In these times of global megabrands and identikit shopping experiences, it’s refreshing to discover a site like Manufactum. Featuring a quirky mix of unique, traditionally-made items from gloves and wallets to toiletries and household items, it’s a site that’s easy to get lost in. A bit like wandering around an undiscovered department store from another era, Manufactum specialises in original, often hand-made products which make perfect gifts. A few favourites from the huge range available: braided leather belts, classic striped matelot tops, silk stripe pyjamas and this gorgeously-packaged Klar’s curd soap. A rare pleasure.
All items: Manufactum
By Colin Chapman | January 12th, 2009