Hyve Group, the organiser of Spring Fair and Autumn Fair, has announced the launch of a new responsible sourcing show, Source Home & Gift, to be co-located with those events.
Source Home & Gift aims to create "a new vision for responsible sourcing", with a focus on manufacturers offering sustainable, ethical and inspirational product ranges.
Providing visitors with the opportunity to connect with global manufacturers and co-create new products and ranges, Source Home & Gift will introduce ethical and sustainable manufacturers from around the world to the UK market, bringing together some of the world’s most responsible manufacturers across a range of categories including homewares, textiles, gifts and toys as well as handcrafted artisan products.
Suzanne Ellingham, sourcing director at Autumn Fair, says: “The launch of Source Home & Gift indicates a step change in the way retailers and brands are now able to source products. Retailers and buying teams have been telling us that they are actively looking for responsible manufacturers, those that are not just producing sustainable products, but those that pay fair wages and are fundamentally operating in the right way. The challenge for them is finding those manufacturers – Source Home and Gift solves that problem, and by working with governments around the world who are supporting this new sourcing dynamic.”
The new show was announced at Autumn Fair, which concludes today.