Oro de Cacao

Zurich

Arquinesia

Palma de Mallorca

Hemp Eyewear

Edinburgh

Horgenglarus

Switzerland

Angus Ross

Scotland

Nomade Moderne

Vienna

Susanne Kaufmann

Bregenzerwald

Le Labo

New York

Zeus + Dione

Athens

Herbarium Officinale

Vienna

Mykita

Berlin

Hieronymus

Zurich

Ringana

Austria

Ringana Austria | Ethical Beauty & Natural Wellness |The Aficionados

Feit

New York

Greece is for Lovers

Athens

Inis Meáin

Ireland

Maska

Gothenburg

My Alpaca

Poland

Hanna Hats

Ireland

Maurice de Mauriac

Zurich

Maloja

Bavaria

McNutt of Donegal

Ireland

Eddie Doherty

Ireland

Perfumer H

London

House of Dagmar

Stockholm

Gut Oggau

Neusiedler See

Hövding

Malmö

Ettinger

London

Nissos Beer

Greece

THE MAKERS

The Makers is a hot-list collection by The Aficionados for absolute style lovers and those that share our artisanal passion for handmade and crafted creativity. This is our little designers’ hub of independent excitement listing our friends discovered on our travels. From the hand-made to the luxury of bespoke, from rare creations to the everyday items made with intricacy, browse through this lifestyle community that is brimming with originality, thoughtful design and mama-cool creatives.

Oro de Cacao by Dieter Meier | Ethical Chocolate | The Aficionados Oro de Cacao by Dieter Meier | Ethical Chocolate | The Aficionados
Chocolate Maker - Zurich, Switzerland

Oro de Cacao


'Oh Yeah,' from cult band 'Yello' to producing ethical, fair-trade chocolate, Oro de Cacao is real chocolate using a manufacturing process that carefully extracts the actual flavour of the bean.

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Angus Ross | Handcrafted Furniture Made in Scotland | The Aficionados Angus Ross | Handcrafted Furniture Made in Scotland | The Aficionados
Carpenter - Perthshire, Scotland

Angus Ross


From a bluebell wood in Perthshire to a smoothly sculpted piece of furniture for a special spot, Angus Ross is a wood crafter and expressive designer of extraordinary proportions.

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Fabricaal | Crafted Textiles Alentejo, Portugal | The Aficionados Fabricaal | Crafted Textiles Alentejo, Portugal | The Aficionados
rugs & blankets - Alentejo, Portugal

Fabricaal


Artisanal textiles by Fabricaal keep the centuries old traditions of Alentejo alive by crafting rugs, blankets, bags, and homeware made from merino wool - a sustainable, colourful and beautiful company.

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Iconic bentwood Chairs | Horgenglarus | Chairs + Tables | Design Furniture | The Aficionados Iconic bentwood Chairs | Horgenglarus | Chairs + Tables | Design Furniture | The Aficionados
designer - Glarus, Switzerland

Horgenglarus


With a timeless design that transcends trends, Horgenglarus chairs, made in Switzerland, have achieved cult status with their unique craftsmanship in bending large pieces of wood.

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Feit Footwear | Crafted in New York | The Aficionados Feit Footwear | Crafted in New York | The Aficionados
ShoeMaker - New York, USA

Feit


New York Footwear brand Feit is a counterpoint to consumerism and over-production, instead it is a label where product integrity and sustainability come first, while also emphasizing craftsmanship and individuality.

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Arquinesia Palma de Mallorca | Artisan Perfumes | The Aficionados Arquinesia Palma de Mallorca | Artisan Perfumes | The Aficionados
Fragrances - Mallorca, Spain

Arquinesia


Located in the heart of Mallorca’s old town in Palma, perfumier Arquinesia brings you on a journey through the Balearics with its evocative scents. One to take home with you.

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Nomade Moderne | Hat Makers Vienna | The Aficionados Nomade Moderne | Hat Makers Vienna | The Aficionados
Hat Maker - Vienna, Austria

Nomade Moderne


Unable to find a hat to hide his growing-out hairdo, Nuriel decided to make his own felt creation. He christened the look as ‘vagabond’ and within six months Nomade Moderne was born.

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Maloja | Ethical Ski, Cycle + Street Wear | Bavaria | The Aficionados Maloja | Ethical Ski, Cycle + Street Wear | Bavaria | The Aficionados
Fashion - Bavaria, Germany

Maloja


Using simplicity, curiosity, and a deep respect for nature, Maloja is now known for its innovative and highly original skiwear and cycling kit.

