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The best British Craft

The British Craft Directory is a custom-built platform where independent designer-makers can showcase their work to prospective retail customers and other trade buyers. Every member of the Directory is an authentic artisan maker who produces their work here in the United Kingdom.

Our focus is on supporting and promoting locally made British crafts and the vital retail businesses which bring our town centres, high streets and tourist destinations to life. #ShopLocal is our motto!

Retail buyers are warmly invited to browse our carefully curated sectors, which incorporate a wide range of craft disciplines and can be searched either by category or by region. Categories are designed to facilitate buying patterns, with an emphasis on special occasions, consumer lifestyle trends and sustainable production methods.

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Curated Craft

Curated Craft

Online Trade Show

This exclusive trade buying event will run from 16th-24th June 2024, offering retailers a simple and effective sourcing platform at the optimum time of year for purchasing craft. Curated Craft will enable you to browse high quality products from the comfort of your home, place of business or even while you’re sitting on the train.

Enjoy discovering a treasure trove of authentic artisan makers, whose user-friendly profiles will give you a great taste of the work they can offer. Watch maker videos in your own time, download catalogues, price lists and brochures, chat to exhibitors in real time, ‘hangout’ in our chat room to catch up with industry friends and have a cup of tea while you enjoy one of our business seminars.

You can also take advantage of show promotions from every single one of our participating makers – be it carriage-paid orders, discounted prices or other kinds of offers designed to ease the pressure of retail buying.

Visit the Curated Craft website.

Sustainable Ethos

At the British Craft Directory we are dedicated to helping retailers make their merchandise offering more environmentally friendly with artisan made products crafted in small batches from the most sustainable possible materials. We aren’t alone in caring passionately for the environment. Consumers around the country are seeking out products and brands which can demonstrate a more sustainable ethos and eco-conscious production methods.

Makers on the British Craft Directory adhere to strong environmental credentials, with many of them creating beautiful products from recycled, salvaged, upcycled or organic materials and limiting plastic packaging. By shopping local and buying British you also cut out the huge carbon footprint generated by shipping in products from the Far East.