Student collaboration in developing Make Works Derby and Derbyshire

Laura Dudley provides an insight to the student collaboration supporting the development of their Make Works region. Read more

Re-branding a heritage brand with Freytag Anderson

We chatted to Freytag Anderson about re-branding Robert Mackie, a heritage brand. Read more

How is Tinsel Made?

We’ve been wondering; how is tinsel actually made? Luckily we found some videos online and discovered that there is in fact a tinsel making machine! Read more

Why Open Matters

What do we mean by 'open' and why does it matte for the internet, for manufacturing and for Make Works? Read more

Wool Week: Wool what is it good for?

There is a huge variety of wool available, it's vital to understand their intricacies before choosing your fabric Read more

The Make Works Extension

We made a plug-in that shows you alternative ways to manufacture products locally. Read more

How to find a manufacturer in Scotland

Sourcing manufacturers is a constant challenge for creatives and small businesses alike. Here are some top tips for your factory finding research. Read more

Glass manufacturers in Scotland

Some of our most memorable factory visits are inside the world of oxides, gases, colour, viscosity and malleable shapes that is glass. Here are eight Scottish glass manufacturers listed on Make Works Scotland. Read more

Dundee Design Festival Residencies

A factory residency programme pairing designers and artists with manufacturers in Scotland. Read more

Factory Tour at Varma, Reykjavik

We speak to knitwear designer Hilary Grant to find out about knitwear manufacturing and design in Iceland. Read more

Day 11: The Make Works Christmas Countdown

Day 11 in the materials countdown is Clay. Read more

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