With spending cuts, manufacturing going abroad and the banks not lending it is easy to see why small British businesses are struggling. However even in this current economic climate Handmade in Britain is proud to support and showcase British talent who make and produce their work in Britain.
Now in its fourth year, Handmade in Britain is returning to Chelsea Old Town Hall for our annual showcase with some of the brightest and most innovative talent in contemporary design. This year the show runs from 27th October – 30th October. (Private view evening 27th Oct 5.30 – 9.30pm, the show is open to public from 28th –30th Oct 2010)
All the exhibitors work locally in the UK and strive to keep their carbon footprint at its lowest by locally sourcing materials to create guilt free contemporary craft. Around 75 selected Designer-makers will be showing their new collections from various disciplines such as Fashion design & accessories, Interiors, glass, jewellery, furniture, stationary/paper, metalwork, ceramics, furniture, sculpture, wood work, prints and etchings.
Sarah Brown and Kirstie Allsopp are two of a number of celebrities supporting Handmade in Britain with its twitter campaign to encourage people to buy British...even beyond the meat market.
Handmade in Britain is the brain child of Designer-maker Piyush Suri (www.piyushsuri.com)
Designer and Business planning advisor Burcu Akin. “But it is not just about design, more importantly, and as the name suggests, everything on sale will have been made in Britain” Says Piyush who also aims to promote British Designer-makers in a new international market every year. Handmade in Britain is dedicated to supporting home grown talent and is about keeping important craft skills within Britain, and creating beautiful items for you to love and cherish.
For more information on Handmade in Britain and the designers showcasing please direct all your enquiries to Muna Ali on 02077295704 / 07876595850 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk for regular updates
High resolution pics are available via email or by discs.
The tickets are £5.00/£3.00 (concession)
www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk / or at the door
Handmade in Britain
10 Cheshire Street
020 7729 5704