Bubble: London’s biggest and most comprehensive baby and kids’ show is back for SS18
As the UK’s leading trade event for fashion and lifestyle, Bubble is the London destination to see global leaders alongside fresh, new talent.
Maintaining its position as the launchpad for new talent, the show has an extensive selection of brand debuts this July. Barn of Monkeys arrives from Portugal with an offer of sustainable fashion for boys and girls crafted from organic raw materials. British label Cooee Kids has a similar social conscience running through its every fibre and is committed to crafting everything from 100 per cent African cotton through a production process that supports Ugandan craftspeople.
For London label Carlie Grace the focus is on girlswear, offering sustainable fashion in designs created to portray individuality and fun, while fellow homegrown label Eva & Indie focuses on bold, quirky prints in handmade designs. London-born XOKiddo is defined by simplicity, with a range of ultra-contemporary, practical and unisex styles crafted from organic materials.
Handmade in Britain but inspired by all things French, Wex Baby fuses cross-Channel cultures with hand-drawn designs. Inspired by Highland culture, meanwhile, is Scottish knitwear label Tout Petit, which is French by name, but offers a range of nursery accessories and gifts in merino wool.
Bamboo, viscose and organic cotton are just some of the Oeko-Tex approved fabrics used to create girls’ and boys’ designs for new Lithuanian label Little Mouse. Harbouring similarly big aspirations for little people, Little Zi creates luxury designs for babies in pima and organic cotton. Babies are also the focus for Modor Naycher, with its range of 100 per cent organic and chemical-free blankets and nursery products for mother and baby.
House of Juniors is created by a team of parents offering smart-casual – and predominantly unisex – sportswear for toddlers up to teens. Inevitabile is equally on-trend but its focus is purely female with a range of embroidered blouses for girls made in-house at its Brussels headquarters.
Ciao Bimba is guaranteed to inspire buyers and customers alike with its imaginative range of dolls, outfits and accessories crafted from natural fibres. For Cradle & Tonic, it’s all about mum, with a range of luxury aromatherapy candles for those magical steps of bump, birth and baby.
Much more than just a buying event, Bubble is also the first port of call for retailers looking to get ahead in the business of childrenswear. This season’s engaging seminar programme talks buyers through the business of branding, trends and online retailing with industry experts Abigail and Chloe Baldwin, Fiona Coleman and Dan Conboy.
Additionally, don’t miss Bubble’s lively discussion panels, which will bring modern-day childrenswear retail to life on stage throughout the show. Franck van Huizen, Fiona Coleman, Nick Bassi and Izabella Minkiewicz will offer expert insight from their respective viewpoints as leaders in their field, while creative and inspiring interiors will be the talking point of the ‘Future proofing: how interiors can grow your business’ panel discussion.
Other s/s 18 highlights include Perfect Pitch, a series of fast-paced elevator pitches on the designers to watch at Bubble this season, the Rising Star competition and return of the Stand Out competition, the Green Ambassador campaign, a new interiors area offering creative home inspiration, live portrait painting and music workshops for kids.
Bubble takes place Sunday 16th and Monday 17th July from 9.30 until 18.00. Click here to register for your ticket.