The Style Hatchery brings the brightest children’s lifestyle brands to Leeds for inaugural summit

The Style Hatchery – a brand new summit for children’s lifestyle brands – has chosen Leeds for its inaugural industry event in 2024.

Taking place on Friday 2nd February 2024, The Style Hatchery is an exciting showcase of the best products and services the children’s lifestyle sector has to offer.

Taking place at Fearns at Department close to Leeds Dock, the summit, which has been endorsed by Visit Britain, will bring together over 250 professionals from leading children’s lifestyle brands, buyers, British manufacturers and young designers.

Organisers offer attendees the exciting opportunity to connect young designers and industry innovators with investors, buyers and leading British high street retailers. The summit is a chance for children’s lifestyle brands to boost their own brand awareness, build a positive brand image, and network for new business opportunities – all surrounded by the brightest talents in the sector.

Speakers so far include, maternity, baby and children’s brand industry expect, Nicola Perring and award-winning baby product safety expert with 25 years experience, Lisa Joyce. As well as Dragon’s Den alumni Charlotte Morley with childrenswear rental brand thelittleloop and Pammi Sinha, who is a professor of fashion management at the University of Leeds and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Textiles Institute.

With the support of Conference Leeds, the city makes a natural home for The Style Hatchery’s inaugural event, with Leeds considered a destination for the retail industry from the fame of its historic Victorian arcades filled with independent stores and it’s ever changing shopping landscape with the opening of Trinity Leeds and Victoria Gate in the last decade. From centres of retail excellence at Leeds’ renowned academic institutions, to retail heritage as the birthplace of Marks & Spencer, the city is bursting with style and innovation.

Momentum behind the event comes from Buttercrumble, the creative studio renowned for young-at-heart designs and collaborations with famous names like Mamas & Papas and John Lewis & Partners.

Abigail Baldwin, from The Style Hatchery’s hosts Buttercrumble, said: “We can’t wait to bring The Style Hatchery to Leeds, and to offer the best children’s lifestyle brands access to inspiration, innovation and avenues for growth. Their amazing ideas and unique approaches inspire us every day, so we’re excited to see what connections will be made, and what new projects we’ll see as a result.”

Claire Heap, Visitor Economy Manager at Conference Leeds, adds: “Leeds is a city that knows how to build lifestyle brands, so we’re really proud that The Style Hatchery is coming to Leeds Dock for its inaugural event. We are sure that Style Hatchery delegates will find a city filled with inspiration and some great shopping too.”


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Notes to Editors:

About the event:

Event details:

Date: 2 February 2024, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Fearns at Department, Leeds

Hosted by: Buttercrumble


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