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 produced locally by art and crafts people living on our 3 islands, Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre. The majority have been influenced 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 in our second year there are over 50 crafters, including the children from the local Primary School, all residents or with family/friends connections to our 3 islands.
The Crafthub has 8 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.