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Inspired:London

"Your guide to the hidden treasure trove of British design talent right on your door step! A Guide to Handmade in London reveals how and where to buy the best locally-made handmade British products directly from the makers. A brilliant handbook for wannabe designer-makers and a perfect black book for stylists, journalists, creatives and lovers of all things beautiful!

With the buying public growing increasingly frustrated with the monotonous high street retailers, handmade products, made by local designer-makers, have enjoyed a huge resurgence over the past few years. As a result, handmade has become the norm rather than the exception for many people looking to own products which are as unique and individual as they are themselves and contrary to popular belief, there is something available for everyone, no matter the budget, taste or style. 

Supporting your local economy and buying from small independent design-led businesses has never been more important given the current economic climate. The UK is blessed with such an abundance of design talent which collectively generates great value for the UK economy and that is something which we should all be supporting. 

Inspired:London - A Guide to Handmade in London is infused with this spirit of supporting our designer-makers and is an indispensable guide to the treasure trove of creative talent hidden away in our beloved capital. This book takes you on a journey from North to East to Central, South and West London, showcasing the work of 162 London-based designers. 

This guide, for Londoners and visitors alike, reveals the beautiful, unique, handmade products available right on your own doorstep and introduces you to the talented, creative designers who hand make them. 

Click to download the PDF Press Kit

The team behind the book:

Author: Mary McDermott
Graphic Design & Layout: Jo Askey
Co-editors: Anna Stassen and Bebe Bradley
Photography: Abi Bansal 
Proofing: Julie Smallwood
Retouching: Siobhian Carroll