Welcome to f.o.a.k
Well I finally did it! Welcome to f.o.a.k.
f.o.a.k is my new venture, promoting handmade products from far away places, hand-picked from my projects past and present. I’ve been travelling the globe for many years now, working with development agencies, fair trade companies, importers, and exporters, and have had the pleasure of working with many incredible artisans, designers and small businesses in all parts of the world.
My work has enabled me to experience the challenges first hand that many craftspeople and small businesses in Developing Countries face in getting their beautiful products to market. Often this concerns over complicated supply chains creating too many added costs, lack of information on where and how to position their products in the market, and over whelming competition from the mass-produced!
f.o.a.k aims to take a simple approach and bring few of kind collections directly to customers via fun pop-up shopping and sourcing events.
I love curating and collaborating, so my first pop-up event presents a coordinated collection of wonderful homeware, accessories and jewellery from all corners of the globe, Peru, India, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. More about the products, the producers, and the stories they tell in my next posts.
See below for a taster of products available from our next Pop-up event:
Sculptural silver bead collection inspired by the Moche culture of Ancient Peru (more about ‘narradores’, my silver bead collection soon)
Stunning hand-crafted Springbok hide handbags
Gorgeous infinity scarves beautifully woven from soft and sustainable bamboo fibre
Funky Afri- Scandi bold graphic prints on cotton and linen
Super soft woven chenille and cotton throws in gorgeous colours
and much more !!!