Craft Focus - October/November 2022 (Issue 93)

4 FOCUS ON 34 Jakar International Ltd Jakar International Ltd offers is a family business specialising in high quality artist materials and a range of stationery and craft products. Paul Sacki, Managing Director, tells us more… 56 Philip Stamp & Co Ltd Arthur Bloomfield, Director of Philip Stamp & Co Ltd talks us through the company’s vast range of haberdashery products - there’s something for everyone! 72 Curious Universe John Styring, CEO of Curious Universe chats to Craft Focus about the company’s goals, values and epic success 78 Retailer interview Sisters Caroline, Julie and Sally look after cosy, community knitting shop, Christine’s of Bournville and the newer online division of the business, City Knits. Caroline talks us through both sides of the business BUSINESS 82 Festive sales Wondering how to sell more at Christmas in 2022? Catherine Erdly, founder of The Resilient Retail Club shares her inside knowledge 84 Legal rights Dids Macdonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID), explains to SME designs that taking legal action against copyists doesn’t have to cost the earth 86 Capturing youth Tiendeo, a platform that collects digital offers and promotions from retailers, has identified the 10 most popular trends used by brands to persuade and drive Gen Y to buy 90 Sound advice Sara Davies discusses soft skills for business SHOWS 23 Shows, news & events Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in your industry 29 59 65 80 72