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CURATED MAKERS PARTNERS WITH JOHN LEWIS THIS CHRISTMAS TO CHAMPION LOCAL BUSINESSES

Opening Dates: Cheadle 18th October | Trafford 19th October | Cardiff 20th October | Glasgow 23rd October

  • Curated Makers, a retail concept that links local independent artists and makers with the high street, will be returning to John Lewis as a part of their Christmas Emporium; in Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff stores.
  • Popping up in Cheadle, Trafford Centre, Glasgow and Cardiff, Curated Makers will showcase more than 20 local independent small businesses, selling homeware, candles, clothing, jewellery and much more.

Curated Makers, a retail concept that links local independent artists and makers with the high street and will be returning to John Lewis as a part of their Christmas Emporium in three major cities; Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff. Popping up in John Lewis’s Cheadle, Trafford Centre, Glasgow and Cardiff stores, Curated Makers have carefully selected over 30 independent small businesses per Pop-Up to showcase local crafts, selling homeware, candles, clothing, jewellery and much more.

Since launching in 2017, the Manchester-based marketplace champion has hosted a series of pop-ups in large stores, including M&S, Paperchase and Next, and shopping centres including Trinity Leeds, Meadowhall and Battersea Power Station. Having received the government’s Innovate UK Young Innovators grant with an initial investment of £5,000 in 2020 and more recently with a Follow-on Fund of £50,000 in 2022, the business is going from strength to strength.

A welcome recipient of the Prince’s Trust, set up by King Charles III, Curated Makers has benefited greatly from the charity’s support for the business and the makers that it continues to champion.

John Lewis has been a long-standing supporter of Curated Makers small business journey as they face their third Christmas together to provide a much-needed platform for other small businesses during the most important season of the year. 

 

Megan Jones, Founder & Director of Curated Makers commented; “It is a pleasure to return to John Lewis this Christmas, this platform is huge for our makers and is an invaluable source of revenue for their small businesses. The customers we meet within John Lewis branches are always so pleased to find our handmade gifts in-store and treat their loved ones to such special items. We look forward to spreading local joy this Christmas and hope to see many local people in the branch! Also venturing to Wales and Scotland for the first time ever is such a milestone for our business and those we represent, it’s a very exciting time for Curated Makers as we get to widen the reach of the impact we can have on small local businesses at such a crucial time of year.”

 

Chloe, the artist behind Pet Portrait Illustration, notes; “Working with Curated Makers has been one of the single best things I’ve done for my business. When they say they are ‘Small enough to care, big enough to make a difference’, I couldn’t agree more! Since joining in 2018, I’ve seen them go from market stalls to having their own stores on the high street, from supporting a handful of makers in the north to hundreds all over the country, which is pretty incredible! I feel so proud to be part of a collective of like-minded people who take pride in their work, care about their local area and help bring back a bit of individuality to the British high street … I’m currently preparing for my busiest Christmas ever and I really owe so much of it to Curated Makers.”

Sam Allcock
Sam Allcock
With over 20 years of experience in the field SEO and digital marketing, Sam Allcock is a highly regarded entrepreneur. He is based in Cheshire but has an interest in all things going on in the North West and enjoys contributing local news to the site.
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