Sunday, September 8, 2013

Crafty Fox at Number 10

Earlier this week, a crafty delegation went to 10 Downing Street and I was honoured to be invited along. The visit was organised by Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation. The purpose was to inform the government about the issues facing the UK's craft industry. We met with Matthew Hancock MP - the minister responsible for small business and apprenticeships and Daniel Korski - enterprise adviser to the PM.

We took part in a round table discussion which covered topics including UK manufacturing, start-up finance, apprenticeships, the need for centralised information and a 'kite-mark' for handmade goods. 

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With a Crafty Fox Autumn Market flyer!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Video: Crafty Fox Talks

Over 90 guests joined us at Collective, Camden for the second Crafty Fox Talks on 15th August. The topic this time was 'How to do your own PR'. We were delighted to have Perri Lewis, Zeena Shah and Miss Cakehead sharing their wisdom from the stage. Chair, Katherine Raderecht (Future Publishing) asked each speaker to sum up using a single phrase. Perri Lewis said "know your story", Zeena Shah advised "be nice to everyone and say yes to everything" and Miss Cakehead added "be brave". Wise words all round.

Following the Talks, guests mingled over drinks while checking out a selection of each other's work and enjoying tunes from the Crafty Fox DJs.

Crafty Fox Talks from Posts Production on Vimeo.

Thank you to Posts Production for the video. You can find more photos on our Facebook page.
Thanks also to Self-Packaging, Mollie Makes, Collins & Brown, Cremorne 1859 London Gin and the team at Camden Collective for their support.

Look our for details of the next event - Crafty Fox Talk: Making Creativity Pay. Coming soon