Liverpool, UK Curated Makers and John Lewis & Partners, have collaborated to host a six-week pop-up in their Liverpool ONE branch, featuring the works of over 25 independent artists and makers from across the North of England.
Situated on the ground floor near the escalators, this unique pop-up concession exhibits a carefully curated selection of locally made, unique handcrafted goods including local artwork, jewellery, candles, homewares, pet accessories and more. Picture it as a highly curated artisan market, situated within a shop environment, open 7 days a week, offering the convenience of shopping small and local, within an established department store.
The Made Local Pop-Up provides the perfect shopping opportunity to treat loved ones to an extra special one-off gift, add a unique touch to your home or dare we way it…start that Christmas shopping extra early by supporting small businesses, now more than ever. With Liverpool artwork, hand-sewn decorations, wooden flowers, screen-printed Liverpool map hankies, upcycled tie roses and more, you will be blown away by the local talent.
Curated Makers launched in 2017 by Megan Jones, who started the concept on a market-stall herself representing 4 makers at a time…fast-forward to now hosting pop-ups with over 25 makers at once. Curated Makers aims to provide small, local, independent makers a platform to showcase their products within prime retail spaces and to create opportunities never known before, for the maker, the retailer, and the customer.
Speaking of the collaboration, founder of Curated Makers, Megan Jones, said:
“We are delighted to return to Liverpool and to showcase the talent of our local artists. The makers involved and I, are thrilled to be here for six-weeks. The opportunity to have short-term access to pop-up within John Lewis & Partners, Liverpool ONE, was an aspiration when I launched the brand back in 2017. To now be able to offer this opportunity to over 25 local businesses, is a real privilege.
If you want to support small business but the weather is against you or you struggle to find the dates of local artisan markets, then look no further as we’ll be in store 7 days a week until 18th October, open the same hours as John Lewis. It’s definitely worth a visit. “
Lora Johnson, Partner & Events and Marketing Coordinator at John Lewis & Partners Liverpool, said:
“We are really pleased to host the ‘Made Local’ pop up from Curated Makers at John Lewis & Partners Liverpool. We know that Liverpool is a creative and innovative city, and our customers are already engaging with the amazing, local products on offer. It’s an exciting opportunity to collaborate with Megan to support local makers, and offer something new and exciting for our customers. ”
The Curated Makers Made Local Pop-Up is situated on the ground floor of John Lewis & Partners, Liverpool ONE, in the centre of the escalators and runs until Sunday 18th October 2020.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.
Address: John Lewis & Partners, Liverpool ONE, 70 S John St, Liverpool L1 8BJ
To find out more about upcoming events please visit the Curated Makers website and follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.