Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Hey hey - wait a minute Mr. Postman! Here's PT1 of our August Newsletter!

Technically, it hasn't been that long since we posted our last newsletter but things are happening so gosh darn fast here at MITS HQ at the moment that my fingers can't type fast enough to keep y'all up to date! Here's what we've been up to over the last few weeks...

Made In The Shade - NESTA Starter for 6 '09 Awardees

Following several months of training and a whole load o' toil, the Made In The Shade gals are thrilled to have been awarded grant funding by NESTA - the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. We're really excited to be in a position now to develop our events calendar and introduce new streams of support for the designers, makers and small retailers we work with. Hooray!

The Made In The Shade Gals in London Town!

Later this month, the gals are taking a trip to the big smoke. We'll be trawling the capital's best handmade and vintage haunts on the look out for new talent and fabulous products. We'll be spending 3 days meeting independent business owners and other creative types - we're really excited! If you would like to recommend a boutique or a market event you think we oughta visit, mail us at: mail@wearemadeintheshade.com and we'll add it to our itinerary!

Made In The Shade & The Park Gallery

This Autumn/Winter the Made In The Shade team are working alongside the Park Gallery in Falkirk to bring a touch of handmade magic and public crafting to the gallery's event program and to the lovely people of Falkirk! We're currently laying plans to host a series of creative workshops in Falkirk city centre and at the Park Gallery itself. Check the website for further information in the coming weeks!

Clare Nicolson in The Sunday Herald

Did you see it?! Did you see it?! Yes. 'Tis true! Our very own Clare Nicolson featured in The Sunday Herald last weekend in the 'My Favourite Outfit' spread. Clare talked to the lovely Ali Howard about her penchant for all things vintage and the special wardrobe she has to store her enormous collection of cowgirl shirts! You can have a peek at the spread here.

If you would like to get in touch with Made In The Shade, email us at: mail@wearemadeintheshade.com. We'd love to hear from you! And remember - subscribe to our mailing list via the website and catch up with us on our social networking profiles too! :o)

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