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Bellerby & Co: The Rebirth of Artisanal Globemaking
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Bellerby & Co: The Rebirth of Artisanal Globemaking

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Welcome to Episode 8 of the Preferred Shares Podcast.

Devin LaSarre, of Invariant, was the primary researcher for this episode.


In this episode

  • The unique origin story of Bellerby Globes

  • The complexities of artisanal globemaking

  • Bellerby’s current size, output, and price points

  • Custom products and the production process, start to finish

  • The importance of control and quality assurance

  • Attracting and retaining talented team members

  • Relationships with the suppliers of input materials

  • Planning for the company’s future

  • The lack of competition within the artisanal globemaking space

  • Complexity preventing counterfeiting

  • Bespoke projects currently in the works

  • Advice to founders determined to build a high-quality product

Peter Bellerby at Bellerby Globemakers, Photograph by Euan Myles
Leo at Bellerby Globemakers, Photograph by Euan Myles
Ema at Bellerby Globemakers, Photograph by Euan Myles
Bellerby Globemakers, Photograph by Euan Myles
Isis Gores at Bellerby Globemakers, Photograph by Euan Myles
Rashmi Mint Cassini at Bellerby Globemakers, Photograph by Euan Myles
Callum Workshop with Bellerby Globemakers, Photograph by Euan Myles

Episode resources

We highly recommend the book The Globemakers: The Curious Story of an Ancient Craft. In it, Peter shares his incredible story and the nuances of globemaking through an engaging writing style full of humility, wisdom, and wit. You can also learn more and follow the company on the following platforms:

Additional reading

Curious to see what else we’ve been working on? Below are some pieces we’ve written independently that we think you’d like:

The Nicotine Arc, Devin LaSarre, 3/3/2024

Haypp Group: Ahead of the Nicotine Pouch Megatrend, Devin LaSarre, 2/25/2024


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