Your company or trading name
Made For Ink
Tell us about where you’re from, what you do, how it all started and why you enjoy it.
Originally I’m from darn sarf (Chandlers Ford, near Southampton) but now I live in the smallest county of Rutland. I hand make quality paper goods including pocket books, notebooks, sketchbooks and writing paper.
It started because I also run a personalised stationery website and felt there was a need for something less………staid. Made For Ink is my take on that.
What are your aims and are there any items or products you’d love to make?
Other than capitalist world domination (who doesn’t have that on their list?) I’d really love to grow the appreciation of quality stationery.
I see quite a lot of chat about a lot of gear but not a huge amount about paper and books. Loads of people think a certain American brand is the pinnacle but there is so much better out there in terms of quality and pedigree.
What do you consider your greatest achievement in the work you do associated with EDC?
I’m really proud whenever I have a Customer email to say they love my products. It’s “only” a notebook or whatever but they can see the difference in quality between an individually hand made, well specified product and a generic mass produced item.
What is the best thing you have made and why?
I think coming up with the EDC book was my favourite thing, it just fits with my whole ethos around EDC in terms of quality products which are meant to be used.
What EDC gear is in your pockets right now?
I have an a Gerber Prybrid with Titanium blade (from Wilko), an Olight i1R 2 EOS with my house key, a set of Knipex Cobra XS pliers, an Olight i3t EOS, my wallet with a really old steel credit card multi tool bottle opener thingy and a Pilot Capless fountain pen
What’s the favourite piece of EDC gear that you own?
Either my Pilot FP or the Knipex pliers. Both really good quality but not too pricey and built to be used.
What EDC item would you love to own and why?
I’d love a T&P Avis pry in copper
A random fact about yourself that readers won’t learn anywhere else
I own a Homeless Pornstar which has survived a fire
If you are on social media or have a website please include the links here so people can find out more about you
I’m on Insta as @madefor.ink