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Spring into action with WTTB

WTTB the UK's leading online print platform, has just unveiled its two week flash spring sale, running from 1 – 14 April. The sale will see up to 25 per cent discounts on some lines, with others offering 20 per cent price drops. The 25 per cent discount will be available on a range of display signage, including outdoor banners, classic roller banners, supersize posters, dibond signs, correx and foamex signs and digital posters. The same discount has also been applied to three of WTTB's most popular drinkware – 11oz, enamel and porcelain coffee mugs.

Posted: 4 April 2024

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Dragon’s Den Sustainability Champion Awarded OBE

Rachel Watkyn has been awarded the OBE for services to Sustainable and Ethical Business Growth and Exports. Dragon's Den's most successful female entrepreneur, Rachel Watkyn, founder of Tiny Box Company, has been recognised for her tireless efforts to help businesses become more sustainable. Since it was founded Tiny Box Company has provided bespoke printed and plain packaging to over 200,000 clients, from cottage industries to large brand such as the BBC, Netflix and Boux Avenue.

Posted: 23 January 2024

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Leger Shearings Group Re-Introduces Stitchtopia

Leger Shearings Group, famous for its escorted coach tours, has relaunched the craft holiday specialist Stitchtopia, a brand acquired with the acquisition of the assets of Arena Travel, a company that went into administration in 2022.Stitchtopia offers small group craft holidays, with a maximum of 18 guests, designed and led by crafting experts, including Hazel Tindall, the world's fastest knitter! Each holiday includes workshops where crafters can learn more techniques, try them out, improve their skills, and work on their own creative project. Crafts included are knitting, crochet, patchwork and quilting, embroidery, and textiles.

Posted: 11 January 2024

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Top Drawer unveils new Spotlight Awards for Spring/Summer 2024 show

Top Drawer has announced the launch of the inaugural Spotlight Awards at the Spring/Summer 2024 edition of the show. Top Drawer will be returning to Olympia London from the 14-16th January with 600 hand-picked contemporary brands presenting their new collections to over 10,000 retailers, and the new Spotlight Awards will recognise best in class products from across all sections of the event. A distinguished judging panel made up of industry experts including retailers, designers, and members of the Top Drawer team will select the winners for each category, with the results being announced at the show on Sunday 14th January.

Posted: 8 December 2023

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Messe Frankfurt raises the bar for growth

Messe Frankfurt has left the difficult and demanding last three years behind it and is now enjoying both qualitative and quantitative growth in Germany and abroad. By the end of financial year 2023, approximately 340 events will have been held worldwide under the Messe Frankfurt Group umbrella, with more than 84,000 exhibitors and an estimated four million visitors. After a strong core business in 2023 with sales in excess of 600 million, the company is planning further growth in 2024 – a year in which a relatively high number of events are scheduled – and expects sales to be comparable with the previous record year 2019. Messe Frankfurt will increase its international competitiveness by investing in its worldwide core business, modern technology and sustainable event management.

Posted: 5 December 2023

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Creative Solutions seeking agents

Creative Solutions are suppliers of quality interiors, dressmaking, patchwork and craft fabrics along with a comprehensive range of trimmings/ ribbons, handmade buttons, Mettler threads, Prym haberdashery, Bag making, Macrame and a huge range of craft products. The company is looking for sales agents. The candidate would be responsible for identifying a customer's needs, pitching relevant products. Experience in the sewing, knitting, home decor and craft markets would be advantageous.

Posted: 28 November 2023

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Brand new HTV additions

TheMagicTouch introduce new HTV transfer products that offer great new decoration opportunities. Firstly, the arrival of a 3D 'Puff' flex transfer with a raised textured effect on the surface of garments and durability as never seen before. With Puff flex you can cut text, numbers and logos creating a spectacular effect. The rising temperature during pressing creates a beautiful curve in the flex and produces an embossed print. Perfect for creating eye-catching designs on T-shirts, hoodies, caps, bags, and lots more. Available in 500mm wide rolls in white, black, gold, silver and sold by the linear metre.

Posted: 21 September 2023

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Digital Academy invites you to a panel discussion with women in the design industry

Women's power is at work in the next episode of the Digital Academy: three top international designers and architects share their views on the challenges, opportunities and successes of women in architecture and design-related fields. Esha Gupta, Founder and Editor, Design Pataki, India, Molly McGowan, Management Partner, Ennead Architects, USA, and Shida Salehi, Founder and Principal, Customs Bureau, England talk about their different experiences and share their requirements for the future. The discussion will be hosted by Mike Chapman, co-founder and executive producer of the television series ByDesign TV.

Posted: 1 September 2023

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Metallic Elephant's sister website

New for 2023, Metallic Elephant has launched its sister website Foils-online to help unleash your creativity! This e-commerce platform offers an incredible variety of foils, each with its own special qualities that will make your prints & designs pop. Whether you're looking for metallics, holographic, pigment or matte foils, you can find it all. Start shopping today and see what possibilities await you with Foils-online.

Posted: 20 June 2023

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