Blue Patch’s ‘travelling’ Sustainable Department Store popped up at the Whitworth, Manchester University’s award winning museum. Blue Patch were lucky to coincided with Whitworth Director Alistair Hudson’s radically refreshing vision for the ‘Useful Museum’ (listen to Alistair here). The Useful Museum got off to a flying start with the Reno residency, led by Linda Brogan. Everyone […]
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The Original Sustainable Department Store at The University of Manchester The Whitworth Our Blue Patch store is ‘on tour’ showcasing wonderful products made in Britain by forward-thinking entrepreneurs, revealing the processes behind the brands and giving visitors the chance to browse and buy gorgeous things, rarely available on the High St. The store will open on March […]
Small businesses in Britain are looking for representation with the right kind of stores. With this in mind, Laura’s Loom, an artisan weaver based in Sedbergh in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, sent their Cumbrian Summer Blankets by post to Blue Patch HQ, to be featured at London Design Fair 2018. Laura’s beautifully woven blankets were […]
Tackle climate change and support the local economy with positive shopping this Christmas Blue Patch is lighting up a Shoreditch high street for just one week with the UK’s very first Sustainable Department Store where visitors can buy directly from the finest British brands, join creative workshops, be pampered, solve burning environmental issues and get […]
Welcome to a fun packed week of sustainable shopping, free talks, workshops, socialising… Blue Patch’s store will be sparkling with beautiful, ethically made products, creative workshops, breakfast talks, pamper nights, bubbly drinks, delicious cakes and late night shopping to 9pm. Buy organic wellbeing products, Fair Trade jewellery, ethical fashion, designer lighting, handmade furniture, ceramics, gifts and toys. […]
A few weeks ago Jane from Blue Patch had the opportunity to chat to Jen Gale on her #MakingGood podcast! What a wonderful opportunity. They talked about The Power of Positive Shopping, sustainability, slow consumption and much more. If you’d like to have a listen, here is the link.
The Power of Positive Shopping campaign (POPS) is all set to do some radical matchmaking! The UK is a global leader in the creative industries, generating £87.4 billion a year for the UK economy. Despite this local manufacturers, designers and artisans struggle to survive. Change is happening at an alarming rate in the economy, artisan […]