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Fashion International Workshop

Culture clash: overcoming language barriers with suppliers

Commissioning handmade rug designs from Moroccan weavers who don’t speak English or take measurements has been problematic for The Rug Trade. A year after placing her first order, Ella Jones, founder of The Rug Trade, decided it was time to meet her supplier in person. Jones had been buying vintage rugs and commissioning her own designs from a Moroccan weaver …

Bompas and Parr portrait in workspace

Workspace

Inside Bompas & Parr’s ‘ideas factory’

We go behind the scenes at London’s leading food architects Bompas & Parr   Behind the scenes at Sam Bompas and Harry Parr’s new ‘ideas factory’, it’s every bit as bonkers as one of their multi-sensory installations. ‘It’s Barbarella’s crystal kingdom meets the pastel colours of a cake shop, with everything we need to prototype, test and taste our inventions, says Bompas.’ …