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Registration is now live, as London Stationery Show returns to its time-honoured spring deadline. With exhibitors ready and raring to go, thousands of products are set to be showcased from the biggest, boldest, and best brands, all under one roof. Keeping up to date with the latest industry trends is vital for any business, and London Stationery Show does not disappoint with brand new designs and innovative concepts from independent start-ups to top market leaders. Uniting the industry across two busy days, London Stationery Show is truly an unmissable experience for all tastes, styles and needs.
Posted: 10 February 2022
ExaClair Limited, the UK distributor for Clairefontaine, is delighted to announce its new collaboration with the renowned German graffiti art brand MOLOTOW, by releasing a selection of six fine art competence sets.
The sets contain specially chosen essentials from both of the brands to highlight watercolour or acrylic techniques. Each set combines a variety of products, such as Molotow ONE4ALL marker pens or AQUA COLOR brushes with carefully selected Clairefontaine Fine Art papers that perfectly complement these artistic instruments. All of the items are contained in either a handy portfolio or gift box that can be both personalised and easily stored.
Posted: 8 February 2022
Following its recent survey on the Designs Framework, the IPO has now also announced a major Call for Views on Design and IP, which is long overdue to support an important UK sector that is a USP on a world stage.
Design is a national and international asset for Great Britain and is also an impressive export sector. This is an excellent opportunity for designers/manufacturers and all those engaged who use design to innovate in many different sectors to examine whether current design laws are fit for purpose and respond by reviewing the existing Designs Framework.
Posted: 7 February 2022
Thousands of retail buyers, and owners of independent stores from across the UK flocked to Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham on Sunday as it opened its doors for the first time in two years. As the largest and longest running wholesale marketplace encompassing the very best in home, gift and fashion, the busy aisles and stands across all eight Halls showing that retailers are ready for a return to business as usual and in-person trading, with a palpable thirst for newness and desire to re-stock their stores with the latest products and innovations.
Posted: 7 February 2022
STAEDTLER is pleased to announce that from January 2022, the company has entered an enhanced partnership with Artstat, the specialist distributor of creative materials.
Artstat provide an excellent service to independent retailers, having previously stocked a limited selection of Staedtler products, the company will now be offering a much wider range of Staedtler's best-selling products, both stationery and craft ranges.
The partnership with Artstat will be of particular benefit to smaller independents. All retailers are still able to purchase direct from Staedtler.
Posted: 4 February 2022
Airing at 8am GMT every day from Monday to Friday, Chat, Craft Create features three hours of crafting inspiration. Viewers will be able to get a first look at the launches, crafting products and tutorials coming up that day. Crafter's TV is a global and interactive platform where crafters can find inspiration, education and shop while they watch. The digital channel broadcasts more than 35 hours of live weekly shows covering a wide variety of craft techniques from cardmaking and papercraft to art and needlecraft. The platform holds the position of being the only digital craft channel to engage viewers 100 per cent of the time through live and constant conversation.
Posted: 1 February 2022
Giftware company Rex London has launched a digital trade catalogue for spring 2022, filled with nearly 130 completely new products alongside existing bestsellers, award-winning products, and favourite design collections. The catalogue also features top-performing categories such as toys & games, stationery, baby and its ever-popular recycled bags.
The catalogue features new designs, which include Wild Flowers, which was inspired by vintage botanical illustrations, with the collection adorned in some of Britain's most cherished wildflower meadow species, and Sharks.
Posted: 31 January 2022
Textile Heritage is offering its trade customers a copy of its new 2022 catalogue, and a sample kit of one of their new products absolutely free, when they contact them quoting CRAFT22.
Textile Heritage is able to offer quick turnaround on orders, often the same day! And with POS solutions, no minimum order quantity and free UK carriage on orders over £100 trade, the company is keen to discuss how it can assist you with getting a collection of suitable items together which perfectly complements your customer base.
Posted: 27 January 2022
ExaClair Limited, the UK distributor for Décopatch has launched three new kits to complement its popular mini kits range, containing everything required for a new Décopatch project all in one convenient box.
These new mini kits featuring a teddy bear, dragon and turtle are perfect for kids and adults alike and make a great introduction to the world of Décopatch! Each kit contains one ready to decorate papier mâché shape, two sheets of Décopatch paper, one glue pot and a brush. There are a dozen different mini kits to choose from, including a unicorn, dinosaur, elephant and dachshund to name a few!
Posted: 25 January 2022