Spring Fair - 3-7 FEBRUARY 2019 - VOLUME OPENS 2 FEB

6-10 FEBRUARY 2022

Cushy Paws

  • Gifting
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Home & Living
  • Art, Framing and Sculpture
  • Home Furniture
  • Home D'cor & Accessories
  • Home Textile & Soft Furnishing
  • Cushions / Pillows
  • Fabrics & Materials
  • Wholesale
  • Him
  • Children
  • Pets
  • £50 - £99
  • Designer
  • £20 - £49
  • Couples
  • Her
  • The Family
  • £0 - £19
  • Yes
  • Gift

Hi, I'm Grace Ellena, Textiles Artist based in Staffordshire, UK. I am the owner, designer, maker and everything else behind the Cushy Paws brand. 

After graduating in 2016 with a first-class degree in Textiles and Innovation Design, I went on to win the New Designers award for Colour and Innovation. This gave me the confidence to launch Cushy Paws and build it into the business it is today. 

Cushy Paws started off with our flagship commissions; custom portraits using recycled and repurposed fabrics to create unique and unusual products. These are the original pet portrait artwork commissions that still very much run through the core of my business and are now complemented with a newly developed printed range to sit alongside the original pieces to expand my business. 

All of the designs and original artwork pieces are handmade by me in my home studio with a sharp pair of scissors and a pile of recycled fabrics. Our printed products are all designed by me too and printed and made in the UK. You can see the full Cushy Paws range and see my designs come to life in my showcase video on my exhibitor profile. 

I am proud to offer bespoke Cushy Paws services to Spring Fair customers to create unique designs for their brand or business/ location. One of my latest designs depicts the heritage of my home town, bringing new life to The Potteries. If you wish to discuss my products and services, please don't hesitate to contact me at cushypaws@gmail.com. 


 

 

Address

Newcastle-under-Lyme
United Kingdom

Website

http://www.cushypaws.co.uk
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  • Pet Breed Embroidery hoops.    
  • A4 digital prints created for all of our designs across the Cushy Paws range.
  • Our Cushy Paws tea towels are 100% cotton, made in the UK
  • Our gorgeous and bold shimmer velvet cushions are available in the animal range of up to 11 different designs. They all have a signature charcoal grey cotton drill backing with a hidden zip. The cushi ...
  • Cushy Paws bone china mugs made in the UK, they have a full colour wrap with and branded back stamp.
  • Cushy Paws Melamine Coasters with cork backing in the animal range
  • Our double sided print cotton tote bags, are a great 'bag for life' shopping bag. They make the perfect gift for all kinds with our range of animal, dog breeds and floral range.
  • We have a range of 4 different Greetings card collections. Dog Breeds, Animals, Florals and Christmas.
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  • Cushy Paws Catalogues

    20 Jan 2021 Grace Ellena
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  • Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plans
    Sustainability plays quite a large role in the core of our business, and our flagship product. Our initial product and ideas were made out of recycled or repurposed fabrics. We hope to continue this and to reduce as much waste as possible by creating more artwork pieces.
    Sustainable Products
    Pet Portrait commissions
    Most of the fabrics for our pet portrait commission pieces (which is the core of our business) are all created from small scraps/remnants of fabrics.
    Original Artwork - Animal Artwork
    All of our original artwork is created from second hand and recycled fabrics to reduce the waste and give them a new lease of life within our unique work.
    AT THE FAIR
    Packaging
    We are in the process of making our packaging compostable
    The only part of our packaging that is plastic are the cello bags for cards and prints. The rest is either paper or Cardboard. We hope to be able to invest in biodegradable bags in the near future to eliminate plastic from our packaging.
    Materials
    We have products made from recycled materials
    Our products are made from upcycled materials
    Our products are plastic free
    We have created products that provide an alternative to single use plastic
    Within Cushy Paws we try and recycle all of the fabrics that we can, and repurpose them into a new and exciting pieces of artwork. Most of our materials are from larger corporations who throw out mounds of fabric in the skip/bin every month. We have materials donated from a silk weaving mill who are more than happy for us to recycle and repurpose their fabric sampling and off cuts as it saves them from going in the waste. We try our very best to recycle any cardboard packaging that we get our supplies in as our customers are more than happy to receive them in recycled boxes. The materials that are used for our printed products from our manufacturer also sends samples and off cuts of our fabric that we can then use to put back into our original art to reduce waste.
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  • In August 2020 I was a finalist at the NMTF Young Trader of the year event. This article was written by my local Coucil about the event in their Newcastle Life November issue 2020. 
  • This is me at the SBS conference in Feb 2020, with Theo Paphitis and his very own Gladys Pet Portrait Cushion.   
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  • Cushy Paws Showcase video

    20 Jan 2021 Grace Ellena
      Cushy Paws is a Textiles brand by Grace Ellena, creating original textiles artwork from recycled and repurposed fabrics. Grace has created a printed collection to sit alongside her original artwork ...
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