Contributors

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Join our team of contributors celebrating makers of traditional arts and contemporary craft from around the globe. Contact us if you are a maker who wants to be featured. Freelance writers and photographers are welcome to share a story using our submissions form.


Lauren K. Lancy

Lauren K. Lancy

Founder / Creative Director

Lauren K. Lancy is an fashion designer and trend forecaster from New York City living in Asia. In 2014, Lauren founded The Kindcraft, an online magazine celebrating the makers of traditional arts and contemporary craft. She designs in collaboration with makers, creating a curated collection of handmade goods + slow fashion.

Justin Lancy

Justin Lancy

Contributor

As a freelance contributor of interviews, narrative journalism, analysis, and photography to publications like The Atlantic, Los Angeles Review of Books, New York Magazine, AFAR, Travel + Leisure, and others, I travel all around the world to document interesting human stories. I'm particularly interested in exploring the cultural and technological friction points of globalization and finding examples of how individuals develop smaller, "human-scaled" projects as a way to affect grassroots change or to gain greater autonomy.

Annie Waterman

Annie Waterman

Founder at AOW Handmade / Artisan Sourcing Specialist

With more than twelve years in the global artisan sector, Annie Waterman brings a wealth of experience to her career in artisan development. Annie has worked extensively with many different artisan enterprises worldwide, from design to product development to sales and marketing to sourcing. She has owned her own wholesale business and worked as a project manager for ByHand Consulting, which brings socially responsible artisan products to market.

Emily Lush

Emily Lush

Contributor

An advocate of positive publishing and ongoing contributor to The Kindcraft, Emily has more than seven years experience working in independent media as a writer, editor and communications consultant. She currently works in the NGO sector in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and blogs for her own travel site, Wander Lush.

Joseph Mallchok

Joseph Mallchok

Contributor

An illustrator and designer living and working in New York City, Joseph is a designer defined by a highly innovative conceptual sense with a variety of strong illustration skills. His stylized drawings often include fashion figures, footwear, and imaginative creatures.

Kamonnart Ongwandee

Kamonnart Ongwandee

Contributor

Textile and clothing designer raised in Bangkok, Thailand and the author of Vanillawalk, an online journal. Although trained in fashion design and marketing, she began her career as a print designer and illustrator, working on prints for several fashion labels based in Bangkok. All those experiences landed her at Royal College of Art, where she is in her first year of study in MA Printed Textiles.

Laura Wheatley

Laura Wheatley

Laura Wheatley is a travel, culture, and lifestyle photographer based out of Richmond, Virginia. Striving to live a sustainable life, she celebrates local bounty, artisan-made goods, and slow living. She is passionate about using her photography as a voice to showcase and promote artisans and makers around the world, helping to preserve traditions and techniques passed down through generations.

Nathalie Dattelkremer

Nathalie Dattelkremer

Contributor

A creative entrepreneur based in London and Sao Paulo, Nathalie is an art director, editor, stylist and trend analyst with an extensive international background in China, Argentina, Brazil and England.

Sharon de Lyster

Sharon de Lyster

Contributor

Sharon is the founder of Narrative Made and a trend forecaster based in Hong Kong. She is passionate in empowering marginalized and underprivileged people groups through ethical fashion production.

Stephanie Amann

Stephanie Amann

Contributor

Creative Director of SIEDLEL, Stephanie’s passion is design. Having worked for companies such as Cirque du Soleil and Rag & Bone, she has a background in fashion but utilizes mixed media art. Always seeking to learn the traditions and methods of other cultures, science, and technology, she strives to combine the old with the new to preserve and invent.