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A Tour of London’s French Design Quarters

Catherine Ryall - 10-août-2017 11:44:05

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The French Touch at the London Textile Fair 2017

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 28-juin-2017 15:35:57

Business France  has brought together 19 French textile mills to exhibit at the  London Textile Fair . Here is a taste of what you can expect between 19th and 20th July 2017 : -   Avelana Roudière  - Booth H18 Avelana is one of the top French manufacturers of women’s fashion fabrics, leading the field in wool and lycra blends. The coompany is aware of the importance of technological innovation, investing in it to enhance the performance of the fabrics, as well as to develop new materials that boast original, unique performance. The company was the first to develop and launch stretch and bi-stretch fabrics, and is currently the world market leader in stretch woollen fabrics. They say: “For Autumn/Winter 2018 we will be featuring men’s and women’s tailoring fabrics suitable for both high street fashion and the corporate wear market, predominately in wools and woolblend fabrics as well as in polyester/viscose with bi or weftstretch. We also offer recycled polyester as well as nano finishes. End uses are coats, jackets, trousers and skirts.” - Bugis  - Booth K12 Created in 1956, the Bugis group manufactures high-technology knitted fabrics for a large remit: fashion, the medical sector & protective clothing (knitting, dyeing, distribution, logistics). Thanks to its experience and R&D department, the Bugis Group is able to develop projects upon request. - Deveaux  - Booth I15 Deveaux is renowned for its creativity. The company offers a large range of novelty and high-fashion fabrics to suit all types of garments (jerseys, yarn-dyed, jacquard and prints, digital printing). Today, Deveaux continues to market its industrial know-how and creativity worldwide. The Deveaux Group has developed a genuine know-how in a wide variety of fields: weaving, knitting, printing and finishing, giving them a creative and flexible edge for their clients. - Dutel  - Booth G7B Family-run French Jacquard mill, based in Lyon since 1937. The mill is able to develop designs, colours and qualities on demand with a short turnaround. They say: "many customers use us for our skill and speed in developing their own designs and vintage fabrics from bought garments/ images". The designs vary from large-scale placement Jacquards to mini-textures using a wide variety of fancy yarns, metallic, textured, bouclé and techniques depending on the design and budget requirements.    Dutel specialises in fabric for womenswear, but also develops for menswear and accessories. - Henitex  - Booth J5 Henitex is a specialist in knitted fabric for womenswear with a wide range of creative pieces and designs. Their main line uses viscose, cotton, polyester and polyamide (swimwear articles possible). Their second line, Opaline, is aimed at higher end customers and is made of more delicate fibres (wool, silk, linen, modal).  They are also able to make on demand designs pieces. - J Cap Sud  - Booth U3 J Cap Sud works with lace predominantly for lingerie or ready-to-wear pieces. Using their expertise which goes back several generations, they can also develop French lace creations as required. - Jules Tournier et Fils - Booth O24 The company designs, develops and produces everything they create in-house; fancy tweed, luxury natural fibres (wool, cashmere, mohair, alpaca) meltons and velours, breton stripes, lenoweaves, circular knitted fabrics for men and women ready-to-wear, knit back shearlings and luxury fashion fabrics. All their creations are 100% designed and made in France. They also offer more than 150 years of know-how and can create unique and personalised designs. For their work in textiles, they are listed as an  Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) or Living Heritage Company label, a mark of recognition awarded by the French government, to reward French companies for the excellence of their industrial skills and traditional savoir-faire. - Malfroy Million  - Booth A1 Silk maker, Malfroy Million has built a reputation for unique and quality products. Twice a year, the company offers 2 fabric and 2 scarf collections, both for womenswear. Their fabrics and scarves are