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6th-9th February 2022
NEC Birmingham, UK

Design & Source

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Where ideas become great products

Design & Source, originally called Sourcing, brings the international market to the UK along with ethical and sustainable manufacturers from all over the world to one unique destination. The new Design & Source sector will incorporate more product types including home textiles, lighting, funky and contemporary gifts, artisan products, as well as tableware, kitchenware and flatware for catering and hospitality buyers. This is where a product’s journey starts. At the very source.

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Opportunities within Design & Source

The only international sourcing platform of its kind in the UK, Design & Source is also the destination for visitors looking to grow or start their own white label offering, with direct access to key fabricating regions without the hassle of travelling overseas.

Did you know?

Most Design & Source exhibitors have BSCI, Sedex or equivalent certification guaranteeing that their products are compliant with UK & Europe quality standards and can facilitate high and low minimum order quantities.

  • "The sourcing from different countries and different regions is fantastic.”
    Stephanie Keast, Global Category Manager,
    Adare International

Countries represented

Design & Source is a highly transactional, high-ROI platform for suppliers, manufacturers and makers from key fabricating countries including:

  • China
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • and more

Video: On Private Label

Why it's the perfect next step for retailers

The Spring and Autumn Fair team asked retail experts, Karl McKeever, Cate Trotter and Jeremy Corner for their top tips when considering venturing into private label and why it's more important than ever to start as a way to set yourself apart from your competition. 

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