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