the result of a mixture of art and technical expertise. Malfroy Million works with natural fabrics: silk, wool, cashmere, cotton, and linen thus positionning itself at the high-end of the market both in France and abroad. - Malhia Kent  - Booth M7 Creativity is at the centre of Malhia Kent ’s design philosophy. All their fabrics are designed and made in France, aimed at haute couture brands. They are based close to Paris and their headquarters is home to 15,000 types of thread. - Pastels  - Booth G10 Pastels will be presenting their AW18 collection at the London Textile Fair. Their organic range is GOTS certified, made from natural materials where possible and the synthetic materials in the range are 100% recycled. They aim to prove that business and respect for the environment and our fellow humans can mix. - Pichat Chaleard - Booth C5 Their collection is made of different knitted and woven fabrics in a plethora of colours. They also produce lace and Jacquard fabrics. - Printland  - Booth U6 Created in 1994, Printland is a French mill specialised in textile printing. Each year, more than 700 designs are created and produced in France and distributed all around the world. Their know-how includes: designing, engraving, weaving, knit, dyeing, printing, washing, creasing and more. Their AW18 collection will be unveiled at the London Textile Fair which will include new refined prints for babies and kids on cotton fabrics, as well as coloured designs on polyester and very cute high-end jacquards made in France. - Sftate et Combier  - Booth N3 Industry-recognised ’chiffon expert’, Sfate & Combier is famous for its fabric grades in satin, organza and shimmering chiffon, to name just a few. They offer a bold and varied palette of colourways in these permanent grades with a service stock. Every year, Sfate et Combier creates about 2000 new fabric designs. Their novelty jacquard fabric Guigou is the ’Rolls Royce’ of Jersey fabrics, boasting unrivalled knowledge and expertise in the manufacture of tubular, run-resistant knit. They work with a full range of natural and synthetic materials, and also develop several materials in collaboration with leading luxury brands. Their core business area is haute couture, fashion and the high-end ready-to-wear clothing market - Sophie Halette  - Booth U12 In its historic Calais and Caudry factories in northern France, Sophie Hallette weaves tulles and laces on hundred-year- old Bobinet and Leavers looms. Each creation, drawn from the House’s heritage or inspired by l’air du temps, illustrates the mastery, inventiveness and radiance of a company that has inspired couturiers, creators and costume designers from around the world since 1887. - Sprintex  - Booth G8 Sprintex specialises in prints (rotary and inkjet prints) and combined woven and knitted jacquard offering new designs each week. The deal with fashion fabrics for ladieswear, kids and menswear.  - Ulysse Pila - Booth C6 At this year’s London Textile Fair, Ulysse Pila will present a large collection of fancy jacquards and novelty weaves for mid and top-of-the range women and childrenwear. The brand offers ranges of smart, casual and citywear: refined multicolored stripes, elegant and preppy flowers, ethno-chic patterns as well as denim-look jacquards. Ulysee Pila will be unveiling a wide collection of exclusive patterns, archives and exclusive patterns. - Velcorex  - Booth L11 Velcorex creates and produces innovative cotton fabrics and corduroy fabrics for garments. Their corduroy fabric and cotton fabric collections evolve with fashion trends, exported all over the world. They make velvet fabrics, stretch corduroy fabrics, denim and pigment-dyed fabrics. - Belinac  - Booth G1 Normal 0 21 false false false FR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Since its creation in 1882, Bélinac has worked hand-in-hand with lovers of beautiful materials, sharing their expertise and encouraging creativity. Bélinac offers a rare choice of high-quality fabrics in a wide range colours. Their collection includes chiffons, ponges, satins, taffetas, organzas, crepes, douppions and stretch fabrics.   /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tableau Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;} All the exhibitors on the French Pavilion look forward to meeting you on at the London Textile Fair! You can register for the London Textile Fair here .

