Call for Applications: JeDeCo Membership

Call for Applications: JeDeCo Membership

Category

Call for Applications

Location

OXO Tower, Southbank, London

When

2020 / 21

Contact

JeDeCo

Tel/Email

membership@jedeco.co.uk

Call for Applications: Membership, JeDeCo

OXO Tower, Southbank, London

JeDeCo (Jewellery Designers Collective) is a working collective of independent jewellery designers trading individually through both this website and in our shared gallery under a common sales policy. 

We grouped together to support each other in building successful jewellery businesses that would make Britain proud. We are developing a name for ourselves in the way that we share and do things. We believe that working independently and within a group environment brings out the best in all of us. 

We now have opportunities to join in two different membership formats:

Category Full Membership

Location OXO Tower, Southbank, London

When: From 1 September 2020

Join our riverside gallery at OXO Tower Wharf

Interested in having your own jewellery showroom space? 

You may well be doubtful that this is a good moment, given Covid-related restrictions and new realities of shopping. But life is slowly returning to retail and to our vicinity on the popular London riverside trail. People still want to buy, gift and commission jewellery and doing it in the controlled environment of a gallery is far preferable to large scale fairs and pop ups (many of which may not even take place this autumn and winter). And with Christmas coming, this is a great, economical and low risk opportunity for independent designers to recoup some lost ground. You will be part of a small, like-minded group, dedicated to ride the storm and maximise sales.

Interested? Read on…

JeDeCo is a working collective of jewellery designers and makers from a variety of backgrounds. We have professional expertise in sales, communications / marketing / PR, business admin and accounts and of course jewellery design, making, pricing, wholesaling and retailing. 

Our riverside gallery at the OXO Tower of London's Southbank is entirely run by its members and gives each of us a unique retail experience: improving sales techniques, planning displays, managing events and promotions, as well as finances and suppliers. Importantly, we each have a permanent exhibition space for our work and we control the environment in which our jewellery is sold. 

We've had a great 8 years and are now looking to add new talent to our group. We have reopened since lockdown with special opening hours and safety measures in place to help protect our members and customers.

We're looking for driven jewellery professionals with a hands-on, collaborative attitude and the skills to help us grow. This could be you! 

By joining our OXO showroom you receive: 

  • A retail space to truly call your own: you can advertise it, promote it, meet your clients and contacts and run your own sale events there. 
  • Your dedicated cabinet space to showcase and sell your jewellery from, manned by members up to seven days a week. 
  • Full revenue of your sales (minus the standard credit card commission). 
  • The ability to test new products and refine collections on an ongoing basis. 
  • Access to our workbench, design area and safe storage 
  • Online promotion and sales via our website and social media. 
  • An army of like-minded jewellers collaborating to make our business a success. 

Inspired?

Category Full Membership

Location OXO Tower, Southbank, London

When: From 1st September 2020

Contact JeDeCo

Tel/Email membership@jedeco.co.uk

For more information and to apply, please contact our JeDeCo membership secretary

Category: Associate Membership

Location: OXO Tower, Southbank, London

When: Associate from 1 September 2020 – 31 January 2021 (renewable)

Join our riverside gallery at OXO Tower Wharf as an Associate member

Let’s face it, it’s been a challenging year for independent designers. Some of our typical sales channels disappeared overnight and the staples of our industry such as art fairs, exhibitions and pop-ups are facing an uncertain autumn/winter. Yet people still want to buy, gift and commission jewellery and Christmas is coming. We can offer you an economical, low risk and low commitment alternative, to sell your jewellery, as an Associate member.

Interested? Read on…

JeDeCo is a working collective of jewellery designers and makers from a variety of backgrounds. We have professional expertise in sales, communications / marketing / PR, business admin, accounts and of course jewellery design, making, pricing, wholesaling, and retailing. Our riverside gallery at the OXO Tower on London’s Southbank is entirely run by its full members. We have reopened since lockdown with special opening hours and safety measures in place to help protect our members and customers.

We’ve had a great 8 years and are now looking to add new talent to our group. We currently have ongoing opportunities for designers to join us as Associate members. Associate membership suits those designers unable to commit to the staffing and running of the gallery and entitles you to a dedicated shelf space for a period of up to 6 months (renewable).  This gives your jewellery a long exposure to a design-conscious audience and you the ability to test different pieces, displays and design avenues to refine your presence in a retail environment.

By joining our OXO gallery as an Associate Member you receive:

  • Full revenue of your sales (minus the standard credit card commission). 
  • Dedicated space to showcase your jewellery
  • No stewarding or additional responsibilities for day-to-day running of showroom
  • Position in cabinet rotated every month to ensure fairness to all renters
  • Opportunity to participate in joint JeDeCo events
  • Online promotion and sales via our website and social media
  • Opportunity to meet clients within the gallery space at normal working hours

Inspired? Check us out at www.jedeco.co.uk and our other channels.

Category Associate Membership

Location OXO Tower, Southbank, London

When: Associate from 1st September 2020 – 31st January 2021 (renewable)

For more information and to apply please contact membership@jedeco.co.uk