LA trade show to embrace British heritage


British heritage, quality craftsmanship and innovation in design are among the key themes at a new boutique trade show launching in LA next year.

Backed by exhibition organiser Upper Street Events, Source British will provide a platform for UK brands across fashion, jewellery, accessories, shoes, homeware and gifts to access the US market, on 13-14 March 2017 in LA, California.

Co-locating with LA Fashion Market, the event has already confirmed British brands including Molly Mac Living, Mala Leather, Owen Barry, Sherene Melinda Ltd, Peak & Brim Designer Hats, Nadia Minkoff, Jolly Awesome, Sarah Greaves Limited, Animo Glass and Fonz Leathers.

“Many US buyers want to trade in sterling post Brexit, as the rates are more in their favour – a great benefit for businesses wanting to export to the US now,” said Olivett Asare, event director. “They want British brands with provenance and a strong brand story.”

The British themed two-day event will offer American retail buyers, agents and distributors import-ready British made or designed brands and products.