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Fri 02 Aug 2013

Trade Shows

The beginning of spring marked the beginning of the trade shows and saw some members of the FW team jetting off in order to secure new stock-lines for Christmas and for the catalogue

Basel was the first destination at the end of March to join 120,000 other visitors and retailers for Baselworld, the watch and jewellery show. Baselworld is the world's biggest and most important event in the watch and jewellery sector where 1,450 companies from the watch, jewellery and precious-stone industries, together with related sectors, showcase their latest designs and innovations.

‘Baselworld always brings great anticipation, followed by complete exhaustion due to the sheer volume of beautiful things to explore and the miles we walk in order to fit in as much as we can over the three days. The great thing about being an independent company is the freedom of choice. We know what our customers like and we always buy with this in mind’ says Jules Wain.

The next destination in mid-May was Italy and the international exhibition of gold, jewellery, watches and gemstones in Vicenza.

Despite being in beautiful Vicenza, the ladies were working 12 hour days, resulting in Helen having to soak her feet in the hotel bidet every night! Donne remarked that, despite them being three women in charge of a map, they navigated their way around the fair and ‘were very excited to have a play amongst the loose stones this year for the new Francis Wain Collection.’

Needless to say they returned home exhausted but armed with business cards, new inspiration and a yearning for comfortable shoes.

See our ‘Trends’ news page for information on what the ladies discovered while they were away.

  • I just wanted to say a very big thank you on behalf of both Debbie and I for the race day on Saturday. I thought it was such an excellent day and we had such fun. We both thought how very well planned and organised it was and a credit to the business. Read more

    Debbie & Simon Wilson

  • A Perfect Superb Fantastic day out. Well done to you all. Wishing you success in all you do. Thank you so much for the invitation.

    Joseph & Maralyn Gromett

  • Thank you! Lovely day with lovely people. Exciting to go racing, all good fun until the coach got moved and we waited and walked everywhere to find it. Never mind - great day off! xx Read more

    Roland & Jane LeRoy

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