Leading equality charity, The Women’s Organisation, teamed up with Good Market to host a female-led Christmas market, ‘Women Made This’.
The Women’s Organisation has historically supported female founders with starting and growing businesses, as well as those looking to upskill and get into employment.
The initial collaboration saw the charity deliver business skills courses to the Good Market’s cohort of female owned, purpose-led businesses.
Following the success of this support, a market in collaboration with Good Market was identified as an ideal opportunity to showcase products exclusively by their female makers for the first time.
The event took place at The Women’s Organisation’s HQ at 54 St James Street in the centre of The Baltic Triangle.
With over 30 stalls, attendees were able to peruse a wide variety of goods made with care from local female-led businesses.
Germaine Fryer, Head of Engagement, Marketing, and Communications at The Women’s Organisation commented: “Supporting women is at the heart of what we do. The event was a brilliant culmination of education and practical business opportunity, ultimately celebrating the array of purpose-led independent businesses on our doorstep. There were also wonderful Christmas treats on offer from new resident café Artisane!”
Stallholder Laura from That’s Sew Laura added: “Markets like this are important for that general exposure, people don’t know who you are and shopping small, especially at this time of year, is wonderful. It’s not just money in our pockets, it’s money back into your local community.”
The Women’s Organisation continues to support women and leads local and nationwide campaigns fighting for equality to better lives and the economy.
Organiser of the Good Market, Rebekah, says the following: “Collaborating with The Women’s Organisation inspired us to create an extra special Christmas market in a great setting where we could shine the spotlight on our female members.”
Good Market prioritise and champions purpose-led businesses, with several up-and-coming Christmas markets across Merseyside this December. Shopping with them means you are shopping small, local, and purpose led.