Shop Small this Christmas
Celebrating small businesses is for more than just the day after Black Friday, that's why we'll be sharing our favourite makers and things to make locally over the next few weeks. First of all we wanted to share some really great Scottish shopping events that are coming up in December.
We've pulled together a small selection of markets happening over the next few weeks. If you're in Dundee, Creative Dundee have created this brilliant guide to Dundee's Christmas Markets.
What: With a focus on high quality products the Hypermarket brings together a carefully curated selection by Trakke of their favourite local brands. You can shop your favourite small businesses in relaxed surroundings. Confirmed brands include; Paulin Watches, Hilary Grant Knitwear and Rebecca Torres.
Where: SWG3 - Galvanizers
When: 1st-2nd December
What: Over in the East the Accessory Collective are bringing together their favourite local designers, at Hill Street Design. Makers include Emily Millichip, Rowan Joy and Moira Patience Fine Jewellery.
Where: Hill Street Design House
When: 2nd December
Grey Wolf Christmas Sale
What: For some lo-fi Christmas vibes head over to Grey Wolf Studios on Thursday the 7th, for browsing work created in their studios and by other local designers including Laura Spring, Cecilia Stamp and Object Company. There will be mulled wine and unconfirmed rumours about some amazing doughnuts.
Where: Grey Wolf Studios
When: 7th December
Wasps Artist & Maker Market
What: Celebrating the work of their artists and makers across Scotland; Wasps are bringing them all together in The Briggait on the 10th of December.
Where: The Briggait
When: 10th December
BAaD Christmas Market
What: Showcasing the works of the local BAaD designers alongside extremely delicious food from the Winter Feast End Food. This is touted as the perfect family day out.
Where: BaAD Glasgow
When: 17th December
Art, Design & Contemporary Craft Market
What: A whole weekend of shopping with a whole host of local design talent at the magnificent Kibble Palace in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens. Hosted by Tea Green Events, makers include Olive Pearson Designs, Jen Smith Ceramics and Green Thomas.
When: 9th-10th December
The Hepworth Wakefield Christmas Market
What: For those a little further afield, there are some Scottish makers showcasing their work south of the border in Wakefield this weekend. The Guardian called it "One of Britain's best Christmas Markets" and who are we to argue?
Where: Hepworth, Wakefield
When: 24th-26th November