One of our first corporate bunting lengths was a Christmas decoration with the business name on for a hairdresser and beauty salon in Berwick – I”m not sure that the shop is still open, but that must have been in 2006? We’ve come a long way since then and have since made bunting for a wide variety of businesses from charities (such as Oxfam, Marie Curie & Lipoedema), Union Jack bunting for Tom Aikens in Chelsea and one of my favourite…. a fabulous TITANIC themed bunting for a wonderful French cookery school – Cook in France.
We are often asked to create 6 foot lengths of bunting for an exhibition stand. I work in centimetres and metres, so to me, this means about a two metre length. This is about the right length to get a corporate name or message on to fabric bunting.
How do we go about it?
Basic Research…. Sometimes our client has a specific style or branding that we need to follow. This is quite straight forward in that all we need to do is find a fabric colour match. For the TITANIC bunting, not only did we find the right colours, but we researched the fonts that would have been popular during that period so the lettering could look as authentic as possible. Some clients allow us to create something carte blanche – so we research the company, it’s products and it’s website first. What is important to think about, the bunting should attract customers to your stand and be eye catching, as well as being informative. So, for example, one of our clients had a pale pink colour on the website, we altered it to a brighter pink so it would contrast against the white fonts of their business name.
What fabrics to we use?
Often the choice of fabric will evolve naturally depending on the style and colours of the client’s logo or product. One good example of this was bunting for Adamskii Photography – Adam’s bold lime green splodge with black and white lent itself so well to black denim and bright lime cotton. It was perfect! Also, quite quirky, which is Adam’s natural style.
Are there any limitations?
Well, if we can replicate the corporate logo, then no – we have sometimes simplified a logo, but it has not detracted from the corporate identity. The rule is, if it can be drawn, then it can be created into fabric bunting.
What are the costs?
You should expect to pay a minimum of £15 per metre – and price will increase depending on complexity and design. Each bunting length is designed from scratch, and a quotation given before confirmation of order.
There are a lot of examples of our commissions on our website http://www.emma-bunting.co.uk/gallery.html - but to give you an idea, here are a few of our favourites….