Word on Cheshire Street, bow ties are back

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 09-mai-2017 11:15:09

Bow ties are back! That’s the word on Cheshire Street, London where French bow tie specialists, Le Colonel Moutarde have opened their first store in the UK. The independent brand will target Londoners who can pop in for that ‘je ne sais quoi’ of French style inspiration, as well as the alternative UK wedding market. Japanese fabric, silk, Liberty of London® fabric, stripes, spots, floral, tartan... Walk into the Shoreditch shop and you are greeted by a wall of bow-ties in every pattern, colour, shape and fabric imaginable. The shop offers a range of more than 250 handmade bowties, matching cufflinks and matching pocket squares! Prices for Le Colonel Moutarde bow ties start from £26 to £30. You’ll also find a large selection of accessories: braces , boxer shorts , kids’ bow ties , socks , bracelets, doggy bow ties, ties, bandanas... For those who want to stand out for all the right reasons Le Colonel Moutarde offers bespoke services so whatever the occasion you can inject your personality into an outfit with unique tailor-made pieces.     All the bow ties are tied before your very eyes in the style you want upon purchase: classic tailor-made, slim or diamond shaped. Many bow ties are reversible so you can get several different looks for one bow tie – perfect if you have various events coming up. With a full range of accessories as well as the expertise of Simon the shop manager, freshly arrived from France (of course!), find the right pieces in one place for any and every occasion. Copreneurs It all started with a sense of frustration, Remi had a tough time finding a bow tie to suit his taste, so he decided to design and sew his own! His passion for sewing was passed on by his mother and grandmother. His home soon became a permanent exhibition of bow ties. His partner Clémence decided to create a blog to offer them for sale. To keep up with demand, the bow ties are now handmade by 10 expert couturiers in Lille, northern France. Today, Remi is still creative as ever, coming up with new designs and products while Clémence continues to develop the business. After Lille and Paris, the opening of the third store in a new country is a new challenge for the young French couple. X marks the spot The new shop is located just round the corner from Brick Lane at 10 Cheshire Street, E2 6EH. Part of a buzzing community of independent businesses in the heart of the East End, Le Colonel Moutarde is 5 minutes’ walk from Shoreditch High St Overground station and under 15 minutes’ walk from Liverpool St station. Based outside of London? Never fear, all products are available to order on the Colonel Moutarde website.   Contact France: Clémence Yon / +33(0)6 09 15 45 97 / UK : Simon Potey / +44(0)787 323 9233 /  / Facebook Le Colonel Moutarde / Instagram @lecolonelmoutarde For more information on this press release, contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer / +44(0)20 7024 3613 /

French companies to exhibit in the ingredients fragrances and testing zones at In-Cosmetics Europe

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 09-mars-2017 17:26:34

France is an internationally recognised supplier of raw materials for the cosmetics industry. Certified for their quality and purity, these raw materials comply with the strictest regulations and respect social ethics.  Rich in a range of plant, marine and mineral ingredients as well as chemically derived ones, they appeal to the largest international luxury brands. The French Touch will be represented by 91 French companies on the France Pavilion organised by Business France, at the In-Cosmetics Global trade fair  to be held from 4th to 6th April 2017 at London’s ExCel Center. These companies will be demonstrating their know-how in the Ingredients, Fragrances and Testing Zones of this year’s fair.   New products and key trends In 2015, the global market for cosmetics ingredients was estimated at US$ 9 billion (around £7.39 billion) in the key regions of Europe, the US, Brazil, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India.  The market is constantly growing and benefits from innovative R&D that enables high-value added active ingredients to be developed. However, companies in the industry must also adapt to continually changing regulations. Many French companies will be launching new products, improved formulas or responding to new trends at In-Cosmetics. We note particular growing interest in protecting the skin from the effects of pollution .  French ingredients suppliers offer solutions that form a screen against pollution by means of a film acting as a second skin. Others rely on active ingredients that are powerful antioxidants and anti-lipoperoxidants, or have anti-glycation or anti-free radical properties , which decrease inflammation, moisturise the skin and act against pigmentation marks caused by pollution. Detox programmes have been developed to counteract urban stress.   Testing, Testing… Creating new active ingredients requires the development of customised in vivo, in vitro and ex vivo biological tests. French laboratories specialised in toxicity testing look for evidence of endocrine disruptors in volunteers (both men and women) . They will be exhibiting in the Testing zone. For the first time, the Fragrances Zone is exhibiting perfumed ceramics made of Limoges porcelain (stand Q50). While the French offering includes a wide range of natural and organic plant, marine and mineral (clay type) ingredients of certified origin, it also bases its offer on their absence of residues , which is greatly appreciated by large brands.  The French build their reputation on very pleasing, light and fluffy textures, the reflective effects of pigments and on colour control thanks to the use of very specialised software. These ingredients are not only intended for the cosmetics industry, but also for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Being environmentally conscientious , some French laboratories use living plant cells by ’milking’ their roots up to six times per year, which preserves the parent plant; others use renewable and biodegradable ingredients. With the help of regional partners such as Bretagne Commerce International , Cosmetic Valley , DEV-UP  and CCI Aquitaine , the Business France  Pavilion (National Agency promoting internationalisation of the French economy) will be displaying the latest French innovations at the 2017 edition of In-Cosmetics Global. All of the participants will be present in three blocks in the South Hall: -    stands C10 – CC10 – C30 – CC30 – C50 and CC50 for Ingredients -    stands P52 to PP57 and on pods PP50 – Q50 – Q51 and QQ55 for Fragrances -    stands D30 and D50 for Testing   For further information please see the catalogue or please contact: Christiane Peslherbe Project Manager Business France Paris Tel: +33 1 40 73 36 90 Press contact UK : Catherine Ryall    

