Awhile back I wrote this post celebrating and in a small way exploring things that are made by hand, inspired by my fellow vendors at The Handmade Market. Since then I’ve stumbled across a ton of great videos which document the processes and people that inspire me, and I thought I’d share some of them with since we are just a week away from the Spring Handmade market.
The first, naturally, is about Ursula. This was filmed just a day or two after my visit in December, when I took photos of her studio that I used in this post. I loved seeing a glimpse into her daily routine, and I think this really captures her energy and commitment to the thriving business she’s built:
Wendy Mullin is another self taught designer, and has been inspiring to both Ursula and I:
Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko started a denim line here in Raleigh a few years back. They now have a retail store (which I love) and wholesale their jeans to retailers around the country. I admire their passion for traditional techniques and their focus on quality and longevity:
Another southern boutique jeans brand started by a couple, this one based in Nashville. This piece is a lot longer than the others, but I think it’s an interesting story and well worth watching. I love that they include and celebrate the folks that help them make their products and run their business:
Truly hand made, and a breath taking example of skilled workmanship:
Okay, I know, I know, I included a piece on Natalie Chanin last time. But this one is REALLY good! And only four minutes long! It’ll be worth it I promise!
A clip from one of the latest Craft in America episodes, I wanted to include it because I thought this was a beautiful way to talk about the people who labor to make our clothing, but don’t have a Matt or a Carrie to share their stories: