On Friday the 23rd of September 2016, our founder and creative director Katie Craven was invited to the prestigious Enterprize Vision Awards, where we had been shortlisted as a finalist!
The EVA awards are specifically for women who excel in business in the North West of England and after being nominated for an EVA award, we were invited along to be interviewed by a panel of judges so that they could find out more about our business, ethos, and story.
We were delighted to find out that our brand had been shortlisted as a finalist for the awards ceremony, which was set to be held in the magical venue that is The Winter Gardens. The EVA awards is an evening where female entrepreneurs are recognized and celebrated for their achievements, and it was a wonderful opportunity to meet and show our support to so many incredible, inspiring women in business.
During the ceremony, we were delighted and honoured to have been awarded the Highly Commended Award in The Creative Business category!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, whose continued support makes the mission and work to create a kinder, more beautiful world possible! We would also like to thank the staff and judges on the panel who scored our brand so highly and to The Princes Trust, an amazing charity that supported us whilst setting up in business.
Winning this award and having our company recognized by the judges is very exciting for the Katie Craven brand going forward. We would like to thank you for continuing to support our British brand in all the ways that you do, it means the world to us.
We look forward to continuing to create luxurious, truly beautiful British made products that can be cherished by our wonderful customers for many years to come!
xx KC xx
Katie Craven is a luxury lifestyle brand, based in the Ribble Valley countryside. With design at the heart of the brand, Katie intricately hand illustrates each of her beautiful, classic creations in her signature pen, ink and watercolour style.
Katie’s illustrative prints turn the beautiful and the magical into luxurious pieces of artwork that can be worn, loved, displayed and treasured forever. Her designs are “created with the aim to bring joy and magic to everyday life” and her inspiration is drawn from all aspects of daily living, including small magical moments, daydreaming and the beauty of our natural world. Her inspiration also lies in classic vintage styles from eras past, including work by Victorian designer William Morris “who believed the world could be made a better place through the creation of beautiful things.”
Inspired by Katie’s love of all things beautiful, we are devoted to making exceptional quality stationary and silk scarves that are proudly made in England, created to inspire and encourage the traditions of sending letters and gift giving.
With British luxury at the core of the brand, attention to detail is taken at every aspect of the products journey and we take pride in selecting the highest quality fabrics and paper stocks to ensure the longevity of our luxury collections. Sustainability is at the forefront of everything that we do, therefore all of our greeting cards and paper products are printed on FSC certified card, sourced locally to us in the beautiful Lake District.
Our luxurious silk scarves have been specially created to add a timeless, elegant finish to any look, invoking a sense of beauty and magic whenever worn. We are proud in the knowledge that our scarves are truly beautiful pieces of wearable art, that have been drawn by hand with an exquisite level of detail and printed onto the finest silk twill material, to be loved & treasured forever.
Each Katie Craven design tells it’s own unique story, featuring an illustrated, imaginary world that has been created to incite a sense of joy for life whenever admired.
Take a look at our luxury greeting cards and silk twill scarves here