The story behind Aerende's store

8 Nov 2017

Meet Emily Mathieson: the London winner of our Space for Ideas competition. Emily launched her homewares store, Aerende, with an ambition to challenge the stigma and culture of low expectations around makers facing social challenges. She wanted to create a special place to discover beautifully crafted products from around the British Isles – made by everyone from refugees to prisoners to people with learning difficulties. This is Emily's story.