The Institut des Métiers d’Art et du Patrimoine, and its partners, invite you to the Salon International des Métiers d’Art 2016

Catherine Ryall - 16-nov.-2016 13:11:57

  The event will be open from 10am to 7pm for 3 days, from 18th to 20th November, and entry is free of charge. Discovery, exchanges, encounters and enjoyment are the orders of the days for this event , which now takes place on an international scale and is to play host to 137 renowed professionals taken from the cream of the industry all across Europe (Belgium, UK, Spain, Czech Republic and more). Meet industry experts with an all-encompassing range of skills: the Architecture and Garden Industry represented by campanists, enamel tilemakers, master glassmakers and stonemasons; the Furnishing and Decoration Industry represented by cane furniture-makers, fresco painters, mosaicists, decorative upholsterers, cabinetmakers and more; the Lighting Industry ; the Jewellery Industry ; the Metal Industry represented by blade-makers, ironmongers and more; the Ceramics Industry represented by moulders, porcelain workers, ceramicists and more; the Glass and Crystal Industry represented by glassblowers and more; the Fashion Industry represented by couturiers, milliners, fan makers and more; the Textiles Industry represented by decorative fabric painters; the Leather Industry represented by leatherworkers, taxidermists and more; the Paper, Drawing and Printing Industry represented by card makers, engravers and more; the Games and Gaming Industry ; the Instrument-making Industry represented by mechanical musical instrument-makers and stringed-instrument makers; and the Furniture, Painting, Paper and Manuscript Restoration Industry. Laid out by sector , the event is presented around 3 main themes: • Raw Materials/Working with materials • Object Materials/Interior decor • Personal Attire Awards and Distinctions: Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, Compagnons du Devoir, Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant, etc. The programme is packed with events and entertainment, showcasing rare and exceptional know-how: • Model boat restorers • Taxidermists • The fountains of Saint Nectaire, a unique moulding technique • Traditional makers of fairground organs and hurdy-gurdies • Decorative church bells and monumental clocks • Vintage car restoration • 3D modelling The  Salon International des Métiers d’Art also features: • An on-site boutique • ’Relaxation’ areas • International ’photo’ exhibition • and much more Partners: DIRECCTE, le Conseil Régional Hauts de France, Le Conseil Départemental du Pas de Calais, La Communauté d’agglomération de LENS LIEVIN, le Chambre Régionale de métiers et de l’artisanat des Hauts de France, le Crédit Agricole, La Chambre Régionale de Commerce et de l’Industrie The Institut des Métiers d’Art et du Patrimoine values and supports the excellence of the savoir-faire of heritage craft and design professionals             For more information, please visit: and


