Handkrafted is an online marketplace that connects skilled craftspeople and artisans with customers who would rather buy a quality custom-made item than a mass-produced one. Handkrafted takes a small transaction margin on all orders placed through the site and also provide premium subscription services to makers. The company’s initial focus is on woodworkers and custom furniture, with plans to expand to other crafts incorporating metals, leather and stone.
CEA invested in Handkrafted in February 2015 alongside Sydney Seed Fund and a number of angel investors. Handkrafted is removing the friction in commissioning high value handmade items in a multi-billion dollar global market. CEA’s mandate is to invest in high-potential businesses in the creative industries. Handkrafted has the potential to be internationally recognised in the $26 billion bespoke furniture market, as the go-to-place for commissioning handmade goods such as furniture, leatherwork, metalwork, woodwork and more.