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Meet the Maker Interview, Studio Binky, Folksy Blog

Meet the Maker: Studio Binky

Lydia Lapinski runs Studio Binky, an independent design studio with clients including Paul Smith, the BBC and us! (She’s the person behind the colourful Folksy logo.) We talk to her about her new Studio Binky Shop…

Selvage, Rachel Collins interview

Shop Talk: Rachel Collins

Rachel Collins is a knitwear designer who describes herself as “a better maker and designer than I am a salesperson”, so selling her work directly through Folksy and wholesale through a small selection of shops up suits her perfectly. We caught up with Rachel to find out more about her business, Selvage.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Emma Pearson, Mabel and Bird, interview

Meet the Maker: Mabel and Bird

Emma Pearson, the woman behind Mabel and Bird, screen prints all her work by hand and describes herself as “devoted to handmade”. We talked to Emma about her inspirations, and why she thinks it’s so important to support independent makers…

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Meet the Maker: Kitty Cooper

Artist Kitty Cooper seduced us many months ago with her landscapes and seascapes, most of which are inspired by her beautiful surrounding on the Isle of Wight. We caught up with Kitty to find out more about her work, techniques and inspiration…

Meet the Maker Interview, Studio Binky, Folksy Blog

Meet the Maker: Studio Binky

Lydia Lapinski runs Studio Binky, an independent design studio with clients including Paul Smith, the BBC and us! (She’s the person behind the colourful Folksy logo.) We talk to her about her new Studio Binky Shop…