Making Stories - Issue 2

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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 the 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: Adrienne Larsen, Armenuhi Khachatryan, Cheryl Eaton, Jennifer Barrett, Joanna Ignatius, Lauren Wallis, Linolimon, Maddie Harvey and Nataliya Sinelshchikova.

The writers and artists of this publication are: ash alberg, Camille Rosselle, Felicity Ford, Lorna Hamilton-Brown, Ocean Rose, Rhiannon Owens and Skeinwalker.

As always we have used gorgeous sustainably made yarns, this time from: Blacker Yarns, Cambrian Mountains Wool, De Rerum Natura, Garthenor, Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, L’Échappée Laine, Lana Rara, Oysters and Purls and Triskelion Yarn.

More About Making Stories

Making Stories is an independent knitwear design publisher founded by Verena Cohrs and Hanna Lisa Haferkamp and based in Berlin.

Our mission is to promote independent knitwear designers from around the world and environmentally friendly yarn sources. We are, and love to collaborate with, small and feminist businesses who are transparent in their operations. Honesty and kindness are the cornerstones of both our public voice and internal spirit.

We believe in choosing to use resources and capacities, be they human, environmental, social, or financial, in a way that can be sustained in the long run. We believe in being aware of and actively reflecting on all parts of our (work) process and communicating them openly and honestly. We believe in treating all living beings involved in our work fairly, respectfully, and lovingly, and in caring about and for their physical and mental well-being. We believe in not discriminating against anyone based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, health, physical appearance, economic situation, education, or any other factor, being mindful of what that means for their life and their stories and working towards a world where everyone is free to create the life they wish to live.