This Store Connects International Designers with Local Artisans

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 12, 2016
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'Slow/D' is an Italian brand that supports local manufacturing by putting designers in touch with artisans in the area. With more consumers interested in buying locally made products, this brand helps to give consumers a greater selection of products to choose from.

Slow/D supports local manufacturing by giving local artisans the opportunity to create products designed by others. To use the service, designers simply upload their designs and a series of photos. When a consumer chooses a particular design, the order is sent to a local fabricator. This means that instead of shipping a product from halfway around the world, artisans simply produce and ship the item locally.

The Slow/D model not only helps support small businesses, but it also eases the strain on the plant thanks to decreased transportation.