Joining us

You would like to sell your products in Made in Ashford…

We are looking for Kentish creative businesses to join our shop.

You can register your interest to join here.

Here is a bit about all of our spaces so you can choose the best one for your business.

We have spaces that are permanent and fixed so you wont need to bring in your own furniture, just props to add height and individuality to your space. We have tailored sections of the shop to suit different creators needs such as slatwall for clothing or a cabinet for jewellery. 

From our experiences of running the shop we know that not everyone who has a small businesses can help run the shop for the day so we have spaces that don’t require you to work and have created incentives for those businesses that do. However we do encourage businesses to take part in staffing the shop not only is it lots of fun but helps you learn your market which is incredibly valuable for your business success.

Shelf only

30cm or 20cm x 60cm shelf with a 40cm approx height between.

£5 p/w with 25% commission

Duck egg space 

A peg board strip approx 30cm wide with 4 shelves beneath. (does not include the floor space).

£7 p/w

no work commitment – 25% commission

1 day per month work commitment – 15% commission

 

Pink space

Table top space 60cm x 60cm with 2 lower shelves. 

£8 p/w

1 day per month work commitment – £15% commission

Teal Space

A peg board strip approx 60cm wide with 1 shelf beneath, a table top and a large underneath space.

£9 p/w

2 days per month work commitment – £10% commission

 

Card & Print wall

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35% commission only at our discretion or an optional extra for card/print sellers. 

Book Shelf

35% commission only at our discretion. Book sellers drop us an email

Jewellery cabinet

£5 p/w per shelf

25% commission

1 day p/m work 15% commission

 

Slatline:

For those clothing or other appropriate businesses who are approved to go on the slatline we will need to negotiate based on your needs but you can see the above figures and commitments to give yourself an idea.

 

Other important info

A license to trade in store is 3 months min then monthly rolling after. Your rent for your license is paid directly to the council a month in advance. The commission is deducted from your takings which will have a monthly accounting period paid to you from the shop.

Days working in store can still be taken as half days (if we can find someone to take the other half day) or whole days. You will need to undertake training before you can work in store (it takes approx 2 hours).

We do lots of fun things in store like regular meet ups, help nurture each others businesses and enjoy going out as a super community of awesomeness. We are just about to open our next venture called the Craftship which is a creative hub for galleries, workshop space and creative kits. We are all about supporting creativity in the community! We also get involved in lots of different creative project with Love Ashford, Emergency Exit Arts and more!

There is a lot going on in our little shop and a huge amount of support and opportunity.

There is a limited number of space available and we want to maintain high quality products & businesses as well as a good variety in the shop. If you are interested then you will need to fill out a short application form.

*Please note if you wish to trade in store for December you will also be required to stay until February 28th.

Register your interest in joining Made in Ashford here!