This new website is going to play an important part in helping the individual crafts people of Moseley flourish – great work from the Moseley Community Development Trust – which is also investing in co-working space for creatives in Moseley. I’ll quote the press release in full:
This Christmas shoppers are turning away from high street mass-produced gifts and clicking onto Made in Moseley (http://www.madeinmoseley.co.uk), a new online shop launching on 22nd November 2008 stock full with the finest art, jewellery and fashion hand-crafted by independent artists and designer-makers residing in the south Birmingham borough.
From a small, £4.50 comic book by cult illustrator Sarah Ray to a hand-made, 18 carat gold ring, set with two cognac diamonds and boulder opal priced at £1,530 by internationally-renowned designer-maker Michele White, Made in Moseley has something special for everyone, and currently features the work of nine talented local artists.
“The site looks fantastic, it combines an easy to use interface with a secure payment system via PayPal,” says Suzanne Neal, Studio Manager at Media Content Lab. “It’s one of the first artist-driven, shared ecommerce sites in Birmingham, buying from the shop directly supports Moseley’s artists and designer-makers.”
The result of a partnership between Birmingham City University’s Media Content Lab and charity the Moseley Community Development Trust, the site creates a supportive platform for the burgeoning creative community thriving within the Moseley district of Birmingham – and is continually looking for new artists to expand the website.