UK designer Nicola Glass unveils first Kate Spade collection

Nicola Glass at her Kate Spade New York fashion week show. Photograph: Kelly Taub/BFA/Rex/Shutterstock A new chapter started in the Kate Spade story on Friday in New York as Northern Irish designer Nicola Glass unveiled her first collection for the American fashion house. In the three months since the eponymous brand’s founder killed herself, the … Read more UK designer Nicola Glass unveils first Kate Spade collection

REVEALED: Opportunities UK companies are embracing in the bridal market

While Professional Jeweller recently reported the challenges retailers and suppliers are facing in the bridal jewellery sector, today’s market also provides ample opportunities. Some brands have been embracing the digital age to enhance the customer experience, while for others the weak pound has provided an opportunity to expand internationally. Charles Green managing director, Oli Sutton, reveals: “We’re … Read more REVEALED: Opportunities UK companies are embracing in the bridal market

Designer makes claim for first Fairmined Ecological Gold collection in UK

Having recently become a Fairmined licensee, Arabel Lebrusan is launching a new collection made from Fairmined Ecological Gold. Fairmined Ecological Gold is gold that has been mined under the strict rules of the Fairmined Certification with regard to social development, fair treatment and equitable payment. It does not use mercury or cyanide to extract the … Read more Designer makes claim for first Fairmined Ecological Gold collection in UK

Export by UK businesses on Amazon to surge 29% in 2016

At the Amazon Academy in the UK, online retailer Amazon announced that UK businesses selling on its Marketplace are expected to achieve export sales of more than £1.8 billion in 2016, up 29 per cent over 2015. The first ever Amazon Academy was held to provide hundreds of SMEs with practical ideas and support to … Read more Export by UK businesses on Amazon to surge 29% in 2016