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Giggleswick businesswoman Cat Crossley’s heritage stationery on shortlist for national industry award


A BUSINESSWOMAN from Giggleswick is celebrating after part of her heritage stationery range was shortlisted in the national awards of the greeting cards industry.

Cat Crossley’s notelets have been nominated in the ‘best traditional words or sentiments range’ of the Henries, the industry’s Oscars.

Cat formed her company Clavis and Claustra to provide stationery with brand values of “sustainability, community, equality and diversity.”

Her products have recently gone on sale at Forage on Skipton High Street and can also be found at Effie May Vintage and Dales Angels in Settle, The Olive Branch in Addingham, and Fabrication in Leeds.

Cat said: “I can’t believe I’ve ?got to the finals – I never thought when I was doing my English degree that taking a scalpel to my favourite novels and crafting stationery from them would prove so rewarding.

“These are unique literary notelets, where I have chosen witty quotations from some of my favourite classic novels, and paired them with handmade colourful envelopes lined with upcycled pages of the books themselves.”

Judging for the Henries takes place in London in October. They are named after Sir Henry Cole, who introduced the first commercially produced Christmas card 160 years ago. Each year around 15,000 items are put forward for the awards.

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