Calling all designers, makers and creatives. We want to work with you!
Soon we'll be launching a brand new platform on our website that we're calling, Resident Lab. Very simply, Resident Lab will be a space on our online store for collaborations and limited-edition runs of products by some of our favourite up-and-coming designers.
It feels particularly important right now to support each other, and we know how hard it can be for the self employed and freelancers in particular, so we thought this was the perfect time to launch the project.
To kick things off, we're having a sort of 'open call'. We want to hear your ideas for products that you think would work well alongside our current offering. The product can be at concept stage, prototype or an already-made piece of work. The only rules that we're going to set are that the product must not currently be sold anywhere else (other than through your own website) and that it fits into one of our current product categories - homeware, clothing or accessories.
We'll be taking submissions and ideas throughout May, which we'll then whittle down to a final list of people and products sometime in June.
Once we have our list, we'll work on a simple pre-order basis allowing our customers to buy a piece from the collection. Provided we hit the required minimums on each product, we’ll then go into production knowing that every piece you make has sold. This way we minimise any risk for you, the maker. It'll be a little bit like crowdfunding, but on a smaller scale.
If you're interested in working with us, just fill out the form below in as much detail as you can and we'll be in touch soon.