Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - September/October 2022

GREETING CARD AND GIFT SHOP MANTONS RAISES MORE THAN £30,000 FOR CHARITIES Port Erin’s award-winning greeting card and gift shop Mantons has now raised a total of £30,000 for charities and local organisations. The money has been raised by a combination of running events, donations of stock and sales of greeting cards. Mantons owner Chris Beards says, “We are all extremely proud to have been able to raise over £30,000 as well as recently raising £660 for the DEC and the Red Cross to help the people of Ukraine. We are also thrilled to have worked with and helped local organisations such as Crossroads Care, Isle of Man Arts Council and The Isle of Man Post Office. “I would personally like to thank all our amazing current and previous team members and our fantastic customers who have helped make this possible”, continued Chris. Fundraising Co-Ordinator for Crossroads Care, Megan Faragher continued, “Mantons has been a great supporter of Crossroads over the years and we are extremely grateful for their continued support. Like many other local charities, Crossroads has felt the effect of the pandemic financially and therefore it has been wonderful to have the support of Mantons, especially in a time when the retail industry has also felt the effects. We would like to thank the Mantons team for making such generous donations to our charity and congratulate them on their continued dedication to supporting our local community.” The Mantons Team plans to keep on fundraising, helping the community and supporting new artists and small gift and greeting card suppliers. ACID CELEBRATES BRITISH IP DAY WITH LAUNCH OF NEW ACID IP CHARTER AND NEW WEBSITE ACID, the UK’s membership and campaigning organisation for design and IP, marks this year’s British IP Day celebrations with the launch of its new ACID IP Charter. Browse ACID’s new website at First mooted by ACID and established in 2016 by the Alliance for Intellectual Property, British IP Day is an annual celebration of the role that intellectual property plays in the cultural standing and economic success of the United Kingdom, underpinning innovation and creative excellence. ACID (Anti Copying in Design) is a long-standing member of the Alliance, sharing the common goal of protecting the rights of UK creatives from devastating design theft. The ACID IP Charter is a Code of Conduct and statement of intent, setting out the promise of its Charter Signatories to uphold ethics, respect and compliance as a minimum to designers of original works. Enabling both individuals and businesses to take a public stance against copying in design, ACID Charter Signatories help to amplify the voice of designers across the UK and affirm their support for the continual campaign for the preservation and promotion of invaluable IP protection rights. To sign the IP Charter, Charter Signatories are asked for a nominal one-off fee, which contributes to ACID’s fighting fund against design theft, and lobbying efforts for design law reform. To sign the ACID IP Charter & find out more, visit: charter-signatory/ Dids Macdonald, OBE., ACID’s CEO said, “The ACID IP Charter marks an exciting new chapter aimed at broadening our community and can be signed digitally on ACID’s new website, launched on British IP Day alongside the new IP Charter initiative. Featuring enhanced IP tools, we have listened to ACID member feedback and have created a seamless and secure IP Design Databank to allow designers to create a third-party independent audit trail of their intellectual property, ACID’s new website is curated to provide a complete bank of knowledge on IP rights.” INDUSTRY NEWS 11