Made in Croydon market takes over Boxpark on Sunday 27th May


By - Thursday 31st May, 2018

Hot Croydon creativity and cool jazz on display in a great town-centre showcase


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On Sunday 27th May, Made in Croydon CIC came to Boxpark to showcase and sell the work of Croydon’s creative artists and makers: painters, jewellery designers, photographers, hatmakers, potters and more.

On this beautifully and sunny May Bank Holiday Sunday, sixteen creatives ran stalls at the event. The day was very well-attended, with mellow jazz music encouraging browsers to linger for a cool drink or to stay to lunch. It was great to see so many products of such high quality on display, and for those so-minded, the perfect opportunity to plan ahead for a birthday gift later in the year or even for Christmas.

Photo author’s own.

CICs (community interest companies) are social enterprises which aim to use their profits and assets for the public good. Made in Croydon promotes, commissions and connects all of the great designers, artisans and manufacturers who are inspired by, living or creating in Croydon. The company seeks new markets and audiences for their products, and aims to encourage and support the cultural and arts communities of the borough.

The company’s directors all live in Croydon and want the arts and creativity to grow and thrive here. They aim to make this happen by supporting the work of local professionals, allowing them to enter the market and make their businesses grow.

Don’t worry if you missed the opportunity: there will be more Made in Croydon markets at town centre locations through the summer. Keep an eye on the website for details.


If you are interested in purchasing from MIC members, you can also contact MIC or the makers directly: Samantha Warren textiles, The Town That Love Built art, Bev Jones ArtCozy Glow candles, Thea Smart Henry jewellery, Little Treasures, Shutter JewelleryDiana Phiri-Witty textiles and accessories, Selsdon CeramicsCDN-zine clothing, Zoe Akroyd-Parker paintings and prints, HatsOff BootsOn, Gjembellish jewellery, Fit2Learn CIC, Ella and Kat modern cross-stitch designs.

 

Liz Sheppard-Jones

Liz Sheppard-Jones

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