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Patrizia Fabri Hats | Millinery Crafted in Rome | The Aficionados Patrizia Fabri Hats | Millinery Crafted in Rome | The Aficionados
Hat Maker - Rome, Italy

Patrizia Fabri


Patrizia Fabri is often the first port of call for film makers, fashion photographers, models, artists, pop stars and costume designers. From the practical to the outlandish, the brand has become synonymous with old-world charm set to a modern world.

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Susanne Kaufmann | Nautrual Skincare from Austria | The Aficionados Susanne Kaufmann | Nautrual Skincare from Austria | The Aficionados
Skincare - Bregenzerwald, Austria

Susanne Kaufmann


Harnessing the power of nature into high-quality skincare through strict sustainable practices, Susanne Kaufmann products use ingredients sourced from the mountains of Austria.

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Mykita Eyewear | Engineered Sunglasses Berlin  | The Aficionados Mykita Eyewear | Engineered Sunglasses Berlin  | The Aficionados
Eyewear - Berlin, Germany

Mykita


Exceptional pieces of precision engineering – Berlin based Mykita sunglasses fuse the handcrafted with high technology to produce eyewear that redefines the aesthetic of luxury.

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Magda Butrym | Polish Fashion Designer | The Aficionados Magda Butrym | Polish Fashion Designer | The Aficionados
Fashion - Warsaw, Poland

Magda Butrym


Polished Polish cool sums up Fashion designer Magda Butrym, whose label launched in Poland back in 2014, causing a fashion wave.

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Le Labo | Perfumer New York | The Aficionados Le Labo | Perfumer New York | The Aficionados
Fragrances - New York, USA

Le Labo


Railing against bland made-for-all-noses perfumes, guerrilla fragrance-makers Le Labo started a revolution with unique, hand-formulated scents and plenty of soul.

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Howlin’ Knitwear Antwerp | Celtic Crafted Fashion | The Aficionados Howlin’ Knitwear Antwerp | Celtic Crafted Fashion | The Aficionados
Fashion - Antwerp, Belgium

Howlin’ Knitwear


A brand this quirky yet with such cohesion, it makes sense that it was created by two brothers, Jan and Patrick Olyslager, who hail from Antwerp.

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Winery - OGGAU, Austria

Gut Oggau


An organic winery, on the sunny terrain of quaint village Oggau, is the location of Gut Oggau – a small family-run wine-making business which produces an abundance of red wine, elegant whites and international renowned sweet wine.

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Vielö | Organic Whey Skincare from Austria | The Aficionados Vielö | Organic Whey Skincare from Austria | The Aficionados
Skincare - Vienna, Austria

vielö


Ever wondered why Cleopatra bathed in milk? Well, luckily for us, the founders of Vielö pondered this very question, discovering that the by-product of dairy - whey - held the key to locking in moisture.

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Coffee Roaster - Gothenburg, Sweden

Gringo Nordic Coffee Roasters


Founded by three self-confessed coffee addicts, Gringo Nordic are serious about its sourcing, production and roasting. Their speciality coffee beans come from small farms and cooperatives, to support farmers that focus on quality, from as far and as wide as Rwanda, Brazil and Sumatra.

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Santomiele Italy | White Fig Syrup Cilento | The Aficionados  Santomiele Italy | White Fig Syrup Cilento | The Aficionados
Chocolate Maker - PRIGNANO, Italy

Santomiele


What do you do if you inherit six acres of fig orchards? If you’re Antonio Longo you start Santomiele, a luxury confectionary business that uses the sun-dried figs in delicious handmade chocolates, stuffed figs, cakes and syrups.

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Hanna Hats & Caps | Crafts of Co. Donegal, Ireland | The Aficionados Hanna Hats & Caps | Crafts of Co. Donegal, Ireland | The Aficionados
Hat Makers - Donegal, Ireland

Hanna Hats


The story starts in 1921 with a boy from Belfast who saw an advert for a tailoring apprentice position. Cycling over 100 miles to Donegal, with a dream in his pocket.

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Ganterie Boon Glove Maker | Antwerp Belgium | The Aficionados Ganterie Boon Glove Maker | Antwerp Belgium | The Aficionados
Glove Maker - Antwerp, Belgium

Ganterie Boon


For more than 120 years, this is the last of its kind, Ganterie Boon is a traditional glove shop in Antwerp, with around 10,000 pairs in stock to find the perfect mitt fit.

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Hat Maker - Florence, Italy

Grevi


Forth-generation hatmaker in Signa Florence since 1875, Grevi stands alongside iconic fashion brands, together celebrating the longevity of Italy’s renowned fashion heritage.

