Press Releases

As manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, we supply to the trade only. However, our stockists are nationwide and many of our products are also available on Amazon, so we are happy to work with both trade and consumer press.

How we can help

  • We can provide prizes for competitions and giveaways
  • We will consider sponsorship; we recently supported the Faber-Castell Award at The Pastel Society Annual Show
  • Our Directors are happy to be interviewed or provide quotes for articles about business in the UK and/or Europe as well as family business. Please ask to speak to Sales and Marketing Director Jo Bray, or to our Marketing department, Steve Loveday.
  • We can supply product samples to bloggers who have over 10,000 followers or unique visitors per month
  • Our manufacturing division in Plymouth can create bespoke craft packs for schools, cover mounts for magazines, or promotional packs for retailers
  • Extensive image bank available to the press

Who to contact
For more detailed information, to set up an interview or to request images or product samples, please contact:

Press & PR, Steve Loveday: 01202 811000;

Press releases
Our latest press releases can be found below. Please feel free to contact us for any further information

Press Release: Spring & Summer - New Ranges


Drift away to sunnier shores and brighter days, with three new Papermania ranges full of gorgeous shine and fresh colour from docrafts.

Evoke the sun-soaked marble streets and palaces of Marrakesh with the rhythmic, recurring patterns of Capsule’s Moroccan Haze and Mo


Press Release: Noteworthy - New Range


Sloths, stripes and florals head up three contemporary new collections from debut stationery brand, Noteworthy. The spring range, which includes notebooks, planners, stickers and pens, is premium-feel, yet competitively priced to appeal to everyone from university students to working mums.

Acquisition of Design Objectives Ltd (docrafts)


Whincroft Ltd, the parent company of West Design Products Ltd is pleased to announce that it has acquired Design Objectives Ltd (docrafts).

Docrafts, based in Dorset, is the foremost craft supplier in the UK and has an enviable reputation for innovation and creativity.  Natalie


Press Feature: Behind the Scenes


Papercraft Inspirations magazine went 'Behind the Scenes' with Jo Bray, Director of Sales and Marketing at West Design Products, to discover more about the company and the brands it represents. 


Press Release: Green is the New Black


World-renowned pencil manufacturing company, Faber-Castell, has always worked in harmony with nature but is now completely carbon neutral. 
A recent scientific study by German technical inspection association, TUV Rheinland, has confirmed that Faber-


Press Release: Marabu Wins Gold


Marabu Fashion Spray has just beaten 73 new products to be named Creative Product of the Year at the 10th Annual Creative Impulse Awards in Germany. 

The Creative Impulse Awards are held at the CreativeWorld exhibition in Frankfurt. One of the most renowned of the ar


Press Release: New Website


Press release announcing the launch of the new West Design Products website.


Press Release: Faber-Castell Visitor Centre


Fans of Faber-Castell’s legendary graphite and coloured pencils ranges will be delighted to know that they can watch them being made at the company’s Brand World centre in Stein, Germany.


Press Release: Record Growth for Folkestone Firm


While the retail giant Tesco reports record losses in the billions, enterprising smaller companies are reporting record profits.

West Design Products Ltd. based in Folkestone is a manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of stationery, toys, art, craft and education products. The co