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91 Magazine is an independent business that supports and shares other lovely independent businesses. Read interviews with makers, designers, shopkeepers and creative entrepreneurs as well as find tips and advice for running your own small independent business.

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Creative People

Love What You Do: Agnes Becker

Artist and scientist Agnes Becker brings together like-minded folk to share awe and appreciation for the natural world in all its wild, intricate and messy beauty, bringing our deep connection to the universe firmly into focus
Independent Business

Meet the Maker: Michelle Wong of MW Makes

Influenced by a background in architecture, Michelle Wong of MW Makes creates handcrafted leather goods with an emphasis on...
Independent Shops

Shopkeeper Spotlight: & halt

Based on a shared love of modernist yet timeless design, the life-changing re-focus of the global pandemic inspired Nick and...
Small Business Tips

Substack: where creativity meets connection

Brand designer, creative mentor and writer Sarah Robertson recently joined Substack and explores how businesses and creatives can benefit from...
Small Business Tips


If you want to elevate your brand photography but need some help, then look no further! Here you'll find a...

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Independent Shops

Shopkeeper Spotlight: Druid

Based in Edinburgh, Druid, founded by Harriet Aitken, is a small-batch candle studio and wellness brand, harnessing natural healing remedies...
Independent Business

Small Business Stories: The Good Lyfe

The desire to offer convenient, sustainable shopping that challenged the norm led Laura Peters to open The Good Lyfe, a...
Creative People

Meet the maker: Nina Varnham of Fryth

Born out of a desire to reduce waste from their bespoke cabinet making sister company, Nina Varnham created Fryth; an independent wooden homeware company, which honours functional design and simplicity.
Independent Shops

Shopkeeper Spotlight: ROSE the store

Embodying a laid-back and effortless style, ROSE the store is the heartfelt creation of Natalie Ashton, who always brings a...
Creative People

Meet the Maker: Bethany Holmes

A chance opportunity to create a large abstract artwork led Bethany Holmes to leave her career as a print designer,...
Creative People

Love What You Do: Cody Bond of cai & jo

Cody Bond, founder of cai & jo, swapped a career in software development for one as an independent artist and...
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