Brave New World!

Welcome to 2015, and Happy New Year to you all!  In just 6 days time Giving & Living opens its doors, with something for everyone.  Why not visit our special Newcomers area where we will be showcasing around 15 first time exhibitors.  Not just companies who have never done our show before, but companies that have never ever done a trade show!  Here’s a little taster of who they are and what they do:

Basket BasketBasket Basket
Basket Basket are suppliers of handmade fair trade woven baskets, raffia handbags and giraffes – chic and unique! Classic French and ethnic African baskets for the beach and home – eco friendly for everyday living – from Ghana, Madagascar and Morocco.  Their woven baskets are sturdy and hard wearing, offering years of use and excellent value for money. From lightweight couffin baskets to robust reed carriers, they offer something for all tastes.  10% discount on orders placed from the show until 31 January 2015.  (Stand B121).

Boat House TradingBoat House Trading Ltd.
Boathouse clothing is a collection of versatile, funky and fun garments for ladies who enjoy being by the beach and outdoor living.  Their ladies clothing range is brand new, fresh, fun and exciting.  They use durable, hard wearing fabrics, great colour and style.  They have focused on quality, practical garments at really affordable prices.  Originating from the fabulous coast of Devon, their inspiration is truly straight from the sea.  (Stand B101).

Deepmere is a new company formed by lighting designer Phil Day.  They specialise in original images – at present open and limited editions, cards and gifts. All images are taken with one shot on a small digital camera, and in a very small area.  Each photograph is just an image – if there’s any intention then it’s to find something that only exists ‘in between’ (‘mere’ being an old word for boundary) and that therefore has no specific time or place – and also it’s just meant to be beautiful.  (Stand B118).

Folk ItFolk It!
Folk It! produce beautiful instructional learn to paint kits teaching you the wonderful skills of Folk Art painting.  Each kit comes with full step by step DVD,  full colour instruction booklet to guide you every simple step of the way, hanging hearts and greeting cards.  While learning the great skill of how to paint you will create beautiful wooden hanging hearts, greeting cards and decorated envelopes.  Learn it!  Love it!  Folk It!  (Stand B123).

Saltwater BeadsSalt Water Beads
Salt Water Beads are a Cornish based contemporary jewellery company offering unique yet affordable jewellery.  All their products are handmade in Cornwall from a collaboration of glass, wood and shell beads.  Retailing from £6-£18.  (Stand B111).

That’s just five of our newcomers – look out for the special Newcomer sign at the show and meet all the others too!


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