The Gift of the Year Awards are given to the latest most original and innovatively designed products and The Birmingham Assay Office believes these qualities are essential to the ongoing success of the Fashion Jewellery And Accessories sector.
The 2013 Gift of the Year awards were launched at Autumn Fair International 2012 and the products that have been short-listed are now being shown on www.giftoftheyear.co.uk.
The second round judging will take place at The Giftware Association’s HQ in Birmingham on Thursday 10 Jan 13. All of the finalists will be displayed in The Giftware Association’s “Gift of the Year” Showhouse at Spring Fair International 2013, NEC, Birmingham, from the opening of the show on Sun 3 February.
The winners will be announced at an exclusive awards presentation at Spring Fair at the close of the first day of the show on Sunday.
The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office is delighted to sponsor the Awards as it provides a comprehensive and ever growing range of testing and quality assurance services for fashion jewellery, accessories, textiles, and leather goods to help protect both consumers and manufacturers. Tests include: nickel, cadmium, lead, colour fastness, azo dyes, formaldehyde and fibre composition testing – and that’s just for starters…
To read more about the tests and services The Laboratory carries out please visit ttp://www.thelaboratory.co.uk/accessories_textiles_leather.html or if you have any testing queries call The Laboratory on 0871 871 60 20 or
The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office will also be at The Jewellery Show from Sunday 3rd – Thursday 7th February – Hall 18, Stand L59, so please do come along and Meet The Experts.