Makers

The maker revolution is in full swing! I take a closer look at the revival of valuable skills, techniques and crafts that have seen a decline in previous decades. I seek out those reviving abandoned woollen mills and looms, unearthing forgotten processes, creating clothes with desirable provenance and making garments meant to last a lifetime.

Alive Shoes

Alive Shoes

If you've ever had dreams of becoming a shoe designer then you need to take a look at Alive Shoes.
Loveli Designs

Loveli Designs

I met Sarah of Loveli Designs at her Cardiff studio to find out more about her vegan leather collection
The Pommier launches App

The Pommier launches App

UK based website The Pommier brings together work from independent accessory designers and makers from across the world onto an e-commerce platform, and they've just launched an app to make it…Read more
Reviving the dandy

Reviving the dandy

Italian brand Re|Dandy is a really interesting niche label that I came across recently during my daily online travels.  The brand, founded by young Italian designer Armando Capitanio, takes it's…Read more
Bethan Juliff

Bethan Juliff

I've seen a number of innovative designers doing some really interesting manipulations with wool recently. I wrote about Babuuk shoes and also of course new brand Coracle recently. I've just also heard…Read more
One blanket, two coats

One blanket, two coats

Young Welsh designers Jayne Hicks and David Tomlin have just launched their first label together and are dedicated to reviving the Welsh woollen industry. The co-founders of new label  Coracle…Read more
Xperimental Shoes

Xperimental Shoes

If you're looking for some serious street wear shoe cred then these shoes and boots from Xperimental are for you. Established by avant-garde duo and identical twin sisters Ana and Célia…Read more
Supporting Young British Designers

Supporting Young British Designers

Young British Designers has been a favourite of mine, since it launched in 2010. In a world where it's still really challenging to make a sustainable commercial success of a…Read more
Personalised jewellery maker

Personalised jewellery maker

I met the lovely Melinda Mulcahy in Cowbridge recently when I wandered into her studio and shop, and heard her speaking to a customer.  As a Welsh girl who's spent…Read more
Bespoke leather bag makers

Bespoke leather bag makers

So, it's no secret that I really love leather bags! But I've never had a bag made for me before. So when Christian Cathor got in touch recently to tell me about…Read more