Maine artisans are driven by creativity of design, quality of materials and an outdoor adventurer’s need for durability. Of course, when it comes to things we wear, our choices are overtly personal, communicating so much about who we are and what matters to us.
A locally designed hand-printed tee with eco-friendly inks on organic fabrics sends a totally different message than a mass-produced tee o the rack somewhere. So imagine the statement made by an investment in a hand-forged silver necklace or a hand-stitched leather bag.
For local metalsmiths, it’s not about being trendy or making anything in a hurry, it’s about making something one-of-a-kind that is personal and timeless. Something that the wearer will want to wear all the time.
Just in time for the holidays, we’ve rounded up a smattering of Maine’s artisan style makers: metalsmiths, bag makers and screen printers.