HEIMTEXTIL 2018

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“More visitors, more opportunities; best Heimtextil yet” says Edmund Bell

Edmund Bell have just returned from their tenth appearance at the Heimtextil international trade fair, and it was their best yet.

Edmund Bell previewed a number of new ranges at the exhibition including new velvet blackout SENSATION and new velvet upholstery range PLUSH, new woven ranges MATRIX and EQUILIBRIUM, and new print collection BLOOM. All of which were well received by visitors to the stand.

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Simon Nutt, Group Head of Marketing says:

“We have been exhibiting at Heimtextil for ten years now and the exhibition is showing no signs of slowing down. For 2019 we invested in a larger stand space at the show, and showcased a new stand reflecting our new brand identity. We were very encouraged by the positive customer reaction and increase in customers visiting the stand. As well as a big increase on last year, we recorded over 50% more customer opportunities than we did two years ago.”

Not one to rest on their laurels; the team are already thinking about how they can improve the visitor experience at Heimtextil 2020 – which will be the shows 50th anniversary. There will more product launches throughout the year to look out for.

Edmund Bell are a leading and trusted supplier to the global soft furnishings market, and experts in flame retardant blackout and dimout fabrics to the hospitality, cruise, healthcare, education and workplace markets.

For further information about us or our extensive product range and services please email sales@edmundbell.com, call +44 (0)1706 717070 or visit www.edmundbell.com

 Edmund Bell. Where design meets performance, since 1855.

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BITA MASTERCLASS – TEXTILE DESIGNER CAREER – ‘HOW TO DESIGN FOR PRINT’

original-2.jpgA day of discussion and valuable insights about how to design for the print industry.

The course will be taught by professionals from Standfast & Barracks and will cover the topics; Researching your customer; The importance of Colour and Technical Considerations; And ‘how to win your dream job in textiles’ – a talk given by BITA & Norfolk house Director, Diane Harding. The masterclass will be useful for people who want to know more about working in the printed textile industry, making contacts and meeting like-minded individuals.

The day will also include a tour of the Standfast & Barracks design studio and factory to get an insight into how a successful Printed Textile company operates.

Diane, will also be on hand to offer tailored advice on your CV and portfolio to help you further your career.

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This event is FREE for BITA members (email siobhan@interiortextiles.co.uk to book) and only £25 for everyone else.

Lunch is provided as well as refreshments on arrival.

Check our website http://www.interiortextiles.co.uk or contact emi@norfolkhouse-uk.com for more information on BITA membership.

* Please note that attendees will be visiting a working mill and must wear sturdy footwear with flat soles and closed toes. No clothing such as floaty scarves and draping skirts will be permitted due to machinery on the factory floor.

Reviews from the previous masterclass;

“I personally enjoyed the design process being explained and comparing it to my methods. It’s great to see how it works in industry as it helps a designer to understand the process and adapt your designs for certain print methods.”
Amy

“A Valuable insight into an industry and seeing the process from design to completion. Seeing the technical process of print was also invaluable as was seeing the factory. It was very professionally run, and the day was delivered brilliantly. Excellent value, I would highly recommend.”
Pippa

GET CONNECTED AT THE BITA ROADSHOW 2019

p1010204-1.jpgCommencing the week of design Week at Chelsea Harbour, the well-established premier destination for design excellence, will bring together the leading companies in the Interior textiles Industry. We will be exhibiting BITA members that are not represented in the Design centre. Enjoy light refreshments in an intimate setting, and get connected at the first of these uniquely friendly shows.

The exhibition will then take to the road in Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Harrogate and Newcastle. One day exhibitions in each of these four strategically placed towns spread across the UK, makes it uniquely accessible for businesses large and small. Light refreshments are again provided and tickets for all locations are absolutely free.

Immerse yourself in our 2019 BITA Roadshow

The voice of our industry will be bringing together exhibitors & visitors from across the Interior and Textile industry, come and join the Roadshow in your area.

This Roadshow is long awaited by the Interior Textile Industry. In the 4 years since the Roadshow last took place, we have been bombarded with requests to reignite these popular shows. Regional exhibitions bring together businesses across the industry and help companies to reach out to potential customers and suppliers without having the inconvenience or expense of travelling a long distance to attend.

“Talking to exhibitors and visitors from our Roadshows over the past 10 years, it is clear they have missed our local shows. It means less travel and cost for visitors, especially in the North and the Midlands. So by popular demand, we are back on the road and hoping you will join us?”

Diane HardingBITA Director

Kicking off with 2 days in London’s Chelsea Harbour during design week, we will then continue with 4 separate days across the country in Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Harrogate and Newcastle. Starting the Roadshow in Chelsea Harbour as design week 2019 will be happening. A world of design inspiration awaits at London Design Week 2019 (10 – 15 March) which showcases the brightest and best of world-class talent.

The dates of these show are:

Chelsea Harbour | 10th -11th March (Tickets are valid for both days)
Milton Keynes | 13th March
Nottingham | 15th March
Harrogate | 17th March
Newcastle | 19th March

Ticket to visit all shows are free.

