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by | Jul 1, 2019 | commissions, journal, toys | 2 comments

Custom Wooden Spinning Tops for Camira Fabrics

Wooden spinning tops make great eco friendly promotional products for trade fairs and events. Handmade and on brand they are a memorable way of highlighting you companies’ eco credentials.

Zoe from Camira’s marketing team contacted me at the end of March to discuss just such an order.

“Camira is a textile mill based in Huddersfield and for us spinning tops represent a link back to the traditional craft of weaving. I’d like to see if it is feasible to create spinning tops for use as a giveaway at an exhibition we are attending in Chicago at the beginning of June. Could they also  be painted to a specific colour scheme? I would need them by mid may in order to meet my shipping deadline. Please advise if this is something you could help with. “

I replied saying it was all entirely possible. I also suggested they might like the company name engraved onto each top. She agreed and supplied me with an idea of the colour palette they’d like to match their showroom. “

Flax, hemp, nettle, silk and wool. All natural materials used in the creation of many of Camiras’ fabrics.

Camira are a global textile innovator who design and manufacture upholstery fabrics for commercial offices, hospitality, government, institutional interiors, healthcare, cinema and auditoria. They’re an independent UK textile company and very proud of their history and sustainable philosophy. 

In 2015 they were recognised for outstanding achievements in continuous environmental improvement and best in class performance with our second successive Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development. They’re pioneering a sustainable textile industry through environmental product design, supply chain integrity, resource efficiency, people development and CSR.  So I’m very proud they chose me to make their unique, sustainable giveaways.

Camira Fabrics Mid Century Modern inspired showroom at NeoCon 2019, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago Illinois, USA.

NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America. The three-day event attracts nearly 50,000 design professionals and showcases more than 700 leading companies. 
Camira were there celebrating two new fabrics Zap and Armadillo. These were originally created by Danish American designer Jens Risom, a pioneer of mid-century modern design, now reimagined by Camira.

An image from Camira’s Instagram account showing their spinning top inspired lamps.

I slightly altered the design of the tops to better fit with Camira’s showroom style, completed the order in good time and dispatched it in plastic free, recyclable packaging. I also emailed Zoe a photo and little video showing the making and engraving of their tops.

“Placing an order with Love Heartwood was extremely simple. Due to the custom made option, I was able to specify paint colours and branding required for the tops.”

“The wooden spinning tops looked great and the paint colours were chosen to match the colour scheme used within our showroom launch. The order process was very simple and the tops arrived very well packed and on time.”

Custom spinning tops for Camira Fabrics

“The exhibition was a huge success and the showroom looked lovely. It’s the fine detail, like the little spinning tops that make all the difference!”

Zoe Milnes Exhibitions and Events Manager Camira Fabrics

If you’d like a custom order please get in touch. Use the contact form or email to start the conversation.


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