News

The family continues to grow

21/12/2016

As we all prepare to welcome the jolly old man in a bright red suit to our homes, we at West Design are also excited to welcome and announce a new member to the West family, Docrafts. The craft supplier, based in Dorset, has an enviable reputation for innovation and creativity. Natalie Galvi

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New catalogue for 2017-2018

13/12/2016

To all,  We would like to start by thanking you for your support, loyalty and custom. It is with great pleasure (and relief) that we are presenting our new 2017/18 catalogue to you. This coincides with the 25th anniversary of West Design Products Ltd. From its founding in 1888 as A We

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Back up and running

06/10/2016

Dear customers, We are happy to say that all emails are now back up and running and that we would like to apologise for any issues you may have experienced and any inconvenience it may have caused. Thank you very much for patience and support. Kind regards Customer Service

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Email update

05/10/2016

Dear Customer, We would like to apologise for any email or website complications you may have been experiencing and any email bounces you have been receiving when contacting us, this is due to unexpected hosting issues.  For now, both incoming and outgoing emails are not working co

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2017 Pricing

04/10/2016

Dear Customer, I would like to start by saying a big thank you for your support, loyalty and custom. As you are aware, there has been a major fall in the value of sterling since June and, whilst we have absorbed this to date, it is obvious that we have no option but to implement a price i

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What do the world famous artists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Klee have in common?

21/09/2016

Make sure you take the time to enjoy CNBC's look into the history and tradition of the quarter of a millennium year old company, Faber-Castell. From appointing a new CEO to the prospect of a 10th generation family member being involved in the family run business, CNBC gets a rare insight

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A celebration of excellence - Faber-Castell

08/08/2016

On the July 26th we at West Design Products partnered with Stone Marketing to celebrate the brilliance and elegance of the world renowned Faber-Castell. At the luxurious RSA Vaults in London, a collection of Art & Graphic, Playing & Learning, Graf von Faber-Castell and  Creative Stud

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Copic caught on Brazilian TV!

20/06/2016

We at West Design were excited to catch Copic being used on a Brazilian fishing television programme. To see this and more, click on the link below. We hope you 'reely' enjoy it. https://youtu.be/GvdvryFdAtE?t=46s

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Congratulations

14/06/2016

The West Design and Faber-Castell team would like to be among the first to congratulate Pamela Preller on her stunning work ‘Golden Headed Lion Tamarin’, which has just scooped not one, but two prestigious awards at this years UKCPS 15th Annual Open International Exhibition.

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The Stationery Show

14/04/2016

We at  West Design are excited to be returning to The Stationery Show, to be able to share industry changing deals and brand new lines. This year we are proud to be introducing the new LEGO stationery range, where you can build your very own ruler out of official LEGO baseplates!  

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West Design wins its second prestigious award!

16/03/2016

West Design Products wins a prestigious award from Hobbycraft The words ‘proud’ and ‘surprised’ do not come close to how West Design felt when it was presented with yet another prestigious award from the titans of the arts and crafts industry, Hobbycraft. It has been b

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LEGO Stationery arrives

03/03/2016

This year brought the introduction of the new LEGO stationery line, and having only been out for a short time, the reaction and interest has been fantastic.  We have recieved a fantastic review from the good people at brickfanatics.co.uk 'They’re quality products, as you&rs

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Did you see?

04/01/2016

We all knew that adult colouring has been quite the fad for the past year and it has now been confirmed in Channel 4's 'What Britain Bought in 2015' with Mary Portas. Mary took the viewers on a journey through the year's latest crazes and biggest buys, and within those was th

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from West Design

23/12/2015

Thank you 2015, hello 2016 The year is coming to a close and there is no better time for us to reflect on such a prosperous and ‘colourful’ year. With the unpredicted boom of adult colouring the company was awash with orders as our clients became the hot ticket for old and new art

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Glue Dot's Winter offers

09/11/2015

Card making has never been so easy! With some basic materials you are able to add your personal touch this Christmas season. Check out Glue Dot's Winter offers. Don't miss these incredible deals on the new counter and floor standing displays. These fantastic floor standing units are o

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GET READY TO ORDER...

27/10/2015

...the NEW LEGO Stationery range, which is coming to West Design soon.  Designed to appeal to adults and children alike it'll be a surefire winner with your customers and make an eye-catching window display. What's not to love?

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BE FIRST TO STOCK...

13/10/2015

...Shopkins Stationery. Ideal for smart pencil cases, party favours and Christmas stocking gifts, the range includes Giant Scented Erasers (pictured), pens, pencils, stationery sets, activity sets and collectable stickers. Perfect for a colourful window display. Contact us for delivery detai

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Our new Winter brochure has arrived…

03/09/2015

Featuring new products from Dylon, Faber Castell and Michael O’Mara, plus our very own Craft Buckets! You will also find offers on hundreds of products and get a first look at what is coming soon.

