Calverts has been busy producing remarkable print, designs, brands and publications for over 30 years, for customers and clients in fine and applied arts, business, government, education, the third sector and the wider community.

Calverts service is 100% professional. Our approach and ethos are 100% co-operative. 

Contact us:
+44 (0)20 7739 1474
info@calverts.coop

9-10 The Oval
Bethnal Green
London E2 9DT

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History

Calverts North Star Press

Calverts is a communications design and printing company, based in Bethnal Green.

Founded in 1977, it is a worker co-operative with 12 members. The firm’s assets are owned in common by the workforce, who are paid equally. All members participate in strategic management, and profits are reinvested in the co-operative or used for community aims.

Calverts specialises in branding, publications and sustainable print. It produces high quality literature for corporate, community, government and arts organisations such as the British Museum, Tate, Arup, 3i, and the Royal College of Art.

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Clients say

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"We have never found a supplier so communicative and willing to work in a collaborative way to get the best possible result.
They really understand the environmental and social impact of all the processes they use, and are good at helping us find the most economical and sustainable way to produce work.”
Nat Hunter, Airside

"Calverts are the creative team I'd pick anytime, out of all the agencies I worked with. They have the skill of actually listening to a client and offering practical, high-quality solutions which somehow always fit in with deadlines.”
Suzanne Kendler, CFDG

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Co-op stamps

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Trading stamps were introduced towards the end of the 19th century and initially given to customers who paid in cash rather on credit.

In 1963 Tesco signed up to the Green Shield stamp franchise and in 1965 the Co-op began offering stamps as an alternative to the traditional method of paying a dividend.


The stamp above isn't a trading stamp but it is a rather lovely example of a postage stamp designed by J.Malvaux to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Alliance Cooperative Internationale.