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We Scooped Up at Leeds Indie Awards!

Leeds Love Affair AwardsWe just have to say, we love being an award winning shop! Not only were Our Handmade Collective nominated by the public for Best Place To Shop and Best New Business 2014 (you lovely lot!) in the Leeds Love Affair Indie Awards, but we only went and won Best Place To Shop as voted entirely by the public! Thank you so much for your kind nominations and votes, we are so proud to be your no. 1 shopping emporium!Leeds Love Affair Awards at The Tetley

Leeds Indie Awards Show
The awards ceremony was hosted by the lovely folks at The Tetley. This was the first time we’d been along and it really is a stunning venue; the lovely bar sits under the original neon Tetley brewery sign with outside picnic tables looking out across a beautiful garden. Inside you can hang with friends and some of our team enjoyed a nice meal pre-show!Leeds Indie Awards Best Place To ShopWhy yes, we were even lucky enough to meet Mr Burton from Educating Yorkshire who enthusiastically presented each award. We think he was a bit overwhelmed by the support from our lovely stockists, designers and makers who attended the awards to cheer us on – we think we made quite a spectacle when we were announced as winners. Isn’t he lovely!?Meeting Mr Burton, Educating YorkshireOur award is now sitting in pride of place on our counter in the shop, so do be sure to pop in and see it in all it’s glory. If you’ve never been to the shop, you’re clearly missing out! Come on down and introduce yourselves, you’ll soon be part of the furniture.

We could not have done this without our wonderful team of makers. This is a team award, Our Handmade Collective wouldn’t exist without our designers to stock with us and join together to shout from the rooftops about what we are doing. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you soooo much to our fabulous makers and to our lovely customers for being part of the award winning Our Handmade Collective! See you soon!Tetley Brewery, Leeds

New sellers and other exciting news…

We are really pleased to announce a few more local sellers have joined Our Handmade Collective, taking us to nearly 60 sellers.

We have admired these sellers’ items for a while and we’re really chuffed that they have chosen to stock with us in the Grand Arcade, Leeds.

Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post for our other exciting news…

The most recent additions to Our Handmade Collective are:

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In other Exciting News…

Do you remember a while back we asked you to nominate us in Leeds Love Affair Indie Awards 2014. Well thank you very much for doing so as we’ve been shortisted for 2 of the 5 awards!

leedsloveaffairvoteNow PLEASE can we ask for one more minute of your time?

Please click on this link http://leedsloveaffair.co.uk/news/vote-for-the-leeds-indie-award-winners-2014.

Our shop is listed in the 3rd and 5th categories, which are ‘Best Indie Place to Shop in Leeds’, and ‘Best New Leeds Indie Business’. All you need to do is click, no need to give out your details or fill out any forms! You can even do it from your phone or tablet.

“Please note: you can vote once per day, and be sure to share this page with family and friends to maximise votes for your favourites. ”

“Voting will close on 21 August and remember, there is no judging panel. Winners are solely decided by the number of votes cast by you, the Leeds loving public.”

Thank you so much. We really are lucky to have such fabulous and loyal customers.

Could you do us a favour?

Hi there. Just a quick blog post to ask if you could do us a quick favour, whilst you sit down with a brew??


We’ve recently added ourselves to Trip Advisor so we can get more feedback from the people that have been to visit us. If you have been to Our Handmade Collective and can spare a few minutes to rate us or leave a short comment, then please click on this link http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186411-d6537779-Reviews-Our_Handmade_Collective-Leeds_West_Yorkshire_England.html and then choose ‘write review’ from the menu bar at the top centre of the page (see red circle in picture).


And finally…. if you’ve still got tea in your cup and you really like our little shop then please nominate us for ‘best place to shop’ and ‘best new business’ in the Leed Love Affair Indie Awards. Please click on this link http://leedsloveaffair.co.uk/news/leeds-love-affair-indie-awards-2014 and then click on the ‘Let’s Go’ button to answer 5 quick questions about Leeds!

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Many, many thanks. We hope to see you again soon!