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NEW Winter brochure

24/08/2015

COMING SOON - our new Winter brochure offering up to 60% savings on our big brand names and own brand products from 1st September -  24th December 2015. It also details the exciting new lines to look out for in the coming months. Watch this space for more information.

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Get 50% OFF Glue Dots

03/08/2015

To support retailers who are stocking up for the new term, we are offering 50% OFF Glue Dots' Back to School range. To find out more, see the huge feature in the August issue of Craft Business magazine, order our new Back To School brochure, or email sales@westdesignproducts.co.uk for mo

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New Back To School Brochure

27/07/2015

Our new Back to School brochure 2015 is now available and packed with great offers and discounts for our customers. With savings up to 70% you'll want to get hold of a copy pronto, so do sign up if you're not already a customer, or email us for more information: marketing@westdesi

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Creative Product of the Year - Winner: Marabu Fashion Spray

11/06/2015

Marabu Fashion Spray has just been awarded “Creative product of the year” at the Creative Impulse Awards 2015 The innovative textile spray paint has been gaining in popularity and making headlines since it was launched. Most recently, the product was seen on the catwalks o

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Summer Newsletter

03/06/2015

Welcome to the summer newsletter from West Design Products. We are excited to announce the launch of our new website and to share with you details of the latest company news and industry trends. If you would like further information about any of the articles in this newsletter or wish to disc

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Top Picks for Father's Day

28/05/2015

With less than a month to go until Father's Day, we have compiled a selection of craft supplies for homemade Father's Day projects and cards, as well as gift ideas that kids can enjoy with their dad.  Top Picks for Father's Day Craft Projects:  Picture Frame

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Colouring Books for Grown-Ups

25/05/2015

Colouring books for grown-ups have become a global phenomenon. Creative colouring books are currently dominating the Amazon Bestsellers List and becoming more popular with adults the world over.  Originally praised for their stress-relieving properties, grown-up colouring books have beco

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New Website Launched

11/05/2015

We’re delighted to welcome you to our new website. You’ll see that it’s brighter to look at, easier to navigate and packed full of news and new products. We’ve refreshed the content to tie in with our social media – join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Instagram,

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2015 Summer Brochure available NOW!

11/05/2015

This year's summer promo brochure is now available! We have 22 pages of special offers and massive savings across a huge range of items. To find out more please login to your account and head on over to the Media page to download the PDF. Offers available until 30th June 2015.

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West Design Scoops Prestigious Award

11/03/2015

At the recent Hobbycraft conference, celebrating twenty years, West Design was the proud recipient of the prestigious "Best Strategic Partner" award. Marion Bray, MD and Hobbycraft's account manager said, "It was very unexpected but obviously we are thrilled that all our effort

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New European Sales Manager

15/01/2015

We are delighted to announce the appoinment of our new European Sales Manager, James Daniels. James will be managing our accounts across Europe and helping to grow the brand further on the continent. The European market is a really exciting area for us since we already have strong connections

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YouTube Channel

12/01/2015

Our YouTube channel is now live and includes fun how-to videos such as 'How to Make a Paper Pumpkin' and 'How to Make a Fake Moustache.' More videos will be added throughout the year and further inspiration is available on our media pages, click here to view.

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Creative Play Awards

28/11/2014

After weeks of intensive product testing by independent testers, the Creative Play Awards have announced their winners. We are pleased to be able to say that the Creativity for Kids Fashion Headbands Kit has been judged as the Winner in the ‘Girls Craft Kits, 8-11 years’ category!

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West Design Products in Europe

04/11/2014

We’re delighted to announce that our European presence is growing. We’ve expanded our sole distribution of Faber-Castell Creativity For Kids kits from UK only to UK and Europe. And from January 1st 2015, we will be the sole UK and European distributor for Glue Dots as well.

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Movember 2014

03/11/2014

November has begun and Movember is in full swing! In case you’re unaware, Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. This is orchestrated by The Movember Foundation, which raises funds

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Find Us On Pinterest

03/11/2014

Pinterst has become a higely popular social media app. Widely used for design ideas, the site has become particularly popular with 'Pinners' in the UK who can search for inspiration and pin photos to the relevant mood-board. Arts and crafts ideas as well as DIY home improvement projec

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Mega Growth 50 Awards

07/10/2013

At this year’s Mega Growth 50 breakfast at Turkey Mill, West Design products has been named runner up for the second year running. The Mega Growth table lists Kent’s fastest-growing privately-owned companies over the last four years. Thank you for your continued support.

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