Events and Workshops

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The Maiyet Collective plays host to a series of bespoke designer-maker events, interactive workshops, educational discussions and story-telling events. Explore past events and activities below to get a taste of what you might experience at the next pop-up opening.

 

HOW TO CONNECT WITH POLICY MAKERS TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE

Tamara Cincik, the fabulous Founder of Fashion Roundtable shared her experiences in how to connect the fashion industry to the corridors of Parliament.

The hands-on workshop explored everything from environment, diversity and sustainability to Brexit, and the Environmental Audit Committee’s investigation into fast fashion and how the fashion industry can lobby to create lasting change.

This event was in partnership with Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Open Studio.

THE MAIYET COLLECTIVE & FASHION OPEN STUDIO: CLARE PRESS IN CONVERSATION WITH TAMSIN BLANCHARD

We were very excited to welcome Clare Press to the store, who spoke in conversation with journalist Tamsin Blanchard about her role as Vogue’s first Sustainability Editor, how to make a meaningful podcast, and the new role of craftivist communities from her new book, Rise & Resist.

The empowering and inspiring discussion could have gone on all evening, but alas, there were books to sign! Guests had the opportunity to meet Clare and have her book, Rise & Resist, signed with a personal message.

This sell-out event took place during our December opening.

Whilst we didn’t record the talk on the evening, Clare recently interviewed Maiyet’s Founder, Paul van Zyl for her podcast.

Listen here

MAKING COMMUNITIES WORK: how to work with communities to create ethical supply chains

A moving and insightful educational panel discussion exploring how brands can give back while creating ethical business models. Each of the speakers shared their differing experiences, the challenges they’ve faced as well as the importance to supporting communities, from adults with learning disabilities to women who’ve survived the Rwandan genocide.

Moderated by Lizzie Rivera, Sustainability journalist and Founder of ethical lifestyle site, BICBIM.

Speakers:
Jennifer Ewah, Founder, Eden Diodati
Lavinia Brennan, Founder, Beulah
Emily Mathieson, Founder, Aerende
Sophie Slater, Founder, Birdsong

Designer – Makers: Sensory Pathways with LA-EVA

The artisan team behind organic beauty brand LA-EVA offered guests the chance to experience their luxurious products over a complimentary hand massage.

Elegant and edgy, LA-EVA creates products inspired by organic beauty, a love of art and the alignment of luxury with simplicity. Units of wellbeing, created from fine ingredients, blended to treat body and mind as one.

ISHKAR’S WOBBLY GLASSES

For two thousand years Herat’s distinctive coloured glass was traded along the length of the Silk Road. Today, conflict has all but destroyed this industry. ISHKAR is working with one of the last remaining workshops, to revive this ancient industry. 

For every 100 glasses ISHKAR orders, 30 or so come in surprising shapes: wobble, wonky and unique. 
 
The ISHKAR team offered insights into Afghanistan’s glass making tradition and gave guests the chance to pick a wobbly glass with every set of colourful glasses purchased. 

This activity took place at our December opening.

Breakfast with the DESIGNERS

Jewellery brands Flora Bhattachary, tinyOm and Natalie Perry joined forces to indulge guests in a wonderful Friday morning.

As well as meeting each of the Founders over an informal tea and light breakfast to chat all things jewellery, guests explored their chakras, enjoyed henna painting and received a complimentary limited-edition charm with spends over £125 on any of their beautiful pieces.

This activity took place during our December opening.

 

ELECTRIC DAISY FLOWER FARM’S BESPOKE FESTIVE WREATHS

Throughout our festive pop-up, Electric Daisy Flower Farm designed Christmas wreaths for customers which created a wonderfully wintry display and aroma throughout the store.

The Wiltshire-based farm pride themselves on their ethical harvests. Their bountiful collection of flowers are grown using sustainable garden practices and are completely chemical free. Air miles are accumulated only by the amazing biodiversity of pollinating insects and wildlife who share the land with them.

This took place during our December opening.

CHAKRA WORKSHOP WITH TINYOM

tinyOm Founder, Virginie Dreyer, offered guests a guide on the subtle body’s seven main energy centres. Guests explored their relationship with their chakras through her informal workshop.

Meaningful, poetic, fine jewellery with a protective purpose. tinyOm is named after the Om mantra, which celebrates the original vibration of the universe. Contemporary and delicate jewellery with a unique design in 18 carat gold, diamonds and gemstones, tinyOm is a brand dedicated to every woman in harmony with their life philosophy.

This event took place at the December opening.

WELCOMING WILDER BOTANICS

We’re very excited to welcome Wilder Botanics to The Maiyet Collective. Guests met the Founder in-store to talk all things herbal whilst testing their natural oils and tasting their herbal infusions. It was a great opportunity to learn about each ingredient and how they support and benefit the whole being, both inside and out.

