The date was September the 3rd. Our vans were loaded, the sun was beaming and we were heading to the Birmingham NEC for one of the biggest trade shows of the year, Autumn Fair 2016. We had a very successful show, whilst having a great time in the process and we would to take this opportunity to thank those who came to see us. Getting an opportunity to meet many of you face to face is always a tremendous one, particularly as we can showcase our new stock and advise you on what is currently selling well.
We would like to take another opportunity to show you what the most popular ranges during the show were. Firstly the biggest interest this time around was for our Ski hats, In particular A1230and the babies bobble hat B269. Our Thinsulate branded range also gets more popular year on year. A368 in various colours and A668 were particular standouts bringing with them a reputation for durability and warmth that your customers will love.
We had substantial sales from our Children’s collection once more with ponchos like CR3 and CP1 along with ski hats like B250 being perfect for keeping the little ones warm and dry during the Autumn/Winter months.
Flat caps like A14 and H27 were well sought after and are superb for any season. Plus with the changes in weather we had increased interest in wellies like WF121 or WF117and gloves like GL5 or GM25. Finally we had some purchases in our range of bags. LB17 and LB15 feature standout colourful patterns that will appeal to your customers.
Sadly this was our final trade show of the year and we won’t be able to attending anymore until next year for the Spring/Summer season. As mentioned before we always enjoy meeting you and showing our new and old ranges. Throughout the coming months we will continue to keep you updated on what’s hot during the Autumn/Winter season though our newsletters/blog posts and our social media.
Our next stop will be our final one as we are returning to the Birmingham NEC for one of the biggest shows of the year Autumn Fair 2016. This really is the last opportunity to get a proper look and feel at our new and repeat ranges for Autumn/Winter.
Beloved ranges around this time of year include our Ski hats that are ideal for worsening weather conditions with many of our new additions featuring bright colours and exquisite pom-poms. We are also once again featuring our range of Thinsulate branded hats that bring with them a reputation for durability. You will also be able to view our newest pillbox hats and headbands many of which are part of our faux fur collection.
Those who cater for children will love the expansions to our children’s collection including new animal and pattern based ski hats along with our already well sought after character based novelty hats. We have brand new accessories to show you that will compliment any outfit while still being practical.
Our tweed bags are becoming more popular year on year so we’ve naturally designed more to potentially add to your collections. We also have some funky new wellies and sublime new gloves that will definitely appeal to a wide range of customer tastes. Finally this is a great opportunity to mention that we are previewing our new Occasion range for the coming season. This trade show being the best way to really get a sneak preview of our weddings hats and fascinators before they are revealed fully very soon.
You can view some of these products and more information about us can be found from the link here http://www.autumnfair.com/Exhibitor/SSP-Hats-Ltd. The event takes place between the 4th and 7th of September where we will be eagerly waiting in Hall 4 at stand 4E50-F51. More information on registry can be found here at http://www.autumnfair.com/ and registration if free so if you can get down to the NEC there’s really no excuse not to.
Continuing with our trade show season, this month we have just recently got back from Moda at the Birmingham NEC. It was a wonderful experience and we would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who were able to visit us over the three days.
Naturally with the Autumn/Winter season moments away, many of the customers who came to see us at Moda 2016 were preparing for the harshening weather conditions. We therefore saw trends in hats that would keep heads warm and dry when the temperatures dip. Our biggest seller at the show was our range of Harris Tweed caps EHT1. These remain a favourite year on year, featuring the famous Harris Tweed material that brings with it tradition and heritage. Our second biggest seller was our AK62, a more lightweight version of our Aussie style hat that is perfect for any outdoor junctures.
As with Home and Gift 2016 last month faux fur was very popular as a material, which is perhaps understandable since it keeps heads and ears cosy over the winter months. AW110 and AW141 in particular were very popular. As were faux fur fleece hats like A323 and A342. Style for next season was also catered for thanks to the purchases of our popular women’s beret A419.
We also had plenty of sales from our children’s collection. Novelty hats like C401, faux fur hoods like C310 plus babies’ hats like B228 were much favoured during the event. Finally we had sales on gloves like the traditional GL25/L and the tweed GL70.
Time flies as they say, because it feels like only yesterday that we were returning from Autumn fair at the Birmingham NEC for our last trade show of this year. But once again, come the new year, we will be packing our bags and loading our trucks for the next round of Trade shows. First up on the menu is Exeter where we will attending one of our favourite’s trade events of the year, Giving and Living 2016 between the 17th and 20th of January.
We will be waiting patiently at stand A305 to help with any ordering or general enquires you may have. With our new Spring/Summer catalogue arriving very shortly, this is also a prime opportunity to get a sneak peek at our extensions of the new Spring/Summer 2016 range as well as getting a feel for our current stock. Registration is free and there’s more details about the show to be found at the link here http://www.givingliving.co.uk/.
Along with Exeter we have a busy schedule ahead of us with Visits to Dublin for Showcase Ireland, plus once again to the Birmingham NEC for Moda and the biggest of them all Spring Fair. Obviously we would love to see you there at any of these shows but those who can’t attend for whatever reason needn’t worry. We will be offering feedback on each show and announcing what our most popular products were in the weeks to come.
While your mind may be occupied with the upcoming summer season, the Autumn and Winter seasons are not too far away. Here at SSP Hats we are excited to be hitting the road again, attending trade shows across the country and giving a sneak preview of our new 2015 Autumn/Winter range.
From August we will be visiting MODA at the Birmingham NEC from the 9th to the 11th. Come visit us at Hall 19 and Stand 041. After that we will be returning once again to the Birmingham NEC between September 6th and 9th for one of the biggest trade shows of the year, Autumn fair, where we will be waiting patiently at Hall 4 and Stand 4E50-F51.
First of all however we are off to beautiful Harrogate between the 19th and 22nd of July for the Home and Gift trade show at stand Q57. Like our previous trade shows, this is a golden opportunity to get a true look and feel for our current stock and anything new we may be bringing for the Autumn/Winter 2015 range. As ever we will have our pleasant and helpful team on hand to help you with any enquiries and placing of orders on our excellent stock of hats. Previous trade shows have helped us see what our most popular items are and feedback from you is always appreciated.
We’re raring to go and as noted above, there’s plenty of opportunities to come and see us. We will also be offering updates and feedback about any popular hats, so those that sadly can’t attend a show will still be informed.
SSP Hats are delighted to confirm that we will once again be busy attending trade shows and showcasing our exciting Spring/Summer 2015 collection. First up on our travels is the Giving and Living trade show taking place in Exeter between the 11th and 14th of January 2015. Described as offering “the first opportunity for buyers to secure the very latest unusual and exclusive Gift and Home and Coast & Tourism items from around 400 companies.” we are excited to be part of this event and exhibit our high quality and varied hats. Come see us at stand A305 where we will be happy to greet you and talk about any enquiries you may have.
Once we finish in Exeter we will be on the road again for one of the biggest events of the year, Spring Fair at Birmingham NEC. Taking place between the 1st and 5th of February, this event is another great opportunity to see our new summer range and current Autumn/Winter range. We will be exhibiting in hall 19/20 at stand K21 for the entire event so feel free to come see us at any time.
Finally we will be travelling to both London for Pure London on the 8th February to the 10th February and we will finishing with a second trip to the wonderful Birmingham Nec on the 15th to the 17th February for Moda. We can be found at Hall/stand Y10 for Pure London and stand O41 for Moda. All of these events are perfect for getting a true look and feel of our excellent range of products or place any order for your spring/summer stock.