Working with Retailers

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17 Jan 2018

4pm to 5.30pm

Want to get your products sold in shops and museums? How do you get retail-ready and make your first approach? In this panel event you'll hear from both buyers about what they look for; and NJAS UAL alumni who are now successfully selling in several stores. You'll get top tips on how to approach retailers; what buyers look out for when commissioning or making wholesale orders and guidance on pricing and managing your stock. 

Speaking will be:

Adam Thow, Commercial and Operations Director, Sir John Soane's Musuem

Adam Thow has worked in the cultural sector for more than 15 years including buying roles at the Natural History Museum, senior commercial roles at Southbank Centre and the Barbican and is now the Commercial & Operations Director at the Sir John Soane's Museum.
Adam has always championed up-and-coming designers and over the years has worked with the British Council, Ideas Tap, Cockpit Arts, the Design Trust and many more advising and coaching makers.

Gil Kahana , Co-founder of Chatty Feet 

Gil Kahana, co-founder of Chatty Feet. They make funky socks with witty names to make you smile and bring a little fun into your day. With a cheeky collection of artists, scientists and film characters for kids and adults. There are over 33 quirky designs, each with their own unique personality, created by designers all over the globe, including talented friends and eager students

Open to all UAL current students and recent graduates.