November 30, 2022
London Stationery Show expands into the arts & crafts industry

London Stationery Show has expanded into the arts and crafts industry.

According to Mintel’s UK Hobbies and Interests Market Report for 2022, one in five adults have embarked on a new hobby since the outbreak of COVID-19. With people spending more time at home now than they did prior to the pandemic and a subsequent rise in concern for achieving the perfect work/life balance, more people are reaching to arts and crafts to de-stress and detox from the digital world.

In a recent survey conducted by London Stationery Show to its database of independent retailers, art materials came out on top as the most popular product type stocked in store. This surpassed all other categories including notebooks and journals, diaries, writing instruments and greeting cards. Thirty-two percent of respondents also stated that arts and crafts are currently the biggest area for growth in their business.

Sixty-seven percent of survey respondents stated that they attend London Stationery Show to source arts and crafts products for their store, with an average of $56,000 being spent individually on arts and crafts stock per year.

Show Essentials

Dates: Tuesday, May 16, and Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Venue: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH
Opening hours: Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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