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Nissos Beer Tinos | Crafted Cyclades Brewery, Greece | The Aficionados Nissos Beer Tinos | Crafted Cyclades Brewery, Greece | The Aficionados
Brewery - Tinos, Greece

Nissos Beer


Nissos Beer, brewed on the wild beautiful Cyclades Greek island of Tinos, also known as the holy island, is a crafted natural, chemical-free beer, made with passion by Maya Tsoclis and Alexandros Kouris.

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Hounds in Yellow Raincoats | Maxbone Canine Apparel, Accessories, Design, Fashion |The Aficionados Hounds in Yellow Raincoats | Maxbone Canine Apparel, Accessories, Design, Fashion |The Aficionados
Canine Apparel - Los Angeles, USA

Maxbone


For the stylish dog owner and canine-about-town, Maxbone is a one-stop shop of contemporary apparel and accessories.

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Hat Maker - San Sebastian, Spain

Casa Ponsol


Topping the heads of stylish men and women since 1838, Basque country shop Casa Ponsol in San Sebastian is the oldest hat shop in Spain.

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Hat Maker - Hägglingen, Switzerland

Risa Hutwerkstatt


In the hat industry since 1919, this Swiss business knocks out handmade, crafted, hats of every sort & kind from their hat making workshop 'Hutwerkstatt'.

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Inis Meáin | Knitting Company | Aran Islands | The Aficionados Inis Meáin | Knitting Company | Aran Islands | The Aficionados
Fashion - Aran Islands, Ireland

Inis Meáin


Inis Meáin is an oil painting of rough, turbulent seas, labyrinths of stone and carpets of moss and wild flora, all of which are reflected in each design, knit and stitch of the area’s famed ‘fisherman’s sweaters’.

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Fashion - Brunico, Italy

Moessmer


South Tyrol’s celebrated wool and cashmere fashion house, Moessmer has a client roster that ranges from the royal Habsburgs to the Obamas, demonstrating their seamless and successful fusion of high-end fashion and heritage design.

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Daniel Dreifuss, watchmaker, Maurice de Mauriac Daniel Dreifuss, watchmaker, Maurice de Mauriac
Watchmaker - Zurich, Switzerland

Maurice de Mauriac


When Daniel Dreifuss decided to change up time for good, he left behind the fast pace of the New York finance world to enter the slowed down lifestyle of Switzerland, where the intricate world of watchmaking occupied him.

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Anna Paghera Indoor Fragrances | Eco Artisan Italy | The Aficionados  Anna Paghera Indoor Fragrances | Eco Artisan Italy | The Aficionados
Fragrances - LONATO DEL GARDA, Italy

Anna Paghera Fragrances


A highly attuned eco-thinker, Anna Paghera channels her creative senses into the fields of design, interiors and fragrance. All linked by a love of nature, each project she approaches comes from the soul.

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Fashion - Gothenburg, Sweden

Maska


Meet Maria Svensson and Esmeralda-Vidfar, two wool-loving ladies from Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Based in an art-collective studio space with ten other designers and artists, they create the knitwear that they had always dreamed of wearing as spotted by the owners of the creative fashionista den of Gothenburg, Hotel Flora.

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Perfumer H by Lyn Harris London - Bespoke crafted Perfumes Perfumer H by Lyn Harris London - Bespoke crafted Perfumes
Fragrances - London, England

Perfumer H London


Whisper the names – Rain Cloud, Driftwood, White Smoke and Ink - and already your nose is twitching to find out more. Meet cult Perfumer H, aka Lyn Harris.

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House of Dagmar I The Aficionados House of Dagmar I The Aficionados
Fashion - Stockholm, Sweden

House of Dagmar


The three sisters that form Swedish fashion brand House of Dagmar stand by three pillars of production, including high quality in fabrics, production process and design, and live by an ever increasing awareness of sustainability which they strive to better each season with their classic women’s clothing, made to empower the wearer.

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Fashion - Vienna, Austria

Femme Maison


Inspired by the works of artist Louise Bourgeois, who strives to recreate the relationship between the human body and the surrounding tangible world, Maison Femme’s collections stand for strength infused with emotion and intelligence

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Mühlbauer | Hat Makers Vienna | The Aficionados Mühlbauer | Hat Makers Vienna | The Aficionados
Hat Maker - Vienna, Austria

Mühlbauer


Hat maker to the stars, family milliner business Mühlbauer’s designs began over a hundred years ago and now fly from Vienna to top some of the most famous heads in the world.

