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May. 17 2014
The F&L Designer News Room

EC One Re-Launches Their Open Call Event

EC One’s Open Call event is back by popular demand. Independent designer-maker Mirri Damer is just one of their talented contributors and this event hopes to attract a few more of her caliber.
Wide Crown Rings by EC One participant Mirri Damer

Wide Crown Rings by EC One participant Mirri Damer

EC One, the independent London jewellery retailer, has re-launched their Open Call event due to its overwhelming success in 2011. The retailer is hoping to attract fresh new talent to add to their designer contributors as well as benefit the participants. Jewellery designers are invited to present their collections to EC One’s buyers while also gaining business advice on manufacturing and design.

Unique Opportunity

The event will be held at EC One’s Exmouth shop on May 18th and designers are encouraged to apply prior to the date to arrange a time slot and find out what they need to bring. Co-founder and buyer Alison Skeates will meet with designers one-on-one to offer feedback on their collections as well as tips on how to approach potential stockists. The founder of EC One, Jos Skeates, will also be on hand with head goldsmith Jude Huntley to offer advice on the technical matters of manufacturing and costs.

Win-Win Situation

The ultimate prize of the event will be the possibility of being selected to stock at EC One’s Exmouth location. Maia Corduan, the retailers shop manager, will also be available to discuss merchandising and sales techniques.
EC One is a unique independent retailer that makes a point of nurturing and encouraging jewellery designer-maker talent. The company focuses on handmade, quality crafted jewellery and feature the work from talented artists such as Mirri Damer, who also specialises in bespoke engagement rings and fine jewellery.

The retailer has a perfectly located workshop in the heart of Clerkenwell that offers their designers workspace. The on-site workshop also carries out repairs, re-modelling of pieces and the creation of commissioned items that are completely personalised and unique.

EC One’s Open Call event is an ideal opportunity for the company to attract fresh new talent to add to their in-house collection. It is also a unique chance for independent designer-makers to gain critical feedback on their collections and gain valuable advice on how to turn their talent and passion into a successful and lucrative business.

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