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Welcome to Emma Bunting!
We've been designing elegant and stylish bunting since 2004 and think EVERY occasion is worth getting the bunting out for! We specialise in designing and creating cotton bunting, made to last year after year, all produced in Britain. We champion using sustainable cotton and encourage the use or reuse or up-cycling of all fabrics. We can provide hand-finished, machine embroidered, heat-pressed vinyl or machine printed bunting.
We can offer you either a bespoke or hire option for any event or party.
Each bespoke job is a one off, our in-house design team can create your own bespoke bunting for weddings, parties, corporate events or for TV & Film props, most notably in Yesterday and Paddington2 movies and featured 5th Nov 2019 in the BBC Holby City's 1000th episode and several times on BBC DIYSOS The Big Build. There is no minimum or maximum order and there are no rules as to what we can or can't create, if we can draw it, we can create it!
We have over 2500 metres of bunting (designed for indoor use) in over thirty different colour schemes so there is something for everyone.
If you can't see the colours you want, let us know. We're always up for making a new range - and we'll name it after you!
We can dispatch our bunting to any mainland UK address.
We understand that
sometimes you need something designed to decorate a specific party or event, that isn't a problem. We can working with any fabric (except plastic) and have it printed, if required.
There is no minimum order, and each request is priced depending on amount required and complexity of the work.
Our signature design is this hand-stitched lettering on cotton, as our children's bunting is uniquely designed, we can use any colour
combination and fabric can be chosen. We can add cute appliqué shapes and designs to the flags.
We also offer mini cake bunting and personalised gift boxes.
Who is Emma Solomon Designs?
"During the COVID-19 pandemic I have had to look at altering what the business offers, so we've gone back to basics and are becoming more creative. Designing new products, making videos and creative photography, and designing fabrics. It's been a natural transition, but I wanted to create a separate brand so as not to be confused with our Emma Bunting business, which we know will come back into popularity the moment weddings are back on the table!"
"2020 and into 2021 has been tough for the wedding industry. 85% of wedding businesses rely on weddings as their main source of income. 95% of wedding businesses report a significant loss to their income. 94% of wedding business owners report that their mental health has been impacted by the current situation. STATS from What About Weddings. Shocking, saddening and ones that I can empathise with. I myself have suffered with Lockdown Fatigue. My New Year's resolution was to find something positive and creative in everything I do, and to capture those moments on video. I'm trying to find my purpose, my happiness, my ikigai."
Our cotton face masks are of a simple design with two sides of cotton and a fuseable light weight lining. There is one adult size that "fits all" with elastic ends to go around the ears. They are approx 20cm wide by 6 cm tall when folded, when the two pleats are unfolded, they cover the nose and the chin.
Check out our "Masquerade" photo gallery for all our colours and styles!
Back in 2004, Emma's daughter, Charlotte, wanted her name spelled out on bunting for her fourth birthday party. Nothing Emma found online was suitable, there weren't any companies offering a bespoke option. So, she set to work making it herself. The simple beginnings of "Emma Bunting". We have come a long way since those early days, and have worked with everything from mini cake bunting up to producing miles of bunting to pave the way for the reburial of King Richard III in Leicester.
We have produced bunting for various TV shows such as BBC DIYSOS The Big Build and Made in Chelsea, as well as various movies, including Paddington 2, Yesterday and The Kid Who Would Be King. We have designed and created corporate bunting for Royalty and companies such as Warner Bros, Innocent Drinks, Mothercare, English Heritage, BMW, and Oxfam to name just a few, being distributed across Europe and Asia.
Originally from Liverpool, Emma has lived in worked in four different continents, living abroad for 13 years and had to learn two languages along the way. She now lives in Hertfordshire after recently moving from Northumberland where she lived for 15 years.
Supporting others in business is close to Emma's heart. In 2012 she established the "Morpeth Women's Networking Group" and by 2018, the group had grown to over 500 strong. In that same year, Emma was awarded the "Emily Wilding Davison" Award for Inspiring Women in Business.
After touring Liberia with Oxfam in 2014, Emma has been speaking to companies and schools in the North of England about her journey and the work Oxfam does.
She lives with her husband, two dogs, one cat and a tank full of fish. Her oldest is currently studying interior architecture in Sheffield and her youngest is studying film at university in London.