Coates is a family business based in the heart of the Somerset countryside near Taunton. Willow has been grown commercially in this area since the 1800's. The Coate family has been involved with this crop since 1819, and developed the production of artist charcoal in the 1960's. At this time the traditional use for willow, basketmaking, was in severe decline following the increasing use of plastics in the 1950's. If willow cultivation was to continue as part of the family business into the future it was essential to find a new use for the willow.
Since 1992 Conservation by Design has provided a comprehensive range of high quality conservation storage and display products including furniture, showcases acid-free boxes, museum boards and specialist papers to Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Archives worldwide.
Founder, Stuart Welch, had the vision to establish an ethical company with a positive philosophy dedicated to creative, open-minded design and products that would answer the needs of all areas of cultural preservation. Over twenty years on, those values still remain the cornerstone of the CXD business.
Holder of the Royal Warrant by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, CXD’s passion is conservation and its reputation for quality and expertise has been built on an enthusiasm to understand and satisfy the needs of a wide variety of clients. The company’s commitment to craftsmanship and tradition is matched by an advanced product development programme to ensure that it continues to lead the market through innovation.
Creotime is behind a number of Scandinavian developed craft accessories and craft concepts. The variety of craft accessories is very broad. New craft accessories are developed according to Creotime's goal to stay ahead of demand, so the selection is always updated
according to fashion, quality and price. All products from Creotime meet the current EU legal requirements in quality, safety and distribution in their respective categories. This is shown in the product labels on all packaging.
Decopatch is a decorative fab and funky papercraft, a bit like papier-mâché only much prettier! The modern twist on decoupage, it breathes life into objects, using a special paper and glue-varnish. Decopatch looks amazing on card, metal, papier mache, wood, plastic, glass and much more! It’s so simple to do and gives you fantastic results every time.