On November 30th, a magical atmosphere filled the air as we hosted our first ever Festive Emporium – a Christmas shopping extravaganza that’s sure to become an annual tradition. With over 20 local female founded brands and more than 200 guests, the event surpassed our expectations. It was an evening full of joy and festive cheer.
It was about more than just shopping, it was a celebration of empowerment and supporting a cause close to our hearts. We held the event in partnership with Smart Works Scotland, a remarkable charity dedicated to assisting women back into the workplace. Smart Works Scotland focuses on providing women with appropriate clothing, mentorship, and ongoing support, ensuring they navigate the challenges of the workplace with confidence. Christmas is all about giving, which is why we donated all ticket fees and proceeds from the luxury raffle to Smart Works.
Our Festive Emporium was a vibrant display of female entrepreneurship, with each brand not only presenting their products but also sharing the compelling stories behind them. From stylish clothing to home décor, sweet treats to skincare – our event truly had something for everyone. It was a testament to the strength and resilience of women-led businesses in our local community.
Joy was in the air as our lovely guests enjoyed the unique experiences offered at the event. Attendees were pampered with hand massages courtesy of Stardust Massage, sought style consultations from Style Me Flawless, and gained interior design insights from the TV’s John Amabile.
We would like to thank everyone who played a role in making this event a reality – our guests, vendors, press and influencers who came along, and of course, Smart Works Scotland and the Abbeymill Business Centre for making our very first Festive Emporium an unforgettable celebration of women, empowerment, community spirit and JOY!