LayerTree has designed a bird feeder that can be used with almost any type of bird food. Two size of inserts are provided for the tube so that you can adjust the flow rate of seed (smaller gap for fine seed and larger gap for chunky seed or mealworms). The bespoke stainless steel feeder tray has been designed with perforated seams to allow rain water to drain away, keeping the bird seed dry. The 'twist & slide off' cap takes seconds to remove for regular refilling but covers and protects the seed from the elements when the feeder is in use.
Posted: 31 March 2023
Anti Copying in Design (ACID) has announced the appointment of Kate Mason as Director of Marketing.
Kate brings a wealth of experience to the ACID team not only from her impressive credentials within the creative industries but also from her pioneering role leading The Big Draw, now a global organisation, helping children to recognise their creative soul through exploration and expression of ideas. Kate also brings her enthusiasm and passion for arts and crafts as Chair of the Society for Designer Craftsmen (SDC).
Posted: 29 March 2023
WHOT! is the original matching game that has been a family favourite since 1935. Now the infamous British card game has launched a Super Mario edition. The aim of the game is to get rid of all your cards by matching symbols, characters or numbers. Invite your friends and family to the Mushroom Kingdom with this beautiful new Super Mario edition of WHOT! Take turns matching shapes, numbers, and characters including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach and Toad, and be the first to get rid of all your cards.
Posted: 29 March 2023
A collaboration between the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) The confederation of British Industries (CBI) and the Trade Association Forum (TAF) has published a Powerlist of women in trade associations to coincide with International Women's Day 2023 which features The CEO of the Giftware Association Sarah Ward. The list was compiled from over 200 nominations from the sector and a selection from the Trade Association Forum. CBI and FSB had the unenviable task of selecting the 100 women that make up the inaugural list.
Posted: 28 March 2023
Jarapa recycled glass lamps and lampshades are manufactured here in the UK using high quality fittings and local craftsmanship. The lamps and shades now have the Made in Britain status which the company is very proud of. Jarapa has also been sourcing fabrics locally - often roll ends of designer fabrics - to make limited-edition shades, while the velvets come from The Netherlands. Jarapa, established for over 18 years, source, manufacture and wholesale recycled homewares including glassware, rugs and glass lamp bases. All glassware is 100% recycled sourced from the EU to keep product miles low.
Posted: 27 March 2023
Clarion Retail has revealed details of a new offering for the interiors, accessories and lighting industry, Home Interiors Show. Produced in collaboration with key brands from the industry, it debuted at the January Furniture Show held at the NEC Birmingham and will be followed by the first full inaugural event to take place in September 2023 at London - Olympia. Born out of a collective desire to see a wider representation of exhibitors and buyers at industry events, improved ROI and a fresh event experience, Home Interiors Show has been cocreated with key UK brands including
Posted: 24 March 2023
The powerlist is a collaboration between FSB, CBI and the Trade Association Forum to celebrate and recognise inspirational women in the Association sector.
The list was compiled from over 200 public nominations, and a selection panel from the Trade Association Forum. The CBI and FSB had the unenviable task of selecting the 100 women that make up the inaugural list.
Nicola Bates, Chair of the Selection Panel and Strategy and External Affairs Director of the Portman Group said, "It has been a real pleasure to be able to bring the CBI, FSB and TAF together to champion the role of women in trade associations, celebrate their achievements and encourage the next generation of women into the association sector."
Posted: 22 March 2023
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.
Posted: 22 March 2023
Now in its 10th year, the Bath Business Awards recognise the importance of celebrating the positive accomplishments of all Bath-based businesses and acknowledge Bath as a great place to live, work and do business. They toast successes, celebrate achievements and highlight successful and innovative businesses doing great things across the region. Bath-based arts, crafts & toy company, Curious Universe, has been awarded the prestigious Bath Business Awards 2022 SME Business of The Year.
Posted: 20 March 2023
The British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA), organisers of the Toy Fair, and The NPD Group announced their annual industry insights at Toy Fair 2023, held at Olympia London, from the 24th to 26th January. Against a challenging economic backdrop in 2022 that saw UK toy sales decline three percent to £3.6bn, it was traditional toy categories – plush (soft toys), building sets, action figures, and vehicles – which drove toy sales, with all four categories seeing positive growth during the year. The best performing category of 2022, plush (soft toys), up a significant 29% YoY, delivered exceptional results for the toy industry due to its popularity with a wide audience, and its collectability appeal.
Posted: 17 March 2023