Bachmann Europe plc are delighted to announce that they have been appointed as sole distributor for the UK and Ireland of PepPlay, a new children's art/craft range aimed at three to six year olds that will be launched on Stand 620 at Giving & Living Exeter in January. PepPlay is a premium, aspirational, eco-conscious brand which focuses on stimulating imaginations, incorporating real life skills and building motor skills in children. With a passion for quality and safety the brand aims to bring the best quality art experience products for children that are eco-friendly yet cost-effective and meet the strictest of international standards.
Posted: 12 January 2023
Hard hit customers whose businesses have been hit by the pre-Christmas strikes can now get a new year boost, thanks to digital print platform, WTTB. The company is aware of how many trade clients and small companies were affected by the action in the run-up to what should be the busiest time of year, mainly through the problems with Royal Mail. And with that in mind WTTB has decided to hold a two week sale – which has just gone live – with discounts of up to 25 per cent on some products.
Posted: 9 January 2023
As one of the UK's leading campaigning organisations for Designs and IP, Anti Copying in Design (ACID) has presented Government with potential solutions to address what the majority think are an outdated set of laws that are not fit for purpose.
The organisation says: "Simplifying the complexity of design law and enabling access to enforcement more cost and time effectively are high on the agenda. Strengthening design law with a tangible deterrent against copying, includes a strong recommendation of the introduction of criminal sanctions for the deliberate infringement of an unregistered design, in line with those who rely on copyright.
Posted: 6 January 2023
TheMagicTouch in Dunstable, under the DyeSub Magic brand announce the arrival of some real transfer innovation for all sublimation ink users. Historically the sublimation transfer process has been restricted to applications onto garments and promotional items that required a high polyester content or special polyester coating and had to be either white or pastel in colour. However, this has now changed.
Posted: 5 January 2023
Storigraphic has revealed its much anticipated, exciting new collaboration, with celebrated British heritage design brand, Hornsea®.The Storigraphic x Hornsea® collection has launched with a capsule paperware range, featuring acclaimed pattern designs including favourites Heirloom, Saffron and Brontë.
Posted: 3 January 2023
For many, gift giving is as much a part of Christmas as any other tradition. This means a considerable rise in the number of purchases of all sorts of items, from clothing and toiletries to electronics and our favourite festive treats. But this increase in spending can come with a downside, particularly when it comes to sustainability. There's one unexpected part of Christmas that may be having one of the biggest impacts on the environment, and it's paper receipts.
Posted: 29 December 2022
The second collection of crochet patterns for iconic women from amigurumi expert and author Carla Mitrani is coming in 2023. Choose your favourite icon from this collection of 15 new patterns for inspirational women who have shaped the world. There are scientists, performers, writers; athletes, campaigners and environmentalists including: Josephine Baker; Anne Frank; Wangari Maathai and Dolly Parton. As a Dolly fan, I for one cannot wait!!
Posted: 27 December 2022
The Crafty Kit Company has announced the release of its most exciting product range to date - a joyful partnership with ©Moomin Characters Ltd. Working with The Point 1888.Agency, CKC will launch a range of 12 craft kits in January 2023, based on the beloved artwork of The Moomins' creator, Tove Jannsson. The needle felting, cross stitch and embroidery kits, all designed and made in Scotland, will contain everything the beginner needs to start crafting. They will appeal to both the craft and gift market - and of course to the growing community of Moomin fans worldwide.
Posted: 22 December 2022
The team behind London Stationery Show are delighted to announce the show's expansion into the arts and crafts industry. As the UK's only trade event dedicated to the paper and writing instruments industry this is an incredibly exciting development that will see a broader range of products on offer than ever before. According to Mintel's UK Hobbies and Interests Market Report for 2022, one in five adults have embarked on a new hobby since the outbreak of COVID-19. With people spending more time at home now than they did prior to the pandemic and a subsequent rise in concern for achieving the perfect work/life balance, more people are reaching to arts and crafts to de-stress and detox from the digital world.
Posted: 20 December 2022
Bath based arts, crafts, books and toy company, Curious Universe, fought off stiff national competition to be awarded Business of the Year in the Small to Medium Sized category in the UK at a prestigious annual awards ceremony hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald and sponsored by Lloyds Bank - namely, The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards. Celebrating the contribution of SMEs to the UK economy, this award is no mean feat.
Posted: 15 December 2022