Friday, 6 June 2014

The House of Handmade

The House of Handmade is a small fashion label set up by Emma Bosanko creating vintage inspired accessories from a little craft space in Norwich.

Inspired by key accessories over the last century and  interpreting them for a modern wardrobe. Their faux fur stoles have been most popular having been featured in Make & Believe Magazine, the L’oreal Paris USA website and sold internationally. 

We Asked the lovely Emma what makes her products so bloody lovely and where you can get your hands on them!

"It started in 2012 with an autumn/winter collection of reproduction 1920s/30s stoles which were made from faux fur fabrics. I’d spotted a trend linked to luxe fabrics and vintage style which was popular in film and media, such as Boardwalk Empire and The Great Gatsby. This has expanded and now I sell faux fur stoles and collars through my Etsy UK Shop and Website.

This year I’ve also been working on a spring/summer collection of peter pan collars (given their name by Maude Adams who wore them originally in a 1905 production of Peter Pan) using chintzy floral cotton and covered in silk flowers. I was recently commissioned by national craft mag ‘Mollie Makes Magazine’ to write a tutorial article explaining how to make our Cherry Blossom Collar which featured in their April Issue and was available nationwide. The article also featured photographs by Norwich Photographer Rekha Garton and local model Ginger Koneko.

I sell everything through my Etsy UK store  and attend handmade markets every year to sell my work, more recently at Clutter City in Norwich Arts Centre and The Assembly House. I’m hoping to start to sell my wares at some London markets soon too, I’d love to sell at Renegade Handmade Fair at the Truman Brewery having visited last year and seen Norwich Brands Ecclectic Eccentricity and Ella Goodwin Illustration do so well!"

Emma is a real inspiration building up her business and promoting local fashion, she uses the stunning Norwich model Ginger Koneko who is on all photos in this post (and who we are hoping to maybe involve in some photo shoots in the near future *hint hint*) and local photographer Rekha Garton I thoroughly recommend looking at her portfolio for some beautiful images. 

Looking forward to seeing The House of Handmade grow and I'm even hoping to get some kind of faux fur stole / cape for my wedding next year! A local brand we LOVE! 



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