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Eco-friendly budgie-smugglers HEART Of A Garden have two new ranges in their eco-friendly portfolio on show at Harrogate. Coast is a collection of photographic images that tell stories about the British coastline, celebrating its diversity, sheer beauty and the fl ora and fauna (including people!) that thrive on it. Designs feature classic yachts, surfi ng spills, windsurfi ng antics, comical puffi ns, and stunning seascapes – a mixture of contemporary and vintage images to appeal to both genders. Creative director Jess Wynne said: “My personal highlight is a cheeky shot of a trio of seventies lifeguards, complete with perms and some very tight budgie-smugglers! Harvest Moon is their fi rst collection from fi ne artist Penny Gaj, featuring a delightful


array of animals – hares, owls, geese, horses, sheep, dogs, cats and even bees – with the rare enchanted quality of her watercolour paintings. With a background in natural


history fi lms and books, Arteco Designs became involved with the greetings card industry almost by accident having amassed a huge image library on their travels. They realised cards are a much


under-utilised resource – all that space on the back which could be used to inspire an interest in nature or promote conservation, so Heart Of A Garden was born with a desire to encourage a wider engagement with the natural environment that is at the core of everything they do.


Stand H40 – T: 0333 3200473 www.artecodesigns.com


Summer umberellas


ANTICIPATING another beautiful, sun-drenched British summer, Courgette have brought out a new Umbrellas card to add to their popular Collections Of Collections range. And in celebration of those long summery cycle holidays - a card featuring 36 bicycle bells photographed on location during a recent Courgette fi eld trip to Amsterdam. Each card is 135mm x 135mm and is supplied with a white envelope in a cello bag.


Stand G106 T: 0117 9091864 www.courgettecards.com


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It’s the biggest and best assortment yet


NUZZLES will be making their debut on the Joe Davies stand at Harrogate Home & Gift with demand expected to be high if the initial reaction from customers is anything to go by.


As the exclusive UK distributors for the range of cosy beanie hat and mitten sets in 12 great animal designs, Joe Davies are expecting Nuzzles to be a hot autumn-winter line and perfect as an additional offering for greetings retailers. Nuzzles come in two sizes available to


re-order in quantities of just four pieces using the Joe Davies trademark Little & Often order system – and the whole collection is VAT exempt too! Snoozies! were Joe Davies’ biggest-selling individual line last year and return for the second season with the introduction of six new ranges of the comfy slippers, including Ballerina Bling, Hot Mocs and OMG! There will also be new designs of baby Snoozies! with fl eece blankets to match, and a collection of Shea Butter Socks.


On the jewellery front, there are


more than 2,000 new gift l;ines in the Shudehill and Leonardo collections, plus over 500 in the Equilibrium collection too.


As well as the fashion and sentiment lines which are idea for card retailers, there will be new additions to the very successful handbag, hats and scarf ranges. With the wedding season well and truly upon us, Joe Davies report particularly brisk sales of relevant gifts this year.


At H&G, the Wedding Memory Albums, Guest Books and Memory Boxes are brand new for the season to add to what is already one of the UK’s largest ranges of wedding and


Stand CH10/11 T: 0161 975 6300 www.joedavies.co.uk


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