“…the jigsaws arrived and we love them!”
Lovers of Scotland’s west coast and its wildlife will know the work of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust and their Discovery Centre at Tobermory. They came to us with a really beautiful painting of whales, dolphins and porpoises that they wanted to turn into a 1000 piece puzzle to add to their small, but select, collection of bespoke online gifts. The image was a large mural in their office and it’s not often we get given an image of such quality, so we jumped at the chance at helping them turn it into a puzzle.
Being a conservation charity it was very important to them that the jigsaw was British made and an environmentally friendly choice. The cardboard box and pieces are recyclable and the poly bag the pieces come in recyclable. However, both are robust enough to be reused many times, as they hope that the puzzle will be educational to people too, showing the different whale species off our shores that we need to treasure. In this way the puzzle comes into its own, as it works in ‘slow time’ where you pour over every piece to decide where it goes and learn about the whales at the same time.
We work with lots of charities as we specialise in ‘short runs’ so they can test the puzzle market easily without too much outlay or stock holding.
See their work here at hwdt.org