From our early days as badge suppliers to the BBC's Children in Need, to today supplying some of the world's leading museums, galleries, department stores, boutiques and online gift shops, we at Customworks are passionate about creating exceptional bespoke, design-led and artistic gifts.
We design and manufacture a wide selection of stationery, kitchen and gift products, over 95% of which are made in our factories in the UK and Spain. As well as curating and designing licensed product ranges, we create bespoke gift collections for museums, galleries, historic houses and tourist attractions.
We are proud partners of some of the world's most iconic artists and brands including William Morris, Frida Kahlo, Dali and Picasso as well as contemporary designers such as Pip Pittman and Thornback & Peel. You will find our products in over 20 countries across the world, from galleries and museums such as Tate London and Thyssen Malaga to department stores including John Lewis and Waterstones, historic sites such as National Trust as well as countless gift shops and bookstores.
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansWe are dedicated to implementing positive changes in our journey towards sustainability. Recognising that achieving absolute zero waste may be an ambitious target, we are unwavering in our commitment to continuous improvement.Sustainability initiativesWe're thrilled to announce a significant stride towards sustainability by introducing plastic-free packaging for five of our core products: pocket mirrors, keyrings, badge sets, magnetic bookmarks, and fridge magnets. With our customers' support, we can prevent the use of 1.6 million plastic bags across these five products alone. But that's not all—we've gone a step further by incorporating recycled materials into many of our core products. Embracing an eco-conscious approach, we now use 25% recycled magnets, 100% recycled card for our bookmarks, and opt for metal casings over plastic for our button badges.Pledges for the yearWe endeavour to introduce innovative, plastic-free packaging solutions across further product lines.Sustainable ProductsFridge MagnetOur classic formed fridge magnets contain 25% recycled magnetic material, with no PVC or VOC. The paper used is sourced from an ISO 14001, FSC and PEFC-accredited manufacturer, and the card is 100% recycled.Magnetic BookmarkWe use 25% recycled magnets on our magnetic bookmarks, with no PVC or VOC, and card made from recycled paper.Button BadgesWe use metal casings rather than plastic on our button badges.AT THE FAIRPackagingWe are in the process of making our packaging plastic freeWe have introduced plastic-free packaging solutions for five of our core products - pocket mirrors, keyrings, badge sets, magnetic bookmarks and fridge magnets - and we are always working on innovative new plastic-free solutions for more of our products.MaterialsWe have products made from recycled materialsWe have created products that provide an alternative to single use plastic