Artisanry Co. is a social enterprise. Our platform promotes UK based artisans, crafters, and artists to sell their products to a global audience. Through Artisanry, makers have access to a trusted community of like-minded peers to provide much-needed help and support.
In an overcrowded world of consumerism and mass-manufactured goods, the inspiration to create a platform for UK only artisans, crafters, and artists to be seen and to thrive, was overwhelming. Artisanry Co. is a grass route movement taking art and craft back to the heart of our communities. A unique proposition, developed to support the combined needs of the makers and their customers – a platform that works for the makers, whilst providing the mark of quality and authenticity for their customers.
In the words of the peace scholar Elise Boulding “I have long believed that a wholesome, peaceful world is possible if we devote all-out effort to the development of each member of the community”.
As a Nichiren Buddhist, the founder believes in the dignity of life and respect for every individual. Her focus is on creating value for individuals and their communities.
It’s with this simple, yet powerful idea, that Artisanry Co. aims to deliver positive impact, both socially and economically.
Our mission is simple:
– Provide the no.1 global marketplace for UK
– Support our artisans, crafters, and artists
– Ensure the highest quality to our customers
Who We Are
Meet the people who are developing the Artisanry Co. online platform and building the community.
Bhawna has over 20 years professional and business experience in the UK and overseas including significant project management and digital development expertise in UK. Earlier in her career, she also established and successfully ran her own distribution and training business overseas. Her professional experience brings commercial acumen, alongside strong financial discipline, to the development and ultimate management of the business.
Her passion is to establish and run an ethically sustainable business for all makers. As a woman in business, she is also keen to encourage and create opportunities to help other women in the workplace, marketplace, and communities.
Peter will provide guidance and advice on the structural and financial aspects of the business.
Peter for the last 25 years has managed business at a senior level in the UK and overseas. Throughout his career, his focus has been on improving investment governance of major UK institutions and pension funds.
He also has experience of chairing trustee boards in the third sector.
Social Media Marketing
Her true passion lies in writing where she has more than five year’s professional experience in the industry writing in various formats including SEO, blogs, press releases, social media, interviews and web copy.
Advisory - Carbon management
Richard currently works for Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage. He is passionate about working with actors across society to promote, pursue and deliver meaningful action towards a sustainable and low-carbon future
Dr Karen Patel
Advisor - Craft Industry
Karen will act as advisor to help develop relevant projects to ensure our goals for social impacts are met.
Karen is an AHRC Leadership Fellow based at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham School of Media. Her current research focuses on diversity and expertise development in the contemporary craft economy, in collaboration with Crafts Council UK. She is particularly interested in issues around diversity and inequalities in craft work and the wider creative industries.