16-19 July 2017
HARROGATE

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  • Michelle Bartleet-Greavy is the MD of Baa Stool - a company that aims to make people smile when they walk into a room with their quirky range of British, sheepskin furniture. Discover more about how the brand came to be by going Behind the Scenes...
  • Sebastia Vadell from Abbacino designs trendy bags and accessories as part of the family business out in Mallorca, Spain. Find out what inspires her and what's next for the brand! 
  • In Spirng 2011, Katie launched into the world of stationery design and production with her first collection. Her family were a major source of support and inspiration and she even shared a studio with her brother, an artist and poet. We went Behind the Scenes to discover more about this fantastic brand's beginnings and where it's heading next...

  • When a busy mum decides to put her attention to starting up a business it is bound to end up in a raving success. Well, we found a perfect example to proof this point in the amazingly busy, quirky and witty Sarah Watts. Being the mother of triplets she fancied herself as a bit of an expert in keeping kids entertained, so she decide to translate it into a product range that is unique, extremely cool and practical. We asked how it all started and what else we can expect from her company "Two Little Boys". And what about the name?
  • Sustainable and ethical design products are one of the major trends we have seen emerging over the past years. At this year's Home & Gift we have a range of designers who have specialised in this area. One of them is Natures Purest who are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year. Founded by Jane Albon Natures Purest has made a name in organic baby clothing and accessories. We wanted to know how it all started and if consumers really are prepared to pay a premium for ethical products.

  • We continue our journey across the North of England in search for exceptional talents. Our next stop is in Yorkshire, where we meet Jane Eastwood, an established designer with over thirty years experience in the textile industry. Jane works with spinners, weavers and finishers in the Yorkshire region, but her work is exhibited and sold from Frankfurt to New York and Kyoto.
  • Kate Thorburn loves butterflies. At the age of six she won a Blue Peter badge for drawing a butterfly garden. That was thirty years ago, but today it still remains to be her main source of inspiration. The Yorkshire based potter and surface designer has made her name with her blue-and-white illustrations and patterns, which are a sketchbook view of ‘What Kate Loves’: the beautiful nature of the British countryside. Here she tells us how it all came about.
  • Cherith Harrison

    06-Jul-2016
    Cherith Harrison started out with a love of animals and all things crafty. She made the brave decision to pack in her day job to follow her passion in 2014 and hasn't looked back since! Find our more about her story and see her showing for the first time at Home & Gift this year on stand G167. 
  • It's not all happening in London, you know? The Northern design scene is buzzing. The Home & Gift team have had a look around to meet some exciting new designers based in Northern England. We bumped into Manchester based Annabel Perrin, a rising star in British textile and surface design. Her stunning geometric patterns and colours remind us of the 1950s and 60s, so we wanted to find out a bit more where she gets her inspiration from.
  • Coulson Macleod

    29-Jun-2016

    This is the story of Mark Coulson and Hannah Macleod, who used their different skills and backgrounds to build a successful business together - Coulson Macleod Limited.

    THey design and produce their greetings cards in their new factory-style surroundings in Northamptonshire, and reveal what it feels like to bring new people into your business!  

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Testimonials

  • Selfridges has visited Home & Gift for over 4 years. We visit to hunt for exciting new Christmas gifts, stationery, greetings cards and wrapping, along with catching up with our current suppliers and talking through their new ranges. The new trend driven areas that showcase new brands are my favourite parts of the show.
    Eleanor Gregory
    Assistant Buyer – Home Accessories, Stationery & Christmas, Selfridges
  • It’s so important for us to be showcasing great British manufacturing here at the Home & Gift show. The footfall here is massive and it’s an opportunity for people to see the products, hear the story and for us to be able to show first-hand the quality of British manufacturing we have embraced here with the homeware and cooking range.
    Tom Kerridge
    Professional Chef, The Great British Exchange
  • We love the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at Harrogate. It’s a must for buyers and a showcase for Yorkshire hospitality. We always enjoy the whole show experience, seeing new faces and meeting with some of our regular suppliers in person.
    Chris Fox & Julia Keeling
    Wishes of Cudworth, near Barnsley