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Greetings & Stationery


“Greetings returns to Hall 3”


Chilli Melon


The Little Bells


Flame Tree Spring Greetings Key exhibition sector moves back to Hall 3 for 2016


Spring Fair 2016 will feature the biggest selection of greetings cards, gift wrappings and stationery to be found under one roof anywhere in the world, and is an essential destination for buyers seeking the latest product trends in this category. The exhibition incorporates the best British


showcase of this fantastic creative industry, with more card publishers joining the event, and taking up far more exhibition space, than any other greetings or stationery show in the UK. Almost 300 greeting card, stationery and giftwrap


suppliers will join this sector of Spring Fair and there has been strong growth in the stationery offering for 2016, reflecting the market trend for social stationery. Companies in this category you can look forward to seeing include; Go Stationery, The Gifted Stationery Company, Leuchtturm and Goldbuch Georg Brueckner. Recognising and


celebrating the creativity of niche publishers and contemporary designers, Spring Fair will showcase an impressive raft of design talent. Artists, designers and new publishers including Laura Sherratt, Rose Hill, Jo Stockdale, Bird, Madam Treacle, Berni Parker, The Little Bells and Square Card Company are just some of the fabulous companies taking part in the show.


Alison Gardiner 22 Giftware Review & Home Interiors January / February 2016 They join an impressive


line-up of the UK’s biggest greetings and giftwrap suppliers, such as: Woodmansterne, Carte Blanche, Hallmark, The Great British Card Company, Simon Elvin, Nigel Quiney Publications, Glick, Ling Designs and Penny Kennedy. Under the new banner of


Greetings & Gift, this vital sector will move to Hall 3 for 2016, alongside complementary products in The Party Show, the country’s only dedicated event for the party products industry.


Caroline Gardner The re-edited layout in Hall 3


will emphasise the great synergy between these sectors, with party products adjacent to suppliers offering gift wrappings, bags, tags and ribbons and some of the best brands in the greetings world turning out to support what promises to be a spectacular showcase. Suppliers who have diversified


into gift ranges will be located on a contemporary greetings and gift boulevard near to Gift in Hall 4, including: Santoro, Caroline


Gardner, Talking Tables, Bluebell 33, Wrendale Designs, The Little Dog Laughed, Belly Button Designs, White Cotton Cards, Quotable, Alex Clark Art, Rachel Ellen and Paper Salad.


Spot the trends!


With so many suppliers to choose from in such a huge space, navigating Spring Fair can be a daunting prospect so you need to come up with a strategy


to help find your way around. With the show just weeks away, thousands of


buyers have been visiting the show website to plan their trips and create an online ‘wish list’ of new products from the 3,000 exhibitors featured there. With such high traffic to the website, show


organiser i2i Events Group has been able to monitor trending items across all show sectors. Visitors with an interest in Greetings & Gift viewed the following exhibitor profiles most frequently throughout December: Toasted Crumpet, Alison Gardiner, Caroline Gardner, Stellar, Garden Greetings, Talking Tables, Ideawood, Bright Art, Artebene, Orange Licensing, Mollymac, Rose Hill Designs, Wrendale Designs, Wraptious and Chilli Melon. For more information and to make your own wish list of exhibitors to visit visit www.springfair.com


Madame Treacle


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