Handmade Chelsea online

By Elspeth Pridham
October 29, 2020

Handmade in Britain has announced the launch of its first interactive virtual craft fair which ‘aims to provide an agile response and alternative approach to trade and commerce in response to COVID-19’.

It is hoped that the event will benefit British designer-makers across the UK, providing them with new market opportunities in the current circumstances.

Taking place from Tuesday 10 to Sunday 15 November the interactive virtual fair will showcase a handpicked selection of UK-based contemporary designer-makers on a virtual platform. Through the platform, visitors can interact with makers, shop for their products, watch live demonstrations, and attend talks. Over 60 makers will take part in this launch, providing visitors with a wide range of products to browse through; from jewellery, fashion, and textiles, to glass, ceramics, and furniture. The full list of exhibitors is available ​here and will be updated on a daily basis.

Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on the UK craft sector and the necessary cancellation of events has left British craftspeople at a financial disadvantage, with many of them losing their livelihoods. This has negatively impacted the British craft sector which until now had seen a steady growth of 5%.

You can register to attend the virtual craft fair here