JewelEast on the hunt for new design talent

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Project at Spitalfields Market will allow designers dedicated stands.

London Jewellery Week and Old Spitalfields Market in east London have joined forces for an exciting project, enabling up-and-coming jewellery designers to showcase their work at the trendy yet historic market site.

Called JewelEast, the event – within a dedicated area of the market – will take place four times a year, with a week-long celebration during June’s London Jewellery week, which will include workshops, demonstrations and a catwalk event.

These market stall events will be open to the public with free entry every Tuesday, from 11am to 7pm, beginning this month on March 15. Thereafter the events will run in June, October and November, including the full seven days of Jewellery Week from June 6-12.

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Della Tinsley, managing director of London Jewellery Week, said of the new project: "The JewelEast events will not only satisfy the interests of jewellery lovers, but also provide an excellent opportunity for people considering embarking on a career in the industry."

Perfectly timed for designers looking to get a grounding for their brand, or a their product ‘out there’, Tinsley added: "[Designers] will be able to discuss all aspects of the jewellery business and how they can get involved. Hopefully, we’ll be able to help launch the careers of some new stars into the jewellery world."

The initiative is looking for designers to get the project started, with the first day being held later this month. Two packages are available to fit different budgets.

The JewelEast Trader’s Package costs £50 per day and allows for a 2m x 1m stall with lighting anf branding, website listing with biography, images and logo and includes targeted PR and coverage in weekly email newsletters to a select consumer database.

A special rate is being allocated for those wishing to be involved in the London Jewellery Week event in June. Stalls will cost £70 per day or £420 for the week with the above benefits. Designers will be provided with further coverage in a dedicated JewelEast section in the London Jewellery Week programme guide, reciprocal website links and use of London Jewellery Week logo, biography and images in the London Jewellery Week online press library and a free no-obligation trial of Fashion4Media.com online PR service for two months.

Designers interested in participating or looking for more information are encouraged to contact JewelEast via www.jeweleast.co.uk or by calling 0207 375 2963.

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