I love the wide variety of Christmas items available and the opportunity to buy customised products such as tinsel from a UK company. We previously designed our very own bespoke tinsel range in the Cornish colours which is only available at Tidings of Padstow. We placed our very first order with Festive the same year we opened our shop, in 2007. We would definitely work with Festive again. We are always looking for quality Christmas decorations with a unique design twist.
We love that Festive's tinsel is British made as British manufacturing is something that we and our customers massively value. Bespoke design is also very important to us. Festive's bespoke offering gives us the flexibility to create our very own customised designs only we behold. Read More
It’s always a pleasure working with Festive. They are always on point with the latest trends! Being one of the leading suppliers of Christmas products, their well-presented showroom is always one of the first on my list to visit when putting my range plan together.
I'm Dan Cooper, the Christmas Buyer at John Lewis & Partners. I have worked in our business for over 23 years and I have been a buyer for half of that time. On the back of increasing consumer interest in British manufacturing and reducing the number of miles product has to travel to reach them, we chose to re-source our tinsel from China to the UK. This has improved both the quality of the tinsel and the condition in which it reaches the consumer. As an active part of the communities in which we trade, we are also proud to source product from the localities in which we have shops. I was aware of Festive because our companies had worked together previously. Working together on exclusive product was aided by Festive being UK based and in control of its own manufacturing. Since working with Festive our tinsel sales have more than doubled. We love the quality, the bespoke design and the ability to work closely on products which will only be stocked at John Lewis & Partners. Differentiation is absolutely critical for us as a business, and Festive can help provide that for us. We continue to see an opportunity in tinsel. Where Festive can help is by continuing to create bespoke, unique and innovative designs for us, and continue their exploration of environmentally friendly alternatives to the materials most commonly used to make tinsel. We anticipate consumers will, rightly, become more and more conscious of waste, pollution and recyclability over the next 3 years.