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Knitwear Designer, Meet the Maker Interview, Folksy Blog , Selvage, Rachel Collins

Meet the Maker – Rachel Collins

I started my business at the beginning of an financial downturn so ideas of social and economic sustainability were at the forefront of my mind. There is real comfort and reassurance to be found in age old traditions that have been passed down the generations. I think a lot of people feel the same way and I hope that continues, it can only be good for the UK economy. I hope my love of tradition and British materials shows through in the work.

More Tea Vicar, Shop Talk Interview, Folksy Blog

Shop Talk: More Tea, Vicar?

Great quality and clear photo’s are an absolute must. A good cohesive, recognisable shop and of course, you must have well designed and well made pieces. Not forgetting good customer service. Word of mouth is great, if you have a happy customer, there’s no telling how many people they will recommend your shop to. Hopefully they will keep coming back to your shop themselves.

grey crochet purse by FunkyFern

On The Money

Money. How can you make it? Is it even possible to earn a living as an independent maker? How have other people succeeded? We talk to Matthew Locke, organiser of The Money conference, about the financial issues makers face…

Mee the Maker Interview, Folksy Blog, Natalie Franca, More Tea Vicar

Meet the Maker: More Tea, Vicar?

I wanted to be a knitwear designer in my twenties, but the time wasn’t right. Then about four years ago I knitted a tea cosy for a housewarming gift for a friend, who was also opening a shop in London. She loved it and asked me to knit some items for her to stock and it went on from there. I then discovered Folksy and haven’t looked back.

#studiofolksy, folksy blog, share your workspace, instagram

Show us your workspace on Instagram

Last week we launched a brand new Instagram feature called #studiofolksy, inviting Folksy sellers on Instagram to share their workspace with us – a little sneak peek into the average working day of our sellers.

Meet our Makers

Knitwear Designer, Meet the Maker Interview, Folksy Blog , Selvage, Rachel Collins

Meet the Maker – Rachel Collins

I started my business at the beginning of an financial downturn so ideas of social and economic sustainability were at the forefront of my mind. There is real comfort and reassurance to be found in age old traditions that have been passed down the generations. I think a lot of people feel the same way and I hope that continues, it can only be good for the UK economy. I hope my love of tradition and British materials shows through in the work.

Mee the Maker Interview, Folksy Blog, Natalie Franca, More Tea Vicar

Meet the Maker: More Tea, Vicar?

I wanted to be a knitwear designer in my twenties, but the time wasn’t right. Then about four years ago I knitted a tea cosy for a housewarming gift for a friend, who was also opening a shop in London. She loved it and asked me to knit some items for her to stock and it went on from there. I then discovered Folksy and haven’t looked back.

Allistair Burt, Hole in My Pocket, Folksy Seller, Meet the Maker Interview

Meet the Maker – Hole in My Pocket

Allistair Burt from Hole in My Pocket is a man who never sleeps. We grabbed him in between packing up orders and travelling to Russia to find out more about his varied career…