Header Info and Dates

5-8 FEBRUARY 2023
NEC BIRMINGHAM, UK

Hawthorn Handmade

Hall: Hall 4 Stand: 4D66

Feeling crafty but not sure where to start? Hawthorn Handmade craft kits give you everything you need to learn a new craft. Get creative with wool, or find your flow with stitching – pick from needle felting kits, embroidery kits, cross stitch kits, weaving or felt craft kits. Whatever you’re looking to make, we have the modern patterns and detailed instructions to get you off to the best start with no scary techniques or pricey tools needed. All of our kits are wrapped up in our stand-out packaging and our customer support means you have unique craft expertise at your fingertips. We work with over 600 stores around the world and are ready to help you craft your own creative offering for your amazing customers. 

Address

Shillingstone
United Kingdom

Website

https://www.hawthornhandmadewholesale.co.uk

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  • Were you born to craft?! Here at Hawthorn Handmade we think everyone is and we created these cross stitch kits to celebrate your inner creativity! These modern cross stitch patterns are made with just ...
  • Learn hand embroidery and applique skills with this complete felt craft kit. The Cat wool felt brooch craft kits are a great way to get creative and discover this fun craft. Each kit comes with everyt ...
  • Inspired by the amazing women in all our lives, our Wonderful Women embroidery kits celebrate taking care of ourselves and spending time doing what we love! The Off-Piste embroidery kit is ideal for b ...
  • Bring the mystical to your craft corner with our collection of mini celestial embroidery kits. Each project is an adorable 4” making them the perfect way to try this magical craft. The 48 page instruc ...
  • Make every day the best it can be with this positive saying embroidery kit. Learn embroidery and celebrate life, all in one handy kit!  Perfect for beginners, the pattern is pre-printed on the fabric ...
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  • Catalogue AW2022

    05 Dec 2022
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  • Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plans
    Hawthorn Handmade is committed to building an environmentally sustainable business that aims to minimise our impact on the world for current and future generations. Our key goal is to reduce our environmental impact in all we do, both directly on our own site and through our network of suppliers and partners.
    Sustainability initiatives
    • Purchasing as many components for our products as possible from within the UK • Reducing unnecessary travel through working from home initiatives and video call meetings • Reviewing all internal processes and systems to ensure they are optimised and as efficient as possible • Reducing, reusing, and recycling all waste where possible • Removing all single-use non-recycled plastics from our products. To achieve this we still need to find an alternative to plastic for the windows on our embroidery and weaving boxes and the loom bags, and an alternative safe needle for our weaving kits. All other plastics used are made from 100% post-consumer waste and are fully recyclable (bundle boxes and felting needle cases) • Approximately 85% of the wool used in our kits is British farmed to UK welfare standards. The rest is ethically sourced from non-mulled flocks in South America and South Africa. All our dyed wool is commercial acid dyed conforming to Oeko-Tex 100 Quality System and EN71 • Monitoring and managing our use of energy and water, and maximising the efficiency and effectiveness with which they are used • Ensuring environmental issues including climate change are taken into account when developing new products. This includes looking for British manufacturers where possible and sourcing sustainable materials such as the FSC & PEFC certified board and water-based, non-toxic, biodegradable glue used to make our packaging • Working with our suppliers to reduce waste before it comes to us – for instance by asking supplier to remove excess plastic packaging before shipping • Encouraging our employees to work and conduct themselves in an environmentally responsible manner both at work and at home
    Pledges for the year
    toxic, biodegradable glue used to make our packaging • We aim to remove any virgin plastic from our packaging over the next year
    Sustainable Products
    Baby Elephant Needle Felting Craft Kit
    Learn how to needle felt with this needle felting kit and turn the 100% British wool into an adorable baby Elephant.
    Bumblebee Felt Craft Brooch Kit
    Learn hand embroidery and applique skills with this complete felt craft kit. This Bumble Bee wool felt brooch craft kit is a great way to get creative and discover this fun craft. Each kit comes with everything you need to make your very own unique hand-stitched Bumble Bee brooch. This product is 100% plastic free!
    Tea & Biscuits Magnetic Needle Minder
    Keep track of your needle with this handy minder! This cute yet practical needle minder is the perfect accessory to your stitching and makes a wonderful gift for an embroidery or cross stitch fan, or anyone who loves a cup of tea and a biccie! Made in Britain from 3mm thick birch plywood and super strong neodymium magnets, the needle minder measures 3cm in diameter. Each needle minder comes on a backing card.
    AT THE FAIR
    Social equity at your company
    We are a Living Wage Employer
    Packaging
    Our packaging is made with recycled content
    We are in the process of making our packaging plastic free
    The Plastics we use in our bundle boxes and felting needle cases are made of 100% post-consumer waste. We source sustainable materials such as the FSC & PEFC certified board and water-based, non-toxic, biodegradable glue used to make our packaging.
    Materials
    Our products are plastic free
    We have products made from sustainability sourced raw materials
    Our felt craft kits are 100% plastic free. Approximately 85% of the wool used in our kits is British farmed to UK welfare standards. The rest is ethically sourced from non-mulled flocks in South America and South Africa. All our dyed wool is commercial acid dyed conforming to Oeko-Tex 100 Quality System and EN71.
    Ethical Considerations
    Fair wages are paid to the people who make our products
    Our products are made by people employed in good working conditions
    We have mapped our entire supply chain
    We have an ethical policy
    Within the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of Association
    Enviromental Impact
    We have a sustainability policy
    We consider the environmental impact when creating our products
    Some of the processes we use to manufacture products are energy efficient
    Some of the processes we use to manufacture products are water efficient
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