Curated Makers hosted their first Curated Makers Market on the 19th and 20th of March, showcasing eleven independent local businesses and their handmade products to the shoppers of Trinity Leeds. This new market will double in size this month and become the monthly destination, within Trinity Leeds, to find locally made gifts with real people and stories behind them.

With the event being placed within such a prime retail location within the city centre, the market is an incredible opportunity for makers to share in the glory of reaching high street shoppers. The buzzing shopping centre welcomed an array of northern businesses from candle makers Olive & B, dried flower florist Pampas & Bloom and Leeds based bean to bar chocolate makers, Frankly Delicious. The makers were overwhelmed by the positive responses from passing customers and enthralled in sharing the stories and craft behind their products.

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The following monthly markets are set to double in size, giving even more makers a chance to sell their products alongside more than 120 national and international brands under one iconic roof. Curated Makers are now determined to expand their market portfolio and be able to provide cities with more destinations for shopping small.

Curated Makers are currently seeking a new location for their next Curated Makers Markets in Manchester. If there are any Manchester shopping centres, venues or large retailers looking to engage with the local creative community and support their small businesses through high quality and curated markets, get in touch with Curated Makers by emailing curatedmakers@gmail.com.

Megan Jones, Founder & Director of Curated Makers commented; “Adding another prime opportunity for local makers to trade is something we’re so proud to facilitate. Offering such creative talent to the shoppers of Trinity Leeds to shop from, is a win for everyone involved! We hope these market dates are popped into your diary to support our makers, not forgetting everyone is welcome to the relaunch of our exciting new shop location, to be announced soon.

We now hope we can find a new home for our market and pop-up concept in Manchester, our home town!’’

David Maddison, Centre Director at Trinity Leeds, said:  “We’re proud to support incredible independent businesses and give them a platform alongside 120+ top high street brands, offering a unique shopping experience and giving guests more reasons to visit Trinity Leeds. The Curated Makers market is proving popular and we’re excited to welcome them back for their upcoming events.”

The next Curated Makers Market will return on Friday 22nd April until Sunday 24th April. Followed by the 20th – 22nd May and 24th – 26th June.

Market Location: Ground Floor, near M&S and ROX, Trinity Leeds, Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AT

Market Opening Times: Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm  |  Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm  |   Sunday 11:00 – 5:00 pm

Market Application Form: To express your interest in trading at one of the upcoming markets, register your interest today at www.curatedmakers.co.uk/market

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