Adeline Perrault - 08-nov.-2016 13:36:50

    In a global market worth almost €200 billion (around £173 billion) a year, the medical devices and in vitro diagnostics sector is particularly innovative in France. Across the Channel, the sector is comprised of over a thousand companies, employing almost 65,000 people with expertise encompassing medicine, mechanics, material physics and digital technologies. The French market is estimated to be worth €15 billion (around £13 billion) with around 700 new patent applications filed every year, considerably boosting the sector’s value. Despite being largely made up of SMEs along with some microbusinesses and a few large groups, almost 74% of these organisations have R&D and/or production departments. The healthcare industry is navigating profound changes and, in response, is using innovation as a growth driver. R&D generates brand new solutions that deliver performance and security for both patients and doctors alike. Medical robotics is making technical medical interventions easier. French companies are at the leading edge of all of these technologies, helping to achieve what was previously believed to be impossible. Six French companies, particularly at the cutting edge of medical technology, will be in the spotlight in the Innovation zone at Medica 2016 in Hall 17 (17A40A 0 17A40E and 17C24F): AXILUM ROBOTICS   will be presenting the world’s first and only robot designed for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Its non-invasive neurostimulation technique offers therapeutic applications for psychiatric and neurological conditions, severe depression, chronic neuropathic pain and post-stroke conditions which are resistant to drug therapies. TMS could change the lives of millions of people living with chronic pain. It can considerably lessen drug-resistant symptoms by acting on affected parts of the brain. These robotic solutions, marketed since 2014, are sold or leased with maintenance contracts. MDOLORIS MEDICAL SYSTEM (17C24F) is the first global player able to provide hospital practitioners with non-invasive systems to continuously monitor pain. Of the three components of anaesthesia, analgesia is the only one not to have previously been measured objectively. For the very first time, this monitoring solution allows clinicians to objectively measure the pain felt by patients, enabling them to administer personalised quantities of painkiller to both conscious and unconscious patients. MIRAVAS  is exhibiting VBOX®, the first medical device to treat varicose veins with water vapour, for use in the operating room. Similar to other endothermic techniques (lasers, radiofrequencies, water vapour), its mechanism of action, that is emission of heat into the vein, causes collagen fibres in the vein wall that are obstructing the vein to retract. VBOX® delivers its steam treatment by sufficiently heating the body of sterile water contained in its handpiece so that it turns into steam. This heating process also raises the pressure in the handpiece up to saturation vapour pressure, allowing water vapour to be injected into the vein through a catheter or needle. Venous diseases affect millions of people, half of whom report having varicose veins. In terms of public health, the human and economic stakes are therefore considerable. Various European health insurance systems encourage the adoption of new minimally invasive techniques and the development of outpatient surgery to maximise patient comfort while staying on top of healthcare expenditure. VBOX® is a competitively priced and medically congruent device that makes it possible to treat the full spectrum of venous diseases in the doctor’s office. Its CE certification ensures it is available to angiologists and vascular surgeons in Europe.   PHYSIO-ASSIST   specialises in medical devices aimed at patients with obstructive respiratory illnesses. Its Simeox® range offers healthcare professionals access to breakthrough technology in bronchial decongestion and meets the primary needs of patients with cystic fibrosis or chronic bronchitis. Its thixotropic properties thin mucus and create turbulence by stimulating the tracheo-bronchial air at a distinctive frequency, resulting in bronchial drainage. Its performance, which has been proven in a clinical tolerance trial, improves the medical service delivered. It enables patients to carry out effective bronchial clearance independently and less painfully whilst also considerably reducing treatment costs. The Simeox® medical device and its consumables are now CE-labelled so that they can be marketed to physiotherapists via distributors for European markets, as well as countries with EEA trading agreements in place. It comes with a connected touchscreen interface and a travel pouch with space for storing medical consumables and the remote control.   ROBOSOFT SERVICES ROBOTS   will be presenting Kompaï, the connected assistant for caregivers that helps frail people live independently at home or in institutions. This robot improves people’s physical independence, helps them feel safe, especially in the event of a fall, monitors health to improve prevention, provides cognitive stimulus and facilitates day-to-day life by supporting social contact, allowing users to send emails by voice command. It also offers data processing capabilities.   THERAPIXEL   is revolutionising surgery through touchless visual recognition with Fluid, a medical image navigation system designed for the operating room. Operated entirely by gesture-based commands, it offers efficient access to patients’ radiological files in sterile conditions. No need to touch anything! The operating room diary is used to preload examinations in advance. Patient information is loaded by selection from the daily operating list. Fluid is compatible with all PACS on the market and gives access to all patient images, both pre and intraoperative, regardless of how they were generated.   Along with these 6 innovators, a total of 218 French companies will be exhibiting at the group pavilion run by Business France – the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy – at Medica, the global healthcare exhibition, on 14th-17th November 2016 in Düsseldorf.   · Hall 3: diagnostic and laboratory Equipment · Halls 4 and 5: physiotherapy and orthopedics · Hall 7a: consumer goods and textiles · Hall 15: new information and communications technologies · Halls 16 and 17: electro-medicine and operating room equipment · Hall 8b (Compamed): subcontracting for medical manufacturing (micro-technology, plastics technology, etc.)   With eight partners on-site at the France Pavilion – ALSACE BIOVALLEY - BCI - LILLE EURASANTE – CCI FRANCHE COMTE – CCI LIMOGES - MADEELI – I-CARE – MEDICEN - TECHNOPOLE TBS – SYNERGIA (Caen La Mer) and SUD DE FRANCE, come and meet the French exhibitors representing this growing industry. Please find full details about the French Pavilion at Medica in the catalogue: For further information about or any of the French Pavilion exhibitors, please contact: Christiane Peslherbe Project Manager, Business France – Paris Tel: +33(0) 1 40 73 36 90 Email: For more information on this press release, contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer Email: Tel: + 44(0) 207 024 3613 Website:    

