Craft Focus - October/November 2022 (Issue 93)

35 PROFILE JAKAR INTERNATIONAL LTD +44 (0)20 8381 7000 preferring watercolour tubes, we can offer the same 60 colours in 10ml tubes as well as a set of 14 assorted colours in a wooden gift box. Jakar International has been appointed sole distributors for both, Stifflex and Rosa, in the UK and Ireland. Do your products suit all levels and types of artists? Jakar aims to provide products for a large variety of creative customers, some of who are professional and amateur artists, keen hobbyists and crafters, teaching staff, pupils and students from schools, colleges and universities. Arts and craft has boomed over the last year! Have you noticed any new trends? Due to the fact that more people are staying and working from home, they’re being more creative. How often do you launch new ranges? We launch new ranges several times a year and advertise these in various trade and consumer artist and craft magazines as well as online. How would you advise a retailer who is interested in stocking your products? If a retailer is interested in stocking our products, we suggest they look at our website and contact us if they have any questions. We can also arrange for one of our sales executives to arrange a meeting to show our product ranges. What sets you apart from your competitors? Buyers appreciate Jakar’s quality products and high level of service offered to their customers, many of whom are household names within the retail, wholesale, educational and growing internet and mail order sectors as well as providing prompt deliveries using reliable carriers. What are you looking forward to most over the next year and what new products can we expect from you in the future? I am looking forward to new extensions to our ranges of art and craft materials and continuing and growing success for many years to come. “Jakar International has been appointed sole distributors for both, Stifflex and Rosa, in the UK and Ireland.”