General Discussion: Interesting London brands / people - not just fashion.

Heath avatar

2491 posts since 26/7/06

posted 31 Aug 2017 16:01, edited 31 Aug 2017 16:01
Lads & well, lads.

I'm looking to produce a small video series on interesting London brands, companies, people, endeavours, whatever. Even wider from London if the opportunity is really exciting.

I'm looking at doing these at no cost to the people involved - it's more for extra stuff to get on my reel and generate more work from as a result.

I'm basically looking for things you guys have seen that you've thought was something a bit different, and could be a good fit for this.

Examples of who I'm looking at collaborating with …

Blenheim Forge - handmade chef's knives forged in Peckham -
Balamii Radio - Online radio station in Peckham, channeling the old pirate radio vibes -
Youandmusic Records -
The Bricks - handmade jewellery (like the Great Frog) -
London Cru - Wine made in London -
Clean Bean Tofu - London-made tofu

There's also a guy who lives near me who used to be a big shot in the Chinese cooking book game, who wants to do something new, so he'd make an interesting interview piece.

So, I want to mine the Fuk hivemind - you're lads about town who know what's going on. If the videos fail, it's an interesting thing to check out regardless.

Here's an example of the sort of thing we've done before - THE MAKING OF WT AUTHOR: Nº 1934

phikz avatar

3124 posts since 14/4/09

posted 1 Sep 2017 14:00, edited 1 Sep 2017 14:00
This is pretty small scale and I'm not sure if it's interesting/cool enough for what you're looking for (semi just plugging it because he's a good friend of mine). But BRC Life is a small clothing brand that is rooted in sustainability, ecological processes and organic/natural materials and dyes etc. The brand owner Bleue is a cool guy, only 23 and think he's head of sustainability and retail bod at Oliver Spencer.

I actually shot a short video as part of a film internship last summer Chad Bayden would be cool to see something like that done professionally.

Heath avatar

2491 posts since 26/7/06

5 Sep 2017 11:15
Yeah that's cool, definitely the sort of thing we could make a nice film off the back of.

Cheers phikz.
carl lewis
carl lewis avatar

23639 posts since 14/10/04

6 Sep 2017 17:57
Heath avatar

2491 posts since 26/7/06

6 Sep 2017 21:18
Thanks Carl, will check them out!
quest avatar

3236 posts since 11/7/11

6 Sep 2017 21:49
what about seenmy's missus dog lead company?
Mark avatar

1008 posts since 24/5/08

6 Sep 2017 22:10
Story MFG

Hand Job Dye House

illwill avatar

3653 posts since 17/5/04

7 Sep 2017 08:25
Would Horsebird count as really exciting?
carlos avatar

940 posts since 20/1/08

7 Sep 2017 08:28
Laughing out loud
nothingelseworked avatar

3272 posts since 21/2/10

7 Sep 2017 10:02
Fucking hell forgot all about that Laughing out loud
carl lewis
carl lewis avatar

23639 posts since 14/10/04

7 Sep 2017 16:35

Rirawin avatar

9234 posts since 17/7/05

8 Sep 2017 20:57
illwill avatar

3653 posts since 17/5/04

9 Sep 2017 10:30
When I'm 40 I'm only gonna wear SEH Kelly
pentonville avatar

366 posts since 12/3/12

9 Sep 2017 18:38
Bulb, startup that is smashing the renewable, affordable energy supply game

You want to speak to Amit or Hayden. Both great people.
Heath avatar

2491 posts since 26/7/06

11 Sep 2017 10:33
I've just swapped my energy over to Bulb, good shout.

Been following SEH Kelly for a while. It'd have to wait until I'm 40 because I sure as shit couldn't afford to dress exclusively in it now.

Maybe that'll be my mid-life crisis. Swap the sports car for three-yarn twill.
Rez avatar

7960 posts since 5/4/09

11 Sep 2017 14:19
Robadob avatar

1446 posts since 29/12/04

12 Sep 2017 07:35
I'm going to second Labrum. Strong brand and Foday is a great guy.
Mark avatar

1008 posts since 24/5/08

9 Dec 2017 12:13
just randomly remembered about this. anything occurred?
Heath avatar

2491 posts since 26/7/06

posted 9 Dec 2017 23:39, edited 9 Dec 2017 23:39
Nothing yet - a few more bigger commercial projects dropped towards of the end of this year, which doesn't usually happen this late in the year for me. I was planning on getting some of these smaller projects going in the usual quieter time.