September 19, 2017
Calendar bulletin: Las Vegas Market announces 2018 dates

Las Vegas Market, a comprehensive gift, furniture and home décor market featuring more than 4,000 lines as well as unique west coast resources, has announced the following dates for its winter and summer 2018 editions:... more »

September 19, 2017
Handmade in Appalachia; Craft store provides outlet for over 120 artists

There are no “Made in China” stickers here. Therica Breazeale, administrator for the Coalition for Appalachian Ministry Cabin Crafts, sees to it that every single item for sale at this gift shop in Wears Valley... more »

September 19, 2017
Kate Spade to launch first UK store outside London

Kate Spade new york, the American global, modern luxury accessory and lifestyle brand, announces plans to launch its first full-price standalone store outside London at Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination. kate spade new... more »

September 15, 2017
Focus On: Plush

Old fashioned Lucuma Puppets are made of either organic cotton or alpaca... more »

September 15, 2017
Nominations open for TOTY 2018

The Toy Association has announced that nominations are now open for the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards — also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry. Toy companies, inventors, and other industry... more »

September 13, 2017
Design community gathers at AmericasMart Atlanta for Fall Design Week

AmericasMart Atlanta is the epicenter of Southeastern interior design as it stages its second annual Fall Design Week, September 25-29, 2017. Developed with the interior designer in mind, Fall Design Week connects buyers with leading trends and tastemakers... more »

September 12, 2017
First Card Company is now First Card Packaging

First Card Company, a family owned and operated packaging manufacturer located in East Providence, Rhode Island, announced today that it will now serve its customers as First Card Packaging.  “Over the years our business has... more »

September 12, 2017
TX 15274-07 SBA tops $100 million in disaster assistance loans to businesses, residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Acting Regional Administrator Dorothy Overal of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that SBA has approved $103,866,200 in federal disaster loans for Texas businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey. According to Overal, SBA... more »

September 12, 2017
Pantone Color Institute releases spring 2018 Fashion Color Trend Report for New York Fashion Week

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the PANTONE® Fashion Color Trend Report Spring 2018 edition for New York Fashion... more »

September 12, 2017
November ’17 Ocean City Resort Gift Expo welcomes new exhibitors, more coastal, nautical resources

As the Northeast’s largest souvenir and resort industry trade event, the Ocean City Resort Gift Show returns to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD from November 12-14, 2017. Custom-tailored to the specialized... more »

September 8, 2017
Fashion Angels wins gold medal award

Fashion Angels is proud to announce that their Watercolor Portfolio Set was chosen as a 2017 Gold Medal Winner in the Toy Shop UK Independent Toy Awards. “We are thrilled to have one of our... more »

September 8, 2017
NY NOW lit up New York City with trends for home, lifestyle

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, was brimming with excitement from all corners of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center during the summer 2017 market. From August 19-23, thousands of attendees took to... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

September 24, 2017 - September 27, 2017

LA Mart (Fall)

Los Angeles, CA
September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017

Panama City Gift Show

Panama City, FL
September 30, 2017 - October 2, 2017

GTS Greensboro Show

Greensboro, NC
October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017

TransWorld’s Fall Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Rosemont, IL
October 12, 2017 - October 16, 2017

Indian Handicrafts & Gift Fair

New Delhi,
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
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