Wednesday, November 3, 2010

*bespoke* zine

There's a new kid on the craft block - *bespoke* zine!

*bespoke* is a brand new Aussie indie zine all about handmade, vintage, photography, craft, art, micro-business and much, much more. It is edited and published by BrisStyle member Jessica Van Den of - herself a crafty businesswoman and handmade advocate. And, unlike many of the new e-zine's popping up, *bespoke* is a lovely tactile A5 package - yep, printed in full colour and delivered to your door!

So, what prompted Jess to start *bespoke*? "The thought just came to me one night - that I would love to make a magazine, something tangible that could spread the word about the awesome craft community I found myself a part of. As I am the 'jump in first figure it out later' type, the next day I announced my plans online, and the support was overwhelming! Months later, and after an enormous amount of help and support from the handmade community, Issue 1 of *bespoke* is printed and ready to go!"

Full of interviews, stories, art and photography features, micro-biz advice, tutorials and product features, *bespoke* aims to inspire, nourish, and support the handmade community.

You can pop over to the *bespoke* website to order your very own copy or come along to the BrisStyle Indie Eco Market this Saturday where Jess will be onsite to launch and sell copies of Issue 1.

Saturday November 6, 9-2pm

St. Augustine's Church Grounds and Hall

Racecourse Road, Hamilton

And it doesn't stop there - Jess has already committed to a second issue, and she needs you! *bespoke* is written by the handmade community, for the handmade if you have a story, article idea, product, art or anything else you think would suit *bespoke*, make sure to visit the 'submissions' page on the *bespoke* website and get in touch.


littlechrissy said...

Will definitely be picking one up on Saturday.

felix and lily said...

I recieved my copy of *bespoke* in the mail earlier this week..have already read it from cover to it! :D

- Krystal xo