Good Friday  15th April – Easter Sunday 17th April 


History of Easter

Everybody loves Easter in the UK and around the world,  we focus a lot on the food that is eaten, and we celebrate Easter by the giving and receiving of ‘Eggs’, usually chocolate, but many different eggs can also be exchanged.

Across the globe Easter is one of the principal holidays, or feasts, of Christianity, marking the Resurrection of Jesus three days after his death by crucifixion. The earliest recorded observance of Easter comes from the 2nd century, though it is likely that even the earliest Christians commemorated the Resurrection, which is an integral tenet of the faith.

Many children have Easter egg hunts, where the Easter bunny hides eggs for them to find. They can then hunt for the hidden eggs, which they then put in their basket -The symbol of Easter baskets originates from the catholic custom of bringing food to the mass for blessing. Traditionally, people bring basket of food, especially their Easter dinner to the church to be blessed.

Find out more about symbolic meanings of Easter at:

Other foods that are eaten in the UK at Easter are Hot Cross buns, in many different flavours, to symbolise the Cross of Jesus, also Simnel Cake, Roast Lamb, and Easter biscuits, plus the many other Easter cakes and Treats.


Easter Spring Colours at Pro-Stretch

At Easter the Spring colours of Green, Pink, Blue and Yellow are prominent, usually as a pastel hue, and this can be seen across the Fashion trends that many designers show at London and New York fashion week.

Many of our brands have seasonal colour palettes, that change from year to year to follow the fashion designers and current trends.

Here at Pro-Stretch we are eager to support our brands through seasonal colour options, we are able to colour match to any standard your brand requires, be it Pantone reference or other.

See below for a few of our favourite Spring coloured trims

Drawcord Metal Tip by Pro-Stretch

Mesh Knit garment trim by Pro-Stretch        Sublimated print Elastic garment trim by Pro-Stretch      Elastic by Pro-Stretch                                                  Elastic garment trim by Pro-Stretch         Drawcord Silicone-dipped tip by Pro-Stretch Drawcord Metal Tip by Pro-Stretch


Pro-Stretch account managers work with our many brands trims developers to help them produce the quality they are looking for, and to provide customer service second to none.

We can help you through every step of the development process, offering as much support as you need.

We offer FREE sample development, with many options available in many different qualities, including Rigid tapes, Knits, Elastics, Drawcords, Mechanical Stretch rapiers, labels and tags.


Check out our online catalogues HERE to see more of our products


Easter Trivia Facts

Did you know?

  • After Halloween, Easter is the top-selling sweet treat holiday.
  • Easter always occurs between March 22 and April 25.
  • Easter is a “movable feast” – one that is set according to the phases of the moon – so the dates are different each year.
  • It is believed by some that Easter was named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Easter, whose symbols were the egg and the hare (rabbit).
  • More than 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are manufactured each year.
  • The most famous Easter parade is held in New York City
  • The first Easter eggs were coloured red, in memory of the blood Jesus shed during his crucifixion.
  • In the 13th century, the church prohibited the eating of eggs during Holy Week. Marking the eggs laid during the week began the custom of decorating eggs.
  • It is believed that an Italian baker made a pretzel to look like arms crossed in prayer during the Passover season sometime between the 300s and the 600s.
  • The USA consume over 16 million jellybeans on Easter, enough to circle the globe more than three times.
  • In some European countries, other animals—in Switzerland the cuckoo, in Westphalia the fox—brought the Easter eggs.


Easter Quiz 2022

Why not try our fun ‘Easter’ quiz below, how many will you get right?

Answers available on our Instagram and Facebook pages on Wednesday 20th April 2022

Q: Who voices Peter Rabbit in the 2018 animated movie?

Q: What does the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland always carry?

Q: What meat is traditionally eaten at Easter?

Q: Who made the first Easter egg in the UK?

Q: What food is traditionally eaten on Good Friday?

Q: Easter always lands between what two months of the year?

Q: How many Easter eggs are eaten on estimate each year in the UK?

Q: What goes on top of a Simnel cake?

Q: How does the famous saying go, “don’t put all your eggs in one…”.

Q: What animal is most commonly associated with Easter?

Q: When was the first Cadbury Creme Egg sold?


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