In December 2012, the Camden Lock Market team invited us to take part in their Winter Night Markets. Despite the cold weather the event was a success and in April 2013 we partnered with Camden Lock for their Camden Lock Fridays events. In true We Make London style we set up a handmade market taking over the whole of Middle yard and showcasing 30 of London's talented designer-makers each week. The market took place on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from April to September. We also set up our Handmade Boutique (open daily) in the iconic West Yard, showcasing 40 UK designers each month.
All of these events form part of an on-going partnership with the Camden Lock team where we have joined forces to bring back the handmade element to Camden Lock. Camden Lock is such an iconic and alternative corner of London that our passion and support for designers teamed with Camden’s artistic heritage sets an exciting time ahead and a refreshing treat for local and shoppers, tourists and lovers of British made products.
"Camden Lock Market first joined forces with We Make London as part of a series of special event Christmas markets in 2012. We were looking for an organisation that really championed designer makers and whose ethos fitted with our own arts and crafts heritage. We Make London represents some of the highest quality designer makers in the UK and we loved the quality and professionalism of their traders and organisers.
The product range that they bought to Camden Lock is a unique collection of hand-crafted and innovative designs. When we launched our Camden Lock Fridays initiative in the Spring of 2013, We Make London were an obvious choice to partner with. The fortnightly market that they brought to Camden Lock helped us achieve a step-up in the quality and range of retail we had on offer. The partnership was taken to another level when we were able to offer them an extended pop-up shop. This has been hugely successful in helping up provide the ideal product offer for our customers. We Make London have also been extremely proactive, joining up with all our events and marketing activity and we really appreciate their participation, as they are such a good story for us."
Jackie Clode-Dickens, Marketing Manager, Camden Lock Limited
About Camden Lock Market:
Camden Lock Market has been London’s original arts and crafts market since 1972; a vibrant collective of shops, market stalls, and food & drink. Open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm.
In 1972 Camden Lock was opened by Northside Developments Ltd as the original arts and crafts market; a makeshift collective of workshops and traders set against a rich industrial heritage. The early development revolved simply around the old wooden sheds and cobbled yards. As the first Market in Camden, it immediately stood out from London’s other markets for its eclectic mix, and soon attracted the vital group of entrepreneurs and artists that first generated the Camden Town ‘buzz’.