Buy Less, Buy Better, Buy Handmade

21st November 2022  |  ANNOUNCEMENTS

Buy Less, Buy Better, Buy HandmadeWe’ve partnered up with Folksy, CRAFT Festival, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and the Crafts Council, to create a national campaign designed to support makers across the UK and encourage shoppers to BUY LESS, BUY BETTER, BUY HANDMADE.

Our collaborative Christmas campaign encourages people to make conscious shopping decisions, and choose to buy from local and handmade businesses. We’re delighted to also have the support of craft advocates Heritage Crafts Co-Chair Jay Blades, as well as Keith Brymer Jones and Sue Pryke.

Artist Nick Hand encapsulates our message beautifully with his letterpress poster, which is available to buy here – all proceeds from the sales will go directly to the artist.


Here’s how you can take part in the campaign

We need your support to share this message. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Nick HandFirst check out our Campaign Guide which explains what it’s all about (see the Campaign Guide here).
    Then help share our message on your social channels using the hashtag. #buylessbuybetterbuyhandmade.
  • Use our ready-made templates to create your own graphics – just drop in your own images (download templates here).
  • View our Campaign Pack with helpful prompts to make sharing quick and easy (get your Campaign Pack here).
  • Buy the official campaign poster by Nick Hand and display with pride or post on social to show your support for our wonderful and talented community of makers (buy the poster here).


Heritage Crafts gift membership

Share the excitement of exploring heritage crafts and skills all year long with a gift membership! Recipients can look forward to monthly newsletters, discount to our upcoming events, promoting their craft on the Makers Directory, access to regional members meetings and more! You can either download the membership e-certificate to print or receive it through the post (UK only). Last orders for postal certificates is 4 December. Get you gift membership here.


Browse the Makers DIrectory

For more gift ideas hop over to our Makers Directory find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift or workshop experience. Visit The Makers.