With Sydney Gift Fair 2020 only a couple of months away, we introduce you to some of the newest brands and suppliers to join Sydney Gift Fair 2020.
This week we chat to Greg Oller head of OneWorld Collection about what retailers can expect to see in February and why trade fairs are still important.
What do you expect from exhibiting at Sydney Gift Fair 2020?
Sydney Gift Fair at Sydney Olympic Pack is a new fair for us, so we have gone with a bigger space to really display more of our product ranges. For the first time in years, due to the cost savings of exhibiting with AGHA, we have been able to expand our stand size so we are expecting to show a lot more product we previously could not display.
What can retailers expect to see from you at the fair?
We always launch a lot of new ranges at the fair but this year we will look at expanding our very successful rattan ranges and show some great new furniture pieces that have just landed. We have a great new range of high-end lighting products including pendants and table lamps and maybe even a new celebrity furniture range that I can’t say too much about just yet.
What are the benefits of visiting trade fairs for retailers?
Trade fairs are ever changing and we have found this all over the world where we are exhibiting. Online imagery and photography have enabled retail stores to order online with much more confidence and so trade fairs need to be an experience for them as it is an expensive exercise to attend especially if from out of town.
These fairs still are very important to get that initial trust and feel of a product. Customers need to open the draws on furniture, feel the comfort on the sofas and look at the quality of the glass on the table lamps. Once you have seen what the products look and feel like, then ordering online for top ups or through agents is the way to go until the next gift fair rolls around.
Can you tell us a bit more about the company?
OneWorld started in London in the late 1980’s and we expanded to Sydney in 2003. OneWorld had humble beginnings importing just a few candles, however within 10 years we had products displayed in some of the highest end retailers in the world with the likes of Harrods, Selfridges and David Jones.
In 2016, the founder went on national TV and got a deal on Shark Tank with Janine Allis from Boost and Glen Richards from Petbarn. Both these investors liked what they saw in the brand and are now on-board helping take us to the next level. We have expanded into New Zealand and also have a warehouse in Chicago in the US.
Now only at Sydney Gift Fair at Sydney Olympic Park, meet OneWorld Collection and many more industry leading suppliers this February from Friday 21-24 February. Register to attend free here today.