We’d like to introduce you to Ginny Leake, our Upscale Product Manager. She’s new to TGWC and started just a few months ago.
*Notice Colorful Confetti is her background, it’s her favorite from our 2016 Everyday line!
Want to learn a few fun facts about Ginny? Keep scrolling to read her Q & A’s.
SEEKING: an eye-catching new way to make gifts POP, become an easy add-on to sales and stand the test of time in an ever-changing retail landscape
Stars in our eyes for…cosmic trends!
The popularity of space movies and science fiction fantasy isn’t just for the ultra nerdy anymore! People everywhere are adorning themselves (and their spaces) with space themed art and objects. Both kids and adults can get on board with fresh futuristic themes of time and space travel. Colors are moody and metallic, with all the shades of the spectrum. Holograms and foils are everywhere, and planetary icons abound. It’s a whole new world, and the truth is out there…We couldn’t be happier to introduce our Galaxy wrap & bags, and emphasize the need for glitter toppers & tissue more than ever!
SEEKING: A living gift to brighten a cold winter day. And, of course a cute way to wrap it up!
How does your garden grow??
Florals of ALL kinds played a big role in our 2016 Everyday Collection. From soft, pretty, delicate hand painted buds to bold, graphic tropicals with pops of color, we really went GAGA over the GARDEN this year! Using florals to create gift wrap was an easy decision, the hard part was deciding which flower was our favorite! What makes this trend really spectacular is how it can reach so many moods and encompass so many events. From Garden Blush, with it’s classical, yet modern take on traditional florals to Garden Party, an eclectic celebration of color and life, we have every occasion and every age group covered. With a wide variety of beautiful options that makes Garden Gaga translatable to many categories, we DARE you to try and pick a favorite!
Is it getting HOT in here??
When designing for our 2016 Everyday Collection, we were inspired by the intricate patterns of Mexican textiles and pottery along with the explosive colors used by artists like Frida Kahlo. We incorporated over-saturated hues in spicy oranges and pinks with touches of vibrant marine blues to convey a sense of tropical energy and effervescence. Caliente means “hot” in Spanish and true to its name, this trend warms…and wows! Our wrap and bags from this collection are perfect for any festive fiesta, especially when paired with bright gift tissue and lots of layered ribbon. Crafted tissue poms and bright banners can be welcome accents to this party, along with florals and glitter galore.
If you’d like to spice things up, check out some of our favorite features from the CALIENTE collection below:
We interpreted these elements into our Fashion Collection to mix up an eclectic dish that will have your customers ordering up extra!
Also NEW for 2016: our Poly Glitter Star Bows because glitter always gets it done!
Stay tuned for more fabulous trend insights still to come on our 2016 Trends & Inspiration: next Thursday we will feature GARDEN GAGA, another favorite for Everyday 2016. Come back to see how our garden grows…