The Crafthub C.I.C. is a social enterprise run as a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee to ensure that the profits and assets are used for the good of the community.
The business was formed in May 2013, a community run social enterprise providing an arts and craft shop and workshop space in Rousay, Orkney. It offers a retail outlet for locally produced unique, hand-made, quality arts and crafts, with a website on-line shop, a facility to offer practical craft workshops to share and demonstrate traditional craft skills to others and a Community Drop in/join in hub space.
The products on sale in the shop are a variety of unique, quality hand-made art and craft products, the majority produced locally by art and crafts people living on our 3 islands, Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre. Inspired by local traditions, heritage and the breath-taking surroundings of our islands.
When we opened in May 2013 there were 15 crafters exhibiting their products, now there are over 60 crafters contributing to the Crafthub's success.
The Crafthub has 6 Hub Team Directors and a part-time Crafthub Manager, a core of motivated, enthusiastic people, passionate about the same social aim….to make a difference to the life experiences of our local community by providing a community facility to share arts/craft skills and talents.