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Casting Materials

One of our key aims at Skiradvie Crafts it to provide a product which not only looks visually appealing, and will be a talking point for anyone who sees it, but also one which will stand the test of time. We want our products to be enjoyed by you and your family and friends for many years ahead and as such use casting materials to suit.

Unlike many manufacturers, who use plaster based materials to cast with, at Skiradvie Crafts we only cast with Polyester Resin. This is a much more challenging casting process for us but provides you with a product that has two key benefits:-

  • Polyester resin is far stronger and more durable than plaster or similar stone cast based products.

  • Colours are fixed in the resin prior to casting  instead of being applied afterwards in the form of a paint. This means the entire cast is the same colour throughout the piece as shown in the picture below.


Packaging Materials

We at Skiradvie Crafts are lucky enough to live in a very beautiful part of our country. This helps us to appreciate, on a daily basis, how important our environment is and how as a business we should do everything we can to protect it. Although only a small business we are proud to be doing everything we can to eliminate single use plastic waste from our manufacturing and shipping process. The main way we accomplish this is to use natural packaging materials as well as, if necessary, only recycled packaging.

All Skiradvie craft chess pieces are stored and shipped within a handmade wooden display box manufactured from sustainable softwood. The individual pieces within this box will be protected by wood wool. This is an eco-friendly, biodegradable replacement for plastic foams and bubble wrap. 

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