Welcome to the Top Drawer Press Office
Welcome to the Top Drawer Press Office
Held in the heart of London, Top Drawer is the UK's leading design-led trade show, carefully curated with buyers in mind, complimented by Top Drawer On Demand - the digital platform connecting brands with buyers.
Each year we welcome our community of creative buyers ready to source for the season ahead. If you are a design-led brand you can join us to present your latest collection to the very best independent boutiques, department stores, concept stores, and galleries across the UK and abroad.
Simple yet stylish sustainability at Top Drawer S/S22
Sustainability is the topic on everyone’s mind, now more than ever. As we all make a shift towards becoming more conscious consumers, we wanted to shine a spotlight on a few of the brands joining us at Top Drawer in February that are leading the charge within the world of ethical retail.
Vent for Change
For the makers at Vent for Change, sustainability sits at the very heart of everything they do. Their stylish stationery isn’t just beautiful to look at – from pencils made from recycled CDs and single-use plastic to FSC-certified paper, each piece is made to make a positive impact on our planet as well as the people in it. The brand donates 10% towards supporting children’s education projects worldwide, so every single purchase made goes towards shaping the world of tomorrow.
At Turtle Doves, their ethos is ‘buy less, choose well, make it last’ and that’s exactly what they’re trying to do with their recycled cashmere products! In a bid to tackle the harmful impacts of the fast fashion industry, the team at Turtle Doves give scrap and pre-loved cashmere a new lease of life with their gloves, cardigans, socks and more. By using every part of the materials they procure, and repurposing any scraps of their own, these guys aim to get as close to 0% waste as possible to help their products go further.
BIDBI - short for Bag It Don't Bin It – are all about creating beautiful reusable bags that don’t cost the earth (or harm it). As well as being a fairtrade company through and through, BIDBI is one of the only GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified textile printing companies in the UK. Their bags are made of 100% natural materials only and are printed using eco-friendly methods in their Sheffield factory to provide businesses with an eco-ethical option for promotion that can be used time and time again.
Heaven Scent Incense
As one of the first candle companies to create a natural soy wax candle as an alternative to paraffin wax (a by-product of the car industry), Heaven Scent Incense has been shaping the industry in the UK when it comes to sustainable, environmentally-friendly candles since 1993. Now home to a wide range of products, including bath salts, body butters and wellness boxes, sustainable practices continue to play as big a role in the company’s ethos now as when it was first established, utilising solar energy to power their main premises, recycled boxes and glass for their packaging, and only the best natural ingredients for their products.
Top Drawer S/S22 Postponed to 20-22 February 2022
Following the significant increase of Omicron Covid-19 Variant cases within London and across the UK, we have taken the decision to postpone Top Drawer Spring. The event will now take place 20-22 February 2022.
This is really disappointing news for all of our community, however, the wellbeing of everyone involved in the event is paramount.
Show Director, Russell Rule comments: “We are committed to bringing you Top Drawer S/S22 in a safe environment that you can feel comfortable attending for your yearly buying needs. With this in mind we feel it’s the right decision to postpone to a later date in the same buying season. We will always work in the best interests of our exhibitors, visitors, contractors and staff and we believe a safe and successful event can be run in late February 2022. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the industry for its patience, understanding and support in these challenging times”.
Top Drawer S/S22 still promises to be the best buying destination for creative retailers next season and is shaping up to be one of the most exciting editions yet, with over 600 brands exhibiting from across the world, coupled with un-rivalled content and unmissable speakers. With a focus on helping you reinvent your new season edit, you’ll find something new at Top Drawer to excite your customers for 2022.
A huge thanks to Top Drawer Exhibitors, Visitors and Show Partners for their continued support during these challenging times.
More information on Top Drawer can be found at topdrawer.co.uk.
For more information about Top Drawer and all PR enquiries, please contact Amy Donnelly – email@example.com