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A Little Knife Workshop in Spain Discovering new things is one of the joys of travelling. To my surprise, while stopping for a petrol on my latest trip I saw this tiny shop. The more I looked around, the more I learned about it, the more if felt like entering a treasure throve. It is located in the middle of nowhere, in a sleepy Minglanilla village surrounded by hot and sandy Spanish countryside. About half way between Alicante and Madrid and you would never think of stopping here for any other reason than filling up your tank. But having spent the last few years discovering passionate makers in Europe I was immediately attracted by the looks of this solitary shop. It felt that it is not influenced by the global trend currents, but rather setting it’s own local personality, hiding under fading letters in a quiet sandy summer day. With not a soul in sight I stepped into the shop thinking … read more
Fabrica Cuchilleria
12 Reasons Why People Choose to Buy “Made in Europe” 1. CAN REPRESENT (OR BRING YOU CLOSER) TO YOUR HERITAGE For this point I would love to be from Scotland. Seriously. As far as stating your heritage goes there is no more mystique and romantic way than using your long family tartan colours. Just to explain, each Scottish surname represents a clan and each clan had their own unique pattern of tartan colours. Now, even if you are completely not fussed about tartan, there are so many products out there that a) made in Scotland, but also b) can be custom made to represent the colours and patterns of your long standing past. Just some ideas for my Scottish readers: tartan, scarf, rug, tie, ‘iThing’ cover, flat cap, wool tam, wallet, bow tie, satchel bag, cufflinks and list goes on. And surely, if you buy Scottish tartan it just has to be made there too. read more
Shop window of Made in France shop
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