Camden-based watchmakers breathe new life into deadwood

Camden-based watchmakers breathe new life into deadwood

How a journey across Africa turned into a quest for style and sustainability

London, 22nd June – When a couple of young entrepreneurs travelling across Africa saw an elderly street artist transforming junk into drums, ornaments and sculptures, they didn’t take photos. Instead, they took the inspiration for Mosaiqe, the brand behind London’s first wooden watch concept store.
Operating out of Camden’s historic Stables Market, Mosaiqe use only recycled and sustainably sourced woods to create unconventional dress watches that go against the grain. Though they’re now trading in one of the capital’s most revered fashion hubs, their story began a world away. Founder and co-director, Kas Fulani, describes the moment he found his direction:
“I was travelling through a busy village called Tema just outside of the countries capital. Whilst I boarded the Tro-tro, I spotted this old man sat on a pile of scrap wood with a chisel. Everyone was walking past him and if I’m honest I only noticed him because it seemed we were the only people sat still.”
“When I passed the same way again five days later, he was still there – only the wood was gone. He’d reincarnated the refuse into beautiful objects and now people were lining up to buy. It got me thinking about how after a process, one man’s waste can be that same mans treasure – and how ethics and aesthetics can co-exist.”

“Ethics and aesthetics can co-exist”

“It was incredible to see an elder use his bare hands and basic tools to take a material in it’s rawest form and create art.”
On returning to the UK, he teamed up with his business partner and got to work establishing a brand that would embody the values he’d seen in action in Ghana. While the Rolexes of the world pride themselves on precision engineering identical pieces, Mosaiqe take a different approach. Using natural materials, they create handmade products that – thanks to their graining, pigment and texture – are all unique.

“Ironically we’ve both always had an unnatural love for watches and a huge part of the enjoyment comes from creating new life from deadwood and proving that ethics and aesthetics can co-exist”

The watches’ neutral colourings make them a perfect match for all skin tones and styles of clothing. But it’s not all about looks. Sustainability is a key part of the mission. And though they may be pulling up trees in the figurative sense, in literal terms they’re doing anything but. In fact, thanks to their partnership with the charity Trees for the Future, they’re planting five trees for every watch sold – whether through their website, mosaiqe.com, or from their store at Unit 266, The Stables, Camden.

About Mosaiqe
Founded in 2012, Mosaiqe use sustainably sourced woods from around the world to create one-of-a-kind dress watches with a contemporary feel. Inspired by cultural exchange trips to places such as Ghana, Brazil and the Congo, the founders wanted to create beautiful products that brought real benefits to the communities supplying their materials, while avoiding unnecessary waste. They’ve teamed up with Trees for the Future to help safeguard tree stocks for future generations, and use a percentage of their profits to supply learning materials to projects in supplier countries.

To find out more, visit: mosaiqe.com, email: intouch@mosaiqe.com, tweet: @Mosaiqe, find: Mosaiqe on Facebook or visit the store at Unit 266, The Stables Camden.

Aviation Job Search attends the House of Commons

Aviation Job Search attends the House of Commons

Last month, our Managing Director Dave Capper and Manager Imraan Rasul attended the prestigious House of Commons reception for an evening of networking and socialising with some of the biggest names in the transport and aviation industry.

Over 170 industry professionals came together enjoying Pimms and canapes on the sunny terrace, including Chris Grayling, Grant Shapps, Leo Docherty and Baroness Sugg.

The event provides an opportunity to meet with ministers, MPs and other government officials who support and help in the endeavour to make General Aviation work for the economy of this country and Europe. The event, organised by the BBGA, and sponsored by Gulfstream Aerospace, the Close Brothers and Clyde and Co was hailed a roaring success by its organisers.

Many of the attendees were in town due to the Farnborough International Airshow which was happening just 40 miles from Westminster. Farnborough Airshow itself attracted the Prime Minister Theresa May who kicked off the event with a speech promising a “solution” which “respects the referendum result” and does what is “best for our global trading ambitions.” She was accompanied by astronaut Tim Peake who was also at Farnborough to assist with students interested in a career in aerospace aviation.

 

 

We’ve launched a forum!

We’ve launched a forum!

We’re pleased to announce that we have launched a brand new forum for our aviation professionals to connect, discuss and debate industry topics. Our ultimate goal is to create a strong community whereby like minded individuals can ask questions, share knowledge, give support and in some cases, make friends.

The forum came about after speaking to jobseekers during events that we attend (such as EBACE and the Dublin Aviation Summit) and finding that there was a need for a platform whereby they could ask other professionals in the industry how they got on the first step of the ladder in their career.

We’re hoping to attract employers and other senior professionals who will engage with our jobseeker community and give them the answers that they are searching for.

However, we’re not solely limiting the platform to just careers advice. There’s plenty of space and scope for discussions about anything aviation related. Looking to find out how you cope with flight fatigue? Or where is the best place to go on a three day layover in Dubai? Ask the question and other industry professionals will hopefully reach out and share their expertise with you.

Managing Director of Aviation Job Search, Dave Capper said, “I’m really excited about this new venture. We started a forum on one our sister websites ‘Cabin Crew’ a few years back and we were amazed at how popular it became in such a short space of time. We’re hoping to replicate the success of that forum with our new one.”

To join the forum, simply click here and register.

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Review of EBACE 2018

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The glitz and glamour of EBACE concluded for another year last Thursday. Organisers reported that the event was once again a ‘powerful and forward-looking showcase for the European business aviation industry.’

EBAA Chairman, Juergen Wiese said, “This was a decidedly upbeat, optimistic EBACE week, which highlighted the passion and enthusiasm at the heart of the business aviation community.”

Our team were there once again exhibiting and helping jobseekers during our CV Surgery sessions. If you missed the session, you can download our ‘How to write a standout CV in the aviation industry’ here.

Following on from our CV Surgery, we were also involved in EBACE’s Careers in Business Aviation Day.

If you were there, you’d have seen our Marketing Executive, Debbie Holden and Manager, Imraan Rasul (far right) giving advice to aspiring aviation professionals at their roundtable discussion. Session moderator, Peter Korns said, “These people really represent the diversity of career opportunities within the industry.”

The roundtable discussion concluded a morning of discussions and talks at the Innovation Zone, all aimed at helping nurture the future of aviation professionals.

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Last week, our Managing Director, Dave Capper gave a presentation at the Dublin Aviation Summit for aspiring students looking to make their way into the aviation industry. The talk covered all aspects of the recruitment process, from where to start your job search, how to utilise social media, how to make your CV stand out from the crowd and how to impress in an interview. If you missed our talk and would like to download a guide on making your CV stand out from the crowd, simply click here. Alternatively you can next catch us at EBACE from the 29th – 31st May where we will be hosting a CV surgery at designated times (as below.) Simply bring your CV along and our expert team will be happy to run through it to give you some pointers on improving it.  

 

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16.00 – 18.00  

Wednesday 30th May

9.00 – 11.00

16.00 – 18.00  

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Our presentation days are all part of our mission to connect as many jobseekers in the career of their dreams as possible, and to provide guidance and support to all would-be and qualified professionals in the journey of their career. If you believe that your business or organisation would benefit from us hosting a talk, simply get in touch here and let us know!

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Aviation Job Search corners the market

It’s been a record breaking year for Aviation Job Search, securing them as the industry leaders within the aviation job market. So far this year, the business has seen:

  • A total of 520,563 registered jobseekers
  • Nearly 110,000 CVs uploaded from jobseekers
  • Over a 20% increase in the amount of jobs that have been posted

Head of Sales Operations, Hannah Tillotson, has commented “Over the last eight months, the market just hasn’t stopped growing. Clients such as Flybe, Boeing, and Flydubai choose to post their jobs on our website, because they know we are the first point of call for aviation professionals to start their job hunt. No matter how big your company is, jobseekers will check Aviation Job Search first.

As well as having high quality jobseekers, our clients choose us to save themselves money. Many people aren’t aware that as a job board, our services are cheaper than some other recruitment methods, but offer a guarantee of relevant applications.”

In comparison with the aviation specific job boards, Aviation Job Search certainly corners the market. Statistics from SimilarWeb Pro show that they receive 75% of traffic in comparison to their two closest competitors, Flightglobal (16.2%) and Jobs in Aviation (8.8%).

In December 2016 aviation recruitment agency, Carbon60, created an aviation salary survey. It highlighted that an astonishing 75% of jobseekers use Aviation Job Search to look for their next job.

2016 2017 Increase growth
Total registered jobseekers 474,943 520,563 +9.6%
CVs uploaded 47,089 109,769 +133.1%
Jobs posted 13,200 15,883 +20.3%

 

Statistics taken from Aviation Job Search’s backend system.

Any business that is looking to advertise a job vacancy on Aviation Job Search can find more information and pricing by visiting http://recruiting.aviationjobsearch.com/, or calling +441772 913382.

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