BOOK NOW WITH 20% OFF YOUR STAND WITH OUR EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT FOR AS LITTLE AS £640
BOOK ALL 4 DAYS OUTSIDE LONDON AND SAVE £300

Click here to download the booking form

Click here for the Roadshow Ratecard

COLOUR & DESIGN TRENDS 2019

If you are in the Interior design industry you may be wondering what is coming up next year for the style conscious fabric houses. Here is summary of some of the colours and trends that are due to emerge in the coming months.

Alongside their 3 colour palettes for next year the people at Pantone have finally revealed the colour of the year for 2019 as Living Coral 16-1546. Whilst we are still embracing the 2018 Ultra Violet with its futuristic appearance, this colour is warm and lively and evokes feelings of optimism and joyful activities. Pantone have also released 3 other palettes of colour called Cravings, Meanderings and Classico.

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“CRAVINGS, THE 2019 PANTONE PALETTE DEDICATED TO FOOD Among the colours we find: Butterum, Cappuccino, Chili Pepper, Flamingo, Grass Green, and Cayenne.”  -Pantone

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“MEANDERINGS, THE 2019 PANTONE PALETTE OF GLOBALISATIO Among the colours included are: Island Green, Blue Print, Spice Route, Chai Tea, Aurora Red and Wild Orchid.” -Pantone

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“CLASSICO, THE 2019 PANTONE PALETTE OF TIMELESS COLOURS
Just as the name suggests, the shades of the Pantone Classico palette are essential, sober and timeless and at the same time, elegant and always in fashion. Among the colours included in Classico – Pantone Colour Palette 2019 here are: Camel, Deep Teal, Apricot Brandy, Gray Flannel, White Swan, and Caviar.” -Pantone

PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2019

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It is a move forward for the pastel pinks that have been everywhere this year. Mixed

with eastern influences from Morocco and teamed with coastal blues and greens, this

colour has the potential to liven up the dullest of spaces.  Think tiled flooring, hand-dyed linens, layers of patterns, water colour prints all mixed together to give a fresh and elegant take on the pink trend.

RELAXED NORDIC STYLE

This style embraces the best of Swedish hygge. Walls in shades of white contrasted by rough wood surfaces and sheepskin rugs.

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AT ONE WITH NATURE

Sustainability is becoming a global priority. Ethically sourced products, natural fabric and textile designs that mimic natural materials are a big trend for 2019.

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NIGHTWATCH GREEN

This Dulux colour of the year is Nightwatch Green. A strong colour that creates a dramatic effect when teamed with blossoming florals and bright oranges. This colour works with the botanical theme that has been really popular this year.

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SUMPTUOUS VELVET

Internet searches for velvet has increased 400% in the past 6 months as people are looking for luxurious investments in bold contrasting colour fabrics.

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INSPIRED BY 70’S RETRO

With the current trend for velvet and bold geometric patterns, and so many burnt oranges and yellows at the forefront of the consumer trends, there is definitely a nod towards the 70’s era. Think warm colour palettes, funky textures and abstract silhouettes.

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BLACK & WHITE

A truly timeless design trend, the visual contrast of black and white provides a sense of balance and boldness. Look out for dalmatian print which will be everywhere next year.

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Images from; Pantone, Dulux ,Claire Gaudion, Prestigious Textiles, Green & Mustard, The Haddow Group, West Elm, The Room Alive and Etsy.

 

BITA AWARDS 2017/18

Announcing the results of  the
2017 / 2018
British Interior & Textiles Association Awards
 

Each category below was voted for by members of the interior and textile industry. The first and second place in each category received a certificate to recognise the valuable input that they make in our industry.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. 

BEST BEDLINEN SUPPLIER
1. Style Library
2. Ashley Wilde
3. The Portofino Studio

BEST BLIND SUPPLIER
1. Green & Brown
2. Rol-Lite
3. Diffusion

BEST CUSHION SUPPLIER
1. Fine Quality Feather
2. Hallis Hudson
3. Margo Selby

BEST EMPLOYED SALES REP
1. James Vardy – iLiv
2. Peter Barnett – Green & Brown
3. Stephen Green – Prestigious
4. Jon Ashdown – Clarke & Clarke

BEST FABRIC BRAND
1. Prestigious Textiles
2. Zoffany
3. Jacqueline Milton

BEST INDEPENDENT SALES AGENT
1. James Thompson
2. John Northwood
3. Andrew Bennett
4. Steve Houghton

BEST MADE TO MEASURE SERVICE
1.Regal Blinds
2. English Rooms
3. Windmill Workroom

BEST POLE & TRACK SUPPLIER
1. Hallis Hudson
2. Bradley Collection
3. Jones Interiors

BEST READY MADE CURTAIN SUPPLIER
1. iLiv
2. Ashley Wilde
3. Rectella

BEST SAMPLING DESIGN
1. Ashley Wilde
2. Olivia Bard

BEST SUPPLIER FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
1. Hallis Hudson
2. SMD / iLiv
3. Jones Interiors

BEST TRIMMING SUPPLIER
1. Troynorth
2. Jones Interiors
3. Silverdale

BEST WALL COVERINGS BRAND
1. Cole & Son
2. Harlequin / Style Library
3. Sandberg

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR EXCELLENT WINNERS & FINALISTS!

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