Miss Milly collaborates with local designer on gift products
Miss Milly, the British brand for gorgeous, colourful jewellery, scarves and accessories, has collaborated with local designer, Michelle Robinson, to offer a new range of pick-up gifts and bold earrings to retailers.
“I’ve been admiring Michelle’s creations on Twitter hours for a while now and during Lockdown I contacted her to see if we could work together,” says Sarah Watmore, founder of Miss Milly. “Michelle creates resin pieces from her home in Worcestershire, totally in keeping with our existing Miss Milly product lines and focus on colour.”
The new range includes magnetic hearts sent on sentiment cards with a choice of phrases, pocket hug heart keyrings and striking, glittery earrings with silver-plated hooks. The attractive products are made to order within a week and are shipped separately from other Miss Milly products.
Two independent gift shops – one in Stowmarket, Suffolk and one in Worcester - have been named on the shortlist of retailers in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020.
Cornucopia, a family run, independent, home and gift shop in Worcester, whose ethos is all about quality and individuality, stocks both iconic British brands such as Emma Bridgewater, Plum & Ashby and Repeat Repeat as well as products with a Danish influence that originated with the business founders, including luxury brands Dansk Smykkekunst, Bahne, Cozy Living and Broste Copenhagen. During lockdown it opened a Trouva boutique online with owners Clare and Hannah Bishop taking products home from the shop and turning their garage into a distribution centre. This enabled them to focus on distributing products to customers all over the world as well as giving them the confidence and incentive to open their own online shop.
Joe Davies are delighted to report that sales of snoozies!® have soared well past the 1 million pairs mark since their launch with the Company. snoozies!® are a cross between slippers and socks and they have become affectionately known as cosy little foot coverings.
The huge success is due to the constant flow of new designs, including the introduction of the Pairables™ Collection last year, a fun concept which allows customers to mix and match from over 30 different designs and re-order by individual design. Pairables™ capture all the latest trends with designs such as bees, gin, dogs, cats and owls. With a super soft cosy Sherpa lining and stunning applique designs, they make the perfect gift for those cold winter nights and a great pick up line for the festive season ahead.
Harrogate Christmas & Gif has announced a new date for 2021.
The show, which is the highlight of the year for buyers from numerous sectors including department stores, garden centres, tourist attraction outlets and independent gift retailers, recently announced its relocation to the Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) due to Harrogate Convention Centre being used as a Nightingale Hospital. The event will now take place from Saturday 27th February to Wednesday 3rd March 2021.
For more information, visit the website at www.harrogatefair.com where you will find booking forms to complete or contact Simon – or call 01902 882280 or 07798 737077.
Created By The Ridleys are a family company based in the North East of England who specialise in High Quality yet affordable Handmade Tweed Products and Gifts.
Started in 2014 by Tracy Ridley as a 'hobby to relieve the pressures of a stressful job', Created By The Ridleys has very quickly become a name associated up and down the country for its exceptional quality. The 'hobby' is no longer a hobby and Tracy has been able to turn her passion into a successful and rewarding business.