Made In The Shade Says Goodbye to Glasgow
Made In The Shade,
But, lo and behold! This doesn’t mean the end of the duo. “Although we won’t have a full-time shop anymore, we will be as involved – if not more involved - in events, exhibits and nomadic projects here at home”, explains Maclennan.
The former Glasgow Craft Mafia committee members have been teaming up since 2005, hosting their first Made In The Shade event in 2008. Since then, they’ve received numerous awards and been involved in countless events and a Nokia ad, amongst other exciting things.
Playing a huge role in launching the trend of upcycled and craft material, Made In The Shade owes its popularity to their ethos of using quality only handmade items and working with indie labels and designers – an ethos that will remain a defining characteristic of their new ventures. “We’ll be working much more closely with our very favourite designer makers and indie labels to offer our customers extra special product options they simply will not be able to source anywhere else,” confirms Maclennan. “We can’t wait to try out some new ideas.”
Spring will see a relaunch of their online shop as well as the first of the duo’s forthcoming seasonal collections. Also on the list is a revamped website, with mentions of podcasting and video blogging. Until then, Maclennan confirms they’re not going AWOL: “For the time being, we’ll be lodging with other businesses, collaborating with likeminded projects and popping up here and there.” Details will be available via their website www.wearemadeintheshade.com. [Adeline Amar]