RAFT Punks

  1. Skye Weavers: using pedal power to make beautiful woollens

    Skye Weavers: using pedal power to make beautiful woollens

    Skye Weavers create beautiful woollen products with a difference — they use a bicycle pedal-powered loom! We share their fascinating story...  It was a shared love of cycling that first brought Roger and Andrea Holden together. It’s a love that has also inspired — and powered — their business, Skye Weavers. Andrea is from Germany and first met Roger, now...
  2. Trakke: quality, locally handcrafted products for travel and adventure

    Trakke: quality, locally handcrafted products for travel and adventure

    We talk to Alec Farmer, founder of Trakke — an innovative business that uses local resources to make durable bags and outdoor gear... Alec Farmer's moment of accidental inspiration came when he was a graphic design student, riding fixed wheel bikes, hanging out with bike couriers in Glasgow and looking for just the right kind of bag. He couldn’t find...
  3. Banton Frameworks: eye-catching spectacle frames with a difference 

    Banton Frameworks: eye-catching spectacle frames with a difference 

    We talk to the co-founders of Banton Frameworks, an ethical eyewear manufacturer which produces quality handmade glasses frames from its purpose-built UK workshop... ‘Make, sell, reinvest, repeat,’ Lucy Ross says. It’s a philosophy that has brought Banton Frameworks a long way in a short time. It all began when Lucy and her coursemate Jamie Bartlett were studying Product Design in...
  4. Alusid - Beautiful, recycled surfaces with a touch of glass

    Alusid - Beautiful, recycled surfaces with a touch of glass

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  5. Tony’s Chocolonely – unusually delicious chocolate with a mission

    Tony’s Chocolonely – unusually delicious chocolate with a mission

    If you’ve bitten into an oddly-shaped chunk of Tony’s Chocolonely you’ll know how deliciously different it is. But it’s also unusual in another way: it’s on a mission to make chocolate 100% slave free. Here’s the story... It’s not often that a journalist hands themselves in to the authorities and tries to get prosecuted. But in 2003, that’s exactly what...
  6. Valentina Karellas – luxury knitwear with a difference

    Valentina Karellas – luxury knitwear with a difference

    At Raft we believe in doing the right thing. And doing it yourself if necessary. We look out for people with the same ethic and, when we get a few moments, we ask them to share a few thoughts with us. Valentina Karellas makes luxury knitwear — but with a real difference. Her business produces handmade, sustainable items using materials...
  7. Dr. Bronner’s – soap with a universal message

    Dr. Bronner’s – soap with a universal message

    At Raft we believe in doing the right thing. And doing it yourself if necessary. We look out for people with the same ethic and, when we get a few moments, we ask them to share a few thoughts with us. Dr. Bronner’s makes soap, hair and body care products - but with a real difference. Their ‘All-One’ ethic and...
  8. Making waves in St Albans for the Sustainability Festival 2019

    Making waves in St Albans for the Sustainability Festival 2019

    Our St Albans store has gained an amazing mural – and it’s all for a very important cause... The St Albans Sustainability Festival is a three-week celebration of sustainable ideas, with events taking place across the St Albans and Harpenden areas – and Raft’s local team were delighted to take part. We invited the superb artist Perla Mignanelli to decorate...
  9. A bespoke Raft makeover at the Forget Me Not boutique

    A bespoke Raft makeover at the Forget Me Not boutique

    How our Brighton team pulled out all the stops to create a beautiful, sustainable shop design for Forget Me Not fashion boutique... Forget Me Not is a gorgeous boutique in Brighton specialising in Argentinian fashions. Spread over two floors in Prince Albert Street, it is the first and only European stockist of leading Argentinian designers Natalia Antolin and Jazmin Chebar...
  10. SIRPLUS – creating clothing that's made to last

    SIRPLUS – creating clothing that's made to last

    At Raft we believe in doing the right thing. And doing it yourself if necessary. We look out for people with the same ethic and, when we get a few moments, we ask them to share a few thoughts with us. SIRPLUS is a clothing company with a difference – they use surplus fabrics to produce fabulous menswear that's made...
  11. Haeckels: turning seaweed into skincare

    Haeckels: turning seaweed into skincare

    At Raft we believe in doing the right thing. And doing it yourself if necessary. We look out for people with the same ethic and, when we get a few moments, we ask them to share a few thoughts with us. Dom Bridges is the founder of Haeckels - a skincare and fragrance company with a difference: their products are...
  12. Antiform - fashion design with a brilliant twist

    Antiform - fashion design with a brilliant twist

    At Raft we believe in doing the right thing. And doing it yourself if necessary. We look out for people with the same ethic and, when we get a few moments, we ask them to share a few thoughts with us. Antiform is a designer fashion label with a twist – they make all their own clothes using reclaimed materials...

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