"Alice Walsh founded Alice Made This in 2012 with one goal: to make the best cufflinks that she possibly could, using cutting edge British materials and manufacturing techniques. Seven years later, Alice Made This is one of independent menswear’s coolest accessory brands, stocked at Mr Porter, Liberty and The Conran Shop. How did she do it? We had to find out."
Alice Walsh is the founder of Alice Made This, a modern accessories and jewellery brand that champions British manufacturing and precision engineering. A former industrial and product designer, Alice began her career working at Tom Dixon, before freelancing for various design studios and ultimately deciding to do her own thing.
A struggle to find suitable cufflinks for her husband to wear to their wedding inspired her to start making some that were up to scratch, using British workshops, materials and techniques. That was in 2012, and since then, Alice has turned Alice Made This into one of independent menswear’s coolest accessory brands, stocked at Mr Porter, Liberty and The Conran Shop. How did she do it, and what has she learned along the way? Aleks sat down with her to find out.
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[03:13] Tom Dixon
[03:20] RCA (Royal College of Art)
[11:29] De Beers
[13:30] Ed Walsh
[14:31] Edward Cufflink
[14:32] Alexander Cufflink
[14:38] Jasper Cufflink
[17:13] Jeremy Langmead (Mr Porter)
[30:00] Beams, Japan
[30:18] Becky French, Turnbull & Asser
[35:16] AMT Women’s Jewellery
[42:10] Pitti Uomo Nursery
[45:19] Private White V.C.
[45:44] Isabel Ettedgui, Connolly
[46:23] Todd Bracher