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, Mike Morris.
  • 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, Mike Morris: 01303 297868; mikem@westdesignproducts.co.uk

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

Press release: Colour Therapy

06/07/2015

Colour Therapy

In the short space of a year, colouring books for adults have become a world-wide obsession that shows no signs of stopping. As well as being an enjoyable pastime and a way to channel your creativity, the appeal of colouring books as stress relievers and mood enhancer

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Press Feature: Behind the Scenes

30/06/2015

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. 

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Press Release: Green is the New Black

23/06/2015

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-

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Press Release: Marabu Wins Gold

18/06/2015

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

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Advertorial: Lorraine Kelly - At Home Magazine

03/06/2015

Look out for our 'how-to' feature with Marabu in the July issue of Lorraine Kelly - At Home Magazine. The double-page feature includes step-by-step guides to four projects:

  • Updating your glassware with Glas and Porcelain paints
  • Customising your o

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Advertisement: Toys N Playthings

14/05/2015

Our advert in the latest edition of Toys N Playthings magazine features Faber-Castell's Creativity for Kids Floral Crowns craft kit. 

Floral crowns are going to be the must-have accessory of the summer. Popular with adults and children alike, they epitom

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Press Release: New Website

11/05/2015

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

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Press Release: Colouring Books Just Got Cool

11/05/2015

With celebrity fans including Nigella Lawson and Zooey Deschanel, the trend for grown-up colouring books looks set to continue.

Read our press release on the origins of this popular new trend, the celebrity fans and what's next in the word of colouring-in...for grown-ups.

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Press Release: Faber-Castell Visitor Centre

11/05/2015

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.

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Press Release: Record Growth for Folkestone Firm

11/05/2015

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

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Advertisement: Craft Business - Christmas 2014

17/11/2014

Our Christmas 2014 advert in Craft Business featured a selection of craft projects for the festive season made with Marabu products. You can find more Christmas craft ideas on our Pinterest board.

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Advertisement: Student Guide

24/09/2014

Advertisement in the September 2014 student guide featuring a selection of Copic markers. 

 

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