Make Good Festival, Creative entrepreneurship, London

Having a spare day in London, I discovered the Make Good Festival via Twitter and decided to go in search of creative inspiration. The Make Good Festival is a ‘festival of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship’. It is the culmination of a year of training for students on the School for Creative Startups, which is a program devised by Doug Richard to help creative people build up successful businesses. You can find out more about the program on this website: www.schoolforcreativestartups.com

I met some lovely people and discovered lots of different amazingly creative businesses. A few of my favourite discoveries were Just Got Made – a business which connects designers and makers to the goods and services they need. An excellent directory and service for British Makers.

I fell in love with Orla stationary, which is traditionally crafted and features original prints, in gorgeous colours and designs.

I spent a long time chatting to the lovely Zoe Murphy from Zoe Murphy Design whose work I have admired ever since I first saw it. According to her website she ‘promotes the idea of ‘Loving what belongs to you’ by printing onto recycled furniture and textiles using imagery inspired by her seaside hometown, Margate’. I took a few photos of her lovely work and am determined to own a piece of her furniture one day!

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