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  • Anyone Know of Childrens Craft Suppliers?

    Hi Everyone

    I am struggling to get supplies for my childrens craft business and wondered if anyone knew of any good companies.

    I have a local Hobbycraft store, but are expensive when buying in bulk, and use ebay sometimes, but delivery adds up.

    I have tried several companies on the web, but dont stock all my needs, so if anyone uses or is a childrens craft supplier, I would love to hear from you

    Thanks

    Vicky
    Vicky LLoyd
    NE Day Crafts

    For Kids Everywhere
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  • #2
    Do Crafts do their children's range (the name escapes me at the moment ), I have no idea how easy it is to buy from them wholesale though.
    Emily

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    • #3
      childrens crafts

      Hi what sort of crafts are you after? I have lots of foamies in different colours & shapes!
      Nicola
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      • #4
        Hi,

        Try bakerross.co.uk This is where I get all of my Brownies' craft items from. They're very reasonable and also have some good offers.

        Claire
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        • #5
          Hi,

          Baker Ross are good for buying fairly small orders, but i really need amounts that are from wholesale companies.

          I need large containers of pva glue, foamies, glitter shapes and gems, small paintbrushes, pretty felt, wool and things like that with a fairly reasonable delivery charge or even local to north east england


          Vicky
          Vicky LLoyd
          NE Day Crafts

          For Kids Everywhere
          www.nedaycrafts.com
          www.twitter.com/nedaycrafts

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          • #6
            Have you tried local £1 and cheap shops.
            Our local cheap shop gets stock that are sold in The Works, and at a fraction of the price.
            I know the stock changes frequently in these sorts of shops so you shouldn't have too much of a problem getting bits you need
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            • #7
              Hi,

              Yeah i do use £1 shops and Works shop sometimes, just always seem to be buying small bits and pieces of stock from lots of places at the mo. It would be so handy to be able to shop at one online places and still keep in my budget. I thought there might be a wholesaler somewhere in the uk that did same things as hobby craft but at a fraction of the cost- maybe thats just wishful thinking )
              Vicky LLoyd
              NE Day Crafts

              For Kids Everywhere
              www.nedaycrafts.com
              www.twitter.com/nedaycrafts

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              • #8
                Ah, right, now I see. You're a reseller, packing up craft materials into kits for resale. As Hobbycraft and such are your direct competitors, I can see how you'd not like their prices, indeed.

                I'd be looking for warehouses if I were you, but you'll likely have to buy things in the hundreds or thousands...
                Cheers,
                Scorch

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                • #9
                  Might be worth a try asking your local playgroups and nurseries to find out where they get their supplies from
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by skullandcrossbuns View Post
                    Do Crafts do their children's range (the name escapes me at the moment ), I have no idea how easy it is to buy from them wholesale though.
                    As far as I'm aware Docraft still has a massive (talking four figures) minimum order so probably less than ideal.

                    None of my suppliers tend to focus on children's crafts so can't really help but it might be useful to google any brand/supplier/manufacturer names on the bits you buy now to see if you can find the wholesalers that way.
                    Visit Natty Netty for a huge selection of Iris Folding supplies

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                    • #11
                      Whenever the shop I work in buy from Docrafts it certainly isn't into four figures (although if you want to use their full advertising abilities I think you have to sign up to buy each of their new stock releases) I am not sure if their is a first order amount tho.
                      At the minute they have got a sale on their website which is open to the public and there is a lot of reductions.

                      I will send you a PM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rhiannon View Post
                        Whenever the shop I work in buy from Docrafts it certainly isn't into four figures (although if you want to use their full advertising abilities I think you have to sign up to buy each of their new stock releases) I am not sure if their is a first order amount tho.
                        Yep sorry didn't make that clear - it was their first order minimum which was over a grand, this was a couple of years ago though so in the current climate with craft shops closing down they might have lowered this maybe
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                        • #13
                          Just found this site, it does bulk buys
                          http://www.ss-services.co.uk/acatalog/Bulk_Buys.html
                          Also this site
                          http://www.kidscopeeducation.co.uk/catalogue.asp?c=2
                          and this one
                          http://www.everything-nursery.co.uk/...ssentials.html
                          Hope that helps
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                          • #14
                            thanks

                            Thank you everyone for all your help and companies- there has helped me tremendously

                            Thanks

                            Vicky
                            Vicky LLoyd
                            NE Day Crafts

                            For Kids Everywhere
                            www.nedaycrafts.com
                            www.twitter.com/nedaycrafts

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                            • #15
                              try craftpacks

                              craft packs co uk looks like it may be what u are looking for

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