Housewares suppliers rallied to donate products to In Kind Direct at the end of the Exclusively Shows (June 11-12 Islington Business Design Centre) for the charity initiative organised by Progressive Housewares magazine. With three pallet loads including cookware, kitchenware, utility products and SDAs, amounting to thousands of pounds at retail value, Chris Morling, business development manager at In Kind Direct said the donations “will make an enormous difference to our charities.”
In Kind Direct distributes new consumer products donated by leading retailers and manufacturers, including Amazon and Meyer Group, to a fast-growing network of local, grassroots charitable organisations. Charities can use products to run their activities or give them to their beneficiaries. In Kind Direct tracks the donations ensuring all products are put to good use.
Chris reports on the shows: “Not only did we get some great products that we can distribute to our charities, we met some really interesting companies that we can hopefully build partnerships with in the future. “
In Kind Direct, Progressive Housewares and the Exclusively Shows send a heartfelt thanks to all the companies that donated products, which include: Pyrex, Meyer Group, Le Creuset, Burton McCall, Eko, Brabantia, Ladelle, Haus (Koziol), Smartwares (Princess), Fackelmann Brands (Dr Oetker), Polder, Elia, Sistema, Mepal, NordicWare, Imperial (Scoville and Neverstick), JWP (Lock & Lock), Tradestock (Freeform), simplehuman, Spontex, KitchenCraft, Eddingtons, SodaStream and Tatay.
The donations were packed up by the Progressive Housewares and In Kind Direct team, with the help of logistics expert, AMPM Transportation.
For more information on the work of In Kind Direct, see www.inkinddirect.org/companies
Top: Some of the exhibitors who donated housewares products at The Exclusively Shows, with Chris Morling from In Kind Direct and Progressive Housewares’ Emma Cain and Jo Howard.