Gifts Today magazine

Spotted shortlist announced

Dedicated to emerging design and new talent, Spotted will present Top Drawer visitors with the best market-ready brands that buyers have never seen before

The Spotted Award returns to recognise commerciality, design and innovation across all product categories seen at the show. The judges, comprising of leading industry professionals from the likes of Tate Enterprises, The Conran Shop, Habitat and Wolf & Badger, has chosen eight brands who will go forward to the final judging, based on the following criteria: originality and innovation, commercial viability, clarity of brand and communication of message, and quality of the design.

The finalists are:
Batch.works – who aim to make 3D printed products part of people’s everyday lives. They use recycled and responsibly sourced material to make their products.

Dearest Fannie – make sustainability fashionable for a young market with reusable, ethical, cruelty free and sustainable products.

Illustrated Stories – by Kay van Bellen is a collection inspired by Delft Blue ceramic and is made from old, found objects which are screen printed and hand decorated to create new narratives.

Katie Putt Illustrations (pictured) – has a collection of nature-inspired wall hangings that is a relaxed, modern take on a traditional style, reminiscent of precious childhood picture books.

Luana Asiata - creates abstract prints and original paintings inspired by nature. The landscapes are filled with intuitive marks, texture and strong colours.

Rediscovered By – was launched by Charlotte Gaunt as a way of pushing the boundaries of screen printing, using cloth (particularly linen) as paper to recreate ‘drawings on fabric’.

Sukun – is a textile brand that features a selection of 300 thread count, 100% pure cotton sateen sheets, sustainably sourced from select textile manufacturers in Pakistan that adhere to strict international quality standards.

The Kindness Co-op – started as an online clothing and gift store for children but has been relaunched and rebranded to become more socially responsible, including sourcing organic clothing that has been locally screen printed with their own designs.

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