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The Future’s Bright, the Future is Fofucha

01 Apr 2014
By cbiz-admin

Fofucha,the craft of making dolls and characters from a foam sheet that is stretched and glued over polystyrene shapes, originated in Brazil some years ago. It has become very popular in Latin America and the USA, where Fofucha dolls are also known as foamies. The word Fofucha is an American Spanish colloquialism, meaning sweetie, or cutie. The craft crossed the Atlantic to Spain and sales of Fofucha products have grown exponentially over the past three years and it is now developing strongly in France and Germany. Efco launched their Fofucha range at the recent Creative World fair in Frankfurt, with on-stand workshops attracting a great deal of attention, pointing to Fofucha’s appeal in northern Europe, as well as the south. Fofucha has many opportunities for the consumer – sales of collectables, fund raising, projects for charity, community workshops, scouts and guides and more. It is a fun craft that can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike, with the more intricate models presenting a satisfying, yet achievable challenge for crafters of all ages. Efco’s Fofucha range has been carefully selected to introduce the consumer to this new craft, with a series of boxed kits (perfect for gifts), project packs and, of course, Efco’s high quality Moosgummi foam rubber sheet, available in both plain and the new glitter colours. Efco’s aim is to encourage the consumer and build confidence in the product to drive ongoing sales for stockists. Fofucha is also provides the opportunity to cross-sell higher priced items such as glue and hot air guns, together with a wide range of consumables such as embellishments and adhesives. Efco creative emotions Fofucha: Boxed kits – containing foam sheet and all materials required apart from consumables such as adhesives. There are currently four designs retailing at around £20.00 each. Project packs – these contain patterns, transfers and project instructions. Available in four designs retailing at around £8.00 each. Efco plans to release new designs will be added to both the kits and packs during 2014. Efco Moosgummi glitter 2mm foam sheet, 20x30cm and available in 14 glitter colours Efco Moosgummi foam sheet available in 20 colours in 2mm (ideal for Fofucha) in the following sheet sizes: 20x30cm and 30x45cm. Efco also supply foam sheet in 3mm & 4mm thicknesses. Click here to download pdf shadecard Efco polystyrene shapes – Efco stock polystyrene balls, eggs and other shapes in most sizes; see the For more information take a look at the Efco catalogue Craft Basics, pages 29-36. Visit the Fofucha pages on Pinterest for great ideas to start creating your own Fofucha world. Fofucha is just one of the many craft products offered under the Efco creative emotions brand of more than 20,000 lines for the craft retailer. To find out more, visit or contact Efco’s UK agent, Sinotex UK Ltd, tel: 01737 245450, email: and order your copy of the Efco catalogue. Please note that Efco is a trade supplier only and trade terms and conditions apply. Click here to download our catalogues -