ICHF Events and Sarah Hurley have announced a multi-year partnership to bring creative business education to the CHSI Stitches programme of events through Sarah's new 'Sarah Hurley Academy,' launched in 2022. The Sarah Hurley Academy draws from Sarah's industry and business successes to help entrepreneurs and small businesses at all stages. The Academy provides education to small business, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs via a comprehensive range of courses and resources.
Posted: 19 January 2023
Create your own bright, bold, colourful jewellery that's sure to get noticed! Stitchfinity is thrilled to launch their Make Your Own Jewellery kits – a collection of five designs of earring and complementary brooches. Each design is simple enough for beginners but satisfying enough for confident crafters. This makes these craft kits ideal as an easy introduction to cross stitching or a fun and quick project for stitching pros.
Posted: 17 January 2023
Well known, leading consumer products business, Hunter Price International, is excited to announce the arrival of Ben Cornwell, as the new sales director, for its stationery, arts and craft division. The appointment of such a highly respected name in the industry, continues to send a big message on the future direction and ambitious growth plans for Hunter Price for the year ahead and beyond..
Posted: 13 January 2023
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