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Whether you are an existing craft business that is looking to diversify or whether you have a dream of turning a craft passion into a business, we can help with inspiration,  support or supplies.

 

Craft Businesses

 

Existing Businesses

 

Country Love Crafts can offer a number of craft options to help existing businesses diversify.  For example, we have helped various business models:

  • Craft Shops
  • Stationers
  • Haberdashery Shops
  • Holiday Villages (like Centre Parcs)
  • Farms
  • Summer Clubs/ Summer Camps
  • Leisure Centres
  • Children's Centres
  • Social Services
  • Tourist attractions (days out, rainy days)
  • Camp sites (rainy day clubs, children's entertainment)
  • Hotels (weddings, craft weekends, events and promotions)
  • Schools, colleges, universities
  • Community Groups
  • Care Homes
  • Support Groups
  • Charities

If you are a business that is looking to diversify but don't know where to start, perhaps our training programme will inspire you. 

 

We are the UK’s largest distributor of DecoArt for crafters, home décor and artists (currently stocking over 850 lines of all purpose craft paints, mediums & speciality finishes - including merchandising stands for retail outlets).  If you are a business that already stocks paints, mediums, finishes, sealers, varnishes etc then please allow us to quote against a comparable product. 

 

DecoArt have fantastic online support and inspiring projects at www.decoart.com.  In addition, DecoArt frequently sponsor events and demonstrations.  Advance notice is required (1-2 months) so please plan ahead if you would like some FREE DecoArt products for a special event.  This offer is only available to businesses and recognised DecoArt distributors.  Please e-mail rreynolds@decoart.com with an outline of your plan and the products you require for your event.

 

Our wholesale discounts are competitive and our despatch service is fast.  We can ship orders within 24-48 hours of receipt of order on an overnight service to most mainlaind UK destinations.  Although courier companies will not provide a guaranteed delivery service (due to unpredictable interuptions to service), we estimate that 98% of our UK orders are received within a few working days. 

 

What is more, our product range is growing.  If you have trouble sourcing specific products then please let us know - we need to gauge demand on new products as we have global manufacturers actively seeking reliable UK distributors.

 

 

New Craft Businesses

 

If you are considering a new craft business, there are many different craft business models that offer different products and services - home, mobile, internet and shop-based.  We can help with training, support or advice with each different models.  In addition, we can offer some great business start-up packages and would strongly recommend attending our low-cost New Business Course .

Hand-Made Items

Many people enjoy making hand crafted products as a hobby and some would like to generate an income by selling what they make.  We can supply products and training for a plentiful supply of craft options.  Businesses now offer workshops or events to encourage the public to try new crafts.  If you are looking for inspiration, then look no further.  Our suppliers are worldwide leaders with excellent resources and support.

 

Ready-Made Items

Perhaps your business model is to provide ready-made, retail ready craft products.  If that’s the case, then we can help.  We can despatch goods within 24-48 hours of receipt of order on an overnight courier service to most mainland UK destinations.  We also ship overseas.

 

Services & Events

Personalised gifts, hand-made gifts, bespoke home décor items, children’s entertainment, parties, corporate events, treasured keepsakes.  The options are endless.  We can help train, support or inspire most business styles.  What is more, we also have access to a number of freelance demonstrators or tutors so let us know if you need training in a specific area and we will do our best to help.

 

Click here if you are specifically interested in cardmaking, scrapbooking and stamping

 

Click here if you are interested in stocking all purpose craft paints, mediums & specialty finishes.