Autumn Fair

5-8 September 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM

Behind the Scenes

Your exclusive look at the amazing brands, suppliers and retailers that make up the Autumn Fair community.

Fall in love with the Troll again

The 90's troll doll is back but not as you know it. Meet Jesper Sommer, co-founder of bySommer who together with the Thomas Dam family, the original creator of the Troll doll, takes us on a wonderful journey that sees the much-loved Troll redesigned and reinvented, from classic childhood toy to a design icon for the home.

Step into the magical world of Gisela Graham

Gisela Graham, The Summerhouse exhibitor, offer a wide range of beautifully designed gifts including an impressive and unrivalled collection of Christmas products. Piers Croke, Marketing Director of Gisela Graham, discusses the importance of diversifying, the strengths and glories of English retailing and why Spring Fair is a crucial event in their calendar.

Behind the scenes with Lund London

Lund London design and create contemporary stationery and gifting. Genuinely in love with the products he and his team of 10 create, hear from Founder and Creative Director Dan Savage how three years into their journey, Lund London is designing with the environment in mind and collaborating with museums, galleries and concept stores to produce products that are new and exciting.

On the road: Meet Maison Berger

Discover the story and history behind Maison Berger’s beautiful catalytic air diffusers. The Spring & Autumn Fair team went on the road to Normandy to visit the brand in their newly refurbished fragrance museum to get a first-hand look at what makes their patented 2-part burner system so special and unique.

Behind the scenes with W.A.Green

Get a dose of 'dopamine for the home' with Zoe Anderson, owner of the self-proclaimed maximalist homewares and gift boutique, W.A.Green in Shoreditch, London. The Spring & Autumn Fair team recently dropped by to talk all things retail, how to embrace colour and what goes into curating a truly special gift collection. 

Enter the wonderful world of Hill Interiors

Follow Ben Hawkins, Buying Director of the inspirational home, furniture and lifestyle supplier, Hill Interiors as he gives us a glimpse into his world. Travel, family vibes and the key to bringing a product to life - find out what makes Hill Interiors so special.

Make yourself at home with Honey Bee Home

Birmingham-based Honey Bee Home simply buzzes with style thanks to its owner, Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence. Find out what it takes to run your own successful online home and lifestyle shop.



Wraptious, powered by artists

Stockport-based Wraptious, the brainchild of owner Simon Wadsworth champions artists like no other. His innovative company's USP is born from a love of art and giving a platform to all artists. See how a simple idea makes a brand.



To adorn and adore: Autumn Fair meets Gracegentle

Discover how shop owner Denise Starkey of Newark-based Gracegentle looks to Autumn Fair to find new suppliers and trend-led new products just in time for the Golden Quarter, retail's most profitable time of the year.


 

Pampering the senses with Sandy Bay

What started out as candles left as a calling card, Sandy Bay has caught the attention of Buckingham House through their hand-poured products. Find out how Sandy built her business into one of the country’s heritage brands.

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  • It seems kindness is simply a part of the DNA of Ultimate Products, and we have been inspired by multiple stories of what their team has been up to...
  • We caught up with Zinc Home to talk about  what inspires their collections and why loyalty is an essential art of doing business...
  • Yankee Candle sits under Newell, who also own two other well-known fragrance and candle brands Woodwick and Millefiori. They put their success down to being true to life.
  • The Pride Shop, who are coming to Autumn Fair this September, they wanted to set up a retail store that would support the LGBT+ market.
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