Showcasing the fairest products

18 producers from Nepal, Indonesia, Ghana and Tanzania are showcasing their best products in a special exhibition at Ambiente trade show. They are participating in the Fair Trade Finest programme, in which they work on implementing the 10 fair trade... More

At Heimtextil, Maison & Objet and Ambiente

Highlighting a curated selection of the best craft and design products from global makers, this innovative exhibition will pop-up at leading trade fairs this season. These products come from exporters participating in CBI's Export Coaching... More

From experiment to tangible design

The last few years, new material development and visualizing craft and production processes were at the core of most of the designer's presentations in Milan. This year, we could see the tangible results of this experimental phase.... More

August 2015 issue

Craftscurator's Sustainable Style Column focuses on Middle Eastern crafts. Elle Decoration NL is a bi-monthly... More

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In South Africa

Small and medium businesses, from small workshops to design studios to medium sized factories are making their way... More

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Craftscurator's Forecast for PantoneView

In the home textiles industry many new developments can be observed to make better, more sustainable products. Research is being done to create new cellulose yarn from mais, milk or renewable bamboo fibers; microalgae pigments are being used as... More

Mungo at M&O Paris

South African textile company Mungo will show their newest product ranges at trade fair Maison Objet January... More

Trade Fairs & Events

An overview of a season full of handmade design inspiration for 2016 and beyond. Trade fairs and design events for... More

6 South African exporters at Ambiente

Springbok hide bags, feathered lamps, hand beaded clutches, metal wire furniture, paper laptop sleeves and quirky handmade ceramics; just a glimpse of what 6 companies from Cape Town will be bringing to trade fair Ambiente. Craftscurator has been... More

Conference What Design Can Do

The 5th edition of What Design Can Do, the conference on the impact of design, was loaded with interesting speakers. This year, the main question was 'What am I doing?' Speakers shared stories on their personal development, journalist... More

Craftscurator is now Columnist!

Elle Decoration, the Dutch edition, now has a 6 page section on handmade and sustainable design, curated by Irene. In the first issue of 2015, that is now available at news agents, Craftscurator has highlighted the results of the 'Sustainable... More

Financial Times article

Craftscurator was interviewed on the role of crafts in Dutch Design.Irene shared her insights on how designers are... More

Smaakmaker 2014

Volkskrant newspaper asked Craftscurator to pose with her favorite product for its Smaakmaker... More