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1-4 Sept 2019. Volume Opens 31 Aug
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

Global Handicraft

Launching at Autumn Fair 2018

A brand new sector dedicated to unique products and lifestyle brands from around the world.


A UK showcase for global products

Launching at Autumn Fair 2018, the Global Handicraft sector will offer buyers a place to:

  • Experience artisanal and handcrafted products,
  • Connect with the makers behind a diverse assortment of merchandise


And provide you with:

  • An effective platform to interact with the UK’s retail sector worth £358 billion
  • Access to 24,000 retailers over 5 days
  • An extremely strong route to market

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Did You Know?

The global handicraft market is forecast to grow at a tremendous rate of 12% between 2015 & 2019
Handicraft Market 2015 – 2019 Report, Technavio.com

Did You Know?

The £3 billion UK craft market is currently growing by 4.5% a year
The Guardian, 23 June 2016



The must-attend buying event of the season, Autumn Fair is where UK and international retailers come to stock up for Christmas, New Year and beyond. Brand exposure to a broad spectrum of buyers from across the UK retail industry is just one of the benefits of exhibiting:

• Independent gift retailers

• Department store buyers

• Online retailers

• Multi-store high street retailers

• Independent home retailers

• Interior designers

Autumn Fair enables us to showcase our handmade bespoke products to both new and existing customers. We have noticed an increased demand from our buyers, especially independent retailers, who are constantly looking for new and unique products that have a story behind them. The handmade in Cornwall aspect is a key selling point for us.


Introducing Global Handicraft

A new sector dedicated to artisanal and handicraft products at Autumn Fair, puts you in a perfect position to be discovered by retailers looking for products reflecting the trends that their customers will be looking for in the year ahead.

Take advantage of the fact that perception of the quality and value of your brand, product or service is improved by 21% after visitors experience you at a show.* Speak directly to retailers from across the country and make deals onsite.

I’m an independent retailer and here for the day [at Autumn Fair] to source new products and check out the latest trends, especially within the handcrafted sector as this has an ongoing demand.

Emma Hull, General Manager, Walnut & Weave

This is the showcase for your handicraft product; soft furnishings, textiles, jewellery, home décor, ceramics and lighting and more. Reach 24,000+ retailers and unlock the UK retail market.

Download the brochure or get in touch with a member of the team by enquiring below today.


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If you’d like to exhibit at Autumn Fair or would like more information about exhibiting please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.


*Source: Research conducted by Cog Research on behalf of FaceTime

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