What is Artisan Love?
That's a very good question! I'm glad you asked! Artisan Love [formerly known as Monday's Spotlight] is a weekly feature highlighting the work of Australian independent, eco and/or handmade artists, photographers, designers, crafters, store-owners and more.

What's the point?
I am trying to give such Aussies a place where they can let other like-minded people know about what they do!

Who is eligible?
Any Australian who has an independent, eco and/or handmade store, business or product that is of high quality. However, if for any reason I feel your business, product or store does not fit in with the ethos of Artisan Love I reserved the right to not offer approval. [This is very rare.]

What do I need to do to be featured?
Simply send me an email with "Artisan" in the subject line and tell me a little about you and your product as well as links to your store or website. Once I have taken a look at your product I will email you a short questionnaire. Just fill it in and send it back to me along with 12-15 quality images you would also like included in the feature.

Samples can also be a great way for me to be able to give an accurate idea to my readers about the quality of your products. Samples can be sent to Calico & Co PO Box 6007 Hammondville NSW 2170.

International Artisans
Artisan Love will now feature international Artisans and their work once a month. If you are a handmade or indie designer, crafter, photographer etc who lives outside Australia please feel free to contact me. Your products must be available for shipping to Australia though.

What's it going to cost me?
Absolutely nothing!
Being an indie designer myself, I know that there are often two major obstacles facing every in this situation... 1. trying to get the word out about you and your work or brand and 2. income can be sporadic and frequently there isn't enough left over to put into advertising. So this is my little way of giving a little helping hand.

When will I be featured?
Due to the popularity of Artisan Love I often have Monday's booked for a number of weeks, even months in advance. Dates are allocated purely on a next available basis. Unfortunately, you are not able to request a specific date unless is it well in advance and that date is available.

What can I do to return the favour?

There's actually lots you can do!

It would be so wonderful that if you are featured on Artisan Love that you could spread the word about Calico & Co via Facebook, Twitter, your website, blog or store so that others can enjoy the treasure trove of talent. Oh and don't forget to tell me about it when you do and give me the link so I can check it out! To make this even easier you can display a Calico & Co. badge on your site too. Grab it here!

It would also put a huge smile on my face if you were to subscribe to the blog either via email or RSS, become a fan on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter!

There is also the opportunity for you to become an Advertiser Calico & Co. Email me to find out more.

Finally, you could show your support by sending a donation, of any value, my way.


Past Artisan Love [+ Monday's Spotlight] Features
[most recent listed first]
lemon tree lane | Bella Stationery Studio | Hide & Seek Market | Coco Ruby Design | emerald + ella | Something Little Special | Leonie Simpson Jewellery Design | Thorson Photography | | Bluecaravan | Sandra Darling | Created by Jess | Zinnia Pea | rubyandjoy | Saponify | Fiona Kate | Tasha Chawner | bramble and bear | Miss Trinket | wallspank | Adelle | Coco's Closet | Buttercup Ink | Two Cheeky Monkeys | missIsa | Ah-Tissue | Red Letter Studio | Kellie Christie | muddle + flow | Ivy and Piper | Full Spiral Designs | MyLight | Tiges and Weince | Paddock Press | Epheriell Designs | La di da Kids | Laikonik | Nothing Sketchy | Ideas Take Flight | Ginger Caravan | Giftboxology | chunkychooky | Susannah Tucker Photography | Joie de Tea | Caro Baertling | The Owls Are Hunting | Foreshore Dynamic | Chi Designs | tractorgirl | Michelle Soldatos | Kristen Doran Design | Greenolive Design | Sarah Rothe Jewellery | CT Designs | Sarah Hankinson Illustration | Bonnie Poplar | Ginny & Jude Designs | Trove Designs | Selena Designs | Percival Road | Tabitha Emma | StudioLeanne | inaluxe | Ms Bluebell | Beez Images & Design


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