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Say Hello: Pippa Emmett – ThisWorld Clothing

Over in Freestone Studios, Pippa Emmett is doing her bit to right the wrongs of the fashion industry. Her brand, ThisWorld, specialises in co-operative clothing production. Pippa launched ThisWorld in 2013, and now has a huge and supportive fan base. We stopped by to hear her story and future plans. Read more…



Say Hello: Tom Rawles

The walls of Tom Rawles’ studio in Lincoln Street Warehouse are lined with huge, colourful canvases. From works-in-progress to mounted final pieces, it’s clear Tom is passionate about his craft. We couldn’t help but want to hear the story behind his paintings, so we popped by to Say Hello.   Read more…






Creative Coworking – Get More Work Done Right Now (Part 1)

Freelancing comes with an assortment of benefits. If you work for yourself, you’re in control. You can work when you want to work, and stop when you don’t. But, like everyone else, you’ll have some days when you just don’t feel productive. Don’t panic. There are ways around it. Here’s how we suggest you get more work done right now.

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Meanwhile in Cardiff: 10 Christmas Gifts Handmade in Wales

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. Did you know the average family spends almost £1000 on Christmas every year? Rather than hoarding imported plastic gifts that won’t be kept after your spring clean, why not celebrate your local creative scene and give something handmade and long-lasting this Christmas? Here’s a list of 10 Christmas gifts handmade in Wales. Of course, we are extra excited about Cardiff goodies and those made in Meanwhile House Cardiff.

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Say Hello: The Nest Gallery

Two months ago, Naomi launched The Nest gallery behind Phoenix Cafe. Within just a few phone calls, spaces in the gallery were fully booked. We popped in to Phoenix to hear Naomi’s story.
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Say Hello: Little Silver Star Designs

Little Silver Star was born from a hobby. Today, Kate George works all day every day perfecting a constant stream of jewellery orders. Social media transformed her business, and her business has transformed her life. We called in to Lincoln Street Warehouse to hear how Little Silver Star has flourished. Read more…



Say Hello: Gleem

We’ve been honoured to watch Bristol-born cleaning company, Gleem, grow. Founder, Joe Edwards, joined us at Meanwhile Creative from the day Gleem was born. Two years down the line, he works with a party of seven from a sunny studio in Deben House. Their profits have more than tripled, and their customer base now includes a vast proportion of the South West. We called in to hear their story.

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