Jewellery & Watch 2020 have announced that those attending the exhibition will be able to see a new Spring Fair Hall dedicated to global manufacturers offering white label jewellery, giftware and accessories.
The new Sourcing sector will be the only one of its kind in the UK market and the first of the season in Europe. It is designed to ‘remove the hassle of overseas buying trips from the schedules of busy retailers and buying teams’.
First introduced at Autumn Fair 2019, Sourcing will present private label products across a range of categories, including jewellery, accessories, homeware, giftware and fashion. Businesses from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America will be participating.
Highlights include jewellery specialists El Joyero and Vanee Jewels from India; gold and white gold jewellery business, Yiwu Fashen Jewelry Co. Ltd from China; accessory suppliers Craft Lalitapur and Felt & Yarn from Nepal; and velvet jewellery box manufacturer Nanheng Industrial Co. Ltd, also from China.
In addition to the new exhibition space, buyers will have access to the new Design and Source Stage. This dedicated seminar space will include ‘Sourcing Starter Pack’ sessions to educate attendees on buying from North Africa, Turkey, India, China and South Asia, as well as varied presentations on corporate social responsibility, sustainable packaging, licensing and trend forecasting.
Jewellery & Watch event director, Kirsty Broere, says: “White label products play an important role in the independent jewellery retail sector and we are excited to complement Jewellery & Watch in Hall 1 with the new Sourcing sector in Hall 18.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for bricks-and-mortar and ecommerce stores to expand their product offering without having to undertake costly international travel. Visitors can pick up the Sourcing Sector Guide at Spring Fair 2020 to navigate the space and find out more about each exhibitor.”
Jewellery & Watch will take place from 2-6 February 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham.