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  1. An Interview with Paul Vincent from SEH Kelly

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    January 10, 2019 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? PV: 35, Menswear designer. VR: Have you any children or spouse? PV: Yes — my …
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  2. An interview with Joanne McDonnell from Urgha Loom Shed

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    December 8, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? JM: I’m a 48 year old Textile Designer and Independent Harris Tweed weaver.  I weave …
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  3. Anatomy of Heinrich Dinkelacker shoes

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    November 30, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Heinrich Dinkelacker is a German shoe company with a different concept than most European makers. Many companies favour Goodyear-welting along …
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  4. Fashioned by Philip Knitwear

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    October 2, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Fashioned by Philip Knitwear is a one man operation. Joseph Philip, a retired 79-year-old knitwear worker, hand-loom knits his own …
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  5. Anatomy of Gaziano&Girling shoes

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    June 5, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    So much has been written of the Gaziano&Girling shoe factory already that I’ll spare my readers a re-read of the …
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