British Craft Trade Fair
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Dear Buyer,
Welcome to our February Newsletter.
It won't be long now before BCTF opens its doors for the 45th annual addition, showcasing a wonderful selection of British craftmanship.
The show will include well known crafting bellwethers alongside plenty of fresh new designer talent from around the UK.
You can look forward to seeing thousands of inspirational new products produced locally and sustainably from a huge range of materials, across categories that include jewellery and silverwork, fine art and greeting cards, ceramics, porcelain and tableware, home textiles, fragrances and fashion accessories.   
British made products are at a very high premium and in exceptionally high demand right now, so if you want to give consumers what they want this is a show not to be missed!   
Trade prices will start from as low as just a few pounds, ranging upwards to the higher end of the market.
Seminar for Buyers
Author, speaker and retailer coach, Ian Retallick will be giving a presentation to the buyers at BCTF 2019 on Tuesday April 9 at 12.30. All buyers are welcome.
The talk will offer help and advice on how to beat the internet and increase in store sales.
Your invitation
Your invitation is winging its way to you and will land on your door mats shortly, we look forward to welcoming you to this inspirational trade fair.
See below our four featured artists.
Kind regards


Fiona Hutchinson
Fiona Hutchinson can't wait to return to BCTF after being absent last year. She is adding to her very successful spice range of jewellery with a new collection of jewellery based around the sociable art of tea and coffee. 

There are tea and coffee cups, coffee beans, tea leaves and all things that make you think of a brew of tea or a caffeine fix of coffee. There will be items priced as little as £30 RRP, to a more statement piece of jewellery designed to make an impact on the wearer or your display.

Fiona, a qualified gemologist will be using stones to suggest green, white and black tea, and looks forward to welcoming new and existing customers to her stand during the three days in Harrogate.

To see more of Fiona's work, visit her on stand 128 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

Fasanian Artistry
Fasanian are a small greeting card publisher nestled in the Derbyshire Countryside.

Their greeting cards are printed on high quality 350gsm board and focus on illustrated puns and word plays incorporating animals, food and drink. As they are the illustrators as well as the publishers they can make sure the same attention to detail is paid to each and every design.

They love what we do and being part of this creative industry. Although this is their first time at BCTF they have exhibited at other trade shows around the country and are stocked by a variety of independent gift shops.

To see more of Fasanian Artistry's work, visit them on stand P35 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

Illustration by Abi
Abi is an illustrator and designer from Ashtead in Surrey. She loves to work in pen & ink which gives her drawings a quirky and characterful appearance. 
She has designed a beautiful range of unique gifts, stationery and homewares using her original illustrations. Each product has been carefully sourced and manufactured here in the UK, each product is considerately wrapped and packaged and each product is lovingly branded and sent out to you from Abi's studio. 
If you're looking for something a bit different to gift, some fun stationery for your office or an original new textile for your kitchen, this is the perfect range to stock.

To see more of Abi's work, visit her on stand P5A at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

The Candle Brand
The Candle Brand was formed to fulfil Christina's desire and passion to produce home fragrances that were safer to burn around her family. The candles are made with unique wooden wicks, 100% soy wax and carefully selected fragrances. Christina's workshop is set in the Norfolk countryside, and you will see her love of modern country style decor throughout the minimalist design of her products.  
At the BCTF 2019 she will be showcasing her candle collections and other home fragrances such as sola flower wood reed diffusers, and scoopable wax melts, that are soon to be released over the coming months in a collection called THE FLAMELESS ONES.
The Candle Brand is fully insured, and compliant with CLP laws and regulations.

To see more of Christina's work, visit her on stand N49 at BCTF 2019, or visit his BCTF Online page.