Announcing our Makers Market! And a call for trader applications

We have big news to share with you today: we are going to be doing pop ups at our West Hampstead shop! This series of events will run every Sunday from 1 October to 17 December and we’re calling it our Makers Market. It’s going to be awesome, so put it in your diary. That’s 12 days of handmade Christmas shopping opportunities!

Every Sunday we’ll give two talented local designer makers a space to showcase their wares. Our customers will be able to discover and shop products that have been handmade by local designer makers or produced in the UK on a small scale. We’re going to curate the schedule of traders to offer an exciting mix of products, including a lot of excellent gift ideas!

I’m really, really excited about this. Our new space is big and beautiful and it gives us a chance to do so many cool things that we couldn’t dream of doing in our Mill Lane store. Being involved in the creative small business community is super important to me (see also: Make Like a Boss) and I love that the Makers Market is a way we can support other creative businesses by sharing our space. Plus, it’s good for our business too! We expect to attract a lot of new customers with these events and give all of our customers a super fun and inspiring shopping opportunity.

Makers Market at The Village Haberdashery

Today we’re also opening up our call for traders for the Makers Market! We’ll be working hard to choose a really fabulous mix of designer makers and artists and if you want to be one of them, you can read more about the opportunity and submit your application here. The application deadline 31 August and we’ll be making our selections by 10 September.

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