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The Creative Retail Awards and Save The High Street (SaveTheHighStreet.org) have formed a partnership to promote the importance of design and display in independent retail, with Save The High Street becoming sponsor of the Best Independent Store category at the 2022 Creative Retail Awards. The Creative Retail Awards is a dynamic and exciting annual event that recognises and rewards innovation and excellence in retail, leisure, and hospitality design, display and experience. The Awards span a number of disciplines including store design, surfaces, omni-channel, technology, sustainability, lighting, and more.
Posted: 16 August 2022
ExaClair Limited, the UK distributor for the Avenue Mandarine brand, has announced a new Masks to Sew Kit with wild animal designs. This new creative box contains all the material needed to create three fun wild animal masks - elephant, tiger and giraffe. The pre-cut felt shapes together with the punched sewing lines make it easier for younger children to learn how to sew. The plastic needle prevents little fingers being injured and the large eye makes it simpler for youngsters to thread it. The small shapes are made from self-adhesive felt to make it easier for youngsters to decorate their masks.
Posted: 11 August 2022
Market-leading manufacturer of laser technology, Trotec Laser, is once again hitting the road and bringing their laser roadshows to a town near you. An appointment at a Trotec roadshow is often the first step to seeing what businesses could achieve with high-end production tools. Trotec experts will be in Aberdeen and Hemel Hempstead in September, followed by Belfast in October and Chelmsford in November, ready to offer businesses a complete overview of everything needed to be successful with laser processing.
Posted: 10 August 2022
Leading calligraphy brand, Manuscript Pen Company, is encouraging people across the globe to put pen to paper this World Calligraphy Day. Founded by Manuscript Pen Company, World Calligraphy Day brings experts and novices across the world together to discuss, practice, learn and celebrate the art of calligraphy and creative lettering. Being held this year on Wednesday 10th August, Manuscript is launching an online campaign with a plethora of activities to encourage people with all levels of skill to learn, develop and showcase their calligraphy skills.
Posted: 8 August 2022
On the 21st of July the industry congregated at Sook Oxford Street, London, to learn the Shortlisted entries for the upcoming 2022 Creative Retail Awards. The shortlist presents some of the very best in global retail, leisure, and hospitality design & display with projects including Woolworths South Africa, Sports Direct, Chanel, Sky, Coach, Asda and many more. Sasha Castling, Marketing at shortlisted entrant Ribble Cycles, commented: "We are really proud, delighted, and honoured to be included and alongside some incredible competition and brands."
Posted: 5 August 2022
Art stamps, mixed media, art journalling, die cutting, decoupage, beading, resin art, needle felting, decopatch, encaustic art and so much more to see, learn and buy. Watch demonstrations, join a Make & Take - enjoy a great weekend of crafting and creativity. Stamperama (event organiser since 1998) builds on the success of the Stamperama Harrogate show and launches CRAFTERAMA. The first event is held 10th-11th September 2022 at Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate; and the second event at Alexandra Palace March 11-12th 2023. Here's how to be part of this exciting event.
Posted: 4 August 2022
A new series with expert tips for a profitable Christmas will start in August - both for online business and for the appealing design of shop windows and retail spaces. Trend expert Gabriela Kaiser and e-commerce specialist Peter Höschl guide retailers through the Christmas countdown. While customers are still celebrating barbecues, preparations for the year-end business are getting underway in both online outlets and brick-and-mortar retail stores. Because, no matter what, Christmas takes place and remains the most emotional and highest-turnover time of the year.
Posted: 4 August 2022
Global craft business, Crafter's Companion, is announcing a brand new partnership with video commerce retailer, QVC UK. As well as launching online via the website www.qvcuk.com, Crafter's Companion's first live QVC show will be a Christmas crafting special on 9th August, 2022. The tv show, which will be hosted by QVC presenter Alex Kramer alongside Crafter's Companion founder Sara Davies, will feature exciting new Christmas-themed launches, mystery crafting bundles and core crafting products from the brand.
Posted: 28 July 2022
After concluding a very successful premiere of h+h americas last month with 2,000 attendees and 198 exhibitors, Koelnmesse Inc. has announced the show dates for their follow-up event next year are set for June 21st - 23rd, 2023 (Wednesday to Friday) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Centre in Rosemont. Koelnmess will extend the show from 2.5 to three full days, weekdays only. This change is based on survey results of exhibitors and buyers asking for additional time on the show floor.
Posted: 26 July 2022
Craft TV Presenter Ben Murray is the latest addition to the ever expanding HobbyMaker family joining their popular morning show 'Wake Up with HobbyMaker'. Having already worked with favourite brands Be Creative, Hunkydory & Crafter's Companion; the ever popular craft name founded by Dragons Den and Strictly star Sara Davies MBE, Ben is sure to be popular with viewers of the new channel. You can catch up with Ben weekday mornings from 6am for lots of crafty chat with fab guests, your favourite brands and brilliant demo's... Just be sure to set your alarm and get the kettle on in time for your crafty brew!
Posted: 21 July 2022