Claireabellemakes in the shops!

I’m writing an extra post this week to share with you some exciting news! If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have heard me mention that I was working on wholesale orders over the last two weeks.

Claireabellemakes in the shops

I am super pleased to have been approached by Cambridge Folk Museum who are supporting local makers in their shop, which includes handmade jewellery, stationery, wooden children’s toys and home furnishings. Building a network in Cambridge is very important to me, as I love living here and know there are a ton of talented makers in the city.

In addition, one of my favourite stores; All the Fun of the Fair (on Carnaby Street in London) asked me for a large order of accessories to sell amongst their fabulous collection of yarn, trinkets and craft goodies. I have blogged about the store before (here and here) and feel so happy to have started a business relationship with them as well as being a customer. Creative Director Buzz is one of those people you could natter all day to!

Although I hadn’t planned to try for wholesale until next year, I’m very grateful for these opportunities and hope they will be the start of bigger things ahead. I am still keeping my Etsy store well stocked and always welcome feedback on my makes – good or constructive!

If you have a handmade business and are thinking of gaining wholesale orders, please check out this fantastic e-guide from Indie Retail Academy. It is well worth it and is free!