Hard on the heels of launching distribution deals with bath & body manufacturers Faith in Nature and Grace Cole, flame and fragrance specialist Xystos (Home & Gift: Hall Q-C17) has signed a new UK & Ireland agreement. The Newcastle based company will give a Home & Gift unveiling to Winter in Venice, renowned for its pampering products and hand-finished reusable gifting ideas.
The company was one of the first UK brands to remove all parabens from its natural products, which are enriched with various butters, oils, vitamins and fruit extracts. It opposes all form of animal testing and says that its ‘moisture lock’ formula leaves skin feeling ‘soft and silky’.
On Sunday June 2nd three brave souls from the UK garden retail sector took to the skies to raise £15,000 for the Greenfingers Charity, including GIMA Director, Vicky Nuttall, to find out more about her Fundraising journey. She commented: “I’ve recently celebrated a milestone birthday, so I felt it was time to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself. The Greenfingers Wing Walk came along at the perfect moment, so I just knew I had to get involved! After all, what is more ‘out of your comfort zone’ than flying across the skies of Wiltshire whilst strapped to the top of an airplane?! No matter how scared I am, I’ll just have remind myself why I’m doing this. You can’t put a price on what Greenfingers does, so being able to contribute something means a great deal”.
Contemporary gift retailer, Enesco, enjoyed a stellar turn out at MCM Comic Con in London.
Working with retailer Dandy Island, the team brought American folk-cross-cartoon-anime artist Miss Mindy to the UK, where she took part in an exclusive signing of her licensed collection with Enesco - The World of Miss Mindy Presents Disney - for visitors to the stand.
During the convention, Miss Mindy also previewed some of her soon-to-be-released vinyl’s in the second iteration of her ever-popular collection, this time featuring Disney Princesses as never seen before, like Jasmine, Aurora and Belle.