This Saturday (27th February) I will be spending the day at the lovely Great Yorkshire Shop in Leeds.
Situated in the beautiful Corn Exchange building, this is a relatively new store that opened its doors to the public in November. Started by Aeneas Brewster, the shop only sells things that have been made in Yorkshire. When we were approached with a view to supplying them with our products, we didn’t need to think twice, as it is such a great concept.
After really positive Christmas sales, I popped over to visit the shop for the first time in February. I was really impressed with how the concept had been put into practice, resulting in a really visually appealing outlet, with a great selection of products, and the care and attention we love to see being given to the design and layout of our stock!
After an hour or so of chatting and drinking coffee and discussing how to develop the brand, we came up with the idea of having a “Meet the Maker” day where people can come and test all the products, get advice and learn a little about how we make everything. Fingers crossed we will also have the facility to offer personalised products on the day (however, I am always terrified of technology in these situations, as I feel like swearing at my printer in public is less acceptable than in the privacy of the factory!)
I would love to see as many people there as possible, the shop is open 10am – 6pm and I will be there between 11am and 5pm.