September 28, 2016
Alice Made This is a contemporary accessories brand inspired by geometry, architecture and Uk manufacture.
In preparation for their upcoming wedding day, Founders Alice and Ed Walsh were looking for a pair of cufflinks. With their combined tastes in design, stemming from their love for architecture, geometry and material use, the couple were unknowingly on a fruitless quest. They experienced a distinct lack of refinement and it became clear that their idea of well designed accessories were nonexistent. With direct industrial experience via her work as a designer, Alice recognised this was a relatively untouched market for those with parallel values.
Translating Alice's knowledge and passion for manufacturing processes, the couple pursued their own design and production of their idyllic cufflinks. From this first step, the couple have since expanded their interpretation of how accessories should be. This is presented in the form a stunning collection of beautiful lapel pins, shirt studs, tie bars, belts and bracelets; all of which can be accessed via their website.
Utilisng UK based factories, Alice and Ed work closely with varying industrial specialists that manufacture for aerospace and military applications. Their pieces have an undeniable purity, absolute in the idea of ‘nothing to add, nothing to take away’. This has been achieved via their unwavering approach to process and material. Alice Made This’ curiosity and innovation has spurred an ongoing collection of minimal, clean and beautifully honest accessories.
A huge thanks to Alice and Ed for their time.
NATIVE is a blog series intended to showcase select brands who implement product manufacture here in the UK. Admittedly, not all aspects of every product can be made here, however we are most interested in those that can.
UK production has changed dramatically over the decades. Like every industry, embracing change is vital, not just to survive but to thrive in conjunction with social, economic and technological advancement.
Recognition of businesses, old and new, that implement outright or even partial local production is something we are genuinely passionate about. As designers, it is our belief that people should know more about how, why and where great products are made in the UK.
NATIVE is our way of sharing this information.
"Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from very simple beginnings."
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