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Best Small Shops competition 2020 relaunched with new COVID-19 innovation category

2 Jul 2020

Innovative indie retailers who adapt their business to combat the impact of Covid-19 are to be recognised in a special category in Britain's Best Small Shops competition 2020
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Business and Planning Bill published in the House of Commons

2 Jul 2020

The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill in the Houseof Commons designed to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.
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The Maybe* 2020 Retail Report investigating what shoppers want

1 Jul 2020

To gauge the intentions of the British public, Maybe* has gathered 20,000 answers from regions across the UK to understand if and when they'll return to the shops, and what their concerns... Read more…

The continued effects of lockdown on UK shoppers

24 Jun 2020

Recent research has investigated how consumer behaviour has developed over the past few months as people have adapted their shopping styles tothe lockdown
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Get involved with Independent Bookshop Week 2020!

22 Jun 2020

From online events with bestselling authors, to a picture book celebrating key workers, to virtual bookshop crawls, plans for Independent Bookshop Week 2020 (20-27 June) are in full flow
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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 new date confirmed as Saturday 5th September

17 Jun 2020

A poll among participating retailers of Local Bike Shop Day has confirmed a new date to celebrate bike shops across the nation
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The latest Independents' Day Podcast: Retail Stories: Reopening After The Pandemic

16 Jun 2020

Catch up on this morning's Independents' Day podcast 'Retail Stories: Reopening After The Pandemic'
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Indie Retail COVID-19 Reopening Resources and Guidance

11 Jun 2020

Indie Retail have created a guidance document for shops that are now reopening after previously closing
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Write to your MP on Sunday trading

9 Jun 2020

The Government is currently considering relaxing the Sunday Trading regulations. This is not a popular measure with consumers, shopworkers, or retailers.
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Advertise your jobs with Indie Retail for FREE

8 Jun 2020

For a limited time only we are giving all retailers free access to the full range of Indie Retail job boards!
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Registration now open for CHSI Stitches 2020

Posted on in Creative News

The ICHF (International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd) have announced that pe-registration for the UK's trade show for the creative craft industry, CHSI Stitches, is now open to all retailers and craft trade buyers.

 

Simon Burns, Managing Director of ICHF Events, says, "CHSI Stitches is the meeting place for the craft industry. The 2020 show offers independent retailers and trade buyers the chance to test, touch and experience the latest craft products, take part in free seminars and workshops and get vital industry insight. CHSI Stitches brings together over 6,000 craft buyers with innovative suppliers from around the world. It is a celebration of our industry and we are looking forward to our 42nd year of Stitches in February."


CHSI Stitches is the UK's leading craft trade show and will be taking place from the 16th to the 18th February at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The annual February event features over 100,000 products from more than 200 exhibitors across the globe, showcasing the latest innovative products and designs.


More than 100 hours of free education will be on offer throughout the event. The keynote seminar will reveal the results of The Craft Report, the independent report on the UK craft industry giving insights into the UK craft industry, buying motivators and habits of the crafting public. Visitors can also attend free, trade only workshop sessions focussed on teaching new techniques and imparting product knowledge to improve in store sales.


Product inspiration can be found at the popular catwalk show featuring garments created using the latest fabrics, yarns and haberdashery and a new ‘Trending Now' area highlighting recent product releases from exhibitors. The Bright Sparks feature showcases brand new designers and leading-edge products from across the world.

 

Both retailers and craft trade buyers can reigister now, free of charge, at www.chsi.co.uk

Register now

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