NEW & NOTABLE
See What’s New in Cards & Gifts ~ w/c 23/09/19
Continuing our new series, I’m taking a look at notable new products from the greetings & giftware industries.
This week has been all about giftware products, with new finds from some of our favourite businesses who have appeared on the blog over the years.
I’m delighted that we’ve also got a number of businesses sharing their products with us for the first time. Including Sparkle Child and Cuddledry, who are creating wonderful products with little ones in mind.
Let’s take a look at this week’s new and notable finds from the industry.
Starry Night Bag
Fox & Chave
Dark Nights Screenprint
Brennan & Burch
Space Explorer Pencil Case
Handmade Glass Decorations
Vintage Playing Cards
Overlander Leather Satchel
Ceramic Oil Burners
Kim Wallace Ceramics
Bronx Boombox Speaker
Charity Boom Keyring
01 – Van Gogh’s Starry Night Posh Bag
Accessories brand Fox & Chave has added a collection inspired by the arts, history and nature. The new range includes ties, scarves and bags, with each design telling a story that nods towards fine art, literature and music. Intended for special events and formal soirees, the accessories are made from the highest quality materials and fine silks. Designs are completed with environmentally friendly packaging. Combing timeless influences and contemporary values, the new collection is a must for sophisticated shoppers. From the collection the Van Gogh – Starry Night Posh Shop Bag, retails at £25.00; Collection prices range from £20.00 – £130.00.
02 – Dark Nights Screenprint
Card & Gift Network favourites Brennan & Burch are returning to their roots with a new limited edition screenprint, ’Dark Nights’; which will be available at an upcoming event. At Roy’s Art Fair, the fine art printmaking studio Hippo Screenprinters will be live demonstrating the art of screen printing with exclusive artwork releases by special guests; including Brennan & Burch who will be signing copies of their artwork during the private view on Thursday 3rd October. Brennan & Burch have been creating quirky, Screenprinted streetwear and illustrated homewares since 2000; at Roy’s Art Fair they’ll be giving art lovers a chance to grab a print to treasure. The event starts with a private view on the 3rd of October and then runs from the 4th – 6th October at The Old Truman Brewery. Book tickets for the event on the link below.
03 – Space Explorer Pencil Case
Aiming to provide the perfect gift for space enthusiasts, eatsleepdoodle have launched space-themed ‘Colour & Learn cotton pillowcases and pencil cases. The Space Explorer collection allows kids to learn the order of the planets as they colour, then flip over their gift to enjoy discovering the moon landing missions. Once the colouring is complete, the products can be popped into a washing machine, washing the colour out and leaving the products ready to be coloured again. The featured Space Explorer pencil case is made from 100% cotton with a neoprene lining and retails at £12.50. Matching Space Explorer Pillowcase retails at £14.95. Each product comes complete with a set of 10 wash-out pens, ready for kids to colour.
04 – Handmade Glass Decorations
05 – Overlander Leather Satchel
06 – Ceramic Oil Burners
After months of designing, crafting & vigorous testing, Kim Wallace Ceramics have recently unveiled their new range of Ceramic Oil Burners. Kim Wallace Ceramics is a boutique ceramics studio based in Noosa, Queensland and the new collection was handmade in their studio. Available with 3 different bases with 6 dish colours, the collection offers burners to fit in every home. Each burner is supplied with 1 reusable, 100% recycled, Australian made tea light tin and an organic beeswax tea light with a 7.5-8 hour burn time. Ceramic Oil Burners retail at $69.00 (AUD) and can be shipped worldwide.
07 – Bronx Boombox Speaker
08 – Toddler Towels
Cuddledry has recently been making a splash with their eco-friendly bamboo toddler towels. The revamped collection for toddlers features 4 adorable characters – the Cuddleroar, Cuddlebunny, Cuddlepanda and the Cuddlemonkey. Aiming to transform bath time from a potentially stressful moment to a time of fun, the toddler towels can bring smiles and laughter. Designed to keep kids warm and cosy, the character towels encourage imaginative play. Committed to providing high quality, eco-friendly products, the towels use Cuddledry’s signature bamboo and cotton mix, creating a soft fabric that is 60% more absorbent than normal bath towels and antibacterial. The 4 toddler towels are available in two sizes, 1-3 years and 3-6 years and retail at £29.99.
09 – Charity Boom Keyring
Indie design house Sparkle Child has teamed up with the Solving Kids’ Cancer charity to launch a sparkly BOOM Bolt key-ring to raise much-needed funds. When the creator of Sparkle Child’s son Ziggy was seven months’ old he was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital with suspected neuroblastoma. Now fully recovered Ziggy (and children like him that sparkle through the storm of cancer) has inspired the BOOM bolt key-ring; featuring 3 layered lightening bolts & the charity’s distinctive brand colours of gold, purple and pink. The BOOM bolt is symbolic of superheroes and often associated with David Bowie’s character Ziggy Stardust, making the perfect product to be inspired by Sparkle Child’s very own Ziggy. Made in the UK, the keyrings retail at £15.00 with 25% of each sale donated to Solving Kids Cancer.
10 – Charleston Portfolio
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