Fred Kimel is the founder of Handkrafted – a community marketplace connecting people with passionate makers to commission unique, high quality, sustainably made goods.
After a decade spent designing and managing information systems and online platforms at investment banks, Fred felt an innate desire to apply his experience to a more creative and purposeful pursuit which led him to starting Handkrafted late 2013.
Passionate about vintage cars, timber boats and a bygone era where things were designed and made to last, Fred is an advocate of the philosophy to ‘buy less, buy well’ to consume more consciously and sustainably.
"We want everyone to feel that working with a maker to produce a unique, sustainably made item is a viable alternative to the mass-produced goods typically available."
- Fred Kimel