Congratulations to Green Baby, winner of the June 2011 Stand Out competition and many thanks to our judges, Laura Kirkpatrick from CWB Magazine, e-tailer Zarah Hartung from Cherish Me, journalist Kate Carter from The Guardian and retailer Stacey Crossland from It’s all about the boy...
It's not just spotting of trends and product for spring/summer 2012 that's happening at Bubble London, but celebrity spotting too! Actor, writer and comedian Paul Whitehouse stopped by the show to visit his friends YUU World on stand VB7, down on the Village Green.
"I've travelled from Australia and have planned my trip around Bubble. The organic and eco-friendly brands that I hoped to find are here in abundance and to top it off, the seminar programme content is excellent. With my shop being online the seminar on this topic has been of particular use and interest. Bubble has been a real find!"
Nicky Flood, owner Mulberry Tree Organic (online), Australia
"We are from South Africa and this is our first visit to Bubble London. We've found some great fashion-led brands and we found the trend area really useful to help us forecast. It's a great place to source new products. We would love to visit again."
Karla Caffyn-Parson, MrPrince, South Africa
"Today's seminar content was excellent, great tips on budgeting and potential profits and has provided a good guide for me to make a solid business plan. Both the seminar programme and great range of collections will certainly keep me here for the two days."
Claire Ramsay, owner Tots Togs, Glasgow
This season again, Green Baby is hosting the Green Baby Breakfast Lounge (oooh, pick up a free coffee and croissant with your Good Food Cafe voucher from 9.30am to 11am both days at the show).
A little treat on Sunday, you can also enjoystory telling with The Secret Seed Society.Visit Green Baby on stand E23 for a chance to win the new Innocent family recipe book and to check out their fabulous Spring/Summer 12 collection!
Unique, vintage patchwork chairs by Kelly Swallow will fill the Bubble Plaza this weekend at Bubble London. The Hertfordshire-based designer shares with us the secrets behind her fabulous pieces.
My chairs are individually sourced vintage and antique pieces, each with a unique charm. I love to rediscover the beauty and personality of a chair with a stunning collection of fabrics.
giving it a newfound splendour.
I'm inspired by fabrics and get ridiculously excited when on fabric sourcing trips. Working in patchwork and mixing colours, textures and patterns gives endless possibilities for fun and creativity.
I love to work on bespoke pieces which can include fabrics which have a meaning to the client or treasured pices of fabric, for example a patch from a little girl's dress or a boy's shirt. So the chairs encapsules memories of a childhood and becomes an heirloom piece.
My home-based workshop allows me to work around my family’s schedule and to always be able to take my son to school. At nine, he is wonderfully creative and has boundless imagination and sense of fun and is already thinking about what his job within ‘Kelly Swallow’ is going to be!
Kelly Swallow sells "ready to go" pieces and also takes commissions, allowing customers to be completely involved in creating their own bespoke piece.
Trend Bible is an industry authority for trend forecasting, working with many international brands to help them predict future trends and build inspiring and commercially successfully ranges across home interiors and kids’ lifestyle products.
From scientific references to tropical pieces, Next week's Bubble London will present the final results for Spring/Summer 2012.