Tidoo flies the eco flag at Natural & Organic Products Europe!

Fran Lambert - 19-avr.-2016 15:30:21

On Monday 18 April, the Business France UK press team had the pleasure of attending the internationally renowned trade show Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016 at ExCeL London as part of an exciting project to promote the promising young French start-up Tidoo. Tidoo was founded in 2013 by Kilian O’Neill and Geoffroy Blondel de Joigny, wholesalers of organic, eco-friendly and ethical products such as eco-friendly nappies and training pants, and organic skincare certified by Ecocert and COSMEBIO. Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016 saw the French start-up showcase its Night&Day and Stand Up ranges and launch its brand new Care range to thousands of key players in the natural and organic sector, including prospective retailers, distributors and specialist media. Business France was delighted to spend time with Tidoo on stand D49 and assist with the promotion of its innovative, environmentally friendly products, all of which received significant interest from visitors to the stand, including independent retailers based both in the UK and abroad and one major British media group. Natural & Organic Products Europe represented Tidoo’s first real exposure to the UK market, and an invaluable opportunity to build meaningful business relationships with key British influencers. The French start-up certainly made its mark on the general public, many of whom were quick to recognise the many strengths of the brand when compared to its European competitors: • Soft, flexible materials that are both dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic  • 100% natural ingredients • Pleasant natural fragrances • Quick-to-absorb creams • Leak-proof • Affordable prices Industry professionals also agreed that there was certainly a gap in the UK market for another eco friendly nappy brand to successfully make a name for itself in independent and mainstream natural and organic retailers. An effective eco-friendly nappy at an affordable price, Tidoo offers a viable alternative to non eco friendly nappies. As winner of the Best Ecological Product 2016 award and, the future is looking extremely bright for Tidoo. Currently available in over 1,000 organic retailers in France, as well as in numerous independent retailers and shops all over the world, Tidoo is now flying the eco flag in the UK, and British consumers can purchase its products online at  and  

The Lifestyle and Healthcare Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other B2B networking events and individual partnering services.   We assist companies from a range of industries including fashion and accessories, home furnishing and interior design, cosmetics, healthcare equipment and biotechnology.   Lifestyle and Healthcare Department   Katie Docwra Manager, Lifestyle and Healthcare Department Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3664   Roselyne Fitzgerald Senior Trade Adviser Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3667 Fashion and Accessories, Leisure, Nursery Products    Elodie G


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