[04] Growing a Meaningful Business & Using Sustainable Materials

On The Make episode 4 - with Alex Collins - Growing a meaningful business and using sustainable materials


On the Make Episode 4 - Growing a sustainable business and using sustainable materials with Alex Collins

On this episode of On The Make I talk to Alex Collins who makes beautiful and sustainably made project bags for makers. We talk in depth about her brand values around using sustainable materials, reducing plastic and having a minimal impact on the environment. 

I also adore the cosy, homely feel of Alex's Instagram feed. In this episode Alex also shares her best product and Instagram photography tips as well as how she's grown her audience on Instagram. do go and check out her feed, link below! 


  • Finding your niche

  • Creating a meaningful business - using sustainable materials, non toxic inks and reducing plastic in your business.

  • Where to start with finding more sustainable materials and packaging.

  • Alex's best photography tips for product and Instagram photography.

  • Styling photos of your products for Instagram.

  • How Alex has grown her Instagram following


Alex Collins Website | Instagram | Pinterest

Tickets for Alex's block printing workshop

The Organic Biz Co for finding organic textiles

Capture by Lucy for vinyl photography backdrops

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Josephine Brooks