Made in Croydon

A marvellous way to connect with other local artisans and makers, and showcase and sell your creations across Croydon.

Made In Croydon

Makers’ Market

Sunday 25th November 2018
10am-5pm
 Croydon

Made In Croydon

Makers’ Market

Sunday 16th December 2018
10am-5pm
 Croydon

Launching the first joint exhibition

Town That Love Built Boxpark

Sunday 2 September 2018

A special month long exhibition of Gavin Kinch’s works from the Town That Love Built, one the most popular Made in Croydon exhibitors.

We hope this will be the first of many collaborative exhibitions with our Made In Croydon members at Boxpark and other venues across Croydon.

MiC Social Coffee Shotter

Wednesday 5 September 2018

The  Made in Croydon designers, artists and artisans will next meet on 5th September 2018 at the Coffee Shotter on Croydon High Street.

Peace & Wellbeing Festival

Park Hill Park

Saturday 23 June 2018

Made in Croydon was delighted to be part of Peace & Wellbeing Festival as part of the Festival of Peace programme in June. We hope this will be the first of many different programmes and venues across Croydon that we are involved with.

Successful Makers' Market on 27 May 18

Past networking event

MiC Social Coffee Shotter

Wednesday 1 August 2018

For our last social, Mark Sarfo-Kantanka, co-founder, Coffee Shotter, and Emma Passmore, Artist Studio Company, gave talks to our Made in Croydon members about artist studios and working spaces.

BOXPARK

Monday 27 August 2018

HIGH STREET by Croydon Grant’s

Saturday 1 September 2018

Town That Love Built BOXPARK

Exhibition Launch

Sunday 2 August 2018

MiC Social Coffee Shotter

Wednesday 5 September 2018

BOXPARK

Monday 27 August 2018

HIGH STREET by Croydon Grant’s

Saturday 1 September 2018

Town That Love Built BOXPARK

Exhibition Launch

Sunday 2 August 2018

MiC Social Coffee Shotter

Wednesday 5 September 2018

BOXPARK

Monday 27 August 2018

HIGH STREET by Croydon Grant’s

Saturday 1 September 2018

Town That Love Built BOXPARK

Exhibition Launch

Sunday 2 August 2018

MiC Social Coffee Shotter

Wednesday 5 September 2018

BOXPARK

Monday 27 August 2018

HIGH STREET by Croydon Grant’s

Saturday 1 September 2018

Town That Love Built BOXPARK

Exhibition Launch

Sunday 2 August 2018

MiC Social Coffee Shotter

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Facebook Posts

16 hours ago

Made in Croydon CIC

Looking for half term literary treats? We have 4 kid's sessions at the Croydon Literary Festival this year. Join Bestselling children's author Robin Stevens on her latest book in the Murder Most Unladylike series, Paul Point of the Chocolate Poetry Club for rhyming fun, Sylvia Bishop, author of Erica's Elephant shows you inspiration is everywhere in her storytelling workshop and acclaimed author Ele Fountain, discusses multicultural children's books with Sarah Odedina. Book your sessions for Saturday 27th October www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/croydon-literary-festival-17752531896 ... See MoreSee Less

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If you would like to see how this braided shoe turns out come see my exhibition on 2nd Nov at 7pm at Elizabeth James Gallery SE25! Please register by email: Elizabethjamesgallery@gmail #exhibition #se25 #handmade #designer #artisan #upcycledfashion #elizabethjamesgallery #hatsoffbootson #localevent ... See MoreSee Less

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Fancy learning a new craft for those dark winter evenings? My next beginner’s English Paper Piecing patchwork class is now taking bookings! Link in profile. ... See MoreSee Less

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Makers’ Market

Sat 4 August 2018

Photo©Vipul Sangoi
MIC Social

Wed 1 August 2018

Photo©Michael To
Makers’ Market

Sat 23 June 2018

Photo©Vipul Sangoi & Josi Kiss
Made in Croydon is a not-for-profit company which works to support Croydon’s Creative communities.
We want to promote, commission and connect all of the great designers, artisans and manufacturers who are inspired by, living or creating in Croydon, and we want to help them to find new markets and audiences for their products.

We want to encourage and support the cultural and arts communities of the borough and we particularly want to help to promote a positive image of Croydon and its place in the art, design and product worlds in the UK.

We want the arts and creativity to grow and thrive in Croydon; we will help to make this happen by supporting the work of professional artists, designers and craftspeople in the borough and connecting them to local manufacturers and retailers. Our long-term goal is also to help aspiring artists and craftspeople to enter the market and make it grow.

The Team
The Made in Croydon team has a huge amount of diverse experience in creating supportive frameworks that link and help Croydon communities. All of our directors live and work in Croydon and are passionate about helping people and companies; all of us see the incredible talents and opportunities the borough has to offer.

The directors include: writer and journalist, Bernadette Fallon; Lives Not Knives youth worker, Jack Kew; former brand manager & senior buyer for Selfridges & House of Fraser, Josi Kiss; designer & photographer, Vipul Sangoi; and businesswoman & publican, Esther Sutton.

Our co-ordinator for the project is administrator, designer & illustrator, Michael To.

We would love to hear from any new artists, craftspeople, designers, businesses or community groups who are passionate about making Croydon a centre for creative activity and industry, as well as making it a viable place to sell creative work.

We are always looking for more partners to work with so please do get in touch with us if this is something that sparks your interest.

Current Projects
One of our most exciting events is our regular pop-up Makers’ Markets at Boxpark Croydon, High Street, festivals and various other locations.

We’re developing relationships with other community groups and local enterprise to offer our partners commissions for events and one-off projects; for example, merchandise and gift bags to help promote Croydon.

We’re also working to find new markets for our partners, including setting up new pop-up spaces in the borough and teaming up with existing markets. We will also offer support and training for our members.

Ongoing marketing and promotion for our members: promoting local designers, craftspeople, artists and events in partnership with groups such as Boxpark, Croydon Council, local art galleries including RISE, The Paxton Centre and Turf Projects.

Coming up
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS | to help you maximise your works impact and sales.

ARTS & CRAFTS CLASSES | we provide both taster sessions and short courses for those interested in arts & crafts hobbies.

WELLBEING WORKSHOPS | working with NHS social prescription to create a safe and welcoming environment to promoted wellbeing and combat social isolation.

HUB | a social and business network linking designers, makers, artists and business.

MADE IT IN CROYDON! | a programme focusing on the creative industry as a viable and rewarding career option through fairs, a Croydon-based mentorship scheme linking established designers and makers with new and aspiring artists and craftspeople, and practical short courses.

TRAILS | a Croydon arts & crafts trail based on the Open Studio concept, working with local businesses to showcase artists, designers and crafts people.

ONLINE | an online sales, promotion and information platform for our members and the Made in Croydon projects.

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