The Launch Pad - Where Business Really Takes Off
The Launch Pad initiative is an exciting strategy formed to support start-up businesses in the gift and homewares sector who are looking to launch a new and innovative product or service into the market.
New Exhibitors to see in 2018:
Anni Mac Jewellery, Stand 4K15 - Anni Mac is a Melbourne based Jewellery label, designed and created for the modern woman and the lovers of beautiful things, to be able to freely express themselves and add that piece of luxe to their everyday or special occasion outfit. Each Anni Mac piece is designed to tell a story, drawing inspiration from around the globe.
Apiwraps, Stand 4D17 - Apiwraps Reusable Beeswax Kitchen wrap is an eco solution for the zero waste home. Oilskin wraps were used since Colonial times to keep cheese, bread and sandwiches. They can be washed with soap and water and used again for over a year! Made from GOTS certified Organic Cotton and locally sourced beeswax, and featuring exclusive designs, Apiwraps come in beautiful, tamperproof eco packaging.
Aran Blocks, Stand 3W1 - Aran Blocks is a patent pending building blocks system that can create useful weight bearing structures including small furniture pieces and much much more. Aran Blocks' simple design and large size makes them ideal for children 5 and up, allowing them to build structures and creations they can actually use. While Aran Blocks are super easy to build with, the system requires the builder to plan their build ahead of time and then build it step by step, making it a great educational toy.
BanBao, Stand 4D16 - BanBao provides tried and tested educational toys at price points reflecting a true value for money. To stimulate young imaginations, BanBao toys come with an extensive community of Tobees characters, the inhabitants of BanBao world. Each figurine has its own personality and distinctive image that young children can relate to.
Colorvelvet, Stand 4M20 - Colourvelvet provides creative and artistic designs to help children and adults alike to enjoy colouring in. Each product is printed with black velvet to make it easier for kids to colour in, combining a relaxing activity with a pleasant tactile experience.
Cool Clutch, Stand 4K18 - Cool Clutch have designed a range of cooler bags that can match your outfit or simply be a fashion statement of its own; a Cool Clutch can take the BYO experience to a whole new level. Our range of bags cater for women and men of all ages. From a Cool Tote to a Clutch, our range will carry and keep cool lunch, beer, wine or water. Also keeps makeup from melting or if you have medicines for yourself then we have a bag designed with you in mind.
CParis, Stand 4J20 - C Paris are a range of original and unique handbags envisioned by French designer Charlotte Caillot. Featuring embossed French expressions, this fun collection of bags, clutches and wallets are manufactured from 100% genuine leather and cotton linen.
Creatively Belle Designs, Stand 4K17 - Creatively Belle Designs offers locally designed stationery, printed treasures and handcrafted ceramic jewellery, including brooches and necklaces. The artwork featured across the range is based on watercolours and photography and made from highly wearable Southern Ice Porcelain.
European Premium Designs, Stand 4K14 - European Premium Design strives to bring the best European Children’s clothing and accessories into the Australian market. They represent Maylily, manufacturers of the finest baby accessories and Whisbear The Humming Bear, designed to give newborns’ peaceful sleep
Everyday Skincare, Stand 4E14 - Bad Lab Co is a new personal care range for men that offers multifunctional facial cleanser, body wash, and moisturisers that smell great and are manufactured with no animal testing. Sister brand Good Virtues Co provides women with a personal care range infused with organic Habbatus Sauda oil.
FitTin, Stand 4N17 - FitTin was created to take the thinking out of exercise sessions with simple, fun workouts to get people moving, into shape and feeling fantastic. Each FitTin includes a deck of cards featuring twenty workouts, with additional welcome, warm-up and cool-down instructions, motivational and fun fact cards beautifully presented in a gift tin. There are 28 cards in total, all printed in colour according to their level or ‘prop’ style. The gift with a fitness twist!
Free Spirit Australia, Stand 4G19 - Looking for Something New? Check out Free Spirit Australia, making our first appeaance in Melbourne. Free Spirit is quickly gaining a following and becoming a go-to wholesaler with new exciting ranges on trend, ofering quality and afordable collections in bright summer cotton canvas bags, printed round beach towels, hammocks, festival bags, hats, wallets and novelty lighting. Not to be missed if you are searching for your next big thing.
Guyedy Hydrosols, Stand 4D15 - Guyedy Hydrosols was born out of a desire to reconnect with the Australian bush. Our Eucalyptus based products bring the sweet smell of the Peppermint Gum into your home, invigorating your senses and transporting you to outback Australia. Eucalyptus is natures Antiseptic, Antibacterial and Decongestant and our natural products have been developed to make the most of this natural wonder.
