For centuries, Fortnum & Mason has been the destination for exceptionally crafted, beautifully designed joy-giving things. We always seek to support unique, modern designers and craftspeople to ensure that ancient techniques live on and rare talent is always celebrated.
This year to coincide with London Craft Week - a celebration of British and international creativity - we were very proud to partner with the Heritage Craft Association.
From blacksmithing and basketry to weaving and woodturning, the UK hosts an incredible range of heritage craft skills and is home to some of the best craftspeople in the world. But many of these skills are in the hands of individuals who have been unable to make provision to pass them on.
The Red List of Endangered Crafts identifies 130 endangered at-risk craft skills. From 4th – 10th October, the Heritage Craft Association exhibited three crafts: scissor making, bee skep making and basketwork furniture making.
Find out more about London Craft Week here.