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3-6 SEPTEMBER 2023
NEC BIRMINGHAM, UK

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The Crafty Kit Company

Stand: 20B15
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Founded by Jo Lochhead in 2012, The Crafty Kit Company produces award-winning craft kits that are stocked by both independent and national retailers in the UK, the USA, and Canada.

Voted Best Sustainable Craft Company in the Craft Business Awards 2020, we're proud to produce all of our kits in Scotland, and have placed giving back to both international and local charities at the heart of our business.

We firmly believe that anyone can be creative, and it's our mission to inspire people to craft their way to happiness!

Our product range includes needle felting kits (such as our best-selling Baby Bunny Needle Felting Kit, winner of the Gift of the Year Award 2020), sewing, and cross stitch kits, as well as our new range of felt craft flower kits.

Made in Britain

YES

Designed in Britain

YES

Designed & Made in Britain

YES

Address

East Linton
United Kingdom

Website

https://www.craftykitcompany.co.uk/
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  • Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plans
    Sustainability has always featured in our strategic plan and this is reflected by the two awards that we have one. This new financial year (September 22 to August 23), Becoming More Sustainable is one of our top 5 priorities for the year.
    Sustainability initiatives
    For every kit that is produced in our workshop, The Crafty Kit Company makes one charitable 'impact' to a cause chosen by our customers. We are able to do this through our partnership with Buy One, Give One (B1G1). We are on a continuous mission to eliminate all plastic from our kits.
    Pledges for the year
    As stated, The Crafty Kit Company has received the UK’s ’Best Sustainable Craft Company’ award, for two consecutive years. We are committed to continuing to support the transition towards net-zero; we continually review both our supplier lists as well as our products and our manufacturing processes, in order to maximise our progression towards net-zero. These efforts have been reflected in our recent decisions to discontinue specific products and to switch to a packaging supplier situated closer to our premises.
    Sustainable Products
    Bertie Bunny Needle Felting Kit
    A complete kit to make a cute needle felted bunny. Everything the customer needs is in the box, so no need to order extra supplies or make a journey to buy more materials. Designed and packaged in Scotland. Plastic-free contents including 100% wool, milled in Yorkshire.
    Fabulous Peacock Needle Felting Kit
    A complete kit to make a proud and colourful peacock. Everything the customer needs is in the box, so no need to order extra supplies or make a journey to buy more materials. Designed and packaged in Scotland. Plastic-free contents including 100% wool, milled in Yorkshire.
    White Swan Needle Felting Kit
    A complete kit to make a graceful white swan. Everything the customer needs is in the box, so no need to order extra supplies or make a journey to buy more materials. Designed and packaged in Scotland. Plastic-free contents including 100% wool, milled in Yorkshire.
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    Social equity at your company
    The Crafty Kit Company has adopted an inclusive approach to recruitment. The staff group is diverse and the majority of the team are balancing family/caring commitments with their employment. The staff team includes individuals who have been out of the employment market for a period. The Crafty Kit Company supports its staff by being flexible in order to support individual employees to balance their caring/personal commitments with their work commitments, therefore supporting work/life balance. The Crafty Kit Company is founded on their values, which are: Desire to do better Open-mindedness Happiness Kindness and Respect Consistency and High Standards These values inform the recruitment of staff to posts within the business. In line with our values, staff are encouraged to have a voice in operational decisions and to share their ideas on how to develop what we do. Aside from an open-door approach and encouraging individuals to make suggestions on an ad-hoc basis, we also hold a daily morning huddle in the workshop, where staff are kept up to date with any new developments as well as being encouraged to raise any issues or suggestions openly. A weekly Team Newsletter, which regularly includes contributions from staff, is circulated to all staff by email as well as being posted in the workshop. Staff can also make suggestions or give feedback anonymously, via a staff suggestion box. There are monthly team events to support team building. Team members very recently participated in a successful pottery event held at the Edinburgh Pottery. The Crafty Kit Company listens to staff and values their contributions. Where appropriate, business and operational decisions are made collectively, in consultation with the team. The forum for these decisions is most often at the morning huddle. Some staff are contracted and other staff work on a self-employed basis. The company does however respect mutually agreed hours for self-employed workers despite those individuals not being contracted to work any specific hours. The company invests in its staff and, as referred to previously, supports individuals’ professional development. The Crafty Kit Company supports staff to be engaged with their work and to capitalize and build on their individual strengths. We currently provide employment to one individual who commenced their role as a kit packer and after training and professional mentoring now also carries out work as part of the Crafty Kit Company’s design team. We currently employ a Customer Happiness Manager who commenced employment as a kit packer but was promoted in recognition of particular skills.
    Packaging
    Our packaging is plastic free
    Our packaging is compostable
    Our packaging is made with recycled content
    Our kits are packed in recyclable cardboard boxes. Paper and glassine bags have replaced paper bags.
    Materials
    We have products made from recycled materials
    Our products are plastic free
    The working pads that are used in our needle felting kits are used from recycled polystyrene. We sell needle felting fibre which is made from recycled plastic bottles. We use paper and glassine bags instead of plastic.
    Ethical Considerations
    Fair wages are paid to the people who make our products
    Our products are made by people employed in good working conditions
    Within the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of Association
    Please see the detailed statement above on Social Equity.
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  • AW2022 Product Brochure

    24 Aug 2022 The Crafty Kit Company Limited
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