Following the successful launch of the Sustainability Trail at Spring Fair 2020, the focus on sustainability continues at next month’s Autumn Fair with the launch of The Sustainability Library and a host of onsite initiatives.

Pre-show, visitors can connect with sustainable brands at Autumn Fair 2021 HERE, making it easy to discover brands and suppliers that are striving to do their part to ensure a more sustainable and ethical future for us all.

Visit the Exhibitor List on or via the soon-to-launch Autumn Fair app, and filter by The Sustainability Library to discover pledges and initiatives from brands who are doing their part.

Sustainable brands already signed up to the Sustainability Library include Keel Toys, My Gift Trade, Vent for Change, Alexander Thurlow & Co, Colour Chronicles, Crafty You Crafty Me, Find Your Glow, Amica Accessories, Black Yak, Heaven Sense Incense, Jomafe, Penguin Ink, Sandy Bay, The Art File, The English Soap Company, Mai Clothing, and The Somerset Toiletry Co.

We know it’s important to both retailers and suppliers to place sustainability at the forefront of how we do business

Jessica Dawnay

Spring & Autumn Fair event director Jessica Dawnay said: “We know it’s important to both retailers and suppliers to place sustainability at the forefront of how we do business. We are striving to bring on board exciting and innovative sustainable businesses to the Spring and Autumn Fair lineups and connect them with interested retailers in an easy-to-use format. The Sustainability Library is a fantastic research tool for buyers targeting sustainable brands.”

Each exhibitor that is part of The Sustainability Library will be marked with a Leaf icon, helping visitors to find sustainable brands and suppliers quickly and easily. This will also be translated onsite with sustainable exhibitors having this icon displayed on their stands. A total of five icons help to identify specific sustainable initiatives, from biodegradable materials to recyclable packaging, that a brand or supplier may have or are working towards. These icons will be mirrored onsite at Autumn Fair with The Sustainability Trail and within the Show Guide.

Autumn Fair returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 5 September to 8 September for its next physical edition. Visitors can register their interest to attend, and exhibitors can apply to be part of the show on the Autumn Fair website.

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