AUTUMN//WINTER 2018 3 Editor’s Letter I began the previous issue with a battle cry to fight back against doom-mongers writing off the UK high street. Over the past six months retail has continued to make the headlines for all the wrong reasons. So I’m starting this issue reiterating the message to take a step back and look beyond the gloom. Let’s listen to the other voices in retail who talk about this period being a challenge that offers new opportunities. The young people who entered our second Thirty Under 30 competition are living proof that there is much to be hopeful for. Elsewhere in the issue Rebecca Saunders fills us in on the growing children’s stationery sector, and in a separate feature writes lucidly about the current ‘state of stationery,’ focusing on the stories that point to success. Henri Davis adds to the positivity with news of how our industry is stepping up to the challenge of reducing plastic pollution. 5 NEWS All the latest news,including a customs update on Brexit and our Stationery+ feature 11 THIRTY UNDER 30 Our second competition reveals the next generation of stationery stars 16 ASIAN REVOLUTION Julia Faiers on why the British market loves stationery from Japan,Taiwan and Korea 21 ICONS OF STATIONERY Chris Leonard-Morgan on the Staedtler Noris pencil 22 FLIRTINGWITH FASHION Charlotte Kemp explains why fashion and stationery are two sides of the same notebook 26 UNZIPPED A brand new feature revealing the contents of a stationery professional’s pencil case.First up is Papersmiths’ SidonieWarren 28 HOT PRODUCT RELEASES Find out the newest stationery releases set to fill the shelves and shopping baskets of the nation 31 GETTING PERSONAL Julia Faiers shows how our search for individuality is driving the customisation and personalisation trend 31 CONTENTS 28 22 16 Front cover featuresA5 metallic covered notebooks with matching foiled page edges from the COLOURBLOCK Metallic collection at GO Stationery, The stationery trends. 26.–29.1.2019 Frankfurt am Main Compelling ideas for your product assortment – book your ticket now! Tel. +44 (0) 14 83 48 39 83 From lifestyle accessories to traditional writing instruments and superior stationery products – the Stationery Trends segment at Paperworld offers the world’s largest platform for personal stationery products. The carefully tailored supplementary programme of events is a comprehensive source of information on the latest developments in the office supplies and stationery sectors. Pick up new ideas and benefit from the Business Matchmaking programme at the industry’s largest meeting place. 67429-020_PW_Stationery_Stationery_Matters_210x297 • FOGRA 39 • CMYK • js: 07.09.2018 DU: 07.09.2018 England V2