Festive began tinsel manufacturing in Wales over 25 years ago, out of a small 10,000 sq ft factory in Cwmbran. Two state of the art tinsel machines were imported from Germany and production began in earnest. It was not long before the order book began to fill following successful marketing strategies and trade shows. The capacity of £25k was soon achieved and both the tinsel business and Festive have developed and expanded since those early days. We are now producing almost £3m worth of tinsel from 20 machines equating to 10% of total sales. Festive has evolved into a one stop shop for all things Christmas!
The product category is however very close to our hearts and we are proud of our heritage and of being one of the few remaining manufacturers of Christmas product in Europe. Festive employs in excess of 100 people in the production unit at peak season and with 24 hour shift patterns, almost 80,000 metres of tinsel is produced on a daily basis and indeed, at the end of the year Festive have calculated that enough tinsel has been produced to go around the world and back several times!
Our ability to produce a first class quality product which does not suffer up to eight weeks being packed flat in the heat and shipped from China in containers is why we are successful. Festive are also able to reproduce all core and fashion colours because much of the raw material used to produce the tinsel originates from Europe and can easily be cross-matched to colour pantones. It becomes possible to then 'theme' these individual products into a complete range.
It is also evident within the market place that customers require the full range of specification from the basic to sophistication. We are trend setters within the Christmas industry as we understand it is about fashion and contemporary colour schemes. We also recognise that the consumer wants a quality product that has synergy with their interior decor. Price is no longer the driving force for the discerning buyer - much more important is quality and a saleable product.
Festive's tinsel sales are continuing to grow from strength to strength. More top retailers recognise the poor quality tinsel from China and have identified our product to be superior with the certain knowledge that the best tinsel in the world is made in Wales.
To discuss your tinsel requirements, please contact the Business Centre on 01633 627300 who will be happy to assist.
Following on from our hugely successful everyday garland which was used during the Jubilee and Olympics, Festive are proud to announce the launch of their new everyday garland collection – Festive Occasions!
In a dedicated free standing display unit as well as top up packs in their own shelf pack, Festive Occasions range is a new collection of everyday tinsel garland with new die cut shapes featuring “Lets Party”, L Plates (for hen parties), “Happy Birthday” and Wedding bells which can be sold all year round!
This new everyday garland collection is Festives biggest launch in the 30 years we have been making tinsel, so don’t miss out!
We produce 80,000 metres of tinsel garland per day. This equates to 1 metre every second.
We have produced tinsel for 27 years in our Welsh factory during which time we have made enough tinsel to wrap around the world over 10 times!!
The carbon footprint of over 23 containers of imported tinsel reduces to just a single container of raw materials for our UK Festive made product.