Top Drawer is delighted to announce Ben Langworthy Paper Goods as the winner of the Autumn/Winter 2018 Spotted Award.
Spotted is Top Drawer’s curated showcase of innovative, market ready, design-based businesses new to the major UK trade fair market. Since its inception, Spotted has helped to launch over 200 small businesses and is now firmly established as one of the show’s main attractions.
All new brands accepted into the September 2018 edition of Spotted at Top Drawer Autumn were eligible, and entries were judged by a panel made up of the following industry experts: Annabelle Dodds, Senior Buyer at the V&A; Charlotte Abrahams, Spotted Curator; Dan Flower, owner of AIM Brands; Johnathan Brown, Founder of Cult Vinegar; Nicki Sloan, Founder & MD of Cubic Products Ltd and Sophie Hughes, PR & Brand Marketing Manager of West Elm.
The brands were judged on originality and innovation, commercial viability, clarity of brand, communication of message and the overall quality of their products.
Groovy is enjoying a very exciting period at the moment having just signed brand new licenses such as Frida Kahlo, Mr. Men, Brandalised, Jimmy The Bull and Gudatama, boosting the creativity and unique style of Groovy, alongside growing new product areas within their licenses. Frida, celebrated internationally for her unique style, mixing realism with fantasy. Beautiful print and pattern come together on a collection of bags, ceramics and homeware and her love of plants and parrots have inspired their 1st range. Home and dining is always a key area and with the success of The Bake-Off TV series. The trend for home cooking and all the accessories that go with it are hot property! Nice dining ware becomes important and we all have our little way of showing off and Groovy will certainly do this with their new ranges next year. Visit the website for more information www.groovyuk.com
Valley Mill have been hand making Welsh slate homeware for over 10 years. They now have one of the largest ranges available in the UK, each item comes boxes as standard and every item can be engraved to your own design using their new online design facility.Visit www.valleymill.co.uk