Makers Movement: craftsmanship as a global trend

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At UNOde50 we identify 100% with the term “handmade.”  The artisanal and the handmade are part of our DNA. That’s why we’ve declared ourselves admirers of the Makers Movement. But…

Who are the “makers”?

This global trend advocates a return to making objects with our hands. In a world where the digital prevails in many aspects of our lives, this movement champions a return to the tangible.

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It can be defined as a generation of people who create physical objects with their hands, without resorting to computers or screens.

Although the movement as such emerged in the 1970s in North America, it has recently transcended borders. In major cities like New York, London, and Berlin, “makers” have become increasingly important in recent years.

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Jewelers, shoemakers, artists, and even robotics professionals have joined a movement that could be labeled the digital version of Do-It-Yourself.

It is the Internet generation—raised in an environment where new technologies are essential—that has made the “doers” what they are today. Members of the movement use digital tools in the management and communication of their manual labor.

Welcome to a new era that fuses tradition and modernity.

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At UNOde50, the majority of the process of designing and manufacturing our jewelry is executed by hand in Spain. From drafting the preliminary sketches and creating prototypes to the assembly of the final pieces, everything is done at our workshops in Madrid.

The act of creating our jewelry collections by hand adds value to each of our pieces and makes them unique. Involved in the production process is a great team of people who take tremendous care in each step of the process until the final piece is created and sent to our stores. This approach to manufacturing is the key to ensuring that each of our rings, necklaces, and earrings is one-of-a-kind.

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