CELEBRATING AND SUPPORTING CREATIVITY,
INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
TOAST is a unique lifestyle brand, creating and curating simple, functional, beautiful clothing, homeware and editorial. We are known for our thoughtful, contemporary design and commitment to traditional textiles and craftsmanship. We believe strongly in nurturing relationships with established mills, knitters, weavers, ceramicists and artists around the world.
The TOAST New Makers programme will support and mentor five emerging makers. We will offer production, design, business and marketing advice, as well as a digital and a physical platform to sell their pieces with full profits being returned to them. The programme is open to makers of all disciplines.
As we embark on the third year of the programme, we are seeking makers who use sustainable materials, demonstrate skilled craftsmanship, share an appreciation of texture and colour and have an understanding of thoughtful, functional design.
If you are an emerging maker and would like to apply, please submit your application before midday (GMT) on Sunday 6th December 2020.
This programme is open to all new makers, wherever you may be in the world. The shortlist will be selected by a TOAST panel.
As part of the programme, TOAST commits to selling the chosen makers’ products online at toa.st and in select TOAST shops until December 2021. We will provide access to mentoring sessions with members of the TOAST team throughout the year. We will profile each maker on our online magazine and regularly promote the collection through email and print.
At TOAST we place huge value on skilled design and craftsmanship and in the beauty of products that have been fashioned by hand. We appreciate that it is not always easy to succeed as a maker and hope that this programme will offer a platform from which to launch your career.
To enter, please submit up to three high res images showing examples of your work. Only JPG and PNG files will be accepted with a maximum file size of 6MB.
Image 1: X
Image 2: X
Image 3: X
Please also write up to 150 words describing your background, practice and product, including the materials you use and where you create your work.