Hotel staff uniformwas the aim of the game when we visited Honk Kong for our yearly sourcing and inspiration trip. What a packed out week it was. We attended Fashion Access, in my eyes the best accessories fair of the year. At Studio 104 we don’t just offer beautiful uniform, we also do accessorise that will knock your socks off (exuse the pun). However I feel that all uniform companies offer the bog standard scarf, cuff link, belt. Studio 104 is known for being innovative. We step away from the norm. So here we were at the show searching for something different to offer.
One supplier in particular totally understood our quest for hotel staff uniform accessories and offered us an entire range of goodies that made us very excited. She was a lovely lady too and I could invisage working well with her. The other reason why we travel the world to source our uniforms, fabrics and accessories is becuase it is very important to meet the supplier face-to-face. This will change the whole dynamics of buying from over seas. Especially in China. If yu have been out there to meet them, they understand that you are serious and a strong bond is immediately formed.
Not only are we working on strengthening our hotel staff uniform accessorise offer but we are building up our promotional gifting portfolio. This year we have sold a huge amount of hotel slippers, robes, laundry bags that type of thing but I feel we should be offering more exciting objects like I Pad covers, I-Phone cases, wellies, cool designer beach bags. The fair in Hong Kong was perfect for finding these more innovative accessories. I can’t wait to get these products in front of our customers. Starting with a very interesting meeting with a beautiful five star hotel in Cheshire next week. It’s all go for Studio 104. I feel inspired.