Be a part of The Indie Biz Village

The Indie Biz Village was introduced in 2023 to give our visitors access to small-but-beautiful craft businesses. We collaborated with Untld Project who curated a selection of small business who were new to the show. The Indi Biz Village was a hit with our visitors, and we’re therefore delighted to be working with Untld Project again, to bring the Village back in 2024.

Calling all small business owners!

If you’re a small business interested in exhibiting at the show but nervous about taking the leap, read more about the Indie Biz Village below. 

The idea is to offer the opportunity to exhibit at a significantly lower rate, with the added bonus of a support package offered by Untld Project who offer help with everything from logistics and stock to PR, presentation, photography, social media presence and more. 

If you’d like to apply, please ensure you meet the criteria below and complete our application form. If you’re selected, we’ll be in touch to provide full details. 

★ The small businesses approached must be brand new to the organisers (having never exhibited before at The Stitch Festival, The Festival of Quilts or The Knitting & Stitching Shows)

★ Businesses must be design-led and well-presented, offering quality contemporary craft supplies which appeal to a discerning sewing / knitting audience

★ The opportunity is offered for one year only, with the opportunity to exhibit in the main body of the show in the future

★ To qualify, business must have one employee or fewer.

★ In addition to the reduced cost for the stand, all Villagers pay a small (but compulsory) fee to Untld Project to support with exhibiting. 

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