Source Home & Gifts supports economic growth and responsible sourcing

Source Home & Gift came to a successful conclusion after four days of innovation, networking, and collaboration. The global showcase provided a hub for manufacturers, designers, buyers, and distributors to engage in meaningful conversations, explore emerging trends, establish invaluable business connections, and foster global trade relationships.

From the 3rd – 6th September, the second edition of Source Home & Gift which has tripled in size since its inaugural show in February, brought together key buyers and sourcing directors from brands and retailers including Oh Deer, Sainsburys, Dunelm, Haskins Garden Centre, Indico, Blue Diamond, Funky Pigeon, M&M, Matalan, Disney, Morrisons, M&S, Next, Costcutter, AIS, Alzheimers Society, Amazon, B&Q, Card Factory, Ridleys Games, and many more all actively looking to establish new relationships and purchase from new suppliers in a responsible way.

Hundreds of accredited manufacturers, producers, and artisans from 14 countries including Bangladesh, China, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, UK, Uzbekistan, and the first dedicated Egyptian Pavilion organised by Egypt Expo & Convention Authority (EECA) told their stories and showcased their products and manufacturing capabilities across product categories including homewares, furniture, gifts, stationery and greetings, toys, textiles, household and pet supplies, and packaging.

Suzanne Ellingham, director of sourcing, Source Home & Gift, said: “Source Home & Gift is all about bringing together buyers and procurement leaders with responsible manufacturers and makers. Our second show has delivered a hugely exciting portfolio of producers, manufacturers and artisans and offered visitors a convenient and much-needed platform in the UK for responsible sourcing.

“The Responsible Sourcing Stage has hosted some fascinating and insightful presentations putting the key industry topics and trends at the forefront. Our dedication to presenting compelling content underscores our role as a driving force in promoting a more sustainable and responsible global economy. In a world facing unprecedented challenges, Source Home & Gift stands as a symbol of resilience, innovation, and international cooperation. The show has closed celebrating new connections, innovative products, fresh perspectives, and an ongoing commitment to driving responsible global economic growth. I’ve loved seeing the variety of products on show and have picked my favourites.”

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