September 14, 2018

Award Winning Meg Hawkins Collection

Tom and MegTilnar Art are very proud to have won their First ever award, for the ‘Best New Product’ in the Home, Gift & Clothing Category at Glee 2018 for the Meg Hawkins Recycled Aluminium Collection.  Tilnar Art’s Meg Hawkins Collection beat off stiff competition from many other new Home, Gift & Clothing Products. 

Tom and JudgesThe judges, 10 industry experts, commented after Tom’s presentation on its fantastic eco-friendly credentials and also its beautiful packaging and British Artwork Designs from Meg Hawkins. The Managing Director of Tilnar Art, Tom Hawes, commented “We are thrilled that this handmade and recycled new range, which has had such a positive launch with retailers, was recognised by the judges.  We are confident that with its quality gift boxing and stunning designs that this range will be a huge success for our retailers.”

Tom and the CollectionTilnar Art is very proud to be working with Meg Hawkins.  The Meg Hawkins Collection combines Azeti's signature range of Fair Trade and recycled food safe aluminium bowls, coasters and dishes with her stunning wildlife paintings.  Meg Hawkins is an award winning British watercolour artist, who works from her studio in Shropshire, from where she sells her work all over the world.

The CollectionA selection of Meg’s unique watercolour wildlife collection is exclusive to Tilnar Art on recycled aluminium bowls and coasters. It is achieved by applying layers of enamel securing the picture beneath, making it food safe. Each product comes in a superb Meg Hawkins Collection box making a perfect gift.

January 08, 2018

Upcoming Trade Shows for 2018

Spring Fair - NEC Birmingham - 4-8 February 2018 - Hall 4 Stand F01
Harrogate Home & Gift - Harrogate -15-18 July 2018 - Hall Design Point Debut Stand D58
Autumn Fair - NEC Birmingham - 2-5 September 2018 - Hall 5 Stand F24
GLEE - NEC Birmingham - 10-12 September 2018 - Hall 6 Stand S80
January 08, 2018


Tilnar Art, the Fair Trade supplier, is delighted to be the new home for Azeti Interiors. These new ranges to Tilnar Art will be shown at Spring Fair 2018 at the NEC Birmingham, 4-8 February 2018 Hall 4 Stand F01, along with many other new products throughout the collections.

Azeti's signature range is a collection of recycled food safe aluminium bowls, platters and dishes that come in various colours, designs and sizes. They are Fair Trade and hand made by Indian artisans working in cooperatives.  The products are cast, then rough polished and enamelled before being beautifully finished with a smooth polish.  Every one of these items is individually made to the very highest quality with a hand finished colour enamel inside.

Each product also comes in a superb presentation box making a perfect gift.

Tom Hawes, Director of Tilnar Art is quoted as saying "We are all really excited here at Tilnar Art for 2018. Adding the Azeti Range to our collections is a natural progression for us as all of our products are Fair Trade and Handmade. We have also been able to lower the price points for the Azeti range making them a really attractive addition to any retailers’ stock.

We are particularly delighted with the range of Pattern aluminium bowls as this unique collection is now exclusive to Tilnar Art. Another outstanding feature is that this product could be turned into bespoke own brand products with images of your choice. This we feel is a really great selling point for many retailers for whom own branding is key."

Please contact Tom or Nicky on 01277 362815 or

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June 08, 2017

Next Trade Show - Design Point & Debut Marquee, Stand DPD26.

Our next trade show will be at Harrogate Home & Gift, where we will be displaying our fantastic products and ranges for 2017. They will be on display on stand DPD26 which is in the corner of the Design Point & Debut Marquee, Stand DPD26, at Harrogate Home & Gift 2017.
March 16, 2017

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Trashy Bags helping to save the Planet

trashy bag groupWe are very excited about our new range of recycled trashy bags from Ghana. They are made from recycled water sachets, which contain fresh drinking water and are then discarded on the streets in Ghana. We decided to add these fantastic bags to our ranges as we all here at Tilnar Art have a strong environmental ethos and are passionate about saving our planet, especially from the amount of plastic waste that goes into the sea and food chain.

Tilnar Art seeks to minimise our impact on the environment.   We do not air freight any of our products and transport all of our products by sea to reduce the carbon footprint of our products.  

These Trashy Bags are handmade and Fair Trade from Ghana. It is estimated that in Ghana, waste produced from plastic packaging amounts to 270 tonnes per day leading to pollution of the streets, beaches and seas.  

akoma with trashy bagThese Trashy Bags help to reduce this pollution as the reclaimed plastic drinking water and ice-cream sachets are not reprocessed in any way apart from cleaning and are then upcycled to make the fantastic Fair Trade Recycled Bags. This has the benefit that very little energy is used in order to add value to material that would otherwise end up polluting our environment.

The recycled trashy backpack will be the must have environmentally friendly fashion accessory and are exclusive to Tilnar Art in UK!  

We are hoping that the purchases of these stylish and high quality waterproof recycled bags for life will help save the environment one bag at a time.

All of our ranges are Fair Trade and handmade and our aim is to buy high quality, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products from disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to help people trade out of poverty.

Tilnar Art predominantly buys from primary producers. We make advance payments for materials, to help our suppliers buy raw materials and this ensures that producers do not have to take on debts in order to complete our orders.  We try to order regularly from each producer to maintain continuity of demand and we pay for all orders once the goods are ready in their countries of origin.

September 09, 2016

Our Next Trade Show - NEC 5th-9th Feb 2017

Our next trade show will be at Spring Fair, where we will be launching our fantastic new products and ranges for 2017.  They will be on display at our biggest ever stand which is at the entrance of Hall 4, Stand F01, at Spring Fair at the NEC 5-9 February 2017.

February 29, 2016

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Tilnar Art’s RSPB British Bird Collection Video Tour

Tilnar Art is very proud to announce its link up with the RSPB. Tilnar Art has developed and launched an expanded range of RSPB branded British metal birds. Tom Hawes, the MD of Tilnar Art commented: “We are very excited at being an RSPB licensee. We feel the RSPB is the perfect partner for our metal bird range, because customers who like our bird products, naturally support the RSPB. The expanded RSPB collection is already proving very popular with our retailers and looks like becoming a best seller”.

The stunning sculptures in the metal bird range are hand-made by a group of artists from Zimbabwe. All the sculptures come with an informative RSPB branded product tag, with pictures of the artists and details of how the products are made. The products in the new RSPB collection range from herons, to red robins, from ducks to avocets which are the RSPB’s symbol. All the income received by RSPB in relation to the sales of these products will directly help the RSPB with their work in inspiring everyone to give nature a home and protecting threatened birds and wildlife so our towns and countryside teem with life once again. 

The products are Fair Trade and purchases of these sculptures help provide a stable income and good standard of living for the artists and their families. The reclaimed metal is heated and once hot and malleable is individually crafted to produce these fabulous sculptures, which are then finished with a varnish. Many of these sculptures are displayed in gardens and it is recommended a yearly coat of boat varnish is applied to maintain the sculptures excellent condition if they are placed outside.

As each sculpture is individually made, each will be unique with its own markings and poses and will make the perfect addition to any home or garden.

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