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8 UK Artisan Brands We Love

With the fight against fast fashion rapidly gaining traction amongst consumers, more and more people are seeking clothing and accessories that value individuality, sustainability and durability. Cue the rise of the artisan brand. But what exactly is artisanal fashion? A quick internet search will tell you that an artisan is a “skilled manual worker who makes items that may be functional or decorative”. In that vein, when you choose to invest in an artisanal fashion product, you’re not just investing in a piece of fabric. Instead, you’re investing in a work of art. You’re honouring skills that have been honed with hours of practice and dedication. You’re actively taking part in the fight against fast fashion. Colville Leather and artisanal...

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Handcrafted vs. Handmade

Does handcrafted mean handmade? The difference between ‘handcrafted’ and ‘handmade’ is widely debated in the fashion world, with the two terms often blurring into one. What is clear, is that with the meteoric rise of the artisan trend, consumers are looking out for these two buzzwords more and more when making their shopping choices. Whether you’re searching for shoes, belts, bags or jewellery, you’ll have noticed these two words weaved into product descriptions, often being used interchangeably. But what’s the difference between something that has been handcrafted as opposed to something that’s been handmade? We’re delving into the handcrafted vs. handmade debate, and taking a closer look at the tools and techniques behind Colville Leather products in the process …  ...

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