Spinna Stories

Made & Told from the Silk Road


Mary Mitchell set up Made & Told in September 2012 in order to showcase the makers of beautiful homeware sourced from the former Silk Road, and no less importantly, to tell their unique story. “I studied the history and the cultures of the former Soviet Union as an undergraduate” Mary explains, “so I’ve always loved […]

Posted by Rupa Ganguli on 4, April 2013

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“I always said if I start my own business I would call it UmpaLumpa. A beautiful happy word,”


The idea for Umpalumpa came to Elisa in 2005: “my youngest brother started to screen-print his street graffiti design “Bird” on shirts and made one for his nephew, my son Oskar. Seeing the reaction of Oskar to the cool shirt planted a little seed in the back of my mind. I was going through a […]

Posted by Rupa Ganguli on 10, March 2013

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