Spring Fair in our Sights

Spring Fair has revealed a thrilling snapshot of what visitors can expect at the next show in February 2024 as it kick-starts its new campaign focused on the magic of discovering new products and the people and stories behind them. With an impressive 80% of floorspace already filled and an abundance of exclusives, visitors to the NEC Birmingham will encounter a vibrant and bustling showcase of new and returning exhibitors offering the opportunity to source from British, international, sustainable, and licensed brands.

Spring Fair is more than just a trade show, it’s a hub for knowledge and inspiration and provides the perfect platform to network with new and existing contacts in-person, enabling long-lasting connections to be made.

A host of new onsite features and experiences with curated displays and trend-led showcases will be designed to inspire and assist the buying journey. Nicola Meadows, Divisional Managing Director, Hyve says, “We are really excited to launch our Spring Fair 2024 campaign. We are pulling out all the stops to produce a show dedicated to the magic of product discovery, inspiration, and community. Product and people will be at the heart of everything we do.

“The UK retail community is awe-inspiring, and we hope to create a show that reflects the drive, passion, devotion, and hard work of all our customers, whether they be established global brands, artisan-maker start-ups, departments stores or independent boutiques. “Many of the sectors are already sold out and a great number of returning exhibitors have taken bigger stands reflecting a revived demand for new products.

“We’re also thrilled to welcome so many big names exclusively to Spring Fair as well as see the reappearance of some much-loved businesses who haven’t shown since before Covid. We’re keen to present a snapshot of this newness in the next edition of the Little Black Book.”

Offering 13 product sectors across Home, Gift and Fashion, the variety of products from big brands through to artisan makers at Spring Fair is unmatched. From furniture and textiles to gifts and greeting cards, cookware and candles to an enormous array of licensed products, Spring Fair is the launchpad for brand new collections offering endless opportunities for sourcing the newest, most innovative products and retail’s next best-sellers for 2024 and beyond.

Highly inspirational, exclusive and sought-after, The Summerhouse destination, which has grown by 30% since 2023, has almost sold out. Brimming full of the most beautiful, style-led and on-trend homewares, lifestyle products, and gifts from a hand-picked and curated selection of brands, many of which have increased their stand space.

The growth in textiles – a growing product category for The Summerhouse – also extends into Spring Fair’s Home, Living & Décor sector, which includes a fantastic selection of exhibitors, including many reappearing at the show in 2024 and plenty of exclusive brands for buyers with their eye out for something new and exclusive. As lovers of all things British-made, we will be keeping a special eye out for British based newcomers, Dottypix, which creates sustainable handcrafted objects for the home that appeal to minimal yet meaningful aesthetics. As houseplant afficionados we are also looking forward to seeing planters specialist, Ivyline, and Artifex Natura, which will present their passion for tropical and exotic plants through their collection of terraniums, zero maintenance preserved plant artwork, as well as unusual glass and nature-based home décor.

Bringing all the latest ideas, innovations and trends to the table, Housewares at Spring Fair will feature the latest kitchenware, cookware, tabletop décor, and dining ideas from brands that will include the great Mary Berry, SMEG, David Mason Design, Ulster Weavers, Yvonne Ellen, Primeur and Catherine Lansfield.

The Everyday sector at Spring Fair is geared towards re-energising the traditional ‘volume’ visitor and attracts all retailers in search of a better price, product and promotion. The Everyday sector is all-encompassing, showcasing the most diverse range of product sectors under one roof, from giftware to home décor, smoking accessories to electrical goods, domestic appliances to vaping products, and so much more.

Offering everything you want to gift and be gifted, retail’s next best-sellers, contemporary designs, unique, personalised and licensed gifts can all be found in the Gift sector at Spring Fair, with exhibitors that range from the biggest and most well-loved brands such as Lesser & Pavey, Joe Davies and PMC to smaller independent makers and first-time exhibitors from around the UK and further afield, including Ginger & Roo, Adams & Mack, The Dog Shack, The Outrageous Peacock, Gry & Sif, Känsla, Burton Blake, BILLOY S.L, Handle Fragrance Co, Helio Ferreti, Flow Amsterdam, Vivid Mind Gifts, and Adhock Homeware. Spring Fair will also be hosting the live judging of the Gift Of The Year Awards and the finalists showcase.

Beauty & Wellbeing continues to flourish with fragrant products that pamper, groom, spritz and energise. From holistic home-fragrance to men’s grooming to luxurious lotions and soaps, the Beauty & Wellbeing sector will lavish the senses with a host of exquisite established brands and artisans.

As the nation looks set to re-discover the joy of writing and sending cards, the Greetings & Stationery sector at Spring Fair will offer buyers the ultimate assortment of every kind of greetings card, as well as the most creative, colourful and fun wrapping papers, stationery and paper decorations. For up-and-coming designers head to the GCA Debut area and say hello to industry stalwarts and friends at the Cardgains stand.

Home to the finest, most magical children’s toys, gifts and gadgets, tap into the hottest play trends and those captivating Christmas hits at the Kids, Toys & Play sector. Newness abounds in this sector with an exciting selection of brands making their Spring Fair debut including The Gift Scholars, Floss and Rock, BTL Diffusion with CloudB, Baby to Love, and Big Little Friends, I See Me, Cryptic Killers, Reyon Sports, and Tiny Tickers.

Christmas, Floral & Seasonal Decorations brings the enchanting festive season to life. From small seasonal decorations to life-size Santa’s and show-stopping floral décor and the latest trends, some of the most beautiful stands at the show, with huge ranges of exquisite decorations can be seen in this sector.

The Party & Celebrations sector also sparkles with exciting and bright new finds for every occasion. From decorations and balloons to dress-up, there’s an international flavour to the line-up with Grabo Srl, Gemar Srl, Procos S.A, and Kalisan exhibiting. The UK’s oldest established Christmas and party cracker company, Robin Reed, is also back with a bang.

Spring Fair’s ultimate fashion destination, Moda provides buyers with a sensational platform for sourcing the latest clothing, footwear, fashion accessories, and jewellery & watch collections from a broad selectoin of suppliers. Shaping the future of fashion by showcasing the latest trends and styles from the most creative brands and designers, the Moda Catwalk also offers a front-row seat to the latest trends to hit the fashion world.

As the buyers one-stop marketplace for everything new and on-trend for 2024, Spring Fair is the ultimate home, gift and fashion buying showcase. It runs from 4th – 7th February 2024 at NEC Birmingham.

For more information please visit www.springfair.com


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