Meet the Buyer Event - Thursday 10th October

 'Not Just a Shop' - UAL's retail space stocks work by current and former students

'Not Just a Shop' - UAL's retail space stocks work by current and former students

Date & Time: Thursday 10th October, 7 - 8.45pm (Discussion begins at 7.15pm)
Venue: Not Just a Shop, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY
Panel: Rita Rooney, Museum of London - Retail Buying and Merchandising Manager  
Alex & Georgie Smith,
The London Smiths 
+ one other TBC
Chaired by Sinead Koehler - Crafty Fox Market
Tickets: £5 for Shopping With Soul members (£15 otherwise). Book

Join us on Thursday 10th October at 'Not Just a Shop' and hear from our panel of retail buyers. Learn about the best way to approach shops, how to prepare your business for wholesale and how to maintain those all important relationships. Each panel member will talk about how they select makers to work with and then answer questions in a discussion format. There will also be time for questions from the audience. The event will be chaired by Sinead Koehler from Crafty Fox Market. This is a great opportunity to get together with fellow makers and learn new skills. We have limited capacity at this venue so please let us know if you can no longer attend. 

Meet the Panelists

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Rita Rooney - Retail Buying & Merchandising Manager, Museum of London.
Rita has extensive experience of buying and merchandising in the cultural and tourism sector and has worked for a variety of organisations ranging from The Design Museum, Madame Tussaud’s, Southbank Centre and the National Theatre. She currently works for the Museum of London as Buying and Merchandising Manager where she is responsible for all buying and product development.

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Georgie & Alex - The London Smiths.
The London Smiths is a brand founded by sisters Alex and Georgie Smith in a bid to showcase the very best of London's artisan products. They have carefully curated a range of homewares, jewellery and accessories, all of which are made in London, and have brought them together into a beautiful online store. They don't think that enough is done to shout about the wonderful artisans that reside in London and we want to change that. They have a strong ethical ethos, stocking responsible brands, using sustainable packaging and a percentage of their profits goes to a wonderful London based charity.