DURABLE ACCESSORIES BY INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS
We all love discovering those great, up-and-coming independent brands that none of our friends have heard about, right? And who doesn’t want to invest in something that’s so high quality, you can use it every day and know it’ll last you for years to come? The new online marketplace, Waremakers, is offering up this perfect combination; featuring high quality accessories, handcrafted by independent producers throughout Europe.
Each of the 1300+ men’s, women’s and home accessories available on Waremakers is hand selected for its uncompromising level of quality and timeless design. With everything from hand-stretched vegetable tanned leather bags from Ireland, flat caps from Sicily, wallets from Denmark, shaving brushes from Germany, and minimalist jewellery from England, they manage to perfectly select both classic and unique items.
An added bonus is with each product, Waremakers publishes an in-depth, professionally written story about the producer, or “maker”, as well as the materials and manufacturing process behind the items you buy. The result is a large collection of unique, high-quality accessories and a transparent platform of fascinating background information and how-to guides.
It’s all part of the company ethos of buying less, but buying better - investing in high-quality items and supporting the smaller, often less mainstream producers rather than collecting a massive amount of things that won’t last through until next year.
“I often see people spending thousands on designer labels and think that if they only knew where to look, they could get the same quality bag down a side street or at a maker’s workshop for a fraction of the price,” says founder Anders Ojgaard. “But I also don’t believe that looking for an inexpensive retail fix brings much happiness,” he continues. “I think that if people invest in a high-quality item that they really love or really need, they have a greater appreciation for both the item and the production process.”
To browse hundreds of high-quality accessories or to discover new independent makers throughout Europe, check out Waremakers.com.