Pentel has launched a social media Christmas campaign, packed full of activity and guaranteed to deliver inspiration and creativity throughout the festive season. As the company counts down to Christmas the campaign focuses on its wide range of Pentel Arts products and the flagship EnerGel range. Working closely with influencers, each tasked with different projects, Pentel aims to demonstrate the versatility of these products and encourage followers to engage and connect with the Pentel brand.
Posted: 6 December 2022
Pantone's Colour of The Year, Viva Magenta, is oh-so gorgeous and perfect not just for upcoming Valentine's Day - it'll brighten up the high street all year round! Pantone's Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, has been described as: vibrating with vim and vigour. It's a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.
Posted: 5 December 2022
With everyone feeling the squeeze this Christmas, Manchester's award winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) has joined forces with the Crafts Council and other leading UK craft organisations to launch a national Christmas shopping campaign, designed to support makers across the UK and encourage shoppers to BUY LESS, BUY BETTER, BUY HANDMADE. This initiative to promote thoughtful gifting has also received the backing of The Repair Shop's Jay Blades MBE and The Great Pottery Throwdown's Keith Brymer-Jones.
Posted: 1 December 2022
Working with The Gift of the Year Awards (organised by the Giftware Association) www.giftoftheyear.co.uk, The British Craft Directory (www.britishcraftdirectory.co.uk) and Small Business Collaborative (www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/), the show welcomes crafting for the first time. Local makers will bring their crafts and skills to life at the show with an area dedicated to showcasing up and coming designers and makers with a focus on craft. The Giftware Association will facilitate training with Therese Ørtenblad of Small Business Collaborative, so that participants gain the most benefit from taking part.
Posted: 29 November 2022
Small businesses should not feel pressured into taking part in Black Friday this year, says Lee Murphy, a small business finance expert at The Accountancy Partnership Lee Murphy said: "Many business owners are already struggling with the current economic climate, so offering big discounts when margins are already being squeezed could be more costly in the long run. Before deciding on any deals and discounts, businesses should review their cash flow, and consider the cost of processing a larger number of orders at one time.
Posted: 24 November 2022
Speakers have started to be confirmed for CHSI Stitches 2023. Speakers making the line up so far include Safia Minney, MBE, internationally recognised founder of sustainable fashion brand, People Tree; and Andrew Davis, award-winning digital expert who has worked with some of the UK's biggest brands. The key annual trade event is now open for registration and attracts around 6,000 craft buyers looking for the latest products, new ideas and innovative suppliers. It brings together the creative craft industry for two days of education, networking, procurement and business opportunities.
Posted: 22 November 2022
Named Best Licensed Toy, Best Collectible Toy and Best Creative Toy at the BlogOn Toy Awards 2022, Craft Buddy's latest collectible toy range, Crystal Art Buddies have finally launched this month. Available online and also at major nationwide retailers including Hobbycraft, B&M, Forbidden Planet and ToyTown, the first series of Crystal Art Buddies ('Buddies') features 25 of your favourite characters from the Disney, Disney Princesses, Star Wars, Marvel and LOL Surprise! universes. Suitable for kids over aged 6, the Buddies are perfect gifts and stocking fillers for the festive season.
Posted: 17 November 2022
Metallic Elephant turns 15 this year and it's testimony to the brand that, in 2022 have had record machine sales, their best since trading began in 2007. Metallic Elephant continues to deliver excellence in engineering with 'ease of use' being a priority for the hot foil press market where personalisation has seen exponential growth. With five models currently in their stable the company serves a global base of clients including many luxurious and leading brands.
Posted: 15 November 2022
Big Colour Co. is renowned for inspiring young artists both at home and in the classroom thanks to its extensive range of high-quality ready mixed paints that are manufactured in the UK. The brand is constantly innovating and evolving to suit the needs of its customer base and therefore, Brian Clegg, the company behind the Big Colour Co brand, has dedicated much of its recent product development to creating an eco-friendly paint range that's not only sustainable but that also matches the quality of Big Colour Co paints
Posted: 10 November 2022
Artstat's new mailers are available now. Simply login for hundreds of seasonal promotions to suit any retailer with an artistic or creative element to their business. Artstat is based in Manchester, conveniently sited to provide rapid nationwide distribution. Established in 1978, it has many years of experience supplying a vast range of top quality art and craft products to our wide base of trade customers. The company services independent retailers, department stores, museums, galleries and tourist attractions.
Posted: 8 November 2022