Here at IMI we take product testing very seriously and always stay on top of the latest developments. 
Brexit may have some affects in the future on what is needed and what is

mandatory but it is still too early to say exactly what these will be and we will keep all our customers fully appraised. In the meantime we continue to test all our products to current EU standards and also other tests required worldwide and dependent on delivery destinations. Our long term partners Intertek and PTS are constantly updating our team on developments and making us aware of any changes that we must adhere to. These can encompass new chemicals under REACH which is under regular review. If you need any advice please do not hesitate to ask our team here at IMI.


Yang Ming sea freight shipping line voluntarily suspended the trading of its stock on the Taiwanese stock exchange recently. This has been done so they can recapatilize their business in light of trading losses

sustained during the recent shipping downturn. They have restructured their business and trading will commence again from May onwards.
They are expecting business to continue as usual, but following on from the recent demise of the Korean shipping giant Hanjin some caution should be expected. Thankfully, we at IMI, do not use this shipping line at the moment and have no plans to do so for the foreseeable future.

New staff: Bei Zang

We are delighted to announce that Bei has recently joined IMI.
She studied for a BSC in Fashion Textiles Retailing at The University of Manchester.
Since then she has been working in luxury retail in which she has been active from the age of 16.

No doubt she will ensure we all look sharp! She speaks fluent Mandarin and she is super excited to be joining the buying team at IMI!
Trip to China
Ivy Liu, our Purchasing Executive, recently visited China and a number of our regular suppliers in order to look at showrooms and select new and exciting products. Some of these have already been shown to clients.
Her trip also involved factory inspections and ensuring that our supply chain meets the auditing requirements we have of them. It was a busy trip but important for us to be maintaining regular contact with our supply base.
Here are some images of some of things she saw.
We have recently updated our website with lots of new and exciting ideas for you to peruse! Have a look...tell us what you think and feel free to ask us for anything you like. We are hopeful there will be something to suit all magazine categories.
If something is not there that you want then let us know and we will search.
Have a look!
Soft Toys
Every year IMI produce 1000s of plush/soft toys all of which are bespoke designed to fit characters…here are just a few of our recent designs.

These items are flexible, low cost and friendly! Please ask us to design one for you and we can bring to life the 2D characters.
Other products
From covermounts to promotional gifts here are a few examples of our most recent work, which we hope you will like!

Do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiry as we are happy to help:
Discover more
Here are a selection of the covermounts out now.
See more ideas on our Kidscovermounts website.
Now Spring is here and Summer is on the way, the Great Outdoors beckons!
See  Boulevardhousewares.com for the latest cool bags and see the innovative space saver pack flat cool bag, perfect for picnics, that has been sold through The Conran Shop, and John Lewis to mention two retailers.

Have a look!
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We would love to hear your feedback and comments.
If you are intersted in any of the products here or indeed something else,
contact our Account management at:

+44 (0)20 7723 7228

21 Dorset Square, London, NW1 6QG, United Kingdom