Source Home & Gift scales up for Autumn Fair

With over 430 global manufacturers confirmed from 14 countries already, the UK’s only international responsible sourcing exhibition, Source Home & Gift which takes place from 3rd – 6th September at NEC Birmingham, alongside Autumn Fair, is scaling up its accredited home and giftware line-up to meet the UK’s growing sourcing needs.

Suzanne Ellingham, Director of Sourcing at Source Home & Gift says, “The scale at which Source Home & Gift is growing is incredible. Our team has been working hard with governments and agencies from across the world to bring best in class manufacturers and artisan producers to the UK to share their capabilities with the UK market. Our job is to balance scale and quality across key buying categories, with a range of minimum order values and variety of finishes and we will bring together hundreds of manufacturers to help you create your ranges and meet your responsible sourcing needs.”

Co-located with Autumn Fair, Source Home & Gift brings the entire retail supply chain under one roof and creating the “must-attend” event for the UK buying community. Visitors will discover this across a broad selection of relevant product categories.

With 14 countries confirmed already including Bangladesh, China, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, UK and Uzbekistan, visitors will discover newness and innovation.

One of the widest ranging categories, from everyday essentials, tableware, decorative accessories, ceramics … the list goes on. The show strives to ensure it offers the range and scale, from artisan makers in the UK that are perfect for bespoke range creation for the higher price points to opening up the Turkish ceramics manufacturing hub. Homewares is a category that is a staple of any home and gift store.

One of the biggest categories at any show, Source Home & Gift has sourced the best artisan makers, fashion accessories, candle producers, small electronics…. and anything else that is contemporary and on trend. This sector will be bursting with newness and on trend products that will not be seen elsewhere in Europe.

Perhaps one of the most exciting categories at the next show is furniture. Many wholesale and home retailers have experienced a huge amount of disruption and are looking for new manufacturing options. Working with export agencies in South East Asia and central Europe, the show brings together a range of manufacturers capable of supplying the UK market. From solid wood furniture to high quality occasional items, to outdoor furniture, this edited and curated sector will bring a range of factories to the UK that will be exclusively working with Source Home & Gift.

Textiles and soft furnishings are a perfect cross over from home to gift and make a perfect category for any lifestyle retailer. Leveraging its relationships with the textile sector, the show will bring together a range of large-scale manufacturers and smaller artisan producers that will be able to make to order, or co-create on a smaller, luxury scale.

Doubling down on sustainability is important to this sector – UK consumers need to gift kids toys that are on trend, but importantly sustainably and ethically made. Bringing together the best sustainable toy manufacturers from India and Asia, as well as smaller UK based manufacturers, this section will offer both large scale manufacturing capabilities as well as hand crafted beautiful toys that anyone would wish to gift, from puzzles to plush toys.

Stationery & Greetings
Greetings cards and small stationary items make for the perfect private label ranges. Bringing together a range of paper manufacturers combined with suppliers who can create anything you need, whether you are sourcing for small items or a range or gorgeous notebooks, cards, pens, pencils, highlighters made sustainably and ethically, this section will bring together a group of manufactures capable of bringing your brand to life through products.

Packaging is about to become big news in retail as various sustainability levies come into play. Source Home & Gift will showcase a range of packaging suppliers who have highly sustainable solutions to packaging challenges. Whether it’s biodegradable, carbon neutral or simply smartly designed to generate minimal waste, packaging is a place many retailers and brands can make wins on the sustainability front.

Technology and Services
At the same time as working with a range of manufacturers and leading factories, the show will also bring together a range of consultants, design houses and auditing agencies that can talk to visitors about any challenges they may face in their procurement or manufacturing processes. Creating a more sustainable and ethical supply chain that functions in a cost-effective way is the holy grail for many of the businesses, so each edition of Source Home & Gift will bring together some of the best companies that are looking to help buyers and procurement teams.

Source Home & Gift takes place on the 3rd – 6th September 2023 at NEC Birmingham. You can visit as part of your Autumn Fair registration: Click Here to register.


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