Armed with our Go Everywhere Mats, picture boards, double sided tape, spirit level, hammer and nails, we headed to the Design Centre in Islington, London for our first ever trade show at Bubble London. I don't think either one of us realised the amount of work involved in preparing and setting up the stand before the show started. It turns out it requires two people plus a third to view in order to achieve a perfectly straight logo...
Our wall display showing the 4 different designs and how to roll with the waxed cotton on the outside.
We had some fantastic feedback at the show. Many visitors said they felt it was a really stylish and unique product. We also got a very enthusiastic thumbs-up from the dads who loved the unisex look said they wouldn't hesitate to carry a GEM around whilst on baby duty.
It was lovely to hear visitors telling us how they had heard about us prior to the show and how much they loved our deigns. We also got to meet many of the new as well as established brands showcasing there. Everyone was very supportive and we have a new set of personal favourite brands going forward that we will be rooting for!
On Day 2, we made our way to the stage area for our Perfect Pitch presentation, which was a great opportunity to present our mat to some small independent and large retail store buyers as well as influential members of the press.
Thank you to everyone who popped by our stand to say hi. We have been super busy following up all of our new contacts in the last couple of weeks and are looking forward to the new business relationships that are blossoming as a result.
We are looking into exhibiting at more shows this year so we hope to see you all again soon.