ILovePinsUK

ILovePins

Edinburgh, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2018

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ILovePinsUK

ILovePins

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | 83 Sales

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Adam Mendey

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Adam Mendey

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About ILovePinsUK

Sales 83
On Etsy since 2018

The 6 Month Journey

ILovePins was founded back in 2019, originally 'dropshipping' popular, already manufactured designs from China. However, after posting about my new shop on an enamel pins forum on Facebook, I found out that a lot of these sellers copy designs from smaller artists, so I shut ILovePins down whilst I thought of another approach. During this time I applied for a grant from Young Scot and Creative Scotland called Nurturing Talent: Time To Shine and I was successful in getting £1000 to restart ILovePins with local artists' designs. That was back in November, fast forward through months of getting everything designed and manufactured, here we are at the end of March 2020 with the first 5 designs! And as to regards with supporting our artists, 50% of the profits made go back to them!

Shop members

  • Adam Mendey

    Owner

    Hey, I'm Adam, I own ILovePins. I've got a passion for supporting small artists and helping them gain more recognition whilst supporting them financially!

  • NaaShika Tetteh-Lartey

    Designer

    NaaShika's style is detailed and direct. Her subject is often inspired by the female form or dragons. She likes to merge soft imagery with harsh imagery to provoke the viewer in some way and wants to promote the message of inner strength in her work.

  • Bonamy Tetteh-Lartey

    Designer

    Bonamy is an artist based just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her and NaaShika are sisters who both love to make art, even though they both live on opposite sides of the world. Photo from Ivor Wedding Photography.

  • Rachel Berman

    Designer

    Rachel's style revolves around political satire and caricature and generally carry an implicit message. She was greatly influenced by 'The Simpsons' and 'Mad Magazine'. You may notice a strong signature caricatural and emotive element to her works.

Production partners

  • Pinsam Gift

    Guangdong, China

    Pinsam Gift are our amazing factory who make all the pins for us to the high quality you expect!

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