Hand Krafted shop opens at Asylum Down to promote local products

Hand Krafted shop opens at Asylum Down to promote local products

Hand Krafted, a unique shop established to promote local products, has opened to the general public. The shop was put together to support some creative minds, serve as a hub for creative products.

It houses varieties from different entrepreneurs that are making efforts to put local products on the market. Products ranging from Wear Ghana, Akoshi GH, Gifts of Nature, Prette Cashew, Teddy’s Honey, Bam-Tech amongst others.

Esther Cobbah, the promotor of Hand Krafted, said the idea of establishing the shop was to make some creative minds have the space to be patronized and celebrated.

“I am so excited because I love creativity. My business has always been in the creative space. I always like creativity that is grounded in science and that is what Hand Krafted is about and so I love the fact that this is a space where creativity is celebrated and showcased and I love the fact that this is the space where creativity is celebrated, a shop where creativity is showcased and everybody who patronises what is shown here, shares in that celebration,” she said.

What is also unique about this place is that it is a collection of creative enterprises, she added.

Ms. Cobbah, praising the contribution of some females to the successful opening of the shop said: “I am so excited that in spite of the many challenges that women have, in spite of the many things that we have to combine, these ladies here been able to come up with such unique pieces.”

Sharing some advice with the various entrepreneurs that stocked the shop with products, she stressed on the need for them to stick to whatever they are doing. She also advised them is keep at it because succeeding and meeting the market demands depends on consistency and integrity.

“It is passion but you have to back the passion with hard work and you have to be strategic about how you use your passion because you start an enterprise, the creativity looks good, people like it but it doesn’t last because you are not strategic about it. You have to be organized about your finances, the people you work with and understanding the market need and how you meet it,” she advised.

Going forward Ms. Cobbah indicated that other creative minds will come onboard with their products provided they meet the guidelines, which is working out for excellence, integrity and being timely. She noted that her outfit prioritises bringing quality products to its consumers at competitive prices, adding that, she believes people should have value for money.

An interior decorator and the CEO of Bam-Tech, Kenneth Yamoah, one of the brains behind the designing and setting up of the shop called on the furniture industry to adopt the use of bamboo more often as a way of protecting the forest reserves.

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