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Under Our Wing

Welcome to Yarnton Pop-Ups!

Under Our Wing

As a leading local business, we want to show our support for local start-ups, so we have created a pop-up space in store where new creative businesses can gain wider exposure. We aim to help new fledglings fly!

Illustration of STCreativeDesigns pop-up concept at yarnton

 

 

In August 2021, we were thrilled to welcome the first in our series of pop-ups – local business STCreativedesigns. The founder, graphic designer and illustrator Sophie Thompson, creates location-inspired and graphic-led art prints and wall art, stationery and vibrant cushions from her Oxfordshire ‘shedio’ (studio + shed).

All made in the UK, Sophie’s quirky products embody her love of hand-drawing and digital editing, offering a high-quality product with low footprint production. Sophie shares with Yarnton the importance of sustainability: her cushions, for example, are made from eco-friendly 100% cotton and sustainable, UK sourced sheep’s wool cushion padding.

A colourful cushion from ST Designs showing a graphic of a pink flamingoAn illustration from graphic designer Sophie Thompson showing an overhead scene of a people punting.A handpainted scene of a bridge and river by Sophie Thompson of ST Designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophie joined us for our Yarnton Home launch. We placed her pop-up store in an ideal location for her product, pocketed near Yarnton Home and our latest stockist, the zero waste Village Refill store. Sophie said: ‘Sustainability is a key value to my own illustration and home décor business and so it was inspiring to also meet like-minded business owners Maya and Krystina from the Village Refill. The team at Yarnton Home & Garden were supportive, friendly and helpful with any questions or set up requirements needed. The space itself was perfect for a mini pop up store with the opportunity to hang and display fixtures to create that lifestyle feel. And whilst not exciting but crucial, access to WiFi and having electricity made it smooth running when taking customer payments.’

We were delighted to support Sophie, wish her the very best of luck and look forward to seeing STCreativedesigns flourish and fly!

FUTURE POP-UPS!

29th – 31st October 2021 – Cattleshed Candles
11th -14th November 2021 – Nettlefold Cards and Stationery
19th and 20th November 2021 – Boutique Wellbeing
22nd – 28th November 2021 – Paint Buzz
4th and 5th December 2021 – Just Paint
8th – 11th December – Bethan Lily Knits
16th – 19th December – Herberowe Candles.