As you may or may not already know, last weekend we set up camp at Maker Gallery in Kemp Town, Brighton. We had such a fun time playing shop - here's a run down of our best bits of the weekend:
The private view had lots of our friends and family come and join us for a mulled Ceylon Arrack punch (a re-invention of what we served at our launch party in September), mince pies and some festive popcorn. Yum!
Paul the green grocer next door was very friendly and a genuinely lovely man, he was sending his customers our way! He was just one of the many colourful residents of Kemp Town that we met during our stay. What a great community - We had hours of fun with everyone, occupied by hearing life-stories in Japan to playing cards with strangers.
Everyone was so full of compliments! We kept being told how great it was having us there, how beautiful the space was (great to hear after all our efforts on the decoration and display front!) and we were asked to stay for longer which was very sweet of everyone.
We made some new Chhipa fans - One man came from London to visit his Mum and bought two shirts!
We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to the following people, without whom, our weekend would not have been such a great success:
Matt Head who came straight from a work trip in Austin to help us set up!
Our parents, as usual Our wonderful support team who drove us, helped us drill into the walls, made Christmas decorations, were on mince pie duty, and put up with us being a bit festively stressed. Andrew & Patricia Lock, Andrea & Paul Borfiga - We love you!
Rebecca Cluett from hose. for taking part Her beautiful screen printed tights fitted so perfectly with Chhipa, Claudia's prints and LLM hats! And that's aside from her being our indispensable pattern cutter from the very beginning! Thank you!
And last but not least, MAKER GALLERY For having us, allowing us to pop up in Kemp Town and for being wonderful hosts!