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  • Despite the isolation of the great Covid-19 lockdown, our style survival instincts have seemingly gone into overdrive. “Dressing to impress” is inherently hard-wired into human social behaviour, and t ...
  • Fun for the whole family with Ellie Good

    15 Jun 2020 Jordan Evans
    With restrictions still in place and school holidays fast approaching, designer and illustrator, Ellie Good, has created some free, easy activities to keep creative minds entertained.
  • The Giftware Association (GA), is calling on its members and gift companies across the UK to join together to #GiftThemThanks, an initiative aimed at giving back to key workers.
  • No matter how we strong we think we are, everyone at some point in their life will experience low mood. The lockdown we are currently living in is certainly no exception! Triggered by the smallest of ...
  • Daniel Morris, co-founder of The Morris Fyfe Agency in Brick Lane, east London, has launched an online petition calling for business rates grants and holidays for retail companies to be extended to in ...
  • Preparing Retailers in the UK for Reopening During COVID-19

    09 Jun 2020 Kathrina Wainstok, Creative Director at Brand Academy Store
    Now is a perfect time to start preparing your retail space for reopening. All non-essential retailers had to close their doors in March, and with the curve finally slowing it’s getting more important ...
  • In a time that seemingly moves faster than ever before, but sees a desire for a slow life filled with more meaningful things—opposed to just more—should retailers still be designing and purchasing pro ...
  • The Future of Retail: 2020

    03 Jun 2020 Ian Pattison, Google Cloud
    Ian Pattison, Head of Customer Engineering, Retail CPG & Travel at Google Cloud has shared his insight for the future of retail: 2020.
  • As government Covid-19 Lockdowns around the world begin to ease, children head back to school and we return to work, has the growing momentum for sustainability suffered a major setback this year?
  • Behind The Brand: Lorna Syson

    29 May 2020 Charlotte Simpson
    After illustrating her rescue dog Jenkins, Lorna the launched her first range of cards, which led her on to the journey of becoming a founder and creative director of her own brand ‘Lorna Syson' - des ...
  • From engaging blog posts to a captivating social media strategy, it’s never been more important to create high-quality content. Fortunately, doing so doesn’t have to cost the earth with a bevy of free ...
  • Who would have ever thought that we would be living as we are right now? "Certainly not me! These are very unpresented times and I have felt completely confused and very worried for my business during ...
  • Dani Ledo has announced a revamp of their ethical luxury home fragrance brand, including a move to amber glass jars and bottles.
  • Facebook is set to shake up the world of e-commerce, with the launch of Shops. Accessible through both Facebook and Instagram, Shops will allow users to create digital storefronts in a space that exis ...
  • BEHIND THE BRAND: Illustrated Stories

    20 May 2020 Jordan Evans
    A finalist in the prestigious Spotted Award, Illustrated Stories stunned with their beautiful range of lifestyle products inspired by everyday life. We spoke with their founder, Kay van Bellen, to lea ...
  • As we transition into the next phase and look towards shops reopening, it's never been more important to plan. Fashion Brand Consultant, Elizabeth Stiles, shares her advice on things you could be doin ...
  • Our Gift exhibitor, is an exciting multidisciplinary creative studio that specialise in lettering. Creating a diverse range of products including, mugs, books and games - with each of them exploring l ...
  • Yesterday Instagram made the announcement that they were launching a ‘Support Small Business’ sticker so that users can give a shout out to their favourite brands in just a few steps.
  • How to use Instagram Live for your brand

    06 May 2020 Charlotte Simpson
    Have you been wondering whether you should be using live video such as Instagram Live? The words ‘live video’ can seem a bit daunting, but actually the benefits for your brand using Instagram Live is ...
  • Every crisis is a catalyst for change. Heartened by our community's capacity for compassion, understanding and sacrifice, visual merchandising consultant and retail expert, Kat Maclennan, shares her i ...
  • The idea for the project came about from the belief that by sharing ideas, collaborating with others and starting new projects, everyone can find creative inspiration to help guide them through this c ...
  • In a time when small businesses have never needed support more, Forma House has launched #LoveReviewShare – a campaign to ensure that small businesses don’t just survive this difficult time, but thriv ...
  • A couple of weeks ago, we asked our Top Drawer audience what subjects they’d like to hear about over coming months, to help keep their business looking ahead. What was clear in the replies was a conti ...
  • The simplest ideas are often the best is an adage that has never seemed more appropriate in the midst of COVID-19 and all that comes with it. One brand making a huge difference with their adapted appr ...