Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from September 4-7, Autumn Fair is billed as the biggest home and gift trade show of the season.
The Fair plays host to over 1,400 brands across 12 show sectors and is visited by independents, multiples and online retailers looking for new products ahead of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and Spring.
The event boasts more than 300 exhibitors across the ‘Home’ and re-named ‘Contemporary Gift & Living’ sectors.
A new addition to ‘Contemporary Gift & Living’ is the Contemporary Café, which will be located within a new show area called the bira ((British Independent Retailers Association) ) Contemporary Collective. In association with BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association), the Collective will house brands including Le Creuset, Villeroy & Boch, The DRH Collection and David Mason Designs.
My Gifts Trade, PHA KitchEssentials, Margot Steel Designs, Pad Home, Wild & Wolf and ABS Pottery Imports, will also be present in Contemporary Gift & Living.
Other brands exhibiting at the show include Creative Tops, Lesser & Pavey, What More UK, JWP, Salter, Progress, RKW, Present Time, Cubic Products, Newgate, Heaven Sends, Wild & Wolf, Sophie Allport, AbigaiL Ahern, Rex International, J-ME, Suck UK, Ginger Fox, FabFunky, Temerity Jones London, Retreat Home, Schokolat Ltd, Repeat Repeat, Locomocean Ltd, Baa Stool, Ginger Snap and Love Lammie.
The boundary between the ‘Home’ and ‘Contemporary Gift & Living’ halls will be camouflaged by the presence of brands including Fairmont & Maine and Fred (from Kitchen Craft), highlighting the growing demand of cross-sector buying at the show.
‘Summerhouse’ is positioned next to the ‘Contemporary Home & Gifts’ offering. Each of the 18 brands within Summerhouse provide distinctly different collections across interiors, gift and accessories. Examples include Gisela Graham, One World Trading, Shoeless Joe and Stone The Crows!
While British brands dominate the Summerhouse line-up, Ib Laursen will bring a touch of ‘Scandi-cool’ to the sector with its latest array of homeware, textiles, accessories and gift decorations. Neutral, earthy tones set the palette, combined with textures and ethnic-inspired prints for the bedroom, kitchen and living room.