Bristol-based housewares supplier T&G Woodware is in celebratory mood, following the news that its Ocean collection is the winner of the Kitchen & Dining category of the Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year 2019 Awards.
The range includes ceramic storage pieces including a bottle/utensil jar, salt pig, storage jars, butter dish, fish spoon rest, dip dish and salt and pepper shakers – all with fish detailing. There are also fish- and whale-shaped wooden boards, fish- and whale-shaped cork pot stands, pebble-shaped cork tablemats and coasters, plus a wooden crate and wooden utensil pot featuring a fish design. The company makes a donation to Plastic Oceans UK from the sale of these products to support the charity.
T&G Woodware head of marketing Jenny Handley told www.HousewaresLive.net: “We are thrilled with the achievement and couldn’t quite believe that we had won. However, we were confident that our new Ocean collection would prove popular as it carries such an important story.
“The range was well received at [trade shows] Spring Fair and Ambiente. We received such positive feedback from customers; it gives them something to discuss with the end-consumer.
“The key features are gorgeous product, natural materials, functional, practical, no plastic – and the fact that we make a donation to Plastic Oceans UK from the sale of the products gives everyone that ‘feel good’ factor.
“Inspired by the love of the sea, the ‘Ocean’ range seems to be having the effect we wanted, which is to engage everyone in a conversation to rethink plastic use and consider what we all can do to help prevent pollution in our seas.
“It’s certainly had an impact at our offices where we’ve introduced a number of internal initiatives such as adding recycling bins throughout – and we’re committed to reducing our plastic packaging for products.”
L-R: T&G Woodware managing director Patrick Gardner, Giftware Association PR & marketing manager Christopher Workman, T&G Woodware head of marketing Jenny Handley, T&G Woodware design & product director Corinne Stevens