Sunday, 20 January 2013

Inspiration Hunting

Last week Chris and I and some friends went down to London to Top Drawer and Home at Earls Court. These 2 shows are big trade events for retail buyers to find new products and ranges. All the big retailers go to scout out the latest trends and must have items, in our case the little retailers go too. Our friend Cathy was looking for new products for her wonderful shop LoveOne in Ipswich.

I went to find some inspiration for how I can improve Hello Pushkin to look more professional and make my market stalls look more interesting and appealing.

My favourite part of the whole event was the "Spotted" section where the smaller businesses looking for wholesale orders can be found.

Fracas Studios
Sarah Ray
Claire Gaudion
Sarah Knight
Tamasyn Gambell
Roddy and Ginger

Were my favourites. Hopefully LoveOne will have some of these brands in soon. I'll keep you posted!

I've spent my week preparing a wholesale order for a new retail client. Lucky me! Here are a few pics of what I've been doing. More news on that soon.

My paint mixing looked like a dolphin!

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