Source Home & Gift: Responsible Sourcing in conjunction with Spring Fair

The only international sourcing platform of its kind in the UK, Source Home & Gift taking place from 5th – 8th February at NEC Birmingham, has announced a comprehensive and compelling line-up of over 200 audited, quality manufacturers from around the world including China, India, Peru, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Nepal, Senegal, Singapore, across Europe and the USA, who will join the inaugural show which runs parallel to Spring Fair.

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, as well as an exclusive Senegalese pavilion.

Suzanne Ellingham, Director of Sourcing of Source Home & Gift says, “It’s important to me that our show is truly international and that we have a fantastic mix of large-scale manufacturing capabilities, balanced with 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. We are bringing the best global responsible manufacturers to the NEC in February, and we are working with governments worldwide to find the best exporters with good, safe, working practices. We are taking the pain out of global sourcing and saving buyers flights around the world by bringing manufacturers right to them. The proposition of a trade show of fully audited manufacturers that at least have a Sedex audit has proven exceptionally popular with all major retailers and wholesalers. It makes Source Home & Gift a must attend event for every buyer or procurement head we speak too.”

For the very first time Source Home & Gift introduce a Senegalese pavilion via the Chamber of Trades Dakar. They will be showcasing six artisan producers specialising in home, gift and handicraft products. The pavilion will be made up of SME businesses who will be keen to export their high-quality products to the UK and explore business opportunities.

Visitors will discover three Indian pavilions at Source Home & Gift including a showcase from EPCH (Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts). EPHC are one of the biggest export promotion councils in India across all sectors and have been coming to Spring Fair since 1994. 16 inspiring companies are exhibiting including packaging suppliers, jute bag manufacturers, fashion jewellery and accessories, home & decorative items, textiles and housewares.

Source Home & Gift are also welcoming a Chinese pavilion from the Jiaxing province, who will be showcasing a range of different products across home & gift.

Other global producers include:

Journey, exhibiting exclusively at Source Home & Gift this year, represents the creative talents of people with intellectual disabilities in Singapore. Through Journey, some 60 special needs artists get an opportunity to earn an income from the use of their art prints, as well as gain access to platforms for brand collaborations that showcase their talent and tenacity.

Asha Handicrafts is an organisation committed to the preservation and promotion of Indian handicrafts across the globe, offering hope to thousands of Indian artisans. They’re partnered with Fair Trade importers all over the world, with an impressive range of over 4000 products, across categories like Home Decor, Lifestyle Accessories, Office Stationery, Toys and Games and Corporate Gifts.

Soma, showing exclusively at Source Home & Gift this year, is a textiles company who produce a range of high-quality household textiles, bags and apparel. Using the knowledge and techniques that have been passed down through many generations, the art of block printing is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when work ethic and skill are applied to an ancient craft.

Camel Trade is one of the leading manufacturers in Egypt in producing household and toy plastic products. The core values of the Camel Trade family are to produce products that are manufactured using 100% recyclable materials and using sustainable machines that reduce the consumption of electricity. They’re designed to be long-lasting, minimising plastic waste.

Sirohi is a sustainable luxury brand from India that advocates a slow and simple lifestyle based on the values of Indian heritage and culture. Its home and lifestyle products are handwoven by skilled women artisans with an aim to bring the beauty of the outdoors, indoors.

EISHO Co., Ltd. was founded in 1988, is a Guilin-based professional manufacturer and exporter that concerned with the design, development and production of household goods, hotel supplies, shop display, kitchenware, etc. EISHO has set up branches in the United States, Japan, Germany, and Shanghai. With high quality extensive product portfolio EISHO work with international brands including Dollor General, Daiso, Nike, Celine, and Armani.

TEXNORA is situated in Karur, South of India, and a manufacturer and exporter of high-quality home textile products, kids and babies textile items. Seven Seas, from Panipat India, is a manufacturer and exporter of home textiles, including beautiful cotton rugs, throws, curtains, mats, blankets, and interior decor.

AMSA EXPORTS manufactures and exports quality home furnishings, garments and knitwear from Karur, India. Since 2004 skilled designers deliver creative designs according to marketing trends and forecasts.

Launched to unite the best manufacturers from key sourcing regions around the world with key retailers, brands, contractors, and interior designers who are looking to find new suppliers or explore private label opportunities, Source Home & Gift reflects a new vision for sustainable, ethical and inspirational product sourcing.

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