Updated: Dec 2, 2018
On the 17/18 November 2018 we opened the doors of the first Assembly Market and what a great weekend it was! It started with a thought, that if maybe a few sustainable slow fashion and homewares brands could get together and hire a hall, then maybe people might be interested to come and browse and find out more....well come they did!
So many new connections were sparked into life over this joyous weekend. Designers met other designers they had long admired, customers met designers they had been following online, customers who had never heard of 'slow fashion' came and shopped from small brands they didn't know existed and printmakers and potters, jewellers and bag makers all sold their lovingly made products to new homes.
While the high street seems to be struggling, the demand for crafts and slow made goods seems to be flourishing and we believe that there's a real shift coming. Yes, there will always be the juggernaut's on the high street, but many small voices can bring change and certainly in fashion we need a change. The numbers on the tally counters proved that there are many people who don't always want to shop on the high street.