DO YOU HAVE A HIGH STREET SPACE WHICH COULD HOST LOCAL MAKERS – IN RETURN FOR TIME, OR A COMMISSION ON SALES?
WELCOME TO ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – LONDON
Rock Paper Scissors are a group of makers who are creating new opportunities on the high street to trade, make and learn together.
Starting a business or opening a high street shop traditionally requires a high initial investment and level of risk. The no or low cost trading opportunities and collective development in Rock Paper Scissors is designed to reduce the normal barriers and risks for local makers and entrepreneurs to developing a business – and increase opportunities to test trade and build high street experience. If you are test trading, selling at market, at school or at home. You could have your very own space in one of the Rock Paper Scissors shops for items you make yourself, or source from elsewhere and put together to make a mini concept store. From experienced entrepreneurs, to first time test traders. From complete beginners to skilled professionals. From craft hobbyists to curious passersby – everyone is welcome. In partnership with www.makerhood.com
L’Arche Craft Workshop
- free high street space to sell your products for 1 month initial trial.
- up to 15 makers
- all products curated in a shared shop
- in return for a minimum 3 days hosting the shop, 1 day supporting L’Arche (e.g. offering a workshop or spending time with their community), 1 activity to increase visitors (e.g. demonstration, craft workshop, launch event) & attending 3 development meetings (NOTE – exact commitment depends on the number of makers because we are sharing hosting days between the group.
- suitable for first time traders, test traders, those with time during the day, those wanting to build retail experience, meet potential customers face to face, develop display and pricing.