About Us

Blue Sky Studios has evolved over the last 20 years from our Founder Stuart Browning inventing products in a small flat, to one of the country’s leading Back to School, Gift & Merchandise suppliers.

We design, manufacture and supply a complete Back to School offer including Stationery, Bags, Lunchware and Hydration, along with unique gifts and merchandise to some of the UK’s biggest retailers and Independents. We also supply Distributors in many countries across Europe, the USA and Worldwide.

We hold an impressive portfolio of licenses including Harry Potter, Wednesday, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DC Comics, Peppa Pig to name a few, with more being added every year!

We pride ourselves on winning business not by being the cheapest, but by being the most creative, flexible and efficient supplier to work with, whether you have 1 or 1000 stores.


Our large in-house design team are working constantly to spot the next trend and to develop new and exciting products. We also develop bespoke lines for our retail customers.

As a result of developing a product range stretching from augmented reality tattoos through to Bluetooth speakers, we have a unique collection of skills which we apply to every new product, license or project.


We work with a wide range of clients including high street retail chains, overseas distributors located in over 18 countries and a large number of independent retailers and we pride ourselves in making sure each and every one is dealt with on equal terms, by a team who specialise in the specific needs of the client.

With over 20 years experience of getting a product from paper to the retail shelf, if you are truly looking for something unique, you have come to the right place. We specialist in new technology and new idea generation to guarantee you something unique that will put a smile on your customers face and the product through the till.


Blue Sky Studios began its journey in a flat in north Leeds in 2002. For the first few years, we sold the rights to our gift ideas to other companies. This taught us that ordinary ideas do not make money, you have to come up with completely original ideas that are commercially viable and popular.

We started manufacturing ourselves in 2006 after being told that an idea was impossible to make… the resulting product is still on sale today. Over the years we developed a network of excellent factories and opened an office in Hong Kong to help manage the production process.

In 2012 we entered the licensed stationery sector, and within 18 months had managed to impress Disney and Hasbro enough with our product range, to be give the opportunity to pitch for, and win, the rights to sell Star Wars and My Little Pony.

We are now the UK’s leading distributor of licensed back to school products, which covers stationery, luggage and lunch-ware. We sell these ranges alongside our ever growing, in-house designed range of novelty gifts.

The company today is still based in Leeds, but has moved to Wharfebank House, Otley where our head office is located. 

– The Blue Sky Studios Team