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We are producing a limited edition book documenting our search to find people who create things with a passion and purpose.
We are producing a limited edition book documenting our search to find people who create things with a passion and purpose.
We are producing a limited edition book documenting our search to find people who create things with a passion and purpose.
246 backers pledged £12,120 to help bring this project to life.

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Just over two years ago we started the With Love Project. It’s our search to find people who produce things with a passion and a purpose, who truly care about what they do and what they make. We’ve traveled from the top to the bottom of the country – from the Outer Hebrides to the tip of Cornwall – and asked everyone we met the same question… why do you do what you do?

David Hieatt - Hiut Denim
David Hieatt - Hiut Denim

So far we’ve met nearly 40 inspiring individuals who we’ve either found, heard about or been introduced to. We've been humbled by their openness and enthused by their work and attitude. Some days we’ve driven for ten hours to meet people; other days we've ventured out of the UK. Each and every journey is filled with excitement and anticipation of hearing another great story; an insight into someone's thinking, their way of life and a chunk of knowledge and advice to hold on to. We have met traditional furniture makers at the top of their game, motorcycle manufacturers hand-building by eye, wheelwrights who can trace their family trade back to the 1300s and tailors who've produced suits for Pavarotti. Each one of these people has let us into their world after just a phone call or an email, understanding what we are trying to achieve and happy to share what they are producing.

Melissa Cole - Artist Blacksmith
Melissa Cole - Artist Blacksmith
Paul Sargent - Alfred Sargent
Paul Sargent - Alfred Sargent

Now, with the help of GF Smith and Kickstarter, we want to create a beautiful limited edition hardback book of the people we’ve met containing lots of exclusive and previously unseen interviews and photography. There aren’t many projects which include a sign writer who’s worked for the Kings of Leon and a female blacksmith artist from Wiltshire, next to a fair trade coffee roaster and a couple glass blowing their way into numerous collections and national museums. This is a truly unique book of inspiring people, creating things with a passion and a purpose. To make this project a reality we have to hit our funding total – if we don’t, then we won’t receive a penny and the book can’t be printed. That’s where you come in…

Chris Roberts - All things design and words. 

Rob Evans - The man with the camera.

We have some unbelievable rewards up for grabs made specially for our Kickstarter campaign by many of the amazing makers included in the project.

Signed limited edition book inc UK delivery - £35
Signed limited edition book inc UK delivery - £35
Limited Edition Print & Book £50
Limited Edition Print & Book £50
Limited Edition Print & Book £50
Limited Edition Print & Book £50
1 handmade skill bottle opener from Bartington Forge & book - £50
1 handmade skill bottle opener from Bartington Forge & book - £50
Handmade size 37 leather belt made in Glasgow by McRostie & book - £150
Handmade size 37 leather belt made in Glasgow by McRostie & book - £150
Handmade lamp from Simon Day & book - £400
Handmade lamp from Simon Day & book - £400

• GF Smith Papers. 

• All the makers and producers we've met.

• A special thanks to everyone who has contributed to our campaign.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks with every project, but we’ve done everything we need to make this book a reality.

• The stories are all completed – the makers visited
• Our lovely GF Smith paper is just waiting for ink
• And the printers are ready to go

So we just need your support to see us over the finish line.

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Funding period

- (30 days)