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Catch the Denim Drift

A stroll around any trade show over the past year or so will have told you that we've been building up to a big blue world and now it's official!   Tableware suppliers have been maxing out the Blue Delft look for quite some time, and now the colour maestros at Dulux have announced that their colour of the year for 2017 will be the cool Denim Drift, as blue hues look set to make an even bigger statement in home interiors and accessories. A laidback and versatile shade of grey-blue, Denim Drift will set the tone for the ye... Read More...
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Greening Grey Britain

Some trends are here today, gone tomorrow, and others turn into a classic gift that just keeps giving.   The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) licensing programme has evolved into such a classic, forming the basis for beautiful collections that span multiple product categories – from greenhouses and gardening gloves to home fragrance and stationery -serving garden centres handsomely for successive seasons. We were delighted to attend an RHS press event held in June at the supremely civilised venue of St Ermin’s hotel in ... Read More...
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The Worldwide Weave

Huge technological advancements in digital printing have fueled a creative boom in home textiles over the past couple of years.   Machines capable of printing onto any kind of surface in amazing high-definition have made possible the mass production of ever-more bold and intricate designs, stimulating an explosion of home textiles in every kind of style, from the bohemian or tropical to perfectly reproduced design classics. Advancements in technology have been matched by an equally strong trend for artisan handicrafts, w... Read More...

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Show Stoppers

Is it me or are there more trade shows than ever on the circuit these days? Or am I just walking further and seeing more than ever, perhaps...   From specialty events devoted to one product sector - food, greeting cards, housewares, toys, you name it - to giant exhibitions cov... Read More...