After a month of gallivanting across the world I have returned to the country!! I had a brilliant time on my travels. First of all I went to the Far East for a buying trip with Disaster Designs. We went to Hong Kong and also Guangzhou in China – it was a really successful trip and we found lots of new suppliers for us to work with which is good.
After that I went to California with a large group of my family as my dad has a house there. I had an awesome time out there which included a trip to Vegas which was pretty fun!
I was pleased to find out that my work want 3 of us to go Hong Kong and China for a buying trip in April. I went there just over a year ago and am pleased to be going back for a second visit. At Disaster Designs we design all of our products and then get them manufactured in The Far East, so the trip is a really important part of the process as we look to find new suppliers to work with. Our product range is quite vast and we are always looking for new product ideas and styles, so it’s good to go and visit all of the suppliers and view their product ranges in person.
We won’t have much time for sight-seeing as we’ll mainly be walking around the trade shows, however it will be nice to experience being there again - especially Hong Kong which I thought was fab!
If you would like to buy any of Disaster Designs’ products please contact me.
I went to the Top Drawer trade show at Earls Court in London last Monday. I always find going to giftware fairs inspiring and love having a look at what all of the designers are up to and seeing what new products they have. Some of the companies that stood out for me were Lollipop designs, Alice Palace and NineteenSeventyThree. Lollipop have some adorable card sets which come with a little bird stamp, so that you can print the bird onto the cards wherever you want. I love Alice Palace’s cards – they are really cute and creative. I especially like the way they are prints which have originated from textured pieces of artwork. Ninteenseventythree produce stationary by licensed artists which include some of my personal favourite illustrators / designers – Jon Burgerman, Tado and Sukie.