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What is Making Stories Magazine?
Making Stories Magazine is a new magazine that aims to showcase companies and makers who centre their work around sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity, tell their stories, educate and inspire crafters and enable them to make informed decisions.
We share scenes that tell not just one story, knitwear that is shown on more than one body type, pieces that are being worn as we’d wear them in our everyday life. We publish pieces from a diverse range of voices, we’re interested in exploring and learning from different perspectives and strengthening our community, and we offer a platform for writers who express what they care about in their work.
In Issue 1, you’ll find thoughtful accessories and versatile garments that are designed with change in mind – change in seasons, in the way we work and live, in our choice of materials. We’re proud to be able to share the fantastic work of writers and visual artists with you with pieces that range from disability and knitting to body image, from queering the knitting status quo to what change means for our lives.
What’s so special about it?
We’re (to our knowledge) the only ad-free knitting magazine on the market today. We believe in preserving our independence when it comes to deciding who we feature and work with through not accepting any ads for this magazine.
We’re printing on 100% recycled paper, one of the few that’s certified not only with the EU Ecolabel and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, but also with the Blauer Engel certificate.
We’re keeping production and fulfilment as local as possible, working with Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte as our printer, the first printer to be certified with Blauer Engel, and with Urbanmail as our fulfilment and shipping partner, both here in Berlin.
Who’s included in Issue 1?
Adrienne Larsen, Armenuhi Khachatryan, Cheryl Eaton, Jennifer Barrett, Joanna Ignatius, Lauren Wallis, Linolimon, Maddie Harvey and Nataliya Sinelshchikova
Blacker Yarns, Cambrian Mountains Wool, De Rerum Natura, Garthenor, Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, L’Échappée Laine, Lana Rara, Oysters and Purls and Triskelion Yarn
Ash alberg, Camille Rosselle, Felicity Ford, Lorna Hamilton-Brown, Ocean Rose, Rhiannon Owens and Skeinwalker