“BUY LESS. BUY BETTER. BUY HANDMADE” THIS CHRISTMAS
MANCHESTER’S GREAT NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR LAUNCHES NATIONAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CAMPAIGN WITH SUPPORT FROM THE REPAIR SHOP’S JAY BLADES
With everyone feeling the squeeze this Christmas, Manchester’s award winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) has joined forces with the Crafts Council and other leading UK craft organisations to launch a national Christmas shopping campaign, designed to support makers across the UK and encourage shoppers to BUY LESS, BUY BETTER, BUY HANDMADE. This initiative to promote thoughtful gifting has also received the backing of The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades MBE and The Great Pottery Throwdown’s Keith Brymer-Jones.
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair takes place annually in Manchester every October and has built up a national reputation over the past 15 years as a unique opportunity to see and buy high quality craft from over 200 selected makers. To coincide with the campaign they will be hosting an online version of their much loved fair – GNCCFonline over the weekend of 3-4 December, featuring 100 curated makers, selling handmade, beautifully designed craft.
As ever, the exhibitors have been handpicked by a panel of craft experts to bring you jewellery, fashion accessories, prints, furniture, functional pieces and objects for the home.
You’ll find firm favourites as well as those exhibiting for the first time, including many makers from the region. It will be a one-stop shop for buying Christmas gifts that really will bring joy on Christmas morning.
We are really happy that Silverwood® Jewellery will be one of those 100 handcrafted handpicked businesses that will be represented.
So if you are looking for quality items, that are totally unique and often one of a kind, handmade by a skilled maker or artist, think about visiting www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk. You’ll also be supporting small businesses around the UK and reduce your environmental impact, while making someone happy with a very special gift.
The Christmas Edition of the GNCCFonline will start at 8am Saturday 3 December 2022!
Great Northern Events, the not-for-profit company behind the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, is supported by the Arts Council England through National Lottery Project Grants.