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Trends

Emerging European consumer trends

Research analyst Mintel has identified the key macro trends that are likely to define the European region in the coming year and beyond. This year’s predictions acknowledge the environmental, political, technological and psychological challenges manifesting in western society and explain how retailers, manufacturers and brand owners can stay ahead of the curve and win the loyalty of consumers. With environmental concerns high on the agenda, recycled packaging and products which avoid ocean-polluting plastics are becoming far mo... Read More...

Christmasworld 2018/19 trend forecast

Christmasworld organiser, Messe Frankfurt, has released details of its decorative trend predictions for 2018/19, comprising four style worlds for festive décor.   Leading European trend forecasting agency Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano was commissioned by Messe Frankfurt to analyse the latest currents in society, in interior design and in the world of fashion and to identify the major trends, to be staged in the Christmasworld Trend Show from 26 to 30 January 2018, with the help of products provided by exhibitors. ‘Vivid ... Read More...

Paperworld 2018/19 trends revealed

Paperworld 2017 trend feature Paperworld has pinpointed three trends for 2018/19 which focus on modern workplaces and office lifestyles.  ‘Minimal + Excellent’, ‘Spirit + Ambition’ and ‘Work + Challenge’ provide ideas for product development and merchandising. Paperworld combines, under the one roof, the two major areas of product demand: on the one hand, commercial office requisites (The visionary office) and, on the other, private requirements for paper, stationery and school requisites (The stationery trends). It will repres... Read More...

New Products

Lucy Coggle inspires at Top Drawer

One of our very favourite stands at Top Drawer was new company and Spotted exhibitor, Lucy Coggle, who we predict will become a prominent rising star in the world of Gift and Home. Combining a love of handmade images with a bespoke digital twist,award-winning Royal Academy of Art gradua... Read More...

RHS teams up with Shruti Designs

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the signing of a new licensee to its successful and growing licensing programme. Shruti Designs, which creates gift products and fashion accessories, has been licensed to create a large new collection of gift and fashion items. &nb... Read More...