People

Citizens, makers, farmers, tech gurus, craftsmen, digital fabrication geeks, supply chain travellers and carbon footprint calculators – here are the people that are changing our physical world and our relationship with it.

5 Reasons to Intern at a Tech Startup…

Hello world, here’s some insight into why I think interning for a tech startup is both highly valuable and exciting. I joined Provenance in June for the UCL Advances Summer Internship Programme and would…

New beginnings at FutureShop

Provenance founder, Jessi Baker, and Fashion & Lifestyle expert Neliana Fuenmayor, demonstrate Provenance’s tools for traceability and transparency to a FutureShop visitor. Hello world, I’m Provenance’s Communications Assistant. I joined the team in…

How to Future-Proof Your Business

Positive Luxury hosted a panel discussion geared toward luxury brands aiming to adopt socially and environmentally sustainable business practices. “With new technology there is no hiding place for businesses, there must be…

Made in Aarhus, Denmark

Denmark is known for its classic design icons such as Arne Jacobsen’s The Egg, the Y chair by Hans J. Wegner and Georg Jensen’s jewellery. Originally these were handmade by skilled craftsmen…

Life in the field

If asked about your favourite possession you will often talk about its origin, its material, its history, design or personal memories. Transparency allows us to pass these stories from designers and makers,…

We’re featured on Monocle 24!

Provenance founder Jessi Baker appeared on Monocle 24’s The Entrepreneurs in April 2015 to discuss Provenance and the power of a product’s story. Listen to the full episode here

Emerging in the midlands: jewellery by Libby Ward

Libby Ward is a contemporary jewellery designer and maker based in the creative hub of Middleport Pottery, West Midlands. Having worked in ceramics, woods, plastics and metals, Libby’s pieces look at preserving…

Seagulls and 1970s beach style

“The Rack” – the coincidental title of both Valentina Mery and Trinidad Gómez’s dissertations while at the same university, and their own design company founded on the exploration of craft and style….

Hair highway

Enter a foreign world and follow the journey of Studio Swine making; see how they obtain and use human hair to create the raw material from which they craft their truly unique…

The geography of stone

Ignacia Murtagh is a Chilean designer based in Santiago. With a background in ceramics and furniture design, she has taken much of her inspiration from nature and all it has to offer….

Heavy weather

Glasgow based Trakke make bags designed with the Scottish winter in mind. “We design kit for Glaswegian winters, because up here, our bags are going to get some abuse” says Trakke founder,…

The beginnings of brew

As London Beer Week 2015 was coming to an end, we were keen to peek behind the barrels and get to know some of our favourite London breweries including Brew By Numbers,…

The bike built by adversity

Not so long ago, the idea of a push bike that is fun to ride but can be easily folded into a package smaller than an average suitcase was madness. But for…

Heat, hands and time

While technology has accelerated how quickly we can make things, there are some processes that resist this march of progress. To make porcelain by hand involves the same combination of heat, hands…

Opposites attract

How do two halves make a whole – especially when those two halves are pulling in different directions? In the case of British menswear brand, S.E.H Kelly it’s the space in between…

The wood cycle

“Christian, we are making you redundant,” isn’t how most businesses begin. But East London Furniture isn’t a typical business. After becoming unemployed from photography gallery Christian Dillon spent his days scribbling chair…

The philosophy of Tom

Thomas Bird is an unlikely fashion designer. “I can’t remember the last time I bought a pair of shoes. When I was setting up the business I bought 20 navy t-shirts, one…