Harvest Collection, Stand 3S1 - How often do you see a child being in business? Behind the many beautiful products of Harvest Collection is Jonathan, the 9 year old artist who also have autism. Collaborating with his mum, Mary Sunarho, they bring their journey into their artworks and make inspiring products such as art prints, stationery and bags. Through their works, Mary and Jon invite you to see that there is gift and strength inside each person, even those with great challenges in life. Since their recent launch, with the support from various medias, Harvest Collection has made a widespread positive impact to the public.
Heritage Kids, Stand 4L16- Heritage Kids boutique childrenswear and accessories are carefully selected to keep in line with current market trends and colours. Made from high quality cotton, the affordable girls and boys clothing includes a range of party wear and casual wear.
Homli, Stand 4H16 - Homli pressed tin vessels are a new and exciting homewares solution. Available in a variety of sizes and on trend powder-coated colours, these unique tin vessels can be used as a pot plant holder or accent piece for your home.
Honey and Grace, Stand 4D20 - Honey and Grace produces limited edition artwork and soft furnishings, including cushions and throws, aluminum, canvas and paper. Believers in high quality art rather than the mass produced, each piece is printed and individually framed in Melbourne. Aimed at interior designers, the artworks and prints are kept at an accessible price point
Illuminated Apparel Australia, Stand 4L18 - Illuminated Apparel Australia are innovative t-shirts you can draw on using a luminescent ink. Brighter and lasting longer than any other ink on the market, the t-shirts can be customised for logo embedding, meaning companies can put their brand on display and can be used over and over again.
Little Alphi, Stand 4G16 - Little Alphi are the creators of the most elegantly crafted seamless acrylic products. We offer products that cater for both corporate and personal use, whether it’s for a gift to say ‘Thank You’ to clients and staff, right through to housing precious treasures for children of all ages. Our products are created from the highest grade acrylic. We pride Ourselves in using the highest grade acrylic and being competitively priced with a commitment to customer satisfaction.
Little Wondrous Monkeys, Stand 4D18 - Launching two classically beautiful and completely unique jewellery styles. All Sterling Silver pieces are reversible and feature hand-cut designs and magnifcent gemstones. They can be worn with design showing and gemstone 'peeking' through, or reverse it for a wondrous gemstone in a silver frame. 'rusted' features four metals combined to create a slightly industrial style with earthy natural tones.
Lorraine Brownlee Designs, Stand 4E20 - Australian nature is the inspiration behind the Lorraine Brownlee Designs collection. Based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, talented Australian artist and designer, Lorraine Brownlee has created over 50 unique designs depicting Australia's native plants, ocean and shore life. The product range of greeting cards, fine art prints and cushions is designed and manufactured in Australia using premium quality materials.
LouMirandaaCo, Stand 4H13 - Loumirandaaco offers personalised soy candles and wax melts that make a gorgeous gift idea for any occasion. Appealing to both modern and rustic inspired interiors, the candles are available in multiple sizes and scents to accommodate all ends of the budget.
Mingalaba, Stand 4K16 - Mingalaba is an ethical brand importing colourful handmade baskets that come in three different styles. The baskets aim to minimise the use of plastic bags and are created by weavers in Myanmar. Waterproof and strong, every basket is different and suits the Australian lifestyle.
Mr Lid, Stand 4G14 - Mr. Lid premium food containers are the only containers with a patented lid that means you will never lose the lid again. BPA free and microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, the innovative containers are available in a variety of sizes and shapes - all with the lid attached.
My Lily Earth, Stand 4E17 - My Lily Earth is an Artisan line of naturally inspired skin care and bath products handcrafted in small batches located in Tasmania. We use a range of natural, organic ingredients and high quality essential oils in our range. We are all about keeping our skincare and bath products as natural as possible.
My Plate Rack, Stand 3V1 - My Plate Rack offers a range of wall mounted stainless steel plate racks and shelving. Great for storage and organisation, each rack is constructed by hand from 100% stainless steel and is perfect for commercial or residential use in a kitchen, studio, café or restaurant.
Naked Store, Stand 4H15 - Naked Store sells luxuriously soft bamboo clothing for both men and women. Locally designed and environmentally friendly, bamboo clothing is breathable, free-flowing and lightweight. Best of all, bamboo is a sustainably sourced and eco-friendly product.
