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Autumn Fair, gift show opens in the UK

Autumn Fair 22 Sustainable Showcase

Autumn Fair is being held in the UK, September 4 to 7, 2022. Spring and Autumn Fair are the UK’s most vibrant marketplaces for wholesale home, gift, fashion, and sourcing.

As the definitive shop for shops, they support the retail industry like no other.This is a wholesale marketplace for home, gift, fashion and sourcing, visited by retailers to source new products from hundreds of exhibitors as well as enjoy a host of insightful and educational talks and inspirational catwalk shows.

Visitors are delighted to discover exciting new brands and products. It offers the ultimate platform for retailers to discover, network, re-connect with peers, be inspired, and source their next best sellers for the golden quarter and latest seasonal and Christmas designs. Feedback from exhibitors highlighted the volume of quality orders being placed.

New features, educational and inspiring content being offered

Making the journey towards new discoveries even easier, a host of new features are offering curated product inspiration and creating a visual and interactive space for visitors to make their sustainability pledges. Visitors learn more about Autumn Fair’s three Power of One pledges to make positive changes towards better sustainability and well-being.

As part of its ongoing strategy to deliver educational and inspiring content, the Inspiring Retail Stage presented a host of talks on sustainability.Delighted by the volume and quality of visitors, many exhibitors commented on how busy the first day was. The new jewelry and watch space attracted huge interest.Retailers love the comprehensive menswear jewelry collection and the concept of endless switching with women’s rings and jewelry. A wide variety of international brands are exhibiting.

Autumn Fair

‘’Facing the Future: The Benefits of Sustainable Retail’’ explored the benefits of sustainable retail and how sustainability is impactful across every aspect from business, from own practices to suppliers and beyond. The session took the audience through tools businesses large and small can implement practices that prioritise sustainability, from mapping out high-risk areas in supply chains, whether it be waste, emissions or human rights issues, to opening peer-to-peer conversations and conversations with consumers for optimum transparency. The talk highlighted the importance of communication through all pillars of the sustainable journey, from visibility in the supply chain, introspective reviews of business policies, and how these expectations are embedded through suppliers and partners before being portrayed to consumers.

‘’Sourcing Ethical Suppliers that are right for your Business’’discussed the journey of sourcing ethical manufacturers and suppliers, from choosing the right one for one’s business, building relationships, and managing expectations. ‘’What is the Future for Sustainable Retail?’’ discussed the future of sustainability, unlocking the value of waste, embracing ESG values and the new definitions of retailing.

The place to be to touch, feel, and experience

Located in the center of the UK, Spring and Autumn Fair is easily accessible for UK and international retailers (be it independent, multiple, or online, designers, contractors, and suppliers) to meet every February and September. This is the place to be to touch, feel, and experience what's new and innovative across the home, gift, and fashion retail industry. It can be described as a treasure trove of new ideas and new trends waiting to be discovered and displayed in a shop, showroom or e-commerce site.


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