Wilder Botanics products are created from the finest organic wild crafted energetic ingredients, completely sustainable and recyclable. There are no chemicals or preservatives, just pure natural products for your body.

This activity took place at our December opening.

Meet the Founder: JRS Jewellery

Julien Riad Sahyoun, Founder of JRS,  discussed his journey to creating an ethical jewellery brand and the inspiration and experiences that fuel his designs with our customers.

Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Julien Riad Sahyoun has been inspired by his mixed cultural heritage to create unisex jewellery that is both modern and versatile.

Julien is driven by a desire to unite humanity and leave a positive footprint on the world. Using only responsibly sourced stones and ethically produced, each piece of JRS jewellery is delicately detailed and imagined in finely wrought craftsmanship.

This event took place at our December opening.

Meet the Founder of Olivia Grace

Helena Fine, the designer and founder of Olivia Grace, joined us in-store to share the inspiration behind her incredible collection, as well the recycled gold Sunflower collection of flexi-bracelets, launched exclusively with The Maiyet Collective.

Inspired by the age of romance but with a modern twist, and using only ethically sourced materials, Helena Fine’s colourful designs champion stunning combinations of the highest quality precious stones and materials and the finest craftsmanship in Europe.

This event took place at the December opening.

A.S. Apothecary: FROM SEED TO SERUM

Small batch distillery, A.S. Apothecary taught guests about the ingredients and processes behind each of their beauty products, from seed to serum.

A.S. Apothecary are a pioneering luxury skincare brand devoted to creating beautiful, effective and sustainably made botanical products. They grow and pick their own plants, then distil and hand-make all of their range, in small batches. Their knowledge of plant therapeutics, flower oils and the positive psychological benefits of scent inform the design of potent and exceptional products which effectively nourish and rejuvenate the skin, and soothe the emotions.

This activity took place at our December opening.

Designer – Makers: The art of weaving with Carolina Wong

Accessories designer Carolina Wong offered hand-painted personalisation on her luxury handbags.

Carolina Wong is an ethical and sustainable leather goods brand aiming to empower women in developing countries, primarily in Morocco. The brand supports local artisans who rely on handcrafts as well as cottage production by empowering stay at home women to earn a living on their own terms.

This activity took place at our December opening.

THREAD TALES MAKE IT PERSONAL

Luxury accessories brand, Thread Tales offered a personalisation service exclusive to The Maiyet Collective’s customers.

As well as complimentary monogramming on all heritage scarf purchases using white metal alphabet letters handcrafted by their artisans in Nepal, Thread Tales offered customers who spent £200 one of their  ‘zero waste’ tassel key rings, which utilise the remnants from their luxury yarn. The perfect finishing touches to your Christmas gifts!

This activity took place at our December opening.

LUNCH AT THE MAIYET COLLECTIVE

As well as shopping, workshops and panel events, visitors can enjoy breakfast, a light lunch and snacks throughout the day from our menu of sustainably and locally sourced foods curated by The Conduit’s Executive Chef, Gary Robinson who boasts over 20 years of global culinary experience.

We also have a champagne bar in the space where you can catch up with friends over a chilled glass of bubbly, or relax after an afternoon of Christmas shopping.

RUG-MAKING WITH ELVIS & KRESSE


Over a sustainably sourced afternoon tea, Kresse (one half of reclaimed material accessories label, Elvis & Kresse) hosted an intimate rug-making workshop. Together, the guests assembled a recycled leather rug and learned about how the brand transform materials headed for the landfill into luxury accessories. 
 
One happy workshopper won the beautiful caramel leather rug, valued at £780.00.
 
Since 2005 Elvis & Kresse have been rescuing raw materials, transforming them into luxury lifestyle accessories and donating 50% of profits back to charities. As well as preventing London’s fire-hose going to landfill for over a decade, last year the brand partnered with the Burberry Foundation to recraft over 120 tonnes of leather off-cuts into new luxury items, designed and sold by Elvis & Kresse. 
 
This event took place during our November opening.

The art of building a sustainable luxury brand with bite studios 

Bite Studios consciously minimises waste and production by finessing a highly edited collection of just twenty styles.

Creative director Elliot Atkinson explained why in conversation with journalist Tamsin Blanchard

This event was in partnership with Fashion Revolution and Fashion Open Studio.

This event took place during our November opening.

THE MAIYET COLLECTIVE X FASHION OPEN STUDIO: WHY WASTE IS THE BURNING ISSUE

Our sell-out educational panel discussion exploring the hot topics of overproduction, waste and regeneration in the fashion industry had the audience passionately engaged. From Elvis and Kresse’s partnership with Burberry to Mother of Pearl’s stance on leather, the speakers examined the ill practices of the industry, as well as reducing and revaluing waste with a helpful and solutions-focused outlook. 

Expertly moderated by Osman Ahmed, Fashion Writer

Speakers:
Orsola de Castro, Creative Director, Fashion Revolution
Amy Powney, Creative Director, Mother of Pearl
Kresse Wesling, Co-founder, Elvis & Kresse

This event took place during our November opening.

