Curated Makers hosted their first-ever Curated Market on the 19th and 20th of March, showcasing eleven local businesses that make handmade products. This new market will be coming monthly to Trinity Leeds, where you can find gift ideas with a personal touch from real people.
The opening weekend was a particularly busy weekend within the centre, making this market an incredible opportunity for makers to share in the glory of reaching high street shoppers.
The buzzing shopping centre welcomed an array of northern businesses from candle makers Olive & B, dried flower florist Pampas & Bloom and Leeds based bean to bar chocolate makers, Frankly Delicious. The makers were overwhelmed by the positive responses from passing customers and enthralled in sharing the stories and craft behind their products.
The followingly monthly markets are set to double in size, giving even more makers a chance to sell their products alongside more than 120 national and international brands under one iconic roof. Make sure to save the date for when Curated Makers Market will return to the events space outside M&S and ROX at Trinity Leeds on 22nd – 24th April, 20th – 22nd May, and 24th – 26th June.
Following a successful pop-up shop within Trinity Leeds, Manchester-based business, Curated Makers, has not only had their store extended but is also planning to relocate to a larger space within the shopping centre. Curated Makers will be temporarily closed at the beginning of May with plans to reopen shortly afterwards with a brand new store offering an even larger, more diverse range of local small businesses.
Megan Jones, Founder & Director of Curated Makers commented:
“Adding another prime opportunity for local makers to trade is something we’re so proud to facilitate. Offering such creative talent to the shoppers of Trinity Leeds to shop from, is a win for everyone involved! We hope these market dates are popped into your diary to support our makers, not forgetting everyone is welcome to the relaunch of our exciting new shop location, to be announced soon.’’
David Maddison, Centre Director at Trinity Leeds, said:
“We’re proud to support incredible independent businesses and give them a platform alongside 120+ top high street brands, offering a unique shopping experience and giving guests more reasons to visit Trinity Leeds. The Curated Makers market is proving popular and we’re excited to welcome them back for their upcoming events.”