Have you seen our new and improved Directory 2016 digital edition yet? It now comes with added interactivity including hyperlinks and page links, making it easier and quicker to find the wholesaler you are looking for, and the brands and products they supply.
Of course the magazine also features the latest products and news, informative articles, trade fair reports as well as our popular category reviews. In our trends feature we talk to Chris Tourgelis of Opus Design, Pigeonhole’s Johann Kim and iconic French retailer Merci’s Valérie Gerbi about the rise of the lifestyle store. While the lifestyle store has been around for longer than you think, since 1953 to be precise, only recently has it started gaining momentum again.
Also in this issue we shine the spotlight on social responsibility with brands Alex & Ani and Shokay. Alex and Ani was founded in 2004 in the US by Carolyn Rafaelian and creates eco-conscious jewellery to inspire and connect people through personal expression. We had a chat to Karin Adcock of House of Brands which distributes the brand. Shokay focuses on developing a sustainably sourced raw material to create premium products made from 100 per cent yak down and is available in Australia from Apsley & Co.
Don’t miss our trade fair reports on Giftionery, Hong Kong Gifts & Premium and the International Home + Housewares Fair where we spotted several new and exciting trends, which will be hitting our shores soon. There is also a Q&A with Lucy Glade-Wright, one half of the sister duo behind Hunting for George, as well as a profile on Newtown book and stationery store, Pentimento, and of course AGHA’s regular 8-page section with news and information for all members.
Once again we have our category reviews where we take an in-depth look at furniture, decoratives, pet accessories, and stationery. We have also selected the best products for your stores, which you can find in our regular sections, with our seasonal selection this issue being Christmas.
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