THE MAIYET COLLECTIVE X FASHION OPEN STUDIO: FLOORDROBE STYLING

Fashion Revolution’s Founder, Creative Director and Queen of upcycling Orsola de Castro taught guests ways in which to rediscover and make the most of their wardrobes.

From mending tips to a full upcycling insider knowhow, our workshop participants left feeling inspired to care, repair and wear their clothes for a long time.

This event took place during our November opening.

digital detoxing with therapie roques oneil

In a time poor world, guests took a moment with Therapie Roques ONeil to reset. THERAPIE actively creates conscious moments of respite with products and ingredients that work actively to release digital oversaturation and overextension. 

The beauty brand’s Founder, Michelle Roques ONeil joined us at The Maiyet Collective to talk about the importance of digital detoxing and provided tips on adding mindful life rituals to our day to create a moment to rebalance and restore natural bio-electromagnetic flow.
 
This activity took place during our November opening.

DESIGNER – MAKERS: GET PERSONAL WITH ANNA WALKER

Guests had the opportunity to meet accessories designer Anna Walker, who strives to support the rich history of makers and craftspeople in London. As well as exploring her luxury leather goods collection, customers had their purchases embossed there and then.

This activity took place during our November opening.

NUMEROLOGY WITH GFG Jewellery

Guests met GFG Jewellery’s Founder, Nilufer Kizilkaya and discovered her beautiful Numerology collection. Nilufer helped calculate our Life Path numbers, and understand its implications on our purposes in life.

GFG Jewellery is a London based British Fine & Contemporary Jewellery company established by Nilufer Kizilkaya with the dream that every item is ‘a gift from the Gods’, and will make its wearer smile. Kizilkaya is dedicated to sourcing the gemstones she uses in her designs responsibly.

This activity took place during our November opening.

Beauty with Mauli: The Power of Ayurveda Decoded

Anita Kashaul, Founder of eco-luxe beauty brand, Mauli, explored our ‘doshas’ and the ways in which they form the core of who we are.

Mauli is an independent company with a passion for creating all-natural blends inspired by science lead ayurvedic principles and a sense of British refinement. Expertly formulated in England; they seek out the finest methods and ingredients that are rich in actives to heal and rejuvenate, and exquisite in scent to soothe and balance within.

This activity took place during our November opening.

the Maiyet Collective x Fashion Open Studio: ‘Who Made My Jewellery?’

In partnership with Fashion Open Studio, we hosted a Q&A panel discussion with an impressive line up of speakers who debated the challenges of sourcing precious materials, the definition of ‘Fairtrade Gold’ and why responsible sourcing is paramount.

Chaired by Vivienne Becker, Author, Broadcaster & Contributing Editor, Financial Times

Panel speakers:
Guya Merkle, Founder, Earthbeat Foundation and Vieri Jewellery
Jo Hennenberg, Brand Manager, Fairtrade Gold
Dax Lovegrove, Global VP Corporate Sustainability & Social Responsibility, Swarovski
Pippa Small MBE, Founder & Creative Director, Pippa Small Jewellery

This event took place at our October opening.

AN EVENING WITH OLIVA GRACE

Jewellery brand Olivia Grace hosted an intimate drinks reception with their founder, Helena Fine.

Inspired by the age of romance but with a modern twist, and using only ethically sourced materials, Helena Fine’s colourful designs champion stunning combinations of the highest quality precious stones and materials and the finest craftsmanship in Europe.

This event took place at our October opening.

THE MAIYET COLLECTIVE X FASHION OPEN STUDIO: WHO MADE MY CLOTHES?

The design forces behind luxury womenswear label Alice Lee led an intimate and very creative morning workshop over coffee. Guests were treated to a lesson in knitting, and each took home their own embroidered face mask as well as discussing the importance of considering the provenance of your wardrobe’s contents.

Alice Lee is a luxury women’s wear label specialising in knitwear, designed by Alice Smith and Lee Farmer. The designers have an artisanal approach, with a keen eye for detail and finishing, creating beautifully handcrafted pieces with a strong focus on knit and surface fabrication. Sustainability is important to the designers through the use of recycled fabrics, found embellishments, small runs and bespoke hand made pieces.

This workshop took place at our October opening.

THE Maiyet Collective x Fashion Open Studio: ‘Blockchain for Dummies’

Together with Fashion Open Studio, we hosted an educational panel discussion with a focus on answering, ‘What is blockchain and how will technology revolutionise the fashion industry?’

Chaired by Sarah Ditty, Head of Policy, Fashion Revolution

Panel speakers:
Neliana Fuenmayor, Founder & CEO, A Transparent Company
Martina Spetlova, Designer and Blockchain Pioneer
Mandkhai Jargalsaikhan, Knitwear Designer

This event took place at our October opening.

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