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Craft Buddy lands major toy retail partnerships in Germany in time for key Christmas shopping season

Craft Buddy is eyeing European expansion having secured a new retail partnership with two of Germany’s biggest toy retailers, Muller Handels GmbH and ROFU Kinderland Spielwarenhandels. The move sees the firm’s flagship Crystal Art brand become available in all 500 Muller stores, and 95 ROFU outlets ahead of Christmas. “In …

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Craft Buddy is ramping up its UK retail partnership with Norton PR campaign

The arts, crafts, and hobby specialist, Craft Buddy is ramping up awareness for its popular Crystal Art brand ranges through a new targeted B2B campaign for 2020 and 2021. Already firmly placed within toy, gift, and hobby markets across Europe, Craft Buddy is looking to expand the Crystal Art brand …

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From Paris with Love: Djeco talks its past, present and future in a post-pandemic world

On the fringes of the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, Djeco’s headquarters stand steeped in a culture and history that not only runs through the European city, but the veins of a team of creatives and designers, and into the style, look, and feel of the toys and …

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Japanese character brand Rilakkuma makes play for the arts and crafts sector with Graine Creative

The popular Japanese character brand, Rilakkuma, is making its way into the arts and crafts sector, thanks to a new partnership with the French arts and crafts specialist, Graine Creative. The new deal adds to a rapidly growing consumer products portfolio for the world’s most relaxed bear cub in Europe. …

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Bargain Max launches arts and crafts competition for kids at home through lockdown

The UK online toy retailer Bargain Max has launched a nation-wide competition to look for the very best arts and craft talent from babies, toddlers and children. The initiative is part of the retailer’s move to engage with and provide entertainment for kids and families stuck at home during the …

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Craft Buddy makes toy market debut with the launch of its Frameables range

The arts and crafts brand, Craft Buddy is expanding into the toy market with the launch of Frameables, its first product designed specifically for children. Frameables makes use of the firm’s popular Crystal Art format for a range of crafting products that have been designed to help children develop motor …

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West Design Products launches online consumer hub for arts and crafts community

West Design Products, the UK art and craft, education, toy, and stationery products specialist, has revealed a wholly new consumer content website, EverythingArtAndCraft.com. With curated content, including ideas, hints and tips, and blog posts, tutorials, videos and news, West Designs hopes that the new site will become a community destination, …

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West Design Products names Kent’s fastest growing business in MegaGrowth 50 list

The arts and craft, education, toy and stationery specialist, West Design Products has been named as one of Kent’s fastest-growing businesses in this year’s MegaGrowth 50 list. Organised and managed by the KM Media Group, businesses are ranked by increase in turnover over the last three financial years. Having previously …

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Craft Buddy secures supplier agreement with London and Whipsnade Zoos

The craft and hobby designer, Craft Buddy will be supplying the international conservation charity ZSL (the Zoological Society of London) two Zoos – London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo – with products from its Crystal Art brand. The new supplier agreement also includes a programme of in-store demo days, so that …

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