May 31, 2013

Competition Time!!

To celebrate our collaboration with Camden Lock Market we thought we would treat you all to a fantastic competition.

Not only can you win some amazing prizes from some great We Make London designers, but you can also win a lovely meal for two and a nights stay in a swish hotel.

The lovely people at Emerald Street/Stylist are hosting the competition for us.

You have until the 5th June to enter, so what are you waiting for?

To enter click here:

Full list of prizes are:

The prize package also includes:
- an Inspired:London book from We Make London
- a two tone make up bag and wallet by Sabine Gerth
- an Orion bracelet by Crystal and Stone
- three scarves from Boobou Designs
- a leather multi print clutch from Gitas Portal
- a hot water bottle cover and eye mask sleep set with pocket mirror and tote bag fromSannapanda
- One reader and a friend will enjoy a busy day out shopping and delicious three-course meal and cocktail at Baja-style Mexican restaurant Cafe Chula. Pick from critically acclaimed fish tacos, piquant quesadillas and ensaladas. Or why not opt for a New York style brunch, perfect with a spicy Bloody Mary, before finally retiring to your room in top London boutique hotel the York & Albany, where you’ll enjoy a luxury night’s stay and breakfast courtesy of Gordon’s Ramsay’s finest chefs.

May 30, 2013

Crowdfunding Talk and Workshop

We are very please to announce that the team at Please Fund Us -  a great crowd funding platform will be doing two talks at our pop up boutique in Camden.

Dates: 5th  June 2013 6.30 - 8.00PM and 27th June 6.30 - 8.30PM

Venue: We Make London Pop up Boutique, 53 Camden Lock Place, West Yard, London, NW1 8AF

Booking Details:
5th June
27th June

Full info:

5th June 2013: 'How To Crowdfund Your Creative Idea'
Description: Funding your creative idea can be challenging to say the least. Luckily, digital innovation has supplied us with a brand new way of raising money! Tarkan Ahmet, Co-Founder of PleaseFund.Us, will give an introduction to crowdfunding, discussing this risk-free method of fundraising and how almost any creative idea can become a reality. He will explore the do’s, the don’ts, and the absolute musts. This is a 360’, all-encompassing tour of crowdfunding, which will outline the basic steps, from start to finish, of how to crowdfund your idea. 
After the talk there will be a opportunity for Q&A’s and an open-floor discussion followed by a networking session. 

27th June Workshop: 'Developing your creative idea by breaking it down and re-building it into a crowdfunding campaign'   
Description :This is a chance to really explore your creative idea with a crowdfunding professional, Tarkan Ahmet, and take it a part, only to then re-build it in the form of a crowdfunding campaign.  We’re inviting 10 passionate individuals, who already have an idea in mind that they’d like to crowdfund, to join us for this intimate and collaborative workshop whereby we will be re-building each individual idea as a unified group. Participants will get the chance to collectively help develop other ideas as well as gaining specific dedicated attention to their own, all with the aim for preparing themselves for the launch of their own crowdfunding campaigns.  Help us help you, help shape your creative idea into a crowdfunding campaign with this exciting and interactive workshop. 
Hosted by Tarkan Ahmet, this session will run for approximately one and a half hours and will add the finishing touches to 10 already established ideas, and prepare them for what it takes to develop into a crowdfunding campaign.  Tarkan will start the session by inviting everyone to introduce themselves to the group as well as delivering a 1 minute elevator pitch about their idea. The session will then be split up into 3 distinct stages, where Tarkan will specifically analyze the need for a good video pitch, creative pledge rewards, and a targeted marketing strategy. At each stage, the group will collectively dissect each other’s ideas and collaboratively build upon the advice given by Tarkan: All with the aim so that at the end of the workshop they will hopefully have the knowledge to go away and successfully launch their own crowdfuding campaigns.

May 8, 2013

We Make London Pop up Boutique opening May 10th

What:  We Make London Pop up Boutique
When: Opens 10th May (with a launch party on the 16th), the shop will be open through May and June Open hours will be 11am- 6pm 7 days a week. 
Where: 53 Camden Lock Place, West Yard, London, NW1 8AF

This spring and summer, the scene is set for a special We Make London Pop-up Boutique.
On Friday 10th May the doors of Unit 53 at the iconic Camden Lock will open for shoppers to discover a specially designed shop full of handmade delights. With two full months of shopping visitors will be able to purchase beautifully made items from the UK’s most talented designer makers.

The shop at Camden Lock is part of an on-going partnership with the Camden Lock team where we have joined forces to bring back the handmade element to Camden Lock. It is such an iconic and alternative corner of London that our passion and support for designers teamed with Camden’s artistic heritage sets an exciting summer ahead and a refreshing treat for local and shoppers, tourists and lovers of British made products.

Spend a sunny summer’s day this May and June, browsing over 30 handpicked designers, selling a wide range of wares from eco-friendly handmade gifts ideas to jewellery, fashion, graphic / fine art, bath and body, toys and children's clothing. Designers will then be rotated after the first month creating a fresh new look for the second month.

In true We Make style, throughout the two months there will also be a host of different craft activities, talks and workshop, as well as opportunities to meet the designer makers themselves.

Designers will be rotated each month to create a unique shopping experience. 

The shop will be open on the 10th May. With an official launch party on the 16th May and a craft workshop day on the 17th May (see details below).

Launch Party: Join  us on the 16th May from 5-9pm for some drinks to celebrate the opening of the shop. You will get a chance to met some of the lovely designers taking part. 

Craft Workshops: We are working away on a series of workshops and talks in the shop, to kick of we have Sanna Panda and Friends and Craft Guerrilla running a lucky dip craft day on the 17th from 1pm -6pm.
You will be able to purchase lucky dip craft kits and create unique items here in the shop.

See you all there 

Mary and the team