Eco Design

Sustainable Products and Eco-Friendly Focus at Top Drawer

Sustainability continues to be a topic at the forefront of everyone’s mind and a top design trend. We all take steps to become more aware of our impact on the environment and to be more eco-friendly in our daily activities – as conscious consumers.
As a highlight from the UK’s leading design-led trade show, here are some of the brands that were exhibited at Top Drawer A/W22 at Olympia London. These brands continue to make waves within the industry with their sustainable products and eco-friendly focus.

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Positive Energy Scented Candles – Celebrating the Power of Aromatherapy with an Original, Modern Design Aesthetic

At Aery, their mission is to create a rich, immersive aromatherapy experience with each of their candles that is both good for you and better for the planet. In 2018, they set out to create an ethical and responsible brand that focused on sustainability before profitability. Through trial and error, they have created a range of scented products that assist us in creating little everyday rituals to slow down and escape the stresses of our busy lives.

By using only 100% plant-based wax, naturally-derived essential oils, non-toxic fragrance oils, and eco-friendly packaging, this brand encourages us to indulge in moments of relaxing self-care as we approach a new year.

Positive Energy Scented Candles (in the cover photo) are a mix of carefully selected essential oils and perfumes. Uplifting grapefruit fills your home with punchy fresh and juicy notes. A fresh and zesty home fragrance that’s sure to boost your mood and contribute to your energy levels.


Reusable, Ethically-Made, Stylish Gift Wraps

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FabRaps are ethically made from 100% certified organic cotton. Zero-waste and multi-purpose, these gift wraps can be used time and again to delight and enhance the act of giving.

After recognizing the sheer volume of waste that is generated by single-use wrapping paper every year, the founders of FabRap set out to create a sustainable and affordable alternative that can be forwarded on to cherished family and friends or kept as a memento forever.

Taking inspiration from a variety of sources, such as architecture, traditional attire, and nature itself, they focus on creating designs that hold a timeless quality that can be enjoyed for years to come. By using only GOTS-certified cotton, this brand ensures that their products are kind to the environment but also produced ethically in order to support organic cotton farmers such as those they work with in India.


Thoughtfully Designed, Durable, Reusable Alternative to Single-Use Plastic Bottles

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While Lund London might not have started its brand journey with an eco-friendly focus, creators Daniel Savage and Simon Henley couldn’t ignore the impact that throwaway plastics continue to have on our planet and decided to utilize their design skills to create beautiful, reusable, and planet-friendly products which customers will love and enjoy using every day.

Since the launch of their now iconic Skittle bottle, a thoughtfully designed, durable, reusable alternative to single-use plastic bottles, their eco-friendly collection only continued to grow, introducing us to the Skittle reusable straw (an iF award finalist!) and a range of ‘food on the go’ options made using innovative, recycled and sustainable materials.


Top Drawer A/W22

Held in the heart of London, Top Drawer is the UK’s leading design-led trade show, carefully curated with buyers in mind, complemented by Top Drawer On Demand – the digital platform connecting brands with buyers.

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This year’s trade show, held from 11 to 13th September 2022, had a strong international flavor with 42 countries represented across the 3 days, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Zimbabwe among others.

Show Manager, David Westbrooke commented: “In the run-in to the event, we were more driven than ever to ensure that Top Drawer A/W22 was a meaningful destination for our community to invest their time and energy. We were delighted to welcome over 130 brand new exhibitors to the fair, offering an unparalleled level of newness for the A/W season. We know how important the show is for our customers, so we were thrilled to see both visitors and exhibitors have such success, and look forward to welcoming everyone back in January, for Top Drawer S/S23.”

Retail Fest

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In addition to placing orders, visitors to Top Drawer were able to experience Retail Fest, which showcased exclusive insight and informative sessions from the likes of Holly Tucker (in the photo above), Priscilla Pollara, and Natasha Courtenay-Smith. Sessions were specially designed to help brands overcome common challenges as well as elevate their digital footprint and brand storytelling.

Art Therapy and Raw Essence Trends

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Visitors were also granted the opportunity to explore of-the-moment products, with The Better Trends Company, setting the tone for the new season ahead via their exclusively curated feature showcasing ranges corresponding to the Art Therapy and Raw Essence trends.

The next edition of the show, Top Drawer S/S23 will take place at Olympia London from 15 to 17 January 2023.

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