So how did it all start?
SHOP Creative is part of The Graduate Collective Social Enterprise. We specialise in providing affordable, accessible retail opportunities to artists, designers and creative students and graduates. We help with all aspects of getting products in front of consumers, and exposing the work of our creatives, artists and makers through our online platforms and social media, and our own unique approach to pop-up shops and events around the UK.
It’s increasingly hard for designers, makers and creatives to get their products into prime retail spaces, we are helping them to get their products in front of customers in popup concept stores and events around the UK.
SHOPCreative finds, designs, and sets up the stores and events, we also provide the staff and the payment facilities, the creatives pay a small space fee and receive all the sales money for their products. They also receive feedback on customer comments and sales performance, helping them to understand how to develop their product ranges and grow their businesses.
SHOPCreative, a Social Enterprise, is providing affordable, accessible retail opportunities to designers, makers and artists by taking all the hard stuff away from the process and making it easy for them to get their products in front of customers.
One of the best ways for them to learn what customers think of their products is to receive feedback and work out what sells and what doesn’t as quickly as possible.
UK high streets are facing so many challenges right now, and we want don’t want to see the high street disappear, we believe that the high-street shopping experience should, and can survive if we create exciting and engaging spaces for customers to visit.
SHOPCreative are working on some new ideas for the future, looking at re-invigorating some empty store spaces and creating retail and work space opportunities in various location around the UK. Watch this space, we are on a mission!
SHOPCreative is part of The Graduate Collective Ltd, a registered UK Social Enterprise.
The Graduate Collective Ltd. Was set up by Lisa Mann and John Wood of The Other Retail Group Ltd. Lisa founded the first ever real life permanent student retail store in the UK, while working as an academic. Lisa is also a research student at London College of Fashion, her research is centred around how creatives start their businesses their experiences when going through the process, and how innovation in retail could help with providing long term business success.
Contact: Lisa Mann – Director The Graduate Collective / SHOPCreative
Tel: 07912 230307