Maggie Marilyn

New Zealand

Cotto Etrusco



Palma de Mallorca



Oro de Cacao




Hemp Eyewear


Mrs. Walsh






XI Gin


Lonely Mountain


Angus Ross


Nomade Moderne


Le Labo

New York

Zeus + Dione














Ringana Austria | Ethical Beauty & Natural Wellness |The Aficionados


New York

Greece is for Lovers


Inis Meáin




My Alpaca


Hanna Hats




McNutt of Donegal


Eddie Doherty


Perfumer H


House of Dagmar


Gut Oggau

Neusiedler See



Nissos Beer



The Makers is a hot-list collection by The Aficionados for absolute style lovers and those that share our artisanal passion for handmade and crafted creativity. This is our little designers’ hub of independent excitement listing our friends discovered on our travels. From the hand-made to the luxury of bespoke, from rare creations to the everyday items made with intricacy, browse through this lifestyle community that is brimming with originality, thoughtful design and mama-cool creatives.

The Makers Crafting our Favourite Skis

Whether made from bamboo, walnut, beech, poplar or redwood, these seven ski chosen makers are using innovation, sustainability and tradition to carve out skis that have high performance.

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Handcrafted Hat Makers of Style

What we wear is a signifier of who we are, and the hat in particular has become a marker of individuality and style.
Handcrafted, family-owned hat makers literally headline this lineup of the coolest, oldest, most stylish and rare finds - our chapeaux of choice from felt fedoras, brimming sun hats or a jaunty beret.

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Copenhagen and the Ceramics Stage

A city of effortless cool & pioneering Scandi design Copenhagen has long been at the heart of the world’s ceramics stage, from practical to the performative.

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Dream weavers for centuries: Austria’s historic linen industry

We all love the touch, feel and look of linen which can add drama to any interior. Over in Mühlviertel in upper Austria, is one of Europe's oldest textile producers, an area that has cultivated flax for centuries.

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Since 1878 - Into the blue: how new techniques pushed Mühlviertel forward

Founded in 1878 – Blaudruck Wagner is one of the original crafted textile printers in Upper Austria's Mühlviertel, recognised for their iconic blue dyes onto linen and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage.

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Callista Crafts - Beyond the Tote - 950 Stitches, 356 Knots

Made in their Athens atelier, Callista's bags are iconic, timeless, and one of a kind, each skilfully handmade using age-old crafts and techniques to incorporate Greek heritage

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Walk New York’s streets with footwear brand FEIT

Some design principles are so uncomplicated and understated that they can be found in different iterations, in different corners of the world. The value placed on craftsmanship is one of these; so is the use of natural materials that not only can last a lifetime, but also get more handsome with each passing year.

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Femme Maison – Raw Fashion in Vienna

Femme Maison is a Vienna based brand founded in 2009 by Franziska Fürpass (*1983, Austria) and George Bezhanishvili (*1984, Georgia). George eventually dropped out, but Franziska pushed through by expanding and reinventing her label whilst studying at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

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Fragrance for All Seasons: FFern

A British heritage olfactory of cultured family legacy, sustainable heart and crafted ethos, producing small-batch fragrances bound to the seasons. using purest ingredients from the little-known to the common, including ginger root, blue gum eucalyptus and black tang seaweed.

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Glein Clothing: Affordable luxury made in Vienna

One of the best boutiques in Vienna - Glein Clothing is an affordable luxury fashion label made in Vienna founded by Sebastian Leitinger - famed for cool organic T shirts and stylish shoes.

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Greece is for Lovers - Crafted design

While your summer beach vacation is probably still a few months away, there’s no harm in fantasizing about days spent sipping cocktails and dancing the night away…

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Fika and fine coffee from Gringo Nordic, Gothenburg.

Founded by three self-confessed coffee addicts, Gringo Nordic are serious about its sourcing, production and roasting. What could be better on a visit to Gothenburg to indulge in the nation’s pastime of fika, which involves carving time everyday for ‘coffee and cake’.

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Gut Oggau – Austria’s Best Organic Wine

Burgenland's Gut Oggau winery is Austria's famed and finest biodynamic vineyard, famous also for its association with Austria foodie institution, Taubenkobel.

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Hieronymus Stationery - classic Swiss precision

How Zurich's ultra luxe-cool stationers Hieronymus epitomise the very Swiss sense of detail + precision

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House of Dagmar: Swedish sisterhood style made to last

Swedish womenswear brand House of Dagmar Stockholm is the brainchild of three sisters founded in 2005. Famed for its pristine tailoring with a healthy dose of trend awareness it is testament to the perfect personality alignment of Kristina Tjäder, Sofia Wallenstam and Karin Söderlind.

