Eco-friendly small appliances are set to play an important role at this year's Exclusively Housewares exhibition.
The event, which will take place at London's Business Design Centre in Islington on June 12 and 13, will feature 120 exhibitors including major brands such as De'Longhi, Bodum, Le Creuset and the Portmeirion Group. It is expected to attract buyers from across Europe, including retailers from Switzerland, Italy and Estonia.
According to a report by housewareslive.net, event director Simon Boyd said environmental and energy efficiency concerns had had a significant impact on goods in the small appliance sector.
He said: "In small domestic appliances we see ever more power-efficient products being introduced and generally more 'better for the environment' materials being used; even new print technology is influencing the types of products and colour ranges on offer."
In addition, Mr Boyd said manufacturers were making more of the fact that their products are made in Britain, as greater importance is placed on exports.
"Especially in this double whammy Jubilee and Olympic year - many exhibitors are finally really selling their British heritage with pride," he added.