Create and Craft will be once again returning to the Association for Creative Industry’s Creativation Show this January; the huge crafting trade show, this year hosted in Phoenix, Arizona. Create and Craft will be broadcasting live links onto both their UK and US channels and via Facebook Live from Phoenix throughout the event which runs from Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd January.
Creativation is one of the most exciting events in the Create and Craft calendar and showcases over 300 exhibitors which enables Create and Craft to bring you the latest news and trends for 2018 from the comfort of your own home. This is Create and Craft’s sixth year broadcasting from the show and this year they are looking to not only broadcast the fun and spectacles from the huge craft trade show to their customers at home, but also invite potential new suppliers and guests to learn what Create and Craft is all about, inviting them to come up onto the live stage and see their product come to life on air. What’s more- Create and Craft will also be filming an exclusive documentary in conjunction with AFCI covering their Ultimate Pitch Competition in which crafting innovators are in with a chance to win $10,000.
To coincide with the Creativation show in Phoenix, Create and Craft with be running their own on-air event; World Wide Week, running from Monday 15th to Tuesday 23rd January. This event will showcase the latest New Products and World Launches from brands such as Tattered Lace, Hunkydory, Kanban, Screen Sensation, and many more as well as introducing new exciting brands such as SNAP and Becky Seddon Designs. There will also be a new and exciting launch from the Disney craft range with the launch of Disney Toy Story – so this really is an event not to be missed!
Don’t miss out on being the first to see the new launches from Create and Craft’s World Wide Week and keep up to date with the behind the scenes news and gossip from AFCI’s Creativation show, by tuning in to the Create and Craft on UK channels; Sky 674, Freeview 23, Virgin 748 and Freesat 813 or US Dish Channel 221;via Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps and createandcraft.com; and by following us on Social Media #WorldWideWeek.
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About Create and Craft
Create and Craft, part of the Ideal Shopping Direct Group, is an award winning multi – channel craft retailer. Create and Craft broadcasts live on TV and online in the UK and US to over 70 million homes. It offers paper craft, jewellery, sewing, cake decorating and knitting products. Create and Craft is part of Ideal Shopping Direct Limited, one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers with a growing team of 700 based in Peterborough, UK. Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live television in the UK and the No1 direct retailer in craft in the UK. Create and Craft won GOLD in seven categories at the 2016 International Craft Awards including; Best TV Shopping Channel for Crafts, Best for Quality, Best for Customer Service, Best Website, and Best on-line shop. In September 2015, the business was acquired by US private equity firm Blackstone.
US customers access Create and Craft via its dedicated channel on Dish TV channel 221, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps via createandcraft.com 24hrs a day.
UK customers access Create and Craft via Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 674, Freesat 813, Virgin 748, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps and via createandcraft.com
The Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) is an international non-profit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products in the worldwide craft and hobby industry. For more information about AFCI, membership or its Creativation Show, visit: www.craftandhobby.org