Crafter’s Companion was set up in 2005 by Sara Davies MBE from her university bedroom while she was studying for her degree. Sara had a bright idea while working in a local craft shop, where she spotted a gap in the market for a tool that could create bespoke envelopes for handmade cards. Soon after, she set about designing the Enveloper with her Dad, a retired engineer. After securing a slot on shopping channel Ideal Word, the product became a big hit and led Sara on to develop even more new and innovative products for the craft market.
Fast-forward a decade (and a bit) and Crafter’s Companion is now a global craft retailer, supplying our products to over 30 countries worldwide. We now employ over 100 staff worldwide and sell our products across five continents through our website, our own outlets and through other retailers as well. In addition, Sara and the rest of our amazing team regularly demonstrate our inspirational products on TV shopping channels around the world, including Hochanda in the UK, HSN in the US, and QVC in Germany.
Our UK stores in Newton Aycliffe, Chesterfield and Evesham have become community crafting hubs in their own right, where we hold regular workshops and demonstrations for our customers and give visitors the chance to get some hands-on experience with our products and brands such as the Gemini, the Ultimate Pro, Spectrum Noir and Sara Signature.
We might be a global business but we’re forever true to our North East roots and our current headquarters is right next door to our Newton Aycliffe store. Our products are also making waves across the pond and we have an office in California, USA!