive into ‘Going for green: A sustainable – and profitable – retail supply chain’ with Tom Barton, Co-Founder and Director of Food, Quality and Sustainability at Honest Burgers; and the key trends from trend forecasting fashion retail specialists, BDA London.
Suzanne Ellingham, Director of Sourcing of Source Home & Gift says, “With only days to go until our inaugural show opens, I am immensely excited and proud to showcase a truly international and inspirational mix of large-scale manufacturing capabilities alongside beautiful handicrafts from around the world. What is even more important is that this show is a trusted platform. Every manufacturer, or maker, that exhibits at the show is able to work in the UK and supply to Europe to our standards. Plus, the Responsible Retail Stage is packed full of innovators and business leaders who are stepping up to share their experiences and insights. It makes Source Home & Gift a must attend event.”
Join Source Home & Gift from 5-8 February at NEC Birmingham. Visit www.source-homeandgift.com for more information and to pre-register.