The 10 winning designers will benefit from exhibiting as a group at this year’s show, while receiving market and industry support from IJL and its partner the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ).
Sam Willoughby, show director, said: “Visitors to the show always make a beeline for the KickStarter stand because it is a one-stop showcase for the best in on-trend, innovative design.
“Our KickStarters this year will not disappoint – they are a really exciting group of designers and they all deserve to benefit from this unique commercial launch pad.”
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The full KickStart line-up:
- Joanna Bury
- Emily Richardson
- Emma Calvert
- Sammie Jo Coxon
- Cécile Gilbert
- Vicky Lew
- Lucas Mitchell
- Charlotte Scott Moncrieff
- Marina Skia
- Jonna Jarvenpaa and Laura Vilppula
The industry is also invited to vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ – the KickStarter they feel is the “one to watch”. Voting will begin on 31 May and end on 30 June, with the successful designer winning a free stand in the Design Gallery at IJL 2017.