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Why should refugee craftspeople abandon their skills when fleeing? ‘Within each piece lies a story of history and culture,’ says Filippo Grandi, UN high commissioner for refugees Society World
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How little woolly hats fight social isolation Since 2003, dedicated crafters up and down the UK have been knitting miniature woolly hats to sit atop bottles of innocent smoothies. More t... Written in partnership with Innocent – the big knit
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Craft meets crowdfunding: halting a rural brain drain in the Balkans A Serbian social enterprise links skilled craftspeople with modern designers in a bid to reboot the beleaguered rural economy. Could a crowd... Economics
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Making sense: are we ready to ditch the disposable economy? From a surge of interest in repair cafes, to a new wave of workspaces for freelance makers, we explore fresh signs that we’re demanding a ne... Economics
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Resparking an ancient craft: a London blacksmith Kevin Boy followed in the footsteps of his grandfather to master the art of blacksmithing and has run his forge at Surrey Docks Farm, London... Arts Lifestyle
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The revival of the UK's ceramic industry More than 150 years after the heyday of the British ceramics production, things are looking more positive than for some time. Phil Tomlinson... Arts Economics
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