Founded in 1979, IG Design Group Plc, formerly International Greetings Plc, is a UK-based leading global producer and distributor of creative play, celebrations, gifting and stationery products. It operates in the US, UK, Australia, the Netherlands and China and supplies its products in over 210,000 stores across more than 80 countries. The company aims to transform paper into products that help celebrate life’s special occasions and turn moments into memories. The company’s shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange since 1995 as LON: IGR.
The company has a portfolio of brands that include Tom Smith, Offray, Shoreditch, Wrights, Paperdot, Perler, Esack, Frankly Funny cards, Butterick, Creative presence, bluesky, Birthday age, Giftmaker, National Gallery, Food Nation, Anker Play products, McCall’s, Eco nature and Kids Create. The company’s Product segments include Celebrations, Gifting, Craft and Creative play, Stationery and Not-for-Resale consumables.
The Celebrations segment products include every day cards, crackers, gift bags, Partyware, Gift Wrap and Accessories. The gifting segment allows customers to give thoughtful and meaningful presents and its products include Gifting, Frames and Albums and Calendars and diaries. The Craft and Creative play segment empowers customers to express themselves, create unique gifts, learn new skills and keepsake items. Its products include Ribbon and Trim, Needlecrafts, Sewing Patterns, General Crafts, Buttons, Kids Crafts and creative play.
The Stationary segment designs, produce and source a wide range of stationery products for use in commercial, education and home settings and its products include notebooks, clips, pencils and pens, journals, notebooks, and pencil cases. The Not-For-Resale segment serves some of the UK’s leading high-street retailers and its products include Paper Twist Handle Bags and Polaris.
Its subsidiaries include International Greetings UK Ltd, International Greetings Asia Ltd, Artwrap Pty Ltd, The Huizhou Gift International Greetings Company Limited, Hoomark BV, International Greetings USA, Inc, Anchor International BV and Hoomark S.p.z.o.o.
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