We dropped into the Pulse show at Earls Court in London to track down accessories that will win shoppers’ hearts.
Autumn 14 sees new prints and colours from Earth Squared, including dogstooth on bags and purses and tweeds in darker autumnal colourways. The fair-trade label has grown since its wholesale launch six years ago and now has around 480 UK stockists. The offer includes jewellery rolls, bags, gloves and purses, made from cotton, velvet and corduroy. All are manufactured at a factory in Vietnam.
Wholesale prices range from £3.33 for coin purses to £18.75 for handbags.
01602 824392 www.earthsquared.com
Tyler & Tyler
This men’s accessories label has changed its sock manufacturer for autumn 14, adding a new rich cotton mix in statement colours that have proved popular with buyers. Bold shades are key, with primary tones standing out for belts and knitted ties. Socks and pocket squares in particular have sold well, with customers looking to liven up their tailoring. Founder Richard Tyler says: “A lot of men want to inject some colour and get a sartorial look.”
Wholesale prices range from £11.50 for cufflinks to £105 for leather bags.
0121 360 4279 www.tylerandtyler.co.uk
Dresses are new to textile designer Taisir Gibreel’s summer 14 collection, joining her popular range of scarfs. Prints are based on drawings of Scottish urban and rural landscapes, infused with bright colours. The scarves and dresses are made in the UK from silk and wool. UK stockists include Covet in Edinburgh and Wolf & Badger in London.
Wholesale prices start at £14.50 for scarves and from around £65 for dresses.
07947 959926 www.taisirgibreel.co.uk
An Accessories Brand of the Year finalist at this year’s Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards, Talented specialises in sustainable tote bags. Each bag is made in India and printed at an eco-print factory in Sheffield, and up-and-coming UK print designers collaborate with the brand on a seasonal rotation - hence the name Talented.
It has 200 stockists worldwide, including Asos and Surfdome. The brand also has a custom print service. Wholesale prices range from £3 for plain styles to £5 for embellished options.
0114 272 1201 www.madebytalented.com
Betty & Walter
A finalist at this year’s Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards, Betty & Walter has introduced new styles including pencil cases and double-zip wash bags for autumn 14. Its most popular print is Allotment (pictured), particularly on a large handbag that is £19.25 at wholesale. The label has amassed 650 stockists worldwide, including Liberty and Fenwick of Bond Street.
020 3176 7925 www.bettyandwalter.com