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Karen Warburton Northern Territory Manager

Thursday, 09 November

We are thrilled to welcome Karen Warburton to our sales team. Karen will look after our customers based in the North of England and North Wales, as well as, our North Midlands territory. Karen has extensive sales experience, most recently working with garden centres, so we are sure she will be a...
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Straits Spring Summer Showroom 24

Wednesday, 11 October

The Straits Trading showroom is open and displaying our wholesale Spring-Summer home and giftware collection for 2024. We have over 400 new products available to view, ready to pre-order for delivery next year. You can also view our existing product lines and remaining Christmas giftware items, all...
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World Mental Health Day

Tuesday, 10 October

Looking after our mental health is incredibly important, as we all know. However, in an office or warehouse environment, encouraging an open and comfortable space for colleagues to discuss their mental health can be tricky at times.   We are a close-knit team at Straits Trading and...
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Spring Summer 24 - Endless Summer

Wednesday, 13 September

Our Spring Summer collection for 2024 made its debut at the Autumn Fair this year. It’s a bright and beautiful collection to behold! We have introduced some larger furniture items for the garden, including a four-seater dining set, wooden seating, and fabulous fire pits! The fire pits have a black...
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Getting Ready for Autumn Fair!

Monday, 07 August

It’s nearly time for the International Autumn Fair at the Birmingham NEC. Suppliers like us and customers alike look forward to the big trade shows. It’s the time we get to connect to our customers and show them our new products. The range of home and giftware at Straits trading is vast, it really...
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Straits Trading at Christmas

Tuesday, 18 July

As a wholesale supplier, with a HUGE Christmas department, we are in the position where it’s Christmas year-round at Straits. It’s not unusual to be sat in the office in a summery outfit, windows open, fans spinning, while “Jingle Bells” tinkles away in the showroom. Often, followed by all of the...
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Sleep Sakes Colouring Pages

Thursday, 13 July

As part of your cosy, calming, bedtime routine, why not add a relaxing ‘Wind Down’ activity? We’ve designed a set of colouring pages, one for each adorable Sleep Sakes character. So, settle down and join your little one in letting the creativity flow! With the summer holidays just around the...
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Autumn and Winter Stock Arriving

Tuesday, 13 June

The Straits Trading warehouse is busy with the arrival of our Autumn and Winter stock! This year we have carefully chosen a selection of products designed to enhance our existing ranges, and your customers’ homes! We are introducing beautiful new designs of lanterns, perfect for late summer...
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Shop By Style - Whimsical Wanderlust

Tuesday, 16 May

Travel the world from your own front room with decorative pieces from our Whimsical Wanderlust collection. We’ve taken inspiration from around the globe for this collection of beautiful figurines and bold animal prints. Our stunning African Ladies, tranquil Buddhas, and adorable and majestic animals...
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Shop By Style - Hollywood Opulence

Monday, 17 April

Think "Lights, Camera, Action" for this gorgeous theme. Draw focus with glamourous furniture featuring highly-polished, mirrored surfaces. Mirror tops are a perfect partner for those enjoying the current maximalist trend. You can double the impact of your adornments by placing them on a reflective...
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Sleep Sakes - From Birth, For Life, For Every Adventure

Thursday, 30 March

Straits Trading has welcomed the Sleep Sakes brand of products to our extensive collection. Sleep Sakes is a brand with its heart in wellness. The cuddly plush toys are EN71 certified which means they are safe from birth. Each of the 8 characters has matching lighting items and a colourful ceramic...
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Shop By Style - Modern Farmhouse

Wednesday, 15 March

Modern Farmhouse has a laid-back charm. Touching on elements of the Cottagecore aesthetic, one that prioritises comfort and warmth to create a home with a country feel. The term Cottagecore comes from fantasizing about escaping to a rural life and living "in a cottage". This is a trend which has...
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Shop By Style - Stylish Study

Wednesday, 15 February

The Stylish Study theme is a balance between form and function. Sturdy furniture chosen to keep the work space tidy and organised is teamed with decorative pieces to spark the imagination. Create a cohesive look with easy-to-use furniture units which come complete with generously-sized sliding box...
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Harrogate Christmas and Gift

Wednesday, 11 January

The beautiful Victorian Spa town of Harrogate is the home of a fabulous Christmas and Gift tradeshow. Situated in the North East of England, Harrogate is considered one of the happiest places to live in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. Stunning architecture, delicious eateries, and fabulous...
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New Styles for Spring Summer 2023

Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Our Spring Summer collection is ready for pre-order at Straits Trading and we have looked everywhere for inspiration. The Modern Farmhouse theme stems from our beautiful countryside surroundings in leafy Lancashire. While, our stunning globes and African ladies will take you around the world. Our...
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Hygge at Home

Thursday, 17 November 2022

With the clocks changing at the end of October, the promise of winter is well and truly in the air. It’s the perfect time to hibernate at home and prepare for receiving visitors over the festive period. Help your customers make cosy choices by introducing the Scandinavian concept of Hygge. Hygge...
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Buddha Figurines and Their Meanings

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

For many years Buddha ornaments have been a popular part of Straits Trading’s collections. There is deep spiritual and religious meaning behind their display, as well as, making a beautiful decoration for the home. The term Buddha means enlightened one, a knower. Buddhists believe that a Buddha is...
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The Influence of the Buyer

Monday, 26 September 2022

The interior design world was rocked earlier this year, at least if you are a fan of Mrs Hinch. The popular influencer revealed the interior of her new home and it’s a huge change from the one her fans know and love. Interior trends can change overnight. In part due to the rise of celebrities on...
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Hit the High Street

Monday, 15 August 2022

Top tips for merchandising Walking through pretty streets in sunny weather, meeting friends for lunch and window-shopping beautiful displays. There are lots of reasons why visiting a physical retailer can be a more enjoyable experience than shopping online, but how can you make sure that...
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Wellness-Infused Home

Sunday, 24 July 2022

Wellness is something that we all aspire to achieve. We know the importance of taking time to focus on healthy habits for our mind, body, and relationships. This emphasis inspires the Wellness-Infused Home, a living space that is a sanctuary. Decorative elements that encourage peace and...
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