With the buying public growing increasingly frustrated with the monotonous high street retailers, handmade products, made by local designer-makers, have enjoyed a huge resurgence over the past few years. As a result, handmade has become the norm rather than the exception for many people looking to own products which are as unique and individual as they are themselves and contrary to popular belief, there is something available for everyone, no matter the budget, taste or style.
Supporting your local economy and buying from small independent design-led businesses has never been more important given the current economic climate. The UK is blessed with such an abundance of design talent which collectively generates great value for the UK economy and that is something which we should all be supporting.
Inspired:London - A Guide to Handmade in London is infused with this spirit of supporting our designer-makers and is an indispensable guide to the treasure trove of creative talent hidden away in our beloved capital. This book takes you on a journey from North to East to Central, South and West London, showcasing the work of 162 London-based designers.
This guide, for Londoners and visitors alike, reveals the beautiful, unique, handmade products available right on your own doorstep and introduces you to the talented, creative designers who hand make them.