All wrapped up in handmade textiles

Is it climate change, consumer fatigue or have retailers finally gone made because of the quick pace in which collections need to be renewed? Whatever the reason, people do not really buy their winter clothes in August or September anymore. Lidewij Edelkoort therefore predicts a more gradual transitio... More

Hi-end Handmade by Hermes

Sustainable Trailblazers, High-End Handmade and New Nostalgia

Visiting Milan Design Week is an excellent way to assess the ‘state’ of handmade and sustainable design. Craftscurator is happy to see the handmade is still very visible and tangible in collections, and sustainable innovation is driven by designers. But isn’t it high time the leading brands and manufa... More

Trade Fairs & Design Events

A season full of handmade design inspiration for 2019 and beyond is about to start! These trade fairs and design events are not to b... More

NEXT18 Trade Exhibition was a great success

33 designers and manufacturers from South Africa presented their new product ranges at the NEXT18 Trade Exhibition in Cape Town in F... More

Export-ready product design from South Africa

33 leading designers and manufacturers from South Africa will take part in the NEXT18 Trade Exhibition in Cape Town from February 22-25, 2018. ‘Development by Design’ is showcasing the results of their various export readiness programmes, in which over 50 small and medium businesses have participated,... More

Mongolian Exporters at EU Fairs

At Maison & Objet Paris, 4 Mongolian exporters will showcase their newly developed textiles. They are working with the 4 beautiful natural fibers Mongolia has to offer: cashmere from goats, camel hair, yak down and sheep wool. Their collections include home textiles such as throws and cushion covers, ... More

New collections launched at M&O + Ambiente 2018

At Maison & Objet in January 2018, 4 Mongolian exporters showcased their new product ranges made of cashmere, yak and camel fibres. ... More

With a re-vamped website

I am so excited to launch my re-newed website! Can’t wait to show you all the new features and content. One thing has not changed: my love for handmade design and the drive to share that love. ‘Find your niche’ is what I had been telling brand owners for years, and in 2011 I realised it was time for m... More