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Boardmans EO Story:

How Communication Has Shaped Our EO Values Established in 1925 in the heart of Manchester’s hatting district as a modest, family run business, Boardmans has evolved into the go-to design, source, and supply provider for many retailers (UK and worldwide) in the soft accessories category. We focus primarily on hats, gloves and scarves. Our diverse … Continued

Our Top 5 Items to Pack for a Comp-Shop

Written by Amy Smith – Senior Designer With years of experience under my design belt you’d think I’d be used to packing for a comp-shop by now, but there’s always that paranoia the night before when I feel the need to add a few more bits into my luggage “just in case”. So, here’s an … Continued

The Life of a Fashion Supplier at INDX 

On the 1st and 2nd of February 2023, our team attended the INDX Womenswear Show held at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre in Solihull.   The show provides the opportunity for buyers and suppliers to trade in an informal and professional buying environment, stress-free and relaxed.   We thought we’d take you through our experience at INDX as … Continued

We’re Still Here!

With some changes to our working ways to follow government guidelines to keep our teams safe both in the UK and China and ensure service continues for our customers around the world, we wanted to take the time to reassure you that we’re still fully operational, working to bring you the latest design intelligence and … Continued

Updates To Our Schedule 2020

Due to the continuing disruption of the COVID-19 outbreak, restrictions on large gatherings, events and going to work remain strict.  This has meant that we have had to make a number of changes to our usual Spring/Summer schedule with many tradeshows and exhibitions cancelled or rescheduled. The health and safety of our staff and customers … Continued


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