Artisans and Adventurers
Craft development expert Bee Friedmann first met designer, Amy Fleuriot Reade while walking their dogs Hiro and Wolf, in London Fields Park in Hackney. Bee and Amy quickly discovered a common love for design, animals and adventure, and set off together on a six week product development trip to Kenya.
The brand officially launched in the Summer of 2013 with a collection of vibrant, ethically made jewelry and has grown to include homeware, decorations and art designed by Amy and sourced by Bee from artisans around the world. Currently working with 32 artisan groups between Africa, India and the UK, Artisans & Adventurers gives traditional craft modern appeal by combining their unique aesthetic with a love of color and print.
The Kent-based brand produces its collections in collaboration with small-scale artisans and craft groups that would otherwise not have access to international markets. One such group in Kenya offers people with physical disabilities the opportunity for better livelihoods through training and employment.