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Inis Meáin’s Knitted Legacy

Inis Meáin Knitting Company is an international beacon of knitted design & simple luxe - perched on the ruggedly beautiful Aran Islands as a warm fashion must.

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MARY KATRANTZOU "The Queen of Print"

Known as the 'Queen of print' - Vogue, Mary Katrantzou continually pushes the boundaries of textiles, visual drama and innovation, a pioneer of digital art crossed into fashion.

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Polished Poland cool: Magda Butrym conquers the fashion scene

Fashion designer Magda Butrym, an alumnus of Warsaw’s International School of Costumography and Clothing Design, her label launched in Poland back in 2014 is causing a fashion wave.

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MASKA – timeless Swedish knitwear from fashion hub Gothenburg

Meet Maria Svensson and Esmeralda Vidfar, two wool-loving ladies from Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Based in an art-collective studio space with ten other designers and artists, they create the knitwear that they had always dreamed of wearing as spotted by the owners of the creative fashionista den of Gothenburg, Hotel Flora.

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Moessmer's Woolly Fashion

Moessmer's luxury wool & cashmere fashion legacy extends far beyond the design boundaries of South Tyrol's Brunico, but it is still a good place to start.

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Muchache: Ethical Fashion made in Mallorca

For the aficionados of easy, slow wear, Muchache is an ethical brand of soul and purpose, designed for those unfussed with gender rules, 'wear what pleases you'.

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Muck’n’Muffins: a sisterly venture of handmade goods

Muck’n’Muffins: a sisterly venture of handmade goods in Dunfanaghy Ireland which champion the crafts from ceramics, furniture, toys, vintage finds and serve great coffee.

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McNutt of Donegal collaborates with Breac House

McNutt of Donegal weave tweed and Irish wool on handlooms and has evolved over the years to produce Irish linen, fabric and accessories including wool blankets, throws and scarfs as found at Breac.House.

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Neolea – The Dutch guy, an island and the oils of life with salt

Exceptional, natural goodness sourced in Greece is what Neolea is all about following the mantra: 'love more, live better and get more taste out of life'.

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Perfumer H Opens New Flagship Store in London's Mayfair

Perfumer H is proud to introduce its new flagship on Clifford Street, Mayfair. In keeping with the street’s 18th-century heritage, the store has been designed to evoke Georgian London.

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Qollezione & The Blue Apron

Homeland culture is at the heart of this South Tyrolean fashion label, who creatively rethink statement pieces of traditional alpine garments - like the iconic 'Blue Apron'.

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Sun-kissed Style & Rondini Sandals

First opened 90-years ago by Dominique Rondini as the first sandal cobbler in Saint-Tropez - back when the likes of the fashion world’s Coco Chanel were gracing France’s favoured Pampelonne beach.

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Riedel: The Austrian art of imbibing

Riedel started as a family trading luxury glassware in northwest Bohemia, then a world center in the trade of crystal glass, Johann Christoph Riedel traveled around until 1723, when he was tragically murdered. His sons and grandsons took continued the business, married into wealthy glass families and ultimately settled in Austria.

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SAGAN Vienna: A International Viennese wave

Familiar done differently. Thus the slogan of Sagan Vienna goes, an emerging accessories brand based in the Austrian capital. The two founders; Tanja Bradaric and Taro Ohmae, of Croatian and Japanese heritage, respectively, attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where they studied fashion under the Belgian designer talents Raf Simons and Veronique Branquinho.

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Sea You Soon - Beach towels and mats for nomads

Imagine if you could distil the language of Greek coastline living filled with eternal summer and put it into creative textile design. Well, that's just what the Greek siblings Grigoris and Constantinos Samaras did – the founders of cult brand: SEA YOU SOON.

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Skye Candles

A small, homegrown family company with high ethical standards produces a range of candles and diffusers which paint a picture of the largest Hebridean island.

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Sina Thomaseth: Shaping chic hotel work wear

For intuitive international fashion designer Sina Thomaseth, founder of Thomaseth Teamfashion, it is always at her roots where she finds the best inspo.

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Architect Stephanie Thatenhorst - a design studio of hotels and retail to a cool dentist

A true chameleon stylist, Stephanie dips into a creative plethora of design heritage, whereby not one specific touchpoint defines her touch; refreshingly alive; it's edgy, clever, disruptive, and often, but not always, popped with sorbet colours.

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Zeus+Dione: Resortwear of mythical proportions

Cue Zeus+Dione, a Greek resortwear brand that celebrates Hellenic culture and lifestyle. The brand, named after the ancient Greek goddess of love’s parents, looks toward the age-old knowledge of artisans all over Greece, who custom-make, weave, dye, embroider and cut the Zeus+Dione textiles.

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