Making Stories Magazine - Issue 2
With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and companies they support.
In Issue 2, you’ll find cosy accessories and comfortable garments that are inspired by loving and caring for ourselves, our community and our planet. We’re delighted to share the extraordinary stories and visual art pieces of our contributors with you, from discovering the love for your body to finding the common threads in your communities and having necessary conversations on inclusion and racism.
The designers featured in this publication include: Ainur Berkimbayeva, Beatrice Perron Dahlen, Camille Romano, Carolyn Kern, Dawn Henderson, Ema Marinescu, Leeni Hoimela, Renate Kamm, Susanna Winter, Theresa Shingler and Verena Cohrs.
The writers and artists of this publication are: Caroline Frett, Catarina Seixas, Jeanette Sloan, Joanne Seiff, and Nicole Bracey.
As always we have used gorgeous sustainably made yarns, this time from: Blacker Yarns, Brooklyn Tweed, De Rerum Natura, Isager, John Arbon Textiles, Lanivendole, Marina Skua, Mominoki Yarn, Rosa Pomar, Tukuwool and Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company.
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MAKING STORIES MAGAZINE?
We’re (to our knowledge) the only ad-free knitting magazine on the market today. We believe in preserving our independence when it comes to deciding who we feature and work with through not accepting any ads for this magazine.
We’re printing on 100% recycled paper, one of the few that’s certified not only with the EU Ecolabel and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, but also with the Blauer Engel certificate.
We’re keeping production and fulfilment as local as possible, working with Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte as our printer, the first printer to be certified with Blauer Engel, and with Urbanmail as our fulfilment and shipping partner, both here in Berlin.