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designers, artists, makers and writers. We also have ex-lawyers, accountants and retail managers, shop owners and events organisers: all volunteers. We started small but we hit upon something that people connected with and 3 years later we have 13 issues under our belt, new articles on the website 7 days a week, a forum with over 3000 members and UK Handmade has become bigger than all of us. We now attract established designers as well as new ones, young and old, corporate and creative.


Not once have I used the word craft - UK Handmade is more than craft - UK Handmade is a lifestyle, a vision, a passion. We celebrate creativity, originality and innovation as well as heritage, provenance and integrity. We want people to understand the true meaning of what it is to ‘value’ something; to buy less and to buy well. To think twice about buying mass produced goods and find something that will last longer and mean more.


8 | ukhandmade | Winter 2011


I cannot tell you how proud I am to have been part of the creation of UK Handmade and even more proud of the people who have helped today.


it become what it is


Jo Askey (Designer): “The past three years have flown by so quickly that it’s hard to believe how far UK handmade has come. When we started it felt like we were just part of a small community that wanted to create something relevent to us. It’s now clear that we are actually a part of a huge community that’s growing day by day and I’m very proud to be a part of this handmade revolution.”


Bebe Bradley (Events): “I feel very privileged to be able to work with UK Handmade and witness first-hand, the incredible evolution of the British handmade scene. It’s quite elating to experience such astonishing talent on a daily basis!”


Images courtesy of Stephanie Dosen (photographer Heather Wilson)


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