Kraft Space is an online craft market showcasing quality handmade products created by UK artists, designers and makers.
Kraft Space was founded by 3 close friends in Brighton. By day we are professional graphic and website designers, and by night, avid crafters and creators of handmade wonders.
With combined experience of over 25 years as graphic designers we have created brands and websites for all types of businesses. Although we absolutely love our careers and feel truly blessed to be part of other people’s journeys growing their dream businesses, we still aspired to pursue our own passions.
So we took to our own sideline projects using our creativity to build our own brands whilst fulfilling a desire to make our own handmade products.
As our brands evolved, we wanted somewhere to showcase our creations, somewhere with fair fees to get our products seen – sounds simple doesn’t it?
Not quite so simple. The problem?
We realised the marketplaces were saturated with imported, non-handmade goods. The mass produced or unethical goods were taking the limelight, while the genuinely talented went unnoticed – no chance to sell, no chance to shine.
Then, there was a spark – an idea – I suppose you could call it our light-bulb moment.
KRAFT SPACE WAS BORN!
Kraft Space is a platform where independent artists, designers and makers come to not only promote and sell unique, handmade products, but where they nurture their business and customer connections.
When all is said and done, our ethos is pretty simple – we care about the planet, and it’s people, focusing mainly on ethically handmade products we always check each sellers approach to their environmental impact, quality of design and craftsmanship and originality.
We proudly support local craftsmanship – only allowing independent designers, makers and small boutique retailers who are in the UK to sell with us.
All in all, we want to be THE destination for handmade homewares, jewellery and art of unrivalled quality – created for those seeking the unique and the stylish, the handmade and the irreplaceable – given as gifts or kept and cherished.
- Always be transparent in business, honesty really is the best policy.
- Always be looking for ways to improve your business and to make it stand out from the competition.
- Work hard, a business does not grow itself, it takes hard work and dedication.
- Recognize that you don't know everything and be open to new ideas and new approaches to your business.
- Get networking, it really is the way forward. Money can only go so far, you need to connect with people.
- Don't give up!