Available through UNHCR’s MADE51 platform and experienced exporters

MADE51 is a new initiative, bringing products made by refugees to the market. The UN Refugee Agency has not just identified craft skills amongst refugees; they have also built partnerships between refugee producers and local social enterprises. These companies have export experience and have developed... 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

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

9 designer manufacturers exhibiting their new ranges

Wooden footstools with beautiful hand woven seats, stunning algae patterns digitally printed and embroidered on textiles, dip dyed African baskets that are true statement pieces, and bold colour blocking and spot-on patterns for accessories. In September 2018, nine South African designers are returnin... 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

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 n... More