Supporting the creative community - the Just a Card campaign May 20, 2018 12:30
News flash - the Just a Card campaign is celebrating its 3rd birthday this week!
Just a Card, which is supported by Mollie Makes and The Design Trust, is a volunteer-run campaign to encourage people to buy from artists, designers, independent shops and galleries. It was started by the artist and designer Sarah Hamilton when she saw a message from gallery owners who had recently shut up shop. It said that if everyone who had complimented the gallery had bought just a card, it would still be open.
The campaign got us thinking about everything it takes to run a small creative business and the importance of supporting the people behind the scenes. We know lots of talented creatives who have turned doing what they love into a day job (or in some cases evening, weekend and stolen-moment jobs!).
Beyond the printing, painting, sketching and design work, there's tons of donkey work too. There are no marketing or social media teams working to promote their products or brands, nor accountants to do the number crunching. It means that these makers, designers, artists and small business owners have to be multi-skilled multi-taskers to pull it all together!
At Mimosa Street, we love being able to showcase some of this creative talent. We've worked with many wonderful designers and makers over the years and their work is considered, original and beautifully handmade.
Just a Card Week is the perfect opportunity to say a big thank you to all of these hardworking makers and designers. And a special shout out goes to the Just a Card crew for supporting the creative community!
If you'd like to know more...
- The Just a Card website
- Read about the Just a Card campaign on the Mollie Makes website
- Just a Card Week and how to join in
- To find out more about the creative process and makers at Mimosa Street, read our Q&A series with creative thinkers, inspirational designers and artists.