Craft Buddy has released its brand-new collection for AW 2019, featuring cards, framed kits and LED...
In recent months, we’ve all heard the increasingly urgent warnings about the effects of climate change on our planet. In a BBC documentary broadcast earlier this year, Sir David Attenborough warned of a manmade disaster on the horizon. His message was clear – unless we take drastic action within the next decade, our environment could be irreversibly damaged.
What does this mean for the craft industry? In this issue I’ll be speaking with well-known figures who are taking steps to improve the output of their own craft companies, from eco-friendly packaging choices to managing waste and energy efficiency. With consumers increasingly demanding sustainable products, this is an issue that’s vital to address.
There’s more topical debate elsewhere, as Steve Barton from Just Hands TV looks at the challenges faced by local craft shops. Margeret Bunn will be explaining how opening the British Craft Trade Fair to the public for one day will help start-ups stay within the sector and Crafter’s Companion’s Sara Davies tells us why trade shows remain as important as ever.
Andrea Ashfield, Editor
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Andrea x ExaClair has added new Christmas gift wrap to its Clairefontaine Kraft range. Featuring dinosaurs and sausage dogs, both designs are available in the half-size 'Tiny Rolls' format.
“Following our double award win at the London Stationery Show, we have received unprecedented interest in our Tiny Rolls,” says Clement Rouillard, marketing manager. “We are very pleased to extend the smaller-sized rolls into these on-trend Kraft papers.” For details, visit www.exaclairlimited.com
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Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...How was footfall in your shop over the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in 2018?