From building a career as a self-taught photographer, to launching a surf school – when you get it right, going it alone can be the best thing you ever do.
After growing tired of the mass-produced plastic dominating the industry, three Bristol friends founded Backbone: a company bringing craftsmanship back to skating.
After feeling constricted by life in his old 9-5, Alex Studer risked it all to launch Stolen Body Records. Now, what started as a DIY company has grown into a Bristolian institution.
After learning to make beer as a hobby, sisters Do and Tessel de Heij created Amsterdam’s first all-women brewing company. Here’s how they did it.
Between DJing around the world and putting on club nights, Madam X runs an independent label for talent that defies genre. This is how she does it.
Silvia Castro Pérez pursued her dream job as an architect until it felt like a creative dead-end. Then she taught herself how to tattoo, opening up a new world of possibilities.
Block9 gave up factory work to run a factory of their own: designing stage productions for Banksy, Lana Del Ray and Gorillaz. This is how they did it.
As a young mum trying to stay afloat in London’s creative industries, Shiraz Ksaiba became an expert hustler. Then she packed up and left to chase her wanderlust dream.
When Lea Thau’s life fell apart, she decided to open herself up to the world by starting Strangers, a podcast with a simple goal: connecting lives through the art of storytelling.
Lola Paprocka moved to London with no idea what she wanted to do with her life. Now she’s an established photographer heading up her own festival.
When Tessa Cook and Saasha Celestial-One realised the scale of global food waste, they felt compelled to find a simple solution.
Inspired by Trump's misogyny, Laura Jones and Heather McDaid decided to start a grassroots literary revolution – and their first book is about to drop a bomb.