Nature Sprout, Stand 4G15 - Laundry is something we do so often without knowing it could end up threatening our health and the planet. Numerous surfactants and perfumes used in laundry detergents are proven to cause allergies and even cancer in long term while damaging the environment with the chemical residues. Maxion Laundry Ball is the answer. It washes and sterilize as good as the laundry detergents without any chemicals. Additionally, it cleans the washing machine drum and filter at the same time.
Nina's Bees, Stand 4E15 - Nina's Bees is a boutique apiary nestled in the Blue Mountains, NSW. We craft all-natural artisan soaps and balms using beeswax and honey from our apiary. All products are handmade with a bee theme. Our packaging is recyclable, each product features unique hand drawn portraits of bees.
Oleria Emporium, Stand 4E18 - Composed by a creative fusion of designer vessels and pure botanical 100% soy wax, our candle collections ofer timeless elegance. Laced with exquisite fragrance to envelope a space, symbolize celebration, mark romance, define ceremony and accent the home. Crafted with detail and dedication to the art in our Northern Beaches lab. Charming your in-store displays with a romantic bold statement, so much more then just another candle. Be styled by scent with Oleria Emporium.
Rarefied Clothing, Stand 4L17- Rarefied is a premium menswear label, based in Melbourne, Australia. Rarefied stands for “Distance yourself from the lives and concerns of ordinary people”. A true meaning which is reflected in every garment. A reflection of hi-end streetwear, detailed fabrications and premium cuts fit for everyday silhouettes.
Royal Owl Trading, Stand 4P20 - Royal Owl Trading offers a varied range of colourful screen printed bags, crazy keychains and wooden puppets. The durable, reusable bags are printed by hand using bright colours and come with waterproof lining suitable for makeup and toiletries products.
SuVon Products, Stand 4D14 - Mr Wattson lamps are made with beautiful natural ash wood that can fold and bend in different positions. Shaped just like a robot, this fun and flexible homewares addition comes with lamp shades in seven different colours and was recognised by Luna Brand Bible Best of Innovation & Design 2018 for its high-quality, sustainable materials.
Swimming in Stones, Stand 4G20 - Swimming In Stones is a handcrafted jewellery brand designed with semi-precious gemstones and metals. Every element of the products and packing has been produced in collaboration with artisans to create beautiful, bold and elegant pieces.
The Nonsense Maker, Stand 4E16 - The Nonsense Maker creates a range of illustrated gift cards and artworks inspired by a peculiar reality where little is what it seems. All products are finely hand drawn and then digitally coloured using fade-resistant pigment ink. High quality cotton paper is used to create vibrant and detailed prints that can brighten even the dullest of days.
The Soapstress, Stand 4G17 - The Soapstress features handcrafted olive oil soap, exclusively formulated with single origin Australian Olive Oil. Notoriously difficult to make well, this rare product is packed with pure essential oils and comes beautifully packaged is hessian bags. Without the presence of synthetic colours or fragrance, The Soapstress demonstrates a back to basics philosphy.
Toffish, Stand 4H20 - Toffish invites you to discover its new fragrant bubble bath products. Perfect for gifting and made locally in Australia, Toffish bubble bath comes packaged in a beautiful bottle, with several delightful fragrances to choose from.
Tread & Pedals, Stand 4F20 - Tread & Pedals products are proudly designed and handmade in Australia through the re-purposing of bicycle parts into polished, sustainable and high-fashion pieces. Founded in an effort to reduce the amount of waste being generated from old bikes, expect bicycle chain bowls, cufflinks, candelabras and belts.
Uppercup, Stand 4H14 - Uppercup is an 100% Australian Made and recyclable coffee and tea cup. The reusable coffee and tea cup is perfect for on the go as its double wall creates an insulated drinking vessel, that keeps your fingers cool and your drink warm. It comes in two sizes and four colours.
We Might Be Tiny, Stand 4N20 - Meet the 'Snackie,' a high quality snack bowl and plate combination made in the perfect size for newly feeding bubs or little ones. Snackies are uniquely designed in three signature shapes and six modern colours. The snack bowl and plate can be used outdoors and are microwave, freezer, oven and dishwasher safe - making food preparation convenient for the busy parent.
Wick'd Candles Australia, Stand 4H17 - Wick'd Candles Australia are purveyors of hand-poured soy candles, melts, scented diffusers and home accessories. Offering a unique and classy touch to any decor collection, these candles stand out for their exceptionally sleek glassware packaging and present an exciting opportunity for any innovative retailer.
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