New Makers 2023
Celebrating and supporting creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
TOAST is a unique lifestyle brand, creating and curating simple, functional, beautiful clothing, homeware and editorial. We are known for our thoughtful, contemporary design and commitment to traditional textiles and craftsmanship. We believe strongly in nurturing relationships with established mills, knitters, weavers, ceramicists and artists around the world.
The TOAST New Makers programme offers support and mentoring for emerging makers. We offer production, design, business and marketing advice, as well as a digital and a physical platform for makers to sell their pieces, with full profits being returned to them. The programme is open to makers of all disciplines.
As we embark on the fifth year of the programme, we are seeking five makers who use sustainable materials, demonstrate skilled craftsmanship, share an appreciation of texture and colour and have an understanding of thoughtful, functional design.
This programme is open to all new makers, wherever you may be in the world. Winners will be selected by a TOAST panel.
As part of the programme, TOAST commits to selling the chosen makers’ products online at toa.st and in selected TOAST shops until December 2023. We will provide access to mentoring sessions with members of the TOAST team throughout the year. Our online magazine will profile each maker and we will promote the collection through email, social and on our New Makers page.
At TOAST we place huge value on skilled design and craftsmanship, and in the beauty of products that have been fashioned by hand. We appreciate that it is not always easy to succeed as a maker and hope that this programme will offer a platform from which to launch your career.
If you are an emerging maker and would like to apply, please submit your application before 1pm (CET) on Tue 8 November 2022..
The New Makers 2023 Application Form can be found on our UK website.