Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

46 CHSI Stitches 2024 takes place from 25th-26th February at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. For more information visit To discuss exhibiting options in 2023, contact Steve Mitchell on +44 (0)1425 460 811 or email 4There has been modest but encouraging improvement in the industries environmental rating, particularly for packaging and provision of green choices, both up by 7%. 5Though average monthly spend on craft has returned to pre-Covid levels at £35.80, the underlying trend is towards buying better and in a more considered way; buying to use rather than buying to hoard. The full report is available free of charge to all attendees of the show.