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Ettinger | Leather Products London | The Aficionados Ettinger | Leather Products London | The Aficionados
Leather Goods - London, England

Ettinger


Boldly British all the way through, family-run Ettinger London has been in the business of creating elegant leather goods for over 80 years, with a Royal Warrant to HRH the Prince of Wales.

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Ringana Austria | Ethical Beauty & Natural Wellness |The Aficionados Ringana Austria | Ethical Beauty & Natural Wellness |The Aficionados
Skincare - ST. JOHANN, Austria

Ringana


Austrian health brand Ringana have been bringing wellness solutions since 1996 with their ethical and sustainable line of beauty products, skin care and supplements.

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Leather Goods - Vienna, Austria

Sagan


With a focus on handbags and leather goods, the brand merges the diversity of its founders Tanja Bradaric and Taro Ohmae, of Croatian and Japanese heritage respectively, with a love of Viennese tradition.

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Trunk Clothiers | Contemporary Casual Menswear | The Aficionados  Trunk Clothiers | Contemporary Casual Menswear | The Aficionados
Fashion - London, England

Trunk Clothiers


Bringing together unique, artisanal brands from all over the world including Japan, Europe and the US, Trunk opens the door onto a highly stylised shopping experience where you can connect with emerging worldwide designers.

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apothecary - Vienna, Austria

Herbarium Officinale


From tinctures to tea blends, essential oils to medicinal mushrooms, you’ll find a huge array of products in this emporium of wellness – a pharmacy dedicated to the healing power of plants.

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Hövding | Cycling Airbag | Fashion Safety | The Aficionados Hövding | Cycling Airbag | Fashion Safety | The Aficionados
Cycling Safety - Malmö, Sweden

Hövding


Fusing safety, style and precision innovation with typical Swedish cool, Hövding have solved the conundrum of ‘hat hair’ with a neat collar-like band that sits around your neck, turning into an airbag that protects the head, neck and face if a collision occurs.

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Fashion - Donegal, Ireland

Eddie Doherty


Patchwork flat caps, flowing capes a flash of colour on on a windswept cliff walk, throws to accompany a fireside drink, blankets to cuddle up in after a day in the unspoilt wilderness: these are the mainstay of Eddie Doherty’s woven goods.

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Design Studio - Athens, Greece

Greece is for Lovers


Greece for Lovers must be one of the most original design studios around. Fusing their cheeky kitsch humour with a pastiche on the notion of Greekness, their contemporary products are completely one-of-a-kind.

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Fashion - Donegal, Ireland

McNutt


One of the rawest parts of Ireland – the Wild Atlantic Way - is home to McNutt’s, producers of the softest cashmere and woollen blankets, scarfs and throws, crafted by local artisan weavers.

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Zeus + Dione | Fashion Design Greece | The Aficionados Zeus + Dione | Fashion Design Greece | The Aficionados
Fashion - Athens, Greece

Zeus + Dione


Zeus+Dione, a Greek resortwear brand that celebrates Hellenic culture, creates timeless fashion, with rare pieces that fit seamlessly into a sun-soaked lifestyle that values comfort and luxury.

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Stationer - Zurich, Switzerland

Hieronymus


Hieronymus is a luxury Swiss stationer that treats its letter-printed cards, hand-bound notebooks, bespoke business cards, leather bags and everything stationery-related as precious products.

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Glein Organic Clothing Vienna | Ecological Retail | The Aficionados Glein Organic Clothing Vienna | Ecological Retail | The Aficionados
fashion - Vienna, Austria

Glein


A masterclass in minimalist cool, Glein lives and breathes its less-is-more philosophy with organic clothing, leather products and pared-back design wrapped up in a respectful and ethical business model.

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Saint Charles | Apothecary Vienna  | The Aficionados Saint Charles | Apothecary Vienna  | The Aficionados
apothecary - Vienna, Austria

Saint Charles


Rooted in the Viennese capital since 1886, this family apothecary not only kindles the rich heritage of European medicinal practises, it sits firmly in this century embracing an intelligent mixology of herbal, organic, natural and mineral remedies.

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My Alpaca | Luxury, Crafted, Natural Bedding | The Aficionados My Alpaca | Luxury, Crafted, Natural Bedding | The Aficionados
Bedding - Krosno, Poland

My Alpaca


A small craft textile brand, My Alpaca’s handmade duvets are made from cotton satin, filled with 100% pure alpaca fibre - individually made, artisan created bedding full of soul and crafted with love.

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