The Aerende pop-up


We’re thrilled to announce that Aerende will be popping up in London. Our very first physical store will be open at 7 Park Street, near Borough Market (about a 5-minute walk from London Bridge), from 24th October to 5th November. The shop will be open Tuesday - Sunday 10 - 6 with later hours for the events below. 

The shop is the result of a very special competition, run by Appear Here, to identify, support and showcase retail concepts of the future by giving them a lovely space to tell their stories and showcase their work. To my great delight, Aerende was picked as the winner by a panel of amazing judges to whom I'll always be grateful for seeing the potential in our business. 

We're hoping to make the shop a physical representation of the website - elegant and considered but not showy, a place where people can come, talk, think, shop and feel welcome. Of course, the people who create our products are vital to this experience.  

To help bring the Aerende vision to life, our maker organisations will be running a series of events to showcase and pass on their skills. We have also organised some informal panel discussions to discuss some of the issues that we think underpin our business. You can see the full schedule below.

Do drop in for a coffee, come and look at our lovely sustainable goods and see how our ethical interiors can be incorporated into your home. We love talking about our makers and exploring new ideas with customers so we hope to see you there.

THIS WEEK (w/c 30th October)

Wednesday 1st November – WORKSHOPS
Bring your social impact idea to life
Kennedy Woods will be offering individual one-hour design clinics for people have a business idea that can make a difference.
Time: 10am-4pm
Price: FREE
Details: Email hello@kennedywoods.co.uk with details of your idea to book

Thursday 2nd November – TALK
Ethical interiors – Why homes matter and how to make them count
An informal panel discussion and Q&A about what ethical interiors are, issues to be aware of and how we can integrate them into our homes. In conversation with:

  • Kate Watson-Smyth, writer and blogger – Mad About The House
  • Nina Woodcroft, interiors designer – Dean Street Café, Luminary Bakery
  • Christine Chang Hanway, architect and writer/editor – Remodelista
  • Rhys Pritchard, manager - Restoration Station

Time: 7.15pm (or earlier if you’d like to shop)
Price: FREE (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks included)
Details: To find out more and book your space, click here

Friday 3rd November – WORKSHOP
Make your own pair of espadrille slipper/slides
Using reclaimed leather and jute soles our makers at Juta Shoes will be leading this workshop to make your very own pair of unique slides. Juta is a social enterprise that offers well-paid and flexible employment through the medium of shoe making to deprived and under-waged women in Tower Hamlets.
Time:10am - 12pm
Price: £40 (including all materials, coffee and Rise Bakery brownies)
Details: To find out more and book, click here

Saturday 4th November – WORKSHOP
Make your own paper origami fairy light string
Using natural hand-made papers, you will learn how to make pretty paper covers for a string of fairy lights to take home in time for the festive season. Run by our makers Creatively Mindful, who work with a range of marginalised craftspeople and help them deal with daily stress and anxiety through creative activities.
Time: 4pm - 5.30pm
Price: £20 (including all materials, coffee and Rise Bakery brownies)
Details: To find out more and book, click here

PREVIOUSLY

Wednesday 25th October – WORKSHOPS
Bring your social impact idea to life
Kennedy Woods, the design team behind the Aerende pop-up will be offering individual one-hour design clinics for people who have a business idea that can make a difference.
Time: 10am-4pm
Price: FREE
Details: Email hello@kennedywoods.co.uk with details of your idea to book

Thursday 26th October – TALK 
Sustainable restaurants – beyond the ingredients
An informal panel discussion and Q&A about emerging areas in restaurant sustainability; including interior design, social impact and tableware. In conversation with:

  • Meg Doherty and Emmanuel Bejedi, founder & chef – Fat Macy’s
  • Robin Honhold, operations manager – Cub & Mr Lyan
  • Lara Boglione, MD, and Bianca Martinelli, creative director – Petersham Nurseries
  • Lizzie Rivera, journalist and founder – Bicbim, Evening Standard & The Independent

Time: 7.15pm (or earlier if you’d like to shop)
Price: FREE (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks included)
Details: To find out more and book your space, click here

Friday 27th October – WORKSHOP
Make your own pinch pot
Experience the therapeutic value of clay and learn to make your own pinch pots. This session will be led by Studio 306 which supports people recovering from mental health illnesses through creativity. You will make at least one and up to three pots to take away.
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Price: £15 (including materials, coffee and Rise Bakery brownies)
Details: To find out more and book your space, click here

 

 


3 comments


  • Emily Mathieson

    Thank you so much Betty and Juliet. Looking forward to seeing you in the shop!


  • Juliet Kinsman

    AMAZING WORK, EMILY. I’ll come by tomorrow — Tuesday 1 November — to check it out!


  • Betty

    A beautiful business model. Congratulations on your pop store!


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