Pulse 2018 Where Trends Are Born
Held annually in May at London’s Olympia, Pulse 2018 is a trend-led event for new products, brand launches and retail inspiration across living, fashion accessories and gift sectors.
Running from the 13th – 15th May show organisers are (as I type) busy preparing an event that will offer retailers something different, unique and invaluable.
The exhibition will offer trade visitors a look at emerging designer-makers, new A/W 18/19 launches, trend forecasts, undiscovered international brands and Christmas collections. Not to mention a full programme of seminars with business advice from a panel of industry experts.
With less than 2 months to go before the show’s doors open to buyers from across the world, I want to share a quick first look at what’s in store at Pulse 2018.
Pulse 2018: The Highlights
The Makers sector will provide an inspiring edit of products from a talented new wave of designer-makers.
Some of the fabulous designers exhibiting at Pulse 2018 include Animaro Design, Catherine Lewis Design, Cotton Clara, Factory Floor Jewels, Rope Studio London and Text from a Friend to name a few.
New to Pulse for 2018 is the Jewellery Emporium, bringing you a unique selection of unseen jewellery designers together at the show.
Confirmed are brands Tribe + Glory, WildFawn and Regia Jewellery, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Discovering future trends is easy thanks to the highly edited fashion offering at Pulse.
Some of the exciting fashion brands who will be at the show include Black and Sigi, Shyla Jewellery and Mahi Leather.
Brands is a must-attend edit of exciting new product launches from retailers’ favourite industry-leading brands, all in one ultimate buying location.
For 2018 it will feature new launches from Also Home, Block, Bombay Duck, Canova Gifts, Designed in Colour, Madam Stoltz, Jen Rowland, Yod & Co and much more.
FOUND is a sector dedicated to bringing buyers never-seen-before international brands. If you’re looking to buy fashion, homeware or giftware, FOUND exhibitors offer the very best in unseen design from around the globe.
Undiscovered brands in the FOUND section at Pulse 2018 include KLOQ, Sofia Castegren, Ebonymoon, Arion Jewellery, Anna Rosa Mosch and many more.
Visitors to University of the Arts London’s (UAL) feature stand at Pulse London will get an exclusive preview of new products by emerging designers.
The university will present a hand-picked selection of design products, created by 13 of its students and alumni at the show this May. Many have never exhibited at a trade show before, making UAL’s stand the place to discover the names to watch in design.
The stand will feature a diverse range of products, from furniture and household products, through to handbags and scarves, prints and stationery.
Rounding up our first look at Pulse 2018 is ShopTalk, which this year is organised by 5×15.
Curating inspirational talks and workshops, 5×15 promise to deliver an insightful programme for you at Pulse 2018.
With sessions such as Profitability over popularity: How to build an Instagram community that buys and PR on a budget, Shoptalk is created to help indie retailers make the most out of their business.
Find Out More
Pulse is designed for buyers who are searching for the next must-have product and the freshest design talent.
Louise Morris, Show Director of Pulse says:
‘With increasing consumer demand for new product, retailers are under constant pressure to keep their shelves fresh with exciting new lines to entice customers into their stores. This means they need access to new product all year round. At Pulse we are continuously on the hunt for talented new designer-makers and exciting new UK and international brands, making it easy for retailers to discover those unique gems, mid-season. It is the perfect place to shop the next big trends, the next best sellers and those stand out products that will really enhance a store’s offering and keep them one step ahead.’
The 2018 edition of Pulse takes place from the 13th – 15th May at Olympia London. To find out more and secure your complimentary ticket please visit the Pulse website.