Brookes & Co head to Autumn Fair

Brookes & Co head to Autumn Fair
From the 3-6 September, 1,400 exhibitors and over 26,000 visitors will descend on the NEC for Autumn Fair, the season’s top trade exhibition for the housewares and gift market. As the place to see and be seen for the housewares and gifts industry, the Brookes & Co team will be attending to get some sneak peeks into the new market trends for the next season.

Getting ahead of the trends

As budding fashionistas (Christmas jumpers aside…), we’ll be dressing to impress and, if this interesting article from the Guardian last month on how fashion influencers are sparking houseware and interior trends is anything to go by, it looks like we’ll be well suited to our surroundings! As the article explains, there has been a natural progression for those who are interested in fashion and its textures, colours and patterns to naturally extend that into the home. So, with Autumn Fair on the horizon, surely it’s the perfect excuse to go clothes shopping?!

Summer is over and the high street clothes shops are filling up with the new autumn colours and trends; you can expect to see a wide array of crochet, knitwear and corduroy in earthy greens and golds. Interestingly, these trends tie in with what we heard from trend forecasters Scarlet Opus at our visit to Exclusively Housewares earlier this year and their prediction of the ‘Homeland’ trend. With international commemorations for the centenary of the end of the First World War, Scarlet Opus predicted that housewares will return to the handcrafted era and colour palettes will be strongly connected with nature.

We can’t wait to see whether this theory holds true at Autumn Fair and we’ll be checking the show’s fashion catwalks and keeping on the lookout for our favourite on-trend products and brands.

Meet us at Autumn Fair

Hopefully we’ll see you at the show– we’ll be the ones in the corduroy army jackets! We love to mingle and would be more than happy to share our insights into the industry with you. We combine our unique knowledge of your sector with our expertise in marketing to help you drive your marketing strategy further, so come and have a chat with us at Autumn Fair if you’d like to find out more.