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Keith Lemon partners with craft retailer Create and Craft as UK craft scene explodes

Keith Lemon partners with craft retailer Create and Craft as UK craft scene explodes

Celebrity Juice star, Leigh Francis (as Keith Lemon) has today announced his brand ambassadorship deal with UK craft retailer, Create and Craft as the craft market in the UK explodes. Lemon is a passionate crafter who recently starred in a prime-time Channel 4 six-part series, The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft.His appointment comes as the UK's obsession with crafting has seen exponential growth in the past year. The UK craft industry has seen a four-fold increase* in total craft sales between 2006 and 2020 and craft now contributes over £3.4bn to the UK economy.In a significant shift, there is also evidence that the demographic of the craft consumer is changing. Almost a third of consumers are now under 35.The recent lockdown has highlighted the growing craft trend with new shows like Lemon's The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft being commissioned and the BBC's Great Sewing Bee moving to a prime-time slot with audiences close to five million.... read more

Posted: 28 September 2020

Ultima Displays launches first self-sanitising stretch textile display solution

Ultima Displays launches first self-sanitising stretch textile display solution

Ultima Displays, one of Europe's leading one-stop visual communications providers, has launched a unique self-sanitising stretch fabric which will unlock the potential for tension textile displays and partitions, and provide a confidence boost to the events and exhibition industry... read more

Posted: 24 September 2020

Important information about Creativeworld 2021

Important information about Creativeworld 2021

In view of the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated international travel restrictions, Messe Frankfurt has decided to cancel the coming edition of Creativeworld and, for 2021 only, to offer it as in digital format within the framework of the Consumer Goods Digital Days from 17th to 20th April, 2021.... read more

Posted: 22 September 2020

Get Christmas gift ready with Trotec laser

Get Christmas gift ready with Trotec laser

As businesses are preparing for their busiest time of the year, many are thinking of ways to minimise stress levels to improve focus on productivity and profit. Trotec is starting seasonal offers early to help businesses stock up and prepare for the festive rush. In September, solid and veneered wood sheets will be discounted by 15 per cent, while businesses can save 20 per cent off TroGlitter acrylic in October. Businesses can shop thousands of engraving materials and supplies with next day delivery and the support of Trotec's friendly and knowledgeable team.... read more

Posted: 21 September 2020

Government launches £95 million scheme to bolster high street recovery

Government launches £95 million scheme to bolster high street recovery

The UK Government has announced a £95 scheme aimed at aiding the recovery of the high street following the effects of COVID-19. The programme named the high streets heritage action zone (HSHAZ), is being delivered by Historic England which will work with local authorities to convert disused buildings into new homes, shops, workplaces and community spaces in 68 high streets.... read more

Posted: 21 September 2020

Manuscript Pen Company scoops national stationery award

Manuscript Pen Company scoops national stationery award

Leading stationery brand, Manuscript Pen Company, is celebrating after receiving the best children's stationery accolade at the Stationery Awards 2020 for its Benji's Big Day Activity Book... read more

Posted: 18 September 2020

Cancelled - The Knitting & Stitching Show Special Edition at Alexandra Palace

Cancelled - The Knitting & Stitching Show Special Edition at Alexandra Palace

The organisers of The Knitting & Stitching Show Special Edition at Alexandra Palace, London regret to announce that the event, due to take place from 8th-11th October, has been cancelled... read more

Posted: 17 September 2020

Rex London introduces Gifts of Random Kindness

Rex London introduces Gifts of Random Kindness

Winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2019, the giftware company Rex London hasbeen on a journey to define their distinct style and build on the signature collections thatyou already know and love. This September, the company is delighted to introduce a new brand promise, as well as a new logo and a fresh look, to reflect the style and originality of its gifts.... read more

Posted: 15 September 2020

Fashion mask kit launched

Fashion mask kit launched

The latest in fashion face masks has been unveiled by The Printable Mask co. Ltd. Now with just the touch of a button (and a quick selfie) you can coordinate your face covering with any outfit in your wardrobe and craft your own matching mask using the Mask Of The Day (MaskOTD) home printing kit.... read more

Posted: 10 September 2020

Stationery Awards 2020 winners revealed

Stationery Awards 2020 winners revealed

The Stationery Awards 2020 winners have been revealed, with suppliers and retailers across the industry being rewarded.The awards are organised by London Stationery Show and Stationery Matters to recognise and benchmark good practice and innovation in the stationery sector.... read more

Posted: 9 September 2020

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