Artists & Makers
The beating heart of the small business community lies within the home offices and studios of those who paint, draw, knit, sew, build and create. They are the purveyors of true craftsmanship, bringing colour and joy to the grey world of business. Not forgetting that they’re backing it up with financial impact too, with the Creative Industries sector one of the fastest growing in the UK (ONS 2018).
Cheerleading change through art, with Rebecca Strickson, Award-Winning Illustrator and Designer
Restoring life through doing what you love with presenter & founder of Jay & Co, Jay Blades
Creating a magical empire with MinaLima founders Eduardo Lima & Miraphora Mina, designers on Harry Potter
The Secret to Creative Collaborations with Tatty Devine founders Rosie Wolfenden & Harriet Vine
50. Rob Ryan, Artist – Turning craft into commerce, and remaining true to your values
Balancing commercial with creative, with Alex Monroe, founder of Alex Monroe Jewellery
Crafting a future doing what you love, with Alice Gabb, artist and illustrator
Bringing soul back to our High Streets, with Ash Bishop, founder of The Brilliant Signs Company
Turning an industry on it’s head, with Freddie Garland, founder of Freddie’s Flowers
Success without following the trends, with Annoushka Ducas MBE, founder of Links of London and Annoushka Jewellery
Creativity can set you free, with Zack McLaughlin, founder of Paper and Wood
When creativity goes viral, with Steve Wheen, founder of The Pothole Gardener
We’re on a mission to encourage everyone to shop small and support the makers and creators! The Independent Collection calls on consumers to understand the value of their pound and encourages everyone to vote with their money, for the kind of world they want to live in!
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