popping up at Ambiente 2017

27 new product ranges from 10 countries will be showcased in the foyer of hall 11.0. The pop-up exhibition 'Linking Maker Market' includes bamboo veneer lamps, cashmere textiles, hand pressed glass, vetiver root baskets, recycled sari... More

6 exporters at Ambiente 2017

Whether it is metal wire, crispy paper, springbok hide, an old rice bag or a porcupine quill, South African makers know how to turn these materials into contemporary product design. At Ambiente, 6 exporters will present their newest product ranges.... More

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Craftscurator is now Columnist!

Elle Decoration, the Dutch edition, now has a 6 page section on handmade and sustainable design, curated by Irene. In the first issue of 2015, that is now available at news agents, Craftscurator has highlighted the results of the 'Sustainable... More

Trade Fairs and Design Events

An overview of a season full of handmade design inspiration for 2017 and beyond. Trade fairs and design events for... More

Mungo at M&O

South African textile company Mungo will show their woven home textiles at trade fair Maison Objet January 20-24,... More

Harsh Land, Softest Fibers

Mongolia is a land of extremes, as Craftscurator has recently experienced herself. It can be intense cold in winter, but thankfully there are plenty fibers available to keep you warm. The professional textile industry is well equipped to turn the... More

Pop-up Exhibition at Heimtextil 2017

The best handmade home textiles from global makers were selected by Craftscurator. At Heimtextil from January 10-13, 2017, you can find the pop-up exhibition 'Linking Maker Market'. Come and find us in hall 11.1 A25 at Heimtextil, where... More

Craftscurator's Forecast for PantoneView

In the home textiles industry many new developments can be observed to make better, more sustainable products. Research is being done to create new cellulose yarn from mais, milk or renewable bamboo fibers; microalgae pigments are being used as... More

Financial Times article

Craftscurator was interviewed on the role of crafts in Dutch Design.Irene shared her insights on how designers are... More

In South Africa

Small and medium businesses, from small workshops to design studios to medium sized factories are making their way... More