Episode 59 includes a conversation with Grace Whowell, owner of the UK craft business Beyond Measure. BM aims to sell beautiful and useful tools and supplies for makers focusing on textiles. Grace sources the kinds of high-quality tools that could become future heirlooms to be handed down through generations of crafters. However, as we hear, that is just one of the ways that she keeps sustainability and social responsibility at the core of her business. We also grapple with the eternal question of how you run a business based on selling goods whilst simultaneously trying to minimise your impact on the planet, and if it’s possible to resist growth.
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Listen to Grace’s conversation with my friend Saskia in Episode #25 of A Smaller Life podcast.
Beyond Measure offers an array of craft workshops at their premises in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
Previous Check Your Thread guest Wendy Ward is supporter of, and occasional tutor at, Beyond Measure.
Beyond Measure stocks Louisa Owen Sonstroem’s book Hand Sewing Clothing.
Grace stocks beautiful turned wooden pin cushions made in Yorkshire by Hugh Leishman.