The Mega Show Part 1 (20-23 October) and 2 (27-29 October) provide one of the main sourcing platforms in Hong Kong and an estimated 50,000 global buyers are expected to walk through the doors in search of new products and suppliers.
Part 1 was divided into clearly-defined product sections such as gifts and premiums, housewares, home textiles, toys & games plus baby & nursery and many more. With 4,200 suppliers from 33 countries there was something on offer for everyone. Here are four trends that caught our eye.
Consumers are looking for products that are easy to use, look great but are also (multi) functional. So it basically needs to be able to do everything! We saw speakers that also functioned as a light and a charger from Hometree Technology, and amazingly versatile backpacks from NIID that have a modular storage system, carry your water bottle, and charge your phone while looking very stylish at the same time.
The simple life
Technology has basically taken over our lives so it is no wonder people are looking for ways to make their lives a bit simpler where possible. Refines Handicrafts showcased its DIY kits to make your own decorative animals such as elephants, deer, cats as well as tote bags, handbags and placemats.
What’s a drone
Drones are cool gadgets for young and old and they can be used as a toy, camera and, in the near future, to order and deliver your groceries! Huajun Toys showcased a big collection of drones including the selfie drone, which we are sure will be a popular gift for Christmas.
Technology is beautiful
Electronics & technology were wrapped up in a pretty package to turn gadgets into a great gift. Like handmade speakers from Studio Oll&All , which were designed beautifully so they can be used as a decorative when not turned on, or toys that use mobile apps to create an exciting virtual world to escape in.
By Marion Gerritsen