Kids’ trade show Bubble London has shortlisted eight brand finalists for its a/w 18 Rising Star competition.
The contenders, all launch brands debuting their first wholesale collections, will go head-to-head at this seaon’s show.
A panel of industry experts will judge finalists on everything from strength of branding through to commercial viability.
The winner of the Rising Star Award will be crowned on the event’s opening day on Sunday 28 January.
Rising Star finalists:
A babywear collection for 0-18 months that focuses on craftsmanship, including hand embroidery and hand smocking, alongside soft colours, fine prints and delicate fabrics.
A natural and luxurious range of bath and hair care products for children. Made with plant derived ingredients and captured in beautiful design.
Grass & Air
An outdoor children’s clothing brand of rainwear and playwear inspired by Scandinavian design with an added injection of fun.
Soft soled, handmade children’s shoes using premium quality natural leather presented in stylish, recycled packaging.
A casualwear brand for ages 0-5 years inspired by a child’s artistic approach to self-expression, play and in turn, the way in which they develop and socially interact.
Sustainable, ethical and environmentally friendly fashion, primarily produced in 100 per cent organic cotton, for children aged newborn to eight years.
The Faraway Gang
British-made, unisex knitwear for 4-7 year olds. All styles are designed and manufactured in the UK using machine washable, 100 per cent Merino wool.
Gender neutral, urban and unconventional clothing for children aged 3-9 years. Designed and ethically manufactured in Britain using Oeko-Tex certified fabrics.
Introduced in 2013, Rising Star allows fledgling brands to raise their profiles, engage with retailers and gain invaluable feedback.
For buyers, Rising Star is an opportunity to spot tomorrow’s best-selling kids’ brands ahead of the competition.
Bubble London a/w 18 takes place on 28-29 January at the Business Design Centre, Islington.
Click here for buyer registration.