Making Stories Magazine Issue 4
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ABOUT MAKING STORIES MAGAZINE:
With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work.
We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and companies they support.
IN ADDITION TO THE DESIGNS, WE’RE SO EXCITED TO SHARE THESE ESSAYS AND ILLUSTRATIONS IN ISSUE 4 WITH YOU:
ash alberg shares deep, thoughtful, and inspiring insights into norms and standards and their story in “on being ‘queer enough’”
Caroline Frett illustrates her view on standards beautifully in “Miss Me With Your Bullshit Norms”
Crystal Hiatt dives into her story as a plus-size designer and inclusivity activist in “Embrace”
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MAKING STORIES MAGAZINE?
We’re (to our knowledge) the only ad-free knitting magazine on the market today. We believe in preserving our independence when it comes to deciding who we feature and work with through not accepting any ads for this magazine.
We’re printing on 100% recycled paper, one of the few that’s certified not only with the EU Ecolabel and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, but also with the Blauer Engel certificate.
We’re keeping production and fulfilment as local as possible, working with Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte as our printer, the first printer to be certified with Blauer Engel, and with Urbanmail as our fulfilment and shipping partner, both here in Berlin.
Who’s behind Making Stories Magazine?
Making Stories GmbH is an independent knitwear design publisher based in Berlin, owned and run by Verena Cohrs and Hanna Lisa Haferkamp alongside their small but growing team.
We believe in choosing to use resources and capacities, be they human, environmental, social or financial, in a way that can be sustained in the long run. We believe in being aware of and actively reflecting on all parts of our (work) process and communicating them openly and honestly. We believe in treating all living beings involved in our work fairly, respectfully and lovingly and in caring about and for their physical and mental well-being. We believe in not discriminating against anyone based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, health, physical appearance, economic situation, education or any other factor, being mindful of what that means for their lives and their stories and working towards a world where everyone is free to create the life they wish to live.