[04] Growing a Meaningful Business and Using Sustainable Materials

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

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

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On the Make Episode 4 - 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! 

IN THIS EPISODE WE COVER: 

  • 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

LINKS: 

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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 Sourcing sustainable materials is getting easier - maker and designer Alex Collins speaking on episode 4 of On The Make podcast about using organic cotton and plastic free packaging

Sourcing sustainable materials is getting easier - maker and designer Alex Collins speaking on episode 4 of On The Make podcast about using organic cotton and plastic free packaging

 One of the best things about working for yourself is that it gives you the flexibility to do what you want each day - sewist and maker Alex Collins on how she plans her working week on episode 4 of On The Make podcast

One of the best things about working for yourself is that it gives you the flexibility to do what you want each day - sewist and maker Alex Collins on how she plans her working week on episode 4 of On